I think it is because of two basic reasons; firstly, as Tatum points out, one can relate better with peers of their own race because they too understand the difficulties of being a minority. I think she really made a great point, how can we expect a white person to understand the racism towards African Americans. Ms. Tatum gave an example regarding a 9th grade substitute teacher suggesting four-year colleges to all her white students and suggesting that a black adolescent male in her class go to a community college. It would be almost silly for that African American boy to sympathize with one of the white peers, not only would it be hard to relate to each other, it would be downright embarrassing. I actually think that the white teenager wouldn’t be able to see why the colored boy was hurt, they would just brush it off and give an explanation like “oh the teacher didn’t mean it like that”.
McClelland is well known for being a great human rights reporter, although in 2011 she was considered untrustworthy when she wrote a personal essay about countering her PTSD with rape fantasy roleplay sex, with some journalists defending it and other journalists criticizing it. When it was revealed that McClelland had written about and revealed the identity of a Haitian rape victim against that victims' wishes on multiple occasions, some who had initially praised the essay condemned her for a breach of ethics. Anthony and Erin Rodriguez are a middle class couple living in Ohio worrying about how to make ends meet, due to a newly elected republican governor Kasich. Kasich’s plan cuts funding, and the budgets of city government and services. This could possibly hinder Anthony’s job with a budget cut of 51 percent.
English 100 October 25, 2011 Stereotypes Suck High school is the period of time when most people undergo the inevitable phase of finding themselves. However, it is not easy to recognize who they really are as they tend to be restrained by the stereotypes that others perceive them as. This is precisely what happened to the five main characters in the famous movie: The Breakfast Club. The movie reflected not just the high school habit of teenage, but also the whole of youth generation. The Breakfast Club approached people by toss out unique stereotypes of each of fives characters in the movie.
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.
An example of my experience of negative reinforcement is simple. When I was in elementary school, we were one of the few schools that the disciplinary counselor gave beatings to the students when the behavior was poor. The counselor used a large wooden paddle that had holes in it (and I believe that the holes were help the paddle gain speed). Allow me to paint a picture for my readers as to this setting. The cafeteria was large enough to house half the school, since there was only “lunch one” and “lunch two.” The counselor would wait until the student’s lunch time and walk the child onto the stage, which was located in the front of the cafeteria.
Junot Diaz first shows stereotyping girls by their skin color when he states, “If she is a white girl you know you would at least get a hand job (178)” This quote is basically saying that white girls are relatively “easy to date” and based on their race you may be able to expect specific sexual favors. In addition he shows more stereotyping by skin color “The white ones are the ones you want the most” implies that they are the preferred race to date although difficult to date due their family dynamic, such as parent approval (179). Later in the story he stereotypes the black girls “the out-of-towners are black, black girls who grew up with ballet and Girl Scouts, who have three cars in their driveways (179).” The quote mentioned is illustrating that no black girls live in this neighborhood and speculates the black girl would need to be a member of a mixed family to have these childhood opportunities. To some extent the narrator shows stereotyping against white males when he states, “Run a hand through your hair like the white boys do even though the only thing that runs easily through your hair is Africa (179)” He is actually stating that girls normally like white guys because of their soft and smooth hair. In addition “Neither of them want her seeing any boys from the Terrace-people get stabbed in the Terrace (179).” implies that boys from the
The Masters would use the children as bartering tools when African American women would refuse to engage in certain things that the master wanted her to do. In many cases the African women would have sex with the Master so that their friend, husband etc. would not be beaten or killed. Woman are very strong creatures and they seem to have had very good instincts when it came to what would help to prevent another occurrence whether a woman knew how to read or not she was able to assist with orchestrating a plan to escape slavery. Men definitely did not do it alone and if all you pick up is the books that are only given in schools you will miss so much more in depth information about how they assisted with all that we have today.
For example, in the online article “Eleanor Roosevelt and Civil Rights” it notes that back in the 1930’s racism was a controversial issue. Many were still felt that blacks and white should be separated. Eleanor became a key advocate for assimilation of races. Though, she wasn’t against segregation until she came to the White House. After Eleanor became aware of the inequities for African Americans with regard to their rights, she gave it the much deserved attention it required.
She felt the first two groups were more honorable in comparison to the last two. The concept of socioeconomic status is very evident in her approach. McDougald points out that the “superficial critics who have had contact only with the lower grades of Negro women, claim that they are more immoral than the other groups of women.” Just because a woman doesn’t go to college and maintain a career does not mean she is corrupted or shameful. This shallow view of women is the same view that some White Americans had of Black Americans. McDougald was participating in the torment of her own race and she did it with selfish reasons.
The reader knows that Marian is respectful and kind by how she calls Mrs. Ericson ‘Ma’am’ and the inspector ‘Sir’, so when she is put down because of her skin colour, the reader knows that it is unfair to her. When they are driving to the test, Mrs. Ericson, Marian’s ‘white’ employer, says to Marian, ‘they probably like it better if a white person shows up with you.’ Not only does this establish the colour of the two characters, the comment is also symbolic of the racist attitude of the American population in the 1940s, which is the time this story is set. This symbolism of the racist attitude of Americans helps the reader to understand just how brutal the discrimination against the colour of a person’s skin was back then, and provokes feelings of sympathy for Marian. The white inspector in the story makes racist assumptions about Marian, and even though she tells him, ‘I got my college degree last year,’ he continues to assume the worst of her, and waits for something little for which he can fail her. The inspector is abusing his position of power to get his racist views across.