By reading the principal’s speech, Richard was saying what the white power wanted him to say and to Richard this would be giving in to the very thing he hated so much. Richard was willing to leave school without a diploma instead of this. White people alienated Richard from his environment because he did not accept the way of life that other black people did. Richard’s relatives never understood Richard and because of this he was alienated from his family and his own people. Shorty is the young black boy who gets beat by the white people and jokes about it.
Violence ensures that members adhere to the gang’s code of conduct. Authorities through out the country report that gangs are responsible for most of the serious violent crime in the United States. From a personal reference, I know a gang member who has shot and killed his own brother due to a gang and drug related issue. Drug use within the life and mentality of a gang member is a
When the Hater Meets the Hated- Why is Tom Robinson Guilty? One may be punished for something he or she never did depending on the circumstances in their community. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee shows in Maycomb County, a society being controlled by racism, Tom Robinson is punished for assaulting Mayella Ewell even though he is the victim. If the majority of the inhabitants of a community are racist, the racist social values influence everything that takes place in the courts of the community. Thus the racist social values of Maycomb County are responsible for the failure of Atticus Finch’s defense for Tom Robinson.
Urban Gangs The word thug dates back to India in the year 1200 AD and it refers to a gang of criminals (Thugs) that roamed the country pillaging towns. These Thugs had their own symbols, hand signs, rituals and slang. By the 1800's, Americans were fascinated with gangs and gangsters such as the James Gang was one of the most notorious gang during this era formed in New York City during the late 1890's and early 1900's. The next era of and the group that started the gangs we like to refer to as urban gangs was formed by mobsters such as Al Capone, flourished during the 1920's and 30's gangs became a symbol of lower income neighborhoods and ethnic ghettos. During the early 1940's, Mexican gangs stated to formed along the west coast of the United States By the late 1960's and early 1970's, the more modern urban gangs we still see today such as the Crips gang in Los Angeles were it is so violent and entrenched in ghetto neighborhoods that a rival gangs formed to challenge the strength of the Crips know today as the Bloods.
Even so, the whites also need the blacks to be around and it makes the blacks look more superior unintentionally. The reason why the white people seem to demonize or look down the black people is because of the past story about the black people. The blacks are seen as if they are fraud and nothing more than armed gangsters. The setting of this film itself is in the Memphis, which has been known as one of destinations of African-Americans to live over these past 15 years. And, as long as I know the racial
Like they don’t make enough money in the NFL they need to sue over petty bull crap like they were back in elementary school again. There are so many more important things to worry about in today’s society then calling people names. If they are not calling each other the N-word than it’s about their sexuality and they use the F-word and other derogatory names I chose not to use here. This article also says that his own team mates consider him to be honorary black because he is considered one of them from being on the team for so long, it also says it’s a cultural thing that he can’t be honorary black because he has not lived in oppression like the black race has which to me is a discriminatory remark in itself because black people don’t own the market on being oppressed. People of all cultures have been oppressed at some point in history.
When Tom was accused of rape, this was the most racist point in the book to me. The people of Maycomb automatically labeled him as guilty. If I were in his position I would have wanted to fight back. Atticus Finch, a local lawyer and one of the main characters, is appointed as Tom’s lawyer. He is almost completely shunned from the town because he is trying to help a black man accused of rape.
Parents usually expect their oldest child to be more capable and more responsible than the younger children. The oldest child comes to think about himself in the same way. These ways of seeing himself, of thinking about himself because of his sibling role, become part of his self-concept. Just like me I am the oldest child in family and I have two little brothers and a lot cousin, when I was little still live with my grandparents’, they always say I have to set up a good example for my brothers and cousin so they can follow and learn, so I always very careful what I have done, like when we going to school, I have to set up a good student example for them, back home need study hard or help parents at home do chores. When they saw what I do, they will just follow me what i did and learn from it.
Because of this racism and prejudice, the decision of Atticus’ to defend this man (who would certainly be killed without a lawyer because he is black and the accuser is white) is widely discussed in the town. Atticus seems to take all the criticism and name-calling well and sticks to his belief. Atticus also seems to want to influence his children’s thoughts and attitudes towards colored people by hiring an African-American maid, Calpurina. He pays her a normal wage, one that a white maid would receive, and treats her with the same respect he
The northern parts of the United States accepted African Americans, and many try to escape to the north to try to get employed and leave the racial segregation in the south. The south had state laws that prevented African Americans from doing what they believe are right. (265, packet) Even though it was said that, African Americans are equal to whites under the constitution, as long as part of the United States still have the segregation going on, then the African Americans do not have rights in the whole country. This was a huge obstacle to stop the racism and try to fit them into the society to live with whites. Women were part of the minorities along with the blacks because of the way they were treated.