He witnessed a lot of racism growing up; seeing his house burned down and his father being killed. He had it rough growing up, and he was angry with all that had happened because of the racism in America, and he just wanted blacks to be able to defend themselves. But with how America was back then, whites would have been living in fear, because newspapers would be printed out saying “Blacks strike again” on the headline. King did not want blacks to retaliate because it just would have added to the fire. With everything that King stood for and how he was able to back them with such powerful speeches; it’s easy to say that King’s philosophy made more sense than Malcolm X’s
Charles Lawrence uses the case, Brown v. the Board of Education, as an example. Although he argues similar to Brown’s case, the prejudice and racial ways in many schools caused unfair conditions to the victim’s of racial comments. He also argues that racist speech can hinder many people so much that it can make them very uncomfortable in their educational environment. Lawrence goes on to talk about racist speech in the form of face-to-face insults which falls right under fighting words, excepted by the First Amendment Protection. He explains that whenever someone decides that racial comments has to be accepted, we are asking people to accept the hurt of racial comments for everyone else.
One could describe him as a man who hated his own race because like whites he saw them as being incapable of bringing about change or gaining the respect of White Americans. Moreover, in his eyes blacks are the reason that no changes occurred after the war, which is the leading factor to his internalized racism towards them. In addition to Sergeant Waters’s attitude towards the black military his death also depicts blacks versus blacks. The death of Waters shows that not only did he hate those of his kind but that they hated him as well because of his ill treatment of them. The film offers increased racial tension among blacks themselves by allowing the murder to be committed by, Peterson, who is a black soldier.
Jefferson’s attorney was the reason that Jefferson lost his self-respect. Jefferson’s attorney is a symbol of racism. Defending Jefferson as a “hog” because he sees him as one, he assumes he is guilty because of his race, no second thoughts, and even though the lawyer is assigned as an attorney to help him, he doesn’t care about Jefferson either way. Whites saw African Americans as unintelligent, so the attorney defends Jefferson the way the whites see him. An example would be when the lawyer says, “He does not even know the size of his clothes or his shoes”, another example of the attorney seeing Jefferson as unintelligent was when he stated “Ask him to quote one passage from the constitution or Bill of Rights.” When the lawyer says, “What you see here is a thing that acts on command.” Shows that the lawyer doesn’t show any sign of respect he has for Jefferson what so ever.
While during that same time Martin Luther King, Jr., who was also a black civil right activist in America, taught to fight racism with love. Malcolm spoke publicly of his lack of respect for Martin Luther King, who would, through a white man’s religion (Christianity), tell blacks not to fight back. In 1962 Malcolm was designated by Elijah Muhammad as the official public representative of Nation of Islam. By 1963, New York Times poll found that Malcolm X was, after conservative Senator Barry Goldwater, the most sought after speaker by student groups on college campuses. His attraction seemed to rest not only in his ability to attack the system of white supremacy in forceful language but also in his wit.
The language and ideas in the novel can be seen as offensive and racist to some readers who do not comprehend them. The opposition either wants the word “nigger” to be edited out of the book or just banned all together. Banning the book or editing it destroys the meaning and value would be lost. The book shows how racist people were morally wrong. Also, the book was published over one hundred years ago and most people spoke like that then.
The debate surrounding the essay is in judging Twain’s depiction of the “negro” Jim and its relation to past and present racial discourse. Smith is writing at a time where most respectable circles condemn the practice of slavery, yet many still blindly accuse Twain of being a racist out of a lack of understanding of the novel. These “respectable” circles and the schoolteachers, literary professors, modern critics, and libraries they influence are the target of Smith’s words. They are the educated, the part of society that is most likely to come across Huckleberry Finn, and Smith argues that their blind outrage
He is honest of what he is saying. And also he is reflective because he has use himself as an example to show how much he dislike it, which is a great example to explain why he doesn’t like it. “In a job like that you see the dirty work of empire at close quarters.” * The reason why I choose “C. lugubrious and regretful” is because I’m totally guessing at that time. Well, he is kind of sad about his life by doing the thing he doesn’t like, which is kind of lugubrious.
The lack of freedom as well as the inability to make my own decision since that was his rule is a common aspect founded in the other writings. I made a turning point in my life and decided to divorce. There is also an horrible mistake he made which I think is very personal and I truly can not share that one with you but I give you permission to think that idea was cruel. My turning point relates to Dr .King’s letter in the sense that he mentioned the humiliation that black people endure back then. For instance,’’…When you are humiliated day in and out by nagging signs reading’’white ‘’and