By reading the principal’s speech, Richard was saying what the white power wanted him to say and to Richard this would be giving in to the very thing he hated so much. Richard was willing to leave school without a diploma instead of this. White people alienated Richard from his environment because he did not accept the way of life that other black people did. Richard’s relatives never understood Richard and because of this he was alienated from his family and his own people. Shorty is the young black boy who gets beat by the white people and jokes about it.
Therefore, the black community in Maycomb was crippled with fear. A fear that they will get lynched for a crime they did not commit. Stereotyping is a human instinct. We will always stereotype people's race, class and families. When Aunt Alexandra lived with the Finches, she said this to Scout about the Cunninghams, "Because he is trash, that's why you cant play with him.
It occurs because of people having prejudice and stereotypes or generalised opinions about others. In To Kill a Mockingbird there is racial separation between the Negro and the white population. Negroes are pushed to the worst areas “Outside the southern town limits across the old sawmills tracks” (pg 122). We see that a Negro family The Robinsons lived “Beyond the town dump” (pg 83). The white population are separated because they believe the Negroes are filthy and are worthless.
Also, ‘The Black Panthers’ were a very violent group and saw King’s campaign as time consuming and feared it being forgotten in the process. The group called for a revolutionary war against authority, but it never happened and there are many conspiracy theories as to why the group ended. King was later assassinated at his hotel, showing that his race was still not equal, and some people still looked down on African Americans and didn’t like the change. Although all of these activists had the same idea and values, they had very different ideas of how to achieve their ideal society. Doctor King, Malcolm X, and the Black Panthers all contributed to the major changes of society’s attitudes towards the African American people by targeting very different audiences in society.
For instant they couldn’t vote in their country. Black people were neglected by the police and didn’t have their support. They were victims of police brutality. Even though they had been through so much and they had suffered a lot. Black people in America had still hope for the future.
People were treated horribly if they were black and were enslaved, it was terrible. Basically I have learned that slavery is not any good and it’s a horrible mistake made in the past, I have also learned how religion changed and how people didn’t believe in the past and got punished for religion. (15 points) |Score | | | 2. Throughout history, literature has been used as a form of protest. Choose two selections from this unit and explain why they can be thought of as protest literature.
He is almost completely shunned from the town because he is trying to help a black man accused of rape. Mayella had told Tom, “I said come here, nigger, and bust up this chiffarobe for me, I gotta nickel for you.” (p.241) She had tricked him to coming over to her. Then that’s about the time when she accuses him of rape. He had felt sorry for her, which is why he was falsely accused in the first place. Courthouse segregation was one of the biggest bits of racism I found in this book.
Most of the film is filled with complaining, quarreling and noisy music. But at the end, everything is gone. The director uses the silence to tell the audiences that he has no idea about how to solve the problem. He asks the audiences to give their own answer. This is how Spike shows us the conflict in the black community.
Implying Negroes perceive the ability to strive yet, diminish due to the lack of formal education. On the other hand Miss Tate’s counterpart Lula, devalues the black community by confirming stereotypes. The fact Lula is out-spoken doesn’t necessarily mean she is well-spoken. Her aggressive behavior puts her loved ones at risk. Drowning in her own pool of ignorance, Lula criticizes Jem and Scout’s presence at the black church despite their relation to Atticus Finch, the one lawyer in America self-righteous enough to defend a black man.
Because they were scared that black people would be the same as white people. Another example is when the little girl didn’t shake the black girls hand, because she was taught that black people are poor and the white people are higher up. Those reasons are perfect examples of racism in the mover remember the titans. Coach Boone -" It's all right. We're in a fight.