In Maycomb, Alabama its judicial system is flawed, due to the way it was constructed. Racism was at it’s high in Maycomb, Alabama. Many African-American people were dealing with racism and discrimination every day. Atticus, who had defended Tom Robinson in his case against Bob Ewell knew from the very start that the jury would be biased and not favor Tom. He states on page
The whole discomfort amongst each other leads to the burning of the mill by solly and Barlow whom have fled from Caesar to find out the culprits of the subsequent fires and unrest. In the cycle of the play, Gem of the Ocean goes through the irony that shows how it is nearly impossible for African Americans to live normal in a community or society that pushes away any form of acceptance for African Americans. If black people were to inflict crimes that are greater than that which have been committed by white people then it means that their back have been placed against walls due to an unfair or unequal
The stress of black activists pushed them to use violence in order to achieve racial equality and to protect themselves from enemies like the KKK and police brutality. The assassination of John F. Kennedy caused the nation to lose hope as this violence rapidly spread throughout the U.S. The violence from the KKK terrified many black and white people, which slowed the approach to racial equality significantly. Nonviolence, MLK’s method of protesting, was also a major factor in the slow approach to racial equality, and many activists did not like this approach. After his death, many activists were convinced that violence was the key to achieving their goals.
Life was unfair for African Americans, especially those who were free. Mary Stewart was killed, by a man who was later appointed to the Grand Jury (Blair 1764). For this reason is one of many why Lincoln wanted Congress to help end slavery once and for all (Brands 3). Lincoln struggled with getting slavery abolished and he grew tired and he began to show his age from it all. He even proved his determination of abolishing slavery when he would only consider peace with the southern states if slavery would be abolished (Blair 1758).
African Americans were treated very cruel as slaves during the 1800’s. The cruelty of the slaves’ punishments depended usually on their location, the conditions, and the time. The Slaves were mostly whipped, executed, and raped. They weren’t allowed to learn to read and write. The whites kept them from having religious gatherings, and made them feel useless without their owners.
If a black man agitated against the law for example he tried to register to vote the Klan would use violence. They would start by intimidation, meeting the man on the street in a group and beat him for his actions and the Klan would also burn crosses in black people’s lawn to intimidate them more. Economically the Ku Klux Klan would also use scare tactics to keep African Americans out of white neighborhood because they didn’t want them there and feared change. By keeping African Americans segregated from whites, they thought keeping them grounded and stuck in their place would make the south great again. In closing, the role racism played in the emergence of the Ku Klux Klan was tremendous because of all the heinous acts the Klan did to the African Americans to keep them down in the south and all over the United States.
Throughout the work, Richard observes the deleterious effects of racism not only as it affects relations between whites and blacks, but also relations among blacks themselves. Black Boy, however, explores racism not only as an odious belief held by odious people, but also as an insidious problem knit into the very fabric of society as a whole. Growing up, Richard tried to leave behind his violent lifestyle—even when his new friends wanted him to fight. “I knew that my life was revolving about a world that I had to encounter and fight when I grew up” (Wright 125). It’s
Resulting in deaths of black people of all ages. The stereotypes that portray black people as dangerous and savage has persisted decades after its creation and now more than ever even though its results aren’t the same and slavery has been abolished black people continue to suffer the consequences in various forms. From being afraid of black people because they seem suspicious, to believing that the victim of this whole situation are the dangerous ones when in reality they were part of such vile and very well planned atrocity to cover the real criminals of taking over the world. I am of course not saying that white people are all criminals and do not intend to say that whites are the ones that should be suffering all the misfortunes that black
In “To Kill a Mockingbird” Many of the residents of Maycomb are racist, and don’t believe that blacks should have rights like any normal person. Atticus; however, stood up for a Blackman for his trail, because he believes that everyone should have the right to tell the truth and not suffer for false rumors. Knowing he would withstand judgement through the process of the trail for defending the man rightfully, he took the risk anyway. Atticus and his family had to go through the threats of the towns people, bullying, and family drama. The central main idea is, It’s not easy defending for what you believe is right.
Subsequently, the characters in these literary works must endure harsh and hurtful interpretations of human dignity due to their social climates. As seen in the very beginning of A Lesson Before Dying, racism was still a major issue that frequently weighed in on a black’s life. Sadly, black people were treated negatively during the 1940s and were even still considered no better than animals. Gaines utilizes this metaphor in the story and then weaves the adverse impacts of the statement throughout the rest of the story. During Jefferson 's trial, his defense attorney stated, “What justice would there be to take this life?