Sit ins is when black males, often college students that sat down at the whites-only lunch counter. This action demonstrated the effectiveness of non violent protest because it negatively affected the businesses and finally realized the importance of this unequal treatment. Moreover, people through this time of segregation didn’t realized the unfairness among the country. On February 1, 1960, four black college freshmen men sat down at the white-only lunch counter at the Woolworth’s store in Greensboro and tried to order something to eat. A black waitress refused to serve them and claims “Fellows like you make our race look bad.
After using Marla’s mother into the homemade soap him and Tyler are creating without her permission, the narrator starts feeling an amount of guilt and regret. This is shown when the narrator says, “The miles of night between Marla and me offer insects and melanomas and flesh-eating viruses. Where I’m at isn’t so bad” (pg 94). In chapter 14 of the novel, the narrator describes to the readers that when he is with Marla, he wants to “make her laugh, to warm her up. To make her forgive me for the collagen .
A poor, black man who is bitter and penniless ends up graciously loving those who hate him and closing a few high-level art deaks, while a self-absorbed aristocrat ends up serving at a local homeless shelter and inviting the poor into his home. This simple story of friendship calls you to evaluate your life in light of the greatest love and compassion. A dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up picking cotton in virtual slavery.An upscale artdealer accustomed to the world of Armani and Chanel. A gutsy woman with a stubborn dream. A story so incredible no novelist would dare dream it.
Inside the gates, the Joads are registered and begin picking fruit for five cents a box. The entire family works and by sundown they have earned a dollar. Ma spends the dollar at the Hooper Ranch store but can only get some poor quality hamburger and a little coffee. The sales clerk is sarcastic, but Ma recognizes his shame. She asks for some credit in order to get a little sugar, but the clerk refuses.
The privileges given to the slaves that worked in the master’s house was that their delicate colored maids rustled in scarcely worn silk of her young mistress, while the servant men were equally well attired from the overflowing wardrobe of their young masters, so that, in dress, as well as in form and feature, in manner and speech, in tastes and habits, the distance between these favored few, and the sorrow and hunger-smitten multitudes of the quarter in the field was immense. The slaves working in the fields had poor diets, they worked from twelve o’clock(mid-day) till dark. The human cattle’s as Frederick refers weld their clumsy hoes; hurried on by no hope of reward, no sense of gratitude, no love of children, no prospect of bettering their condition; nothing save the dread and the terror of the slave-driver’s lash. 3. What advantages did the slaves’ diet confer that Col. Lloyd and his family and guests did not
Race and Diversity 31 October 2011 Sidewalk While reading Mitchell Duneier’s novel, “Sidewalk,” I was struck with a whirlwind of different emotions from not only the words, but from the photographs as well. Although they were just simple pictures of every day life for these people, they spoke a thousand words. The photograph that truly struck me the most however, was the one on page 53. It’s simple to look at, but given some thought it genuinely details the everyday struggle these street vendors face. A black man, more than likely homeless, is covering his table of goods with a plastic sheet while the rain comes poring down.
He seems to be surrounded by these characters bound to their boring lives. Sammy uses different names to describe the people he sees in his conformist town. He calls the customers in the store “sheep”, (Updike, 20) because of how blindly they follow their usual routine and “houseslaves”, (Updike, 20) are what he calls the house wives with pin curlers puttering around the store. He goes on to say that the customers are so enveloped in their grey lives that if someone were to set off a bomb in the center of the store that they would fail to even notice. One customer, “the witch”, (Updike, 18) as Sammy calls her, is described as a serious looking woman one who diligently watches the register he is on, eagerly waiting for him to slip up and make an error.
Another similarity between the two is that they are judged on their appearance. Crooks is a black man with a crooked spine, and Candy is an old, one-handed swamper. They also share a similar dream, a dream where they feel happy and free from the harshness of reality. Candy is the old handyman, called the swamper, he has only one hand due to the result of an accident. He worries that the boss will soon realize he is useless and easily replaceable, and demand that he leave the ranch.
The exclusion of Aborigines from mainstream white society is evident in scene ten. The negative attitude of the bank manager towards Dolly’s application for the teller‘s position is demonstrated through his dismissive reaction “I don’t think so.” This harmful social policy of racial discrimination is visually represented through the use of stagecraft where we are presented with Dolly picking fruit in an orchard - her designated role in life. Also, the stage directions which reveal that “he pours a cup of tea himself but doesn’t offer one to Gladys” highlights the popular automatic assumption that black people were considered to be inferior and thus the normal rules of courtesy do not apply. The choice of the word “reliability” in the statement “in a job like this, reliability is important”, emphasises the white’s stereotypical way of thinking that the Aborigines are not reliable, again revealing his inherent prejudices. He also wonders “how she’d fit in” which describes widespread belief that black people could not mingle with white society.
Compare the ways in which ‘Vultures’ and ‘Nothings Changed’ both explore contrasts between two different ways of life. Both the poems ‘Vultures’ by Chinua Achebe and ‘Nothings Changed’ by Tatamkhu Afrika presents us with two different ways of life. ‘Vultures’ concerns the duality between the cruel side of life and the ‘tiny glow-worm of tenderness’ in everyone’s heart no matter who you are or what you do. ‘Nothings Changed’ concerns the ideas triggered by the poet seeing his childhood home again and seeing a ‘new up-market, haute cuisine’ ‘squatting’ in the middle of run down, dry ground that was district six. Also he still feels that he is not aloud into it because he is black, he believes that it is a ‘whites only inn’, no sign says it but he quotes he knows where he belongs.