Jackie Robinson was known for changing baseball. The non colored people would treat him terrible for being black , he didn’t care nor fight back . He would continue to play baseball like normal , he was a true role model for many people.Harriet Tubman was a slave herself but escaped and still helped others escape through the underground railroad . Ida B. Wells faced discrimination and spoke against it .
Racial rejection, more commonly know as racial rejection or racism, and it has been around for ages, from the first day man came to be all the way to now. It is an everyday occurrence which is, for some, very unpleasant. It is depicted in both To Kill a MockingBird by Harper Lee through the view of Scout, a young girl who lives in the imaginary town of Maycomb in Alabama, and in The Butler a movie directed by Lee Daniels about Cecil Jacobs, a black man who makes his living in the states as a butler. Both set in 1920-1930s and the discrimination is shown a lot in the form of segregation, lack of basic human rights toward African-Americans and sheer disrespect. In To Kill A MockingBird, racism is revealed to be very powerful and apparent to
For example Atticus’ kids, Jem and Scout, were getting treated differently because “...Scout Finch’s daddy defended niggers.” (Lee 99). This novel pertains specifically to an African American man, but many different minority groups are still penalized in our current justice system from the color of their skin. The Eighth Amendment as it pertains to the 1930’s in To Kill a Mockingbird and the Eighth Amendment in the 1960’s are important
This quote relates to discrimination of race which leads to unfair society because the trial hasn't started and Cecil Jacobs and the townsfolk already believe that Tom Robinson is guilty even though there is no evidence to suggest that he is guilty of the crimes placed against him. People are basing their opinion on their own racial prejudices/discriminatory, and are assuming that because he is a black person that he committed the act, although no evidence was presented. This leads to an unfair society because the towns folk do not know the full detail of the case and are leaning toward the Ewells side due to the fact Tom Robinson is a black man living in a white man’s world where his words and his side of the story is not heard because he’s black. Another reason why that discrimination of race can lead to unfair society directly leads to Tom Robinson for example Uncle Jack states: “The only thing we’ve got is a black man’s word against the Ewells’. The evidence boils down to you Did-I-didn’t.
James wrote about moving to a place and being the only black person, no one knew yet everyone wanted to know about and Fredrick wrote about his trials and tribulations of learning to read as a black man. After analyzing these passages and genuinely trying to put myself in their position, personally
Reconstruction in 1865 through 1877 was terminated by Southern men due to their lack of acceptance of African Americans in restricting their political rights, not following the North’s precedence of equality, and the assassination of many a men by their ever so popular Klan. Reformation began after the Civil War which was fought over sectional differences and heavy slavery in the South. Southerns had always been pro slavery which contributed to their low treatment of African Americans as a whole. Once the South lost the War they could no longer legally enslave African Americans, but that did not change their persona in the eyes of the rich white men. Equality was a concept for white men according to the South, especially considering that
The ‘Plessy vs. Ferguson’ Supreme Court case approved the ‘separate but equal’ legal segregation. There was a lack of equality in education which served as an advantage for white Americans as it meant black Americans could not pass their literacy tests to be able to vote. Family, church, and school became the centre of black Americans lives after slavery. With slavery’s abolition, black women often preferred to be homemakers, though poverty forced many back into the
In conclusion, Atticus Finch from Haper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, demonstrates humility, fairness, and loves his children very much. Although he had many a chance to boast about his amazing achievements and accomplishments, Atticus never did, but instead chose to keep these skills quiet and low-down. Being black meant nothing much to him either; he believed blacks should get an equal chance at everything and Atticus never judged someone immediately just because of one’s colour or social class. He proved this when he decided to defend the black man, Tom Robinson in front of the entire court. All of Atticus characters stated here also leads up to the main one: love.
Because of this he let southerners decide on controversial topics such as voting. Naturally the Southern states did not head to the Northern influence and they made sure to makes the lives of the African American as close to slavery as they could without making them slaves. They accomplished this goal with a series of laws called “Black Codes”. The Black Codes laid out exactly what being a black southerner meant. If a somebody who is bad was found unemployed they could be put to work in a field or a house by a white man, thus making an unemployed black man or woman essentially a slave.
Crooks knows that the only thing worse than being a woman on a ranch is being a black man. But, instead of feeling any solidarity with Crooks, Curley’s wife treats him as the only guy she can pick on instead of trying to pick up. This whole notion of racial discrimination is present throughout both books and still in the world