But after they were “released” they had nothing to do, they had grown up having structure, being told what to do; now they are lost. But the conditions before this was unbearable for some. the conditions along with the lack of nutrients and abuse, it helped them when they “escaped”. They don’t have the same opportunities as the “whites” and also this is left with them through many generations, always being looked down upon by the “superior” race. Even to today, this is still happening, a superior race, we try to say that everyone is equal but no African Americans would believe this, but this is all starting to change now that the US have a African American president.
The lack of picketing shows that the civil rights campaigners were subject to limited protest so they never did much towards helping. The NAACP closing in the south was because of the huge segregation and all the southern leaders of the states believed in segregation and therefore wanted it to be closed down. In the south there was an extreme nature of discrimination, as if its been in peoples families for many generations, they feel discrimination is the only correct way to live. We know this by the police supporting the KKK; they never went after anyone in the KKK or prosecuted anyone for murders or discrimination of coloured people even if illegal. In the south
All over the south racism was still going on. But this time it was going on illegally. There were riots in the north in places like Chicago, Detroit and New York. The white race had been angered at the ‘preferential treatment afforded to African Americans.’ Although there were riots against the well being for black people there were other groups who protested for black people. The Double V campaigned for hypocrisy of the discrimination in America and the segregated lines.
However, because racism originates from the home, any outside influences are pointless at the Cowan 2 elementary age. Louise Derman-Sparks claims that, ”Children are color-blind. They are unaware of race and racism. This ideology further assumes that if adults don’t talk with children about ‘it’, children will grow up to be non-prejudice adults” (5). At this age children have not yet developed the ability to “think for themselves” especially when it comes to doing what is right and what is wrong.
In effect, society is influenced into thinking through biased assumptions that the young black man is guilty and the white youths remain innocent. After the hurricane Katrina disaster, clearly no one could have found groceries, and would have had to desperately find alternatives to obtain necessities. People were situated in the human instinct mode of survival and desperately had to find important belongings in order to stay alive. In spite of this, both are in similar situations and yet the media suggests that color matters when classifying who is moral versus immoral. The media can manipulate any experiences.
They also just threatened them not to vote, which was successful because it frightened them away. Being unable to vote resulted in them not able to try and persuade or influence of getting rid of segregation. Segregation is the idea based on black and white people could have separate access to services but had to be in different schools, as long as the services were equal. This brings me on to the point of segregated schools; the schools weren’t equal. ‘Separate but equal’ was used by segregationists as a way of justifying the separate education that races received and in reality it meant that the
When your prejudice against something you stop it from growing. In the movie Remember the Titans the whites were racist to the blacks, they did not want to know each other, but the problem with this is that if they still carry this on, how can they move forward and work as a team. For example when they had a game Ray would miss a tackle on purpose because he couldn’t get over the fact that he was on a team with the Blacks. My thoughts about being prejudice are that being prejudice is useless and it does not get you anywhere. The football camp was made for blacks and whites to bond and respect each other.
According to Du Bois the prejudices of white people elicit “self-questioning, self-criticism, and lowering of ideals” among black people. The internalization of anti-black sentiment from the outside world thus begins to shape the black American experience. Through the concept double consciousness DuBois becomes better able to explore the social problems he studied in his earlier work “The Philadelphia Negro”. Double consciousness also creates an element of conflict within the black American, as they struggle (often unsuccessfully) to reconcile their identity as a black person and as an American citizen. Dubois cites the example of the black artisan in “The Souls of Black Folk”.
He is stereotypical and discriminating when he says “What the hell does a black man know about flying a kite?” This shows what society has taught him to believe, that whites are the superior, ‘better’ members of society. He hence has no faith in Sam because he does not feel that he is capable of flying kites, thinking that “like everything else in his life, here comes another fiasco”. Hally’s exposure to segregation affects his friendship with Sam and Willie, and so he hoped that “there wouldn’t be any other kids around to laugh” at a “little white boy in short trousers and a black man old enough to be his father flying a kite”. He is embarrassed of being seen with a black servant who he is not supposed to befriend. Thus there is a barrier between them which stops them from being real friends, and this creates shame for Hally when they try to fly Sam’s handmade kite.
Like others, I think it depends on the age of the children. I was brought up well, my parents were law abiding citizens, I was polite, didn't litter, never stole, etc. If, however, the stresses of college had got to me aged 17 (which they may have done as I hated the place) and I had gone on a shoplifting spree (which I never did! ), then I don't think my parents should have been held responsible as they had brought me up to understand right from wrong but in this suituation I was choosing to ignore their teachings. So I should have been the one to be punished.