Although it has been considered a classic literature by several readers, the novel still remains in the top list of the banned books. The novel’s profanity, racial content, and its references to rape have provoked many readers to challenge the novel and lead to its removal from school classrooms and libraries. Many readers have disagreed to letting the novel be used in the classroom due to its vulgar language that is evident throughout the book. Expressions such as ‘nigger’ and ‘damn’ are used repeatedly which most find extremely offensive especially to young readers. The fact that the characters in the book are children and are the ones using the profane phrases has left many questioning the novel and not wanting their children to find such expressions as acceptable (Why Was it
From an young age we are taught that exertion should be secretive and never spoken of, which makes this whole topic awkward, especially since women are suppose to hold this impossible standard of not using the bathroom. In fact, up to 15% of the population avoid public restrooms all together because they feel so uncomfortable in them, therefore when you take away the sexual divide that everyone in the U.S. knows, tensions grow even greater. Despite our advanced modern attitudes towards gender equality, it makes sense, that the idea of a man in a women’s restroom would provoke a strong reaction and vise versa. Women and men, alike, don’t want to expose their bodily functions to anyone,
On the other hand, Loffreda notices the problem that is practically neglected by the media and the public, which the LGBT people’s position in the community are rather hard and the problem of hate and intolerance towards minorities are not yet solved. From the university president Phil Dubois, “nothing could match the sorrow and revulsion we feel for this attack on Matt. It is almost as sad, however, to see individuals and groups around the country react to this event by stereotyping an entire community, if not an entire state” (Loffreda, 244). The media is categorizing everyone in Laramie as the same, full of hate and prejudice, not because they are just generalizing the problem, but they want to feel superior and tries to show that they have more progressive mindset compared to the citizens in Laramie.
Thus, Scout is directly influenced and discriminated against by racial prejudice and although she does not fully understand the meaning of the phrase ‘nigger-lover’, she is infuriated by the way people speak towards her family. However, she is yet to fully understand Atticus 's decision of fighting an undefeatable battle by defending Tom, in his attempt at fulfilling his belief of fundamental human rights and equality. Yet, by setting Scout’s position in what the black
After slavery ended, Jim Crow laws were created and many public places were segregated. This kept a clear division between the two races. People took it very seriously and were angered when members of the contrasting race used the wrong facility. Segregated bathrooms were a key representation in The Help and often were the main reason for conflict to arise. When Louvenia’s grandson, Robert accidentally uses a “whites only” bathroom, he is blinded and beaten up, causing lots of attention to the situation by people who were angry yet could not speak up against it in fear of the same thing happening to them.
It wasn't only the teammates and the coaches who didn't get along, it was also the whole community. The white people weren't too happy about the black people moving into their community. They didn't treat them with respect, they didn't want to be involved with them, and they overall didn't like them. When the parents found out about how their kids were going to a school with both races, they went on a strike. This wasn't the best thing to do because they were setting a bad example for their kids by saying different races can't get along.
Karleigh Jones, a Special Olympics New Zealand athlete said that “The word retard is considered hate speech because it offends people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as the people that care for and support them. It alienates and excludes them. It also emphasizes the negative stereotypes surrounding people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; the common belief that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities should be segregated, hidden away from society, which, in my opinion, is really old fashioned.” A lot of people use the word “retarded”, but many don’t know the origin of the word or fully understand what it means. According to pacer teens against bulling, the word “retarded” is simply derived from an old-fashioned medical term for people with intellectual disabilities.
Everyone thinks that this is a stupid debate and it shouldn’t even be a topic but on the other hand people want to fight for their opinion and protest so they can prove their point but that’s what they have to do sometimes to get a point across. Not everyone likes to debate about this topic because they feel it’s stupid but it matters to some people. Lots of things go with gender orientation they are really important to our everyday lives like about what bathroom do they go in if they are one of the 64 genders. There are only male and female bathrooms in America which is a problem that people protest. People who go in the wrong bathroom are considered rapist or pedophils that is a really big problem because thats a bad thing on their permanent record and they could serve hard time in jail for
As the procedure is very painful women and can also lead to a multiplicity of health problems that can last a lifetime (Kelleher, 2011, p. 41). Because of the health problems associated with the practice, there has been outrage in the global community on both sides, some calling to end the practice, others saying that is an important cultural tradition (Fedorak, 2014, p. 17). Though many states have tried to outlaw female genital cutting, they have been unable to do so as ethnic groups continue the practice, but now under fear of having their children taken from them (Fedorak, 2014, p. 26). On the side of a Cultural Primacy perspective, it’s not just the individual cultures deciding what to do. The fact that female genital cutting is even being debated means that is no longer simply a cultural problem, but a global one.
Concerns over the attacks were coming from a small portion of the populations and the ideology was these attacks were due to racial discrimination, creating uproars in the public due to the long fight against discrimination between the different ethnic groups. With this challenging dilemma arising many of the public views were not willing to accept the thoughts of racism in the country, due to the thoughts of racism being a subject to the public that was undesired. Because of these attacks many of the ethnic groups feared for relocation in to camps due to what had happened to the Japanese Americans due to the war, yet they still wanted protection from the government from these assaults. The outcome of these attacks was separation between the servicemen and civilians, where certain areas were not accessible to the sailors due to the attacks and the need to protect the public. Inequality from the Zoot Suit Riots was only a portion of discrimination during wartime.
Because of their relative invisibility in public life, many people have a poor grasp on what being transgender really is. To be fair, this is a complicated issue, encompassing its own subsection of the LGBT+ community with its own unique groups. To put it simply, a transgender person is somebody who identifies as a gender other than the one written on their birth certificate. This often means identifying as the opposite sex, but some transgender people live in between the gender binary or outside it altogether. Typically, transgender people live express their identity in different ways: dressing as their preferred gender, going through hormone therapy to alter their bodies, undergoing sex reassignment surgery to change their genitals, or a