During the Salem Witch Trials the accused people were forced to make a public confession and be killed in front of their family and friends. These Dark Times were very different, yet had both taken quite a large toll on their
They returned home to find that racism was part of everyday life. Between 1915-1922 more than 430 black Africans where lynched. The Jim Crow laws were state and local laws in the United States enacted between 1876 and 1965 .These where laws discriminating the black Americans. The laws segregated blacks in schools, parks, hospitals, swimming pools, libraries and other public places, Black found it extremely hard to get fair treatment. They were also denied access to good jobs and a reasonable education and where even banned from voting.
Although each of them had their own perspectives, their main objective was the same. Reparations in this society can be defined by stating that the U.S. government needs to make a formal apology to blacks for the damage caused by the transatlantic slave trade due to social and economic consequences in the United States. Advocates also feel the U.S. government owes the black people. Blacks remain behind due to many things, the most important being slavery. The Constitution, until recently, did not apply to blacks; blacks feel they deserve payments from 310 years of slavery, destruction to their minds and culture.
When the trials began, many accused others of witchcraft and this lead to them accusing even more. The new news of the entire witchcraft epidemic in Salem left many disturbed and trying to eliminate the bad of the town. The novel allows the reader to reflect on the life of the Salem people and understand the happenings. One example is the reflection of the lives of teenage girls in the puritan society, sent by God to marry and have a family, lacking the happiness of teen hood. Thus, explaining a
However, many southern states found ways around the laws to disenfranchise the black populations. They did this by introducing a ‘Grandfather Clause’, which is that only people whose grandfather voted, gave them the ability to vote. Also literacy test was another method used, which in most ways wasn’t made fairly and even well educated people were disenfranchised and not allowed to vote. However, in 1946 President Truman established The President’s Committee on ‘Civil rights’, producing a report examining the experiences of racial minorities in America. The report was called ‘To Secure These Rights’, this report highlighted the problems facing African Americans and proposed radical changes to make American society better.
In “The Crucible”, the girls accused people of being witches just to make themselves look better to others to gain respect. “We are what we always were in Salem, but now the little crazy children are jangling the keys of the kingdom, and common vengeance writes the law!” (Miller 196). The direct quote from “The Crucible” means children who are overtaken by social fears have the power to control the life or death of a single individual, by accusing them of witchcraft. Many women were killed in the town of Salem during the trials and the ones who weren't killed had their reputations forever lowered. Everyone who was charged by McCarthy had his or her own reputation diminished also.
The injustice of the Salem Witch Trials remains in American history forever. The terrible incidents of the trials played out because of personal insecurites, jealousies and teenage boredom. As the event took course and grew to an epedemic, the Town of Salem was uprooted and taken by storm. Through harassment, men and women of Salem were in driven into the witchcraft craze of 1692. The absence of a fair and honest trial for the prosecuted in the small Protestant town is thought to be approached in a different manner today.
Black-White Achievement gap The difference between various demographic groups of students is commonly referred to as the “achievement gap.” Throughout the United States, an achievement gap between whites and black continue to persist at all levels of schooling, from elementary school to any higher education. Many of the reasons and solutions for minority underperformance remain uncertain. Parental involvement, family background, desegregation of schools, cultural capital and other factors produce a moderate decline in the achievement gap. However, more than half of the gap remains unexplained. Our society remain with a long history of racism, segregation and low expectations for African American children, and the public education system has not sufficiently responded to resolve this situation.
Running Head: LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX: THE OFFENDER LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX: THE OFFENDER: FINAL THOUGHTS Shara Anjelica Armprester Buffalo State College CRJ 470W Advanced Seminar in Criminal Justice Professor Glenda Kelmes December 13, 2011 Abstract Many of the policies created by the criminal justice system in the United States are created because of moral panic. In terms of the Sex Offender Registry Act there have been very little implication that ensure the convicted offender will not recidivate. Often times sex offenders location on the registry may be incorrect or community notification fail reach the community in which the offender resides. The recent concern with sex offender registry has been that punishments have been overboard and based on inaccurate measures of who the offender is. To be effective sex offender registries must be based on reliable evidence.
The Crucible, by Author Miller conveys the message of fear and paranoia of witchcraft in the town of Salem, Massachusetts. The community, the church, and the individuals all deal with the fear in their own different ways. The separated community and individuals dealt with the fear by “pointing the finger”, and the church dealt with fear by lying and trying some members of crimes they did not commit. Throughout the course of history, people from different races, cultures, and backgrounds have all dealt with the fear in different ways, causing numerous persecutions of innocent