Being so alone has made him seem mean and cold hearted, but its all a mask to hide his self-pity and loneliness and Crooks starts to believe that he is a lesser human. He says to Lennie pg72 "You got no right to come in my room...You go on get outa my room. I ain't wanted in the bunkhouse and you ain't wanted in my room." He continues by saying that the whites believe he stinks and one can interpret this as a way of saying that the whites would find it a disgrace that a nigger should breathe the same bunkhouse air as them. Crooks also has a fake hope that he is protected by his “wrights” but toughs are dashed by his argument with Curlys wife.
It’s viewed as improper to use slang in a business setting and inappropriate to say a traditionally black idiom. These colloquialisms create a separation between Whites and Blacks, just as Blacks wanted it to. Baldwin asserts that blacks created their own jargon so the White man would not be able to understand. He claims that this gives the Black man freedom from his previously restricted speech of what could be said in front of the controlling and dominating White man with his White English. This White English has adopted Black sayings.
Young African American men are being denied of reaching their full potential because they are ceaselessly getting attacked with verbal abuse from their peers, enemies, and people that do not want to see them prosper in any respect, as to them never amounting to anything in life, it later on does cause them to continuously fear what their “friends” might have to say about them trying to better themselves. David E. Kirkland wrote the book, A Search Past Silence: the Literacy of Young Black Men, to provide a humanizing narrative of young Black men that illustrates the susceptibility and intimacies that shape his ways with words. In other words he wants to give readers a feel of compassion and sympathy for the struggle that black males face by showing us how their education and community can be pulling them in opposing directions and the affect that it has on them. The author makes use of conflict to show how the main character, a young black male named Derrick, yearns to be accepted from his people so much to the point that it begins to blind him of how successful he can actually become via education. Derrick chooses his friends over his education quite a few times throughout
Huck Finn should be banned for reading, because it stirs painful memories of the cruelty and persecution they faced in the past. Whether or not Huck was intending to be racist, the fact remains that he did not think of blacks as equal. In the period, Huck Finn was written white children grew up with the mentality that they were a higher social class then the blacks. Huck was subconsciously racist, but too innocent to understand its meaning, or even concluded about whether slavery was right or wrong. All his life Huck had lived in an environment in which slavery and racism were perfectly normal.
A very insecure tone is portrayed by Richard’s views of the club and the white communists. when speaking about the member of the club Richard says “ I was cynical and I would rather have heard a white man say that he hated Negroes, which i could have readily believed, than to have heard him say that he respected Negroes, which would have made me doubt him”. This quote shows how Insecure Richard feels about the white communists in the John Reed Club. Based on all of his past negative experiences with white men, he finds it hard to believe that these men could be any differentthan the rest. When Richard first attended the John Reed Club he was greeted very courteously, and with a lot of respect.
The Montgomery Advertiser is also trying to mock how Atticus is toiling away to represent a defendant, Tom Robinson, who has little to no hope in being freed from the accusations of rape made on him. This is not only an extremely rude gesture, but it is also a sign of prejudice, because they are basing their inferences of the future of the case simply on the fact that Tom Robinson is a Negro, and Negroes are always “the bad guys.” Another case where unjustness is shown is when Lula is spiteful towards Calpurnia for bringing Scout and Jem along to the Negro church. Lula says, “‘I wants to know why you bringin’ white chillun to nigger church’” (Lee 119). Prejudice does not occur only when a white person looks down upon a black person; it happens vice versa as well. Black people may not be allowed to attend the same churches as white people, but that does not mean white people prohibited from black people’s churches simply cancels out the act of prejudice.
In his essay “Black Men and Public Space”, Brent Staples attempts to introduce people to something most all are guilty of, but pay little attention to. Using accounts from his own and others’ experiences, Staples essay portrays the racist tendency of people to assume black men are potentially violent and dangerous. Staples discovery of this comes during a late-night encounter. A young white female, whom Staples labels “my first victim” (197), was walking down the street in front of Staples and was not comfortable with the space he provided for her. After a couple of glances back and changes in her pace, she soon began running and disappeared down a side street.
The racist views of the town are against Atticus defending Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman, and Atticus is often discriminated against for not agreeing with them. His children, Scout and Jem, also feel the hatred of others against them because of what their father's beliefs are. "But Mrs. Dubose held us: "'Not only a Finch waiting tables, but one in the courthouse lawing for niggers' ... 'Your father's no better than the niggers and trash he works for.'" Although Atticus is criticized for what he decides is right, he bravely ignores the disapprobation. Mrs. Dubose is courageous because she recognizes she has a flaw and that she has to help fix it to make it go away.
When your prejudice against something you stop it from growing. In the movie Remember the Titans the whites were racist to the blacks, they did not want to know each other, but the problem with this is that if they still carry this on, how can they move forward and work as a team. For example when they had a game Ray would miss a tackle on purpose because he couldn’t get over the fact that he was on a team with the Blacks. My thoughts about being prejudice are that being prejudice is useless and it does not get you anywhere. The football camp was made for blacks and whites to bond and respect each other.
He was arrested more than once for resisting the government. His view on just and unjust laws was that an unjust law did not harmonize with the moral law- it just was not right. Martin Luther King Jr. did not want to "evade or defy the law as a rabid segregationist would", but he did not want to stand there and let the government do him and other African Americans wrong; therefore, he broke only the unjust laws, and he did so openly. Henry David Thoreau and Martin Luther King Jr. were two men fighting against unfair laws peacefully. Peacefully is the key word.