“Integration and Desegregation”, written by Ralph Wiley addresses issues with integration and how helpful it could be to desegregate areas in the community to benefit all of the citizens and not just one group. ”Affirmative Action”, written by Shelby Steele addresses the issue of people using a tool that is meant to help as a reason to be lazy. Both of the authors in the passages use extreme negatives and positive examples to get their points across to their audience, resulting in the reader having to think about what the author is really saying. Ralph Wiley addresses the issue of integration first, immediately drawing the reader’s attention to the issue at hand. Wiley begins with a question and then proceeds to provide an answer which makes
Judging the morals in life regarding different societies expectations quickly became the focus of Equality’s thoughts, exactly as Ayn Rand had made it the importance of her own efforts. Objectivism is different from what many people live by, but it worked for Equality by the end of Anthem. It is important to realize everybody needs different things, which leads to thinking diversely. Some need self-respect to be able to give respect, and others live their life following instead of leading. It is impossible however, to say objectivism needs to vanish when it never has before, more so, the world would be unbalanced with only equal thoughts from all; there would be no innovation if all thoughts were for the same narrow concept.
The reader agrees with Spencer that oppression does not have to be active in order to exist; passive oppression is engrained in our society and it is detrimental to it. It is very common for individuals to become victims of oppression by virtue of race, class, gender, sexuality, political and/or religious views, levels of economy or privilege. Many people are born into oppressed systems, where their families that are meant to empower and protect them, continue to promote oppression indirectly by repeating certain customs, and passing on beliefs to future generations. Thanks to Spencer's reminder, the reader feels empowered to boldly address any situation where oppression is observed with wisdom, patience and creativity; understanding that every human is responsible for putting an end to all oppression cycles in our
Ella thinks she has a more important role in the world than teaching. She wanted a place where children could speak freely about racism and discrimination without getting in trouble. Jem and Scout think people are judgemental because of race. “Jem and Scout believed that Tom Robinson would be acquitted, but he was found guilty by the all white jury” ( Magill and Kohler 6594 ). Jem and Scout learn that not all people are prejudiced.
They believe to the bottom of their hearts that they or their race are better than others. They are stuck up people. These are the people that feel as if they have the authority to talk other people down. What they don’t understand is, this is a form of bullying. Degrading another human being is a form of bullying regardless of whether or not you want to call it racism.
Shirley had her way with words by speeches and speaking out her mind, she wasn 't shy to back off, she spoke for the people because she knew no one else would do it. In the speech Equality Rights For Women it says “... There is a calculated system of prejudice that lies unspoken behind that question. Why is it acceptable for women to be secretaries, librarians, and teachers, but totally unacceptable for them to be managers, administrators, doctors, lawyers, and Members of Congress... It has been observed before, that society for a long time discriminated against another minority, the blacks on the same basis - that they were different and inferior. The happy little homemaker and the contented "old darkey" on the plantation were both produced by prejudice…”-Shirley
Imagine driving home from a long day, minding your own business when all of a sudden you notice a state trooper behind you with their lights on. What do you do? Do you panic or act natural? In today 's time, it doesn 't matter if you do anything wrong or not. It could be the color of your skin or the way you act and move!
Wallace Thurman poses the question “What did the color of one’s skin have to do with mentality or native ability” (Thurman 50). For a woman in America, quite a lot! While some have the luxury of living in “one nation, with liberty and justice for all”. For African American women, justice is hard to come by, and liberty is nothing more than a term without any true purpose or meaning. It is true, “to be black is no disgrace, just often very inconvenient”, but to be both African American and female, is nearly unbearable (Johnson,.
In conclusion, throughout Fahrenheit 451, the social standard consisted of a lack of deep relationships with others and a blind acceptance of society’s norms. Outliers, such as Clarisse, who wanted more than what was fed to them through the “funnels,” were thought to be rebellious and antisocial. However, though Bradbury’s depiction of this society may appear far-fetched, it still bears similarities to our own civilization and social
Sojourner Truth uses anaphora in her piece/speech to have the audience gain a little bit of the same feeling she is feeling which is anger against inequality. Throughout her speech Truth uses the repetition of the words, “And ain’t I a woman?” One specific example is when she tells that no men ever helps her into carriages but she is a women. The use of this anaphora is so that Truth can rebuttal any opposing arguments for gender equality. Truth uses this phrase to find a counter argument to what men believe women have acquired to but for Truth and many African Americans it’s not true that they are given the best.
Humanity prejudges others for many various reasons whether it is based on race, gender, culture, sexuality, etc. We sometimes forejudge others without even knowing it just because we grew up thinking that its’ “okay” or “normal”. It’s not okay but society has that impact on us all and we feel as though we can do it without facing consequences. Based on what I’ve read in "C.P. Ellis" by Studs Terkel and "Veiled Intentions" by Maysan Haydar, both authors believe that prejudice is something a person is taught, but they both experienced prejudice differently;
"Rogers believed that we are free to make choices and control our destinies despite the burdens of the past (book Citation here)". Existential therapy focuses on what clients are experiencing “here and now” which could bring both sides to an understanding of what’s going on. This encourages individuals to rely on their own values and develop themselves to their highest potential. The characters in the movie faced many hardships and endured much pain because of discrimination and prejudice so that is why they have that anger built in. The client centered approach would allow them to feel accepted and also feel like they have unconditional support as well as empathy.
As Lorde puts it, “change means growth, and growth can be painful” (123). Guilt, while being highly uncomfortable and at times distressing, acts as an integral part to developing. That is why Lorde does not shy away from acknowledging it’s existence. The remorse that her privileged readers feel represents the first step in their journey to full acceptance. Lorde uses guilt as a tool to awaken her readers to their own identities and to reflect on the identities of others.
She feels as though society uses the label “overly-sensitive” in a negative manner (Web). The traits associated with such a personality “exasperated parents and teachers” and the label “overly-sensitive” was an excuse to explain the behaviors of those who were not content with their environment (Lamott Web). However, she disagrees. In “Me, the overly sensitive child”, Anne Lamott believes that it is this personality trait that let her and others see beyond the confines of their environment and pushed them to advocate not only for a better and more fulfilling life for themselves, but also for those around
Ride broke through the wall that sexists put up to exclude women in certain jobs. “Sally Ride broke barriers with grace and professionalism- and literally changed the face of America’s space program” (Granath). Ride showed America and the world how women can make a difference in the world. In addition to Ride’s love of science, she did notice how she affected society. Although most Americans do not know who she is, she is still an American hero to those who do know of her work.