The short story is manly based on four character's, sammy one the the cash register clerks, and three girls who walk into the store. John start of the story with the three girls walking into the store with noting on but bathsuits and sammy not noticing at first becuase he was "In the third checkout spot with his back to the door". Once one of the girls catchs his eyes you
They held jobs such as cooking, cleaning and taking care of the white children. They did not have control of their own lives, their white superiors gave them orders on what to do all day and they did not have much time to themselves to do what they wanted. In the article “The Mammy Caricature,” author David Pilgram writes “the mammy caricature implied that black woman were only fit to be domestic workers” (Pilgram) which describes what their household duties were and how they were treated. The job of the “mammy” was a full time job with only little time to rest which only consisted of the couple of seconds in between each of the household duties they had to do. Many of the maids wore the same so called uniform, as stated by Stockett “I put on my white uniform and put my little good cross back around my neck and I went to wait on Miss.
African) were more likely conform than members of more individualistic cultures (e.g. American), this means that the findings cannot be universally applied. However, the study was unambiguous, unlike Sherif’s (1935) and therefore it was a true test of conformity as the confederates couldn’t counteract the experiment as they didn’t know exactly what was going on so it was a true representation of conformity and how it could work and because
Most of the time, what the white population had was far better than what the black population had. In The Great Gatsby, Tom says “It’s up to us, the dominant race, to watch out or these other races will have control of things” (Fitzgerald 13). All other races were considered below the white race. They were not given the same financial advantages nor were they given the same social status. It was also considered unheard of at this time for contrasting races to intermarry.
Sammy was able to draw conclusions about the girls that were walking around the store such as calling one of the girls “the queen” just based on the way she looked and acted. Although not as detailed, while working I often look at the people who are shopping and draw conclusions such as what kind of job I think they have or how many kids I think they have. The final aspect that I can relate to is the part of the story where Sammy gets annoyed with his boss and quits. Sammy doesn’t like the way that his boss, Lengel, talks to the girls and in an attempt to impress them, quits his job. I would never have the courage to quit my job and tell my boss that they were not treating someone right but I have thought about it before.
Unlike men, woman and dogs both share the same trait of hygiene and grooming. Woman and dogs also are always in someone’s business, unlike men and cats they tend to keep to themselves. Woman and dogs will clean up for you while cats and men will leave a mess and walk away. Although I’m sure there’s millions of other reasons, these are the ones that stick out like a sore thumb. Woman spend hundreds of dollars each year on their hair, make up, getting their nails done, and buying cute outfits.
When Sammy is ringing up the customer at the beginning of the story, he describes her in a quite ugly manner as a “cash-register-watcher, a witch about fifty with rouge on her cheekbones and no eyebrows.” This could be attributed to the way that men looked at women during that time when women as housewives were unappreciated. Throughout the story, we listen to Sammy talk about the women in the store and describe them solely based on their outward appearance as a housewife, much like his mother and other matriarchal figures. He makes derogatory statements about “house-slaves in pin curlers”, and “women with six children and varicose veins mapping their legs”. However, if one thinks about the typical 1960’s housewife found in vintage films and television shows, it mainly shows a “Suzy home-maker” in a frilly apron and heels. He uses the word "Sheep" to describe the store regulars, as they seem to follow one and other, in both their actions and reactions to the girls who come into the
Although things have changed, racism is still visible in modern America. Relationships between African Americans and whites are generally better than they centuries ago. In today’s times we do not usually see a black man step off the sidewalk so a white man can pass by, or sit away from white men on a bus or train due to the white man saying he has too. Superiority of races is still occurring, however a lot of it has to do with the ignorance of others. Passed down from generation to generation, learned at school, or passed along through
Equality Opportunity’ in that the burdens of racism can only be overcome by taking race into account. Affirmative action also aims to reflect the racial diversity of the nation, the ‘Equality of Results’, within schools, the firm and the workplace. Despite being mainly supported by Democrats, and rejected by Republicans President Nixon played a significant role in affirmative action by instituting ‘set aside’ policies to reserve a certain percentage for minorities. The main advantage of affirmative action is that is leads to a greater diversity in societies main institutions, arguably this would not be achieved had things been left as they were. It is also argued on the basis of righting those previously wronged, by opening areas of education and employment that would not have previously been available to minorities.
It is so sad that because of the color of your skin determined rather or not you were fit to live in a society with people who thought they were better than you. Can you imagine what that could have been like? Being taken away from the only land that you called home and being brought to a foreign place only to be told that you were worthless and would never amount to nothing. I know there are quite a few people that feel like they have heard this story a million and one times, but if you take the time to really look at history then it really would speak for itself. Not only were African Americans treated differently there are quite a few other races that were mistreated as well.