In Ronald. Walters book The Impact of Slavery on the 20th and 21st Century he introduced a substantial amount of evidence from several different articles to prove the impact of slavery on the African American community. Which was the myth that slavery ended in 1865. Slavery, had such a significant impact mostly on the African American community, mainly because African Americans have still not progressed over the 20th and 21st century. People tent to question the humanity, intelligence, and the industriousness of African Americans.
“I want you to understand that courage isn’t a man with a gun in his hand,” (Lee 112). This is a quote spoken from a courageous man who put himself in other people’s positions and did not believe he was superior to African Americans like many in that time period. Atticus Finch is a lawyer, and also the father of Jem and Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The finches live in a small town called Maycomb during 1933, also known as the Great Depression era. Throughout the book, the town faces many racial discrimination issues, especially when an African American man named Tom Robinson is falsely accused of rape of a white female.
Although most Americans lack the answer this question, bias continues to attach people of color because every other culture has been destroyed because of these believes. This type of evidence shows that discrimination was socially constructed, and in reality, includes no kind of logical scientific evidence. There are no differences in men, no species, no races; whiteness only defines social classification and a perfect tool, "subject to expansion, and contraction." Whiteness has ruined the lives of many people, using capitalism to improve the lives of those who are deemed white. Sadly, if people like Bernier, and Hune were stopped from giving the world a false classification of people and science, maybe different, and more positive ideologies would exist for people of color.
Now you may state that being accused of rape does not mean you will be murdered. Although this is a very good argument, it does not apply in this situation due to the novel being set in Alabama 1930s and Robinson being African American it was a racist and segregated period of time. Textual evidence that supports my claim is "I seen that black nigger yonder ruttin ' on my Mayella!". This piece of textual evidence proves my claim because it shows how Mr. Ewell lied and accused Robinson of raping Mayella. Although throughout the novel it is suspected that Mr. Ewell raped Mayella but there is nothing set in stone saying whether he did or not.
The short story “Dry September” by William Faulkner, tells the story Will Mayes, an African American man, who is accused of raping Minnie Cooper, a Caucasian woman. Even though there is no evidence to prove that Will Mayes committed the crime, most of the residents of Jefferson, Mississippi believe he is guilty. Thus, Will Mayes eventually becomes a victim of a lynching. The reason Mayes does not survive is his skin color. In other words, Faulkner uses setting, imagery, and symbolism to connect racism and closed-minded people.
Just Mercy was written in 2014, In modern day society, racial injustice has a big impact in this world today, as stated in Just Mercy and To Kill a Mockingbird. Showing that they are both related in many ways. The characters from To Kill A Mockingbird deal with racial injustice first hand. Scout, the narrator and daughter of Atticus Finch, experienced racial injustice of her father’s court case with Tom Robinson, an African American. Tom was accused of raping a white woman who was Mayella Ewell, Mayella said he raped her while he was helping her with chores.
Did Tom Robinson really guilty because he raped Miss Mayella Ewell, People might say he is innocent and has nothing to do with her, but I do believe that Tom Robinson is a guy who really committed a crime. As we know about a rape case happened in small town named Maycomb which is located in Alabama and in 1930’s, at this moment in America is having a racism and segregation between white people and black people. Economy and society problem are the biggest issues for everyone who lived in America, both for African- American and White American. People had been unemployed then it was hard to earn a job and money. From this point, we can see many troubles happen in this decade.
In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, many themes are shown. In To Kill a Mockingbird, the book takes place in Maycomb County, Alabama with Scout, Atticus, and Jem. Atticus is the father of the two children. When a white woman makes a black man go to court for rape, Atticus becomes the lawyer of the man being accused. This town has a sickness, it’s racism, and when the city found out, Atticus is partaking in a black man’s case the whole family gets made fun of and people yell at them.
The Jim Crow Laws made a system for segregation using legal laws (Carson and Bonk). The segregation started out as something called the Black Codes, which was similar to the Jim Crow Laws but was not as enforced. The Jim Crow Laws were later created and enforced throughout the United States, mostly in the south. The Black Laws made it easier for police to arrest blacks, but the Jim Crow Laws created segregation in everyday life. Blacks did not have the full privilege of an American citizen until a century after the civil war ended (Sharp).
Twelve year old boy accused of raped a three year old girl in Sta. Mesa, Manila. Fifteen year old boy who robbed, raped and nearly killed his employer in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. Knowing that juveniles who were immature did these crimes, one may think, what influenced them to do such