Racism In Eudora Welty's A Worn Path

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Trudy Allen Lori Lambert English 113 02 June 2012 Phoenix Jackson “A Worn Path” by Eudora Welty, is the story of an elderly African-American woman named Phoenix Jackson who encounters many trials, including racism, but perseveres through hope and strength while on her difficult journey to town, to get medicine for her ill grandson whom she loves dearly. The definition of Racism is a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others. (Racism) Racism is an ongoing issue that is still alive today and will continue be an issue…show more content…
When people believe they are not being racist, subconsciously they are they just don’t realize when they do it. Racism is always being used to judge others based on their skin color, where they are from or what they are wearing. Even the African-Americans will show racism towards Caucasians, Mexicans, Indians and other African Americans. The unfortunate truth is that racism exists among all races, and not just African-Americans. Works Cited "A Raisin in the Sun Questions." How Is Racism Illustrated in "A Worn Path"? Web. 02 June 2012. "A Worn Path by Eudora Welty: Symbols and Themes." Yahoo! Contributor Network. Web. 02 June 2012. "Benefits of Purchase." Worn Path Essays. Web. 02 June 2012. "Rac•ism." Racism: Meaning and Definitions â Infoplease.com. Web. 07 June 2012. “Spartacus Educational.” Spartacus Educational. Web. 04 June 2012. "The Theme of a Short Story Called "A Worn Path" by Eudora Welty." The Theme of a Short Story Called "A Worn Path" by Eudora Welty. Web. 02 June 2012. Welty, Eudora. “A Worn Path.” An Introduction to Literature. Ed. Sylvan Barnet, William Burto, and William E. Cain. 16th Ed. New York: Longman, 2012. 30-35
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