I’m just plain tired of them, and I’m tired of having to act like I should apologize for it!” (208) That rant showed how he has a lot of aggression towards those people, and that he can’t seem to look passed their race. If Kevin weren’t racist, it would have a very positive affect on his life. He would be able to cooperate better with people of different races, as well as becoming a more peaceful person overall. That being said, in terms of the story, it wouldn’t have such a great affect. Without Kevin being racist, the authors would definitely need to find another character with this trait, as it is very important to the
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.
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.
However, he doesn’t spare black people and forces them to see that their submission to the status quo only perpetuates racism. Violence doesn’t achieve anything either. Bigger is not a hero imbued with every good virtue. Sadly, Wright notes, “In all of [Bigger’s] life these two murders were the most meaningful things that had ever happened to him,” (239). He is a man who reacts with violence and confirms racist whites’ fears about black men.
“’Daddy-O, drop dead,’ he said and was gone” (190). The final line of Richard Wright’s short story “Big Black Good Man” is difficult to interpret, because it could imply one of two things: that Jim, the title character, was just joking with Olaf, the old hotel clerk; or Jim was well aware of Olaf’s secret hatred of him, and was making a double-sided remark as he left the hotel forever. Many critics believe Jim was actually oblivious to Olaf’s racist thoughts and feelings, but throughout the story, there are many examples that suggest otherwise. Firstly, the narration of the story is frequently unreliable, suggesting that Olaf, even though he “took in all comers—blacks, yellows, whites, and browns”, (185) was absolutely incorrect in his actions, and at the same time, presenting Jim as having the moral high ground and making all of his actions seem plausible and normal. The story is for the most part told in the third-person limited point of view, but sometimes steers into an omniscient point of view, usually at the detraction of Olaf’s perception on what is happening in the story.
The quixotic nature of the fans hatred is unbearable to say the least, impractical as can be. By becoming extremely religious and exemplifying great leadership qualities, Ray has tried to ameliorate his public image. Ray is also a gregarious man, enjoying the company of many others. However, the fastidious fans that hate on Ray are never going to let him live down the murder
The reason is how obvious his jealousy and racism are. As Michael O'Sullivan states in ‘The Washington Post’, “F. Murray Abraham's portrayal of an embittered, racist teacher and failed writer, envious of Jamal's talent and determined to destroy him, is way too obvious.” A Professor couldn’t make it if he was that bent on crushing his best students, its just unrealistic, the fact that he is so convinced Wallace is cheating without even having a real reason for suspicion besides Wallace is black is too cliché for the movie. Luckily some explanation is provided by Crawford’s background, by failing at being a writer his is automatically inclined to make others fail. Michael McLarney supports
However, there is one character who isn’t racist and that is Huckleberry Finn. He is racist at first and that is because he grew up in an environment which is completely racist. However, in time he does start to realize that Jim and himself are equal. If he were truly racist, he would have sold him out, which he had several opportunities to and denied giving up his friend. When Huck almost sells Jim out, it is a constant internal battle between Huck’s heart and society.
Holden cannot think straight. He has become a liar as well as a hypocrite. Holden’s red hunting hat shows his sense of individuality and his diversity from everyone else. Holden is very self conscience of his hat, and he doesn’t wear it around people he knows. Holden’s fear of becoming an adult may have been caused by his parents because they pressure him to get good grades and be successful.
Evans was clearly a racist, evil man that found any words to sugarcoat the evil he wanted to inflict. He obviously has no respect for people as humans if he can call another being “parasites” and claim that part of being American is keeping the people inbred. Clancy on the other hand just seems to want to be fair and logic while keeping the law firm. He is more logic in the sense that he realizes immigrants are not problems, they are people, but people can be difficult as well. He makes it clear that all immigrants have positive and negatives because they are people not because their race makes any difference in their functionality as a hard working human.