I believe he felt this way because he did not approve of the behavior of many black people; he also felt that the percentage of black people in jail was too high. Moreover Shakur felt that a lot of youth do not want to listen when people try to show them a way out of the ghetto, which does not involve street life. Shakur feels that the youth did not want to listen because, in his opinion, the government made it easier for black youth to pick up a gun and drugs, and made it more difficult for them to go to school, work, and do good things in
She shows it through Atticus, Tom Robinson and the Negro community and Arthur “Boo” Radley. Social inequality can happen to someone because of a choice they made like Atticus or because of his or her color like the Negroes in the book or even because you are antisocial like Arthur. The era of the story had a big affect on all the examples because in the thirties it was wrong for a white man to actually try to defend a black man and, it was expected that Negroes were bad people when they were not. With Arthur’s case it is different, his was because of the fact they lived in a small town where everyone was in each others’ business
It proves that homeless people can be gifted and stereotypes don’t mean anything. The book also shows that everyone does deserve a second chance in life. Homeless people have the worst reputations because of stereotypes. Society believes all homeless people are uneducated, had a bad childhood, and are heavily into drugs. However, in The Soloist, Steve Lopez shows a different side of homeless people and that all stereotypes heard are not always true.
The racist ideals ingrained in him by his own upbringing slowly started to come out as he started to treat Marilyn more like a slave than his wife. That bigot created inside of him by his upbringing was probably only reinforced by his work a police lieutenant, which he cited as exposing him to countless degenerate black males. This dark side of him must not had been as strong they had their fist child, Brittney, or maybe it was because of her lighter complexion, but when Marilyn was pregnant for a second time three years later the bigot inside of him feared the worst. Egged on by his father, he was convinced that it was impossible to raise a male black child to be anything other than a degenerate. This is the
From the beginning there were many examples of inaccurate perception of race. The history before the civil rights movement had left the majority of people in this generation to hate the opposing race, which explains the amount of inaccurate perceptions. For example, Gerry Bertier and Julius were two teammates that initially hated each other. Bertier, the white team captain and Julius was a black player that was just as good as Bertier. The tension of race as well as other social pressures kept their friendship from forming for most of the film and illustrated the difficulty of integration during this time.
There can be no gain saying the fact that racial injustice engulfs this community” (King 205). Blacks have been judge by their color and not by their actions so for any insignificant problem, they would be put in jail. However blacks got tired if the injustices that were being committed. “When you have seen vicious mobs lynch your mothers and fathers at will and drown your sisters and brothers at whim; when you
Therefore, this novel is still relevant because we are still experiencing racism in different ways. An article about how racism and ethnic bias in the media is a serious problem, Elizabeth Llorente, a journalist was interviewed on how racism in the media is a serious problem and how it affects people all around. She explains that the African American reporters she works with have spoken “…about feelings of being unwelcome, especially when they’re covering white areas” (Llorente). This proves that even now in the modern world and in our everyday lives we experience horrible things like feeling like you don’t fit in because of race. Llorente also talks about how it all depends on you appearance.
The intolerance of the African-American race is shown a great deal from beginning to end in these two novels. In Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird and in Mark Twain’s novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Scout and Huck endure prejudice, but are able to overcome it through their desire not to side with society, and the positive influences in their lives. Scout and Huck both live in societies that are virtually intolerant of the African-American race. Their societies are driven by this segregation, making them become extremely out of control. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus defends Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman, in a court trial.
These victims to these horrible things were almost always African American. After the Reconstruction there was still a lot of tension between the blacks and white reconstruction failed for many reasons. The sad fact remains that the ideals of reconstruction was most clearly defeated by the deep seated racism that permeated American life. Racism was why the white south so unrelentingly did not want reconstruction. Racism was the reason why northerners had little interest in black’s right except as a means to protect the union or to safeguard the republic.
It can easily take over a person’s life, as I witnessed in High on Crack Street: Lost Lives in Lowell with Boo Boo, Brenda, and Dicky. I saw three people become controlled by a drug addiction. The three truly did not want to steal but they felt the need to because of their addiction. Boo Boo was portrayed as harmless individual but needed to steal to get money for drugs. The most noticeable for moment displaying how serious their drug addictions were was when I witnessed Brenda going through a withdrawal because her body was craving the drug.