This Savior inspires the people of color, teaches them how to be a better them, and makes their lives better when the people of color couldn’t do it themselves. "The Blind Side" based on a true story peddles the most insidious kind of racism, one in which whiteys are virtuous saviors, coming to the rescue of blacks who become superfluous in narratives that are supposed to be about them.” It reinforces all the stereotypes that obfuscate the issues of race and class in our culture. It portrays the white community passing judgment on an African American male, Michael, they believe he is dangerous, but also assuming he would be a football star because he is African American. Actress Sandra Bullock plays a Leigh Anne Tuohy a white woman who takes in a Homeless teenage boy named Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron) and shows him that he can achieve a good education and a positive lifestyle. She and her family welcome him in with open arms and show him what a loving home is.
A family is a family, and the love between one is unbreakable. Green motivates blacks by a reminder of their “brethren” down south. He claims they are “oppressed” and are in need. He portrays slavery with “a tyrant system”, giving African American’s even more motivation to serve and fight against the injustice in the South. Finally, Green uses his ability in diction to motive African American’s.
The key principle being that “experiencing same-sex attraction is not the same thing as having a gay identity or being gay” (p 105). My reaction to his approach to homosexuality was one of compassion and understanding. His “humility” and “charity” approach evoked feelings of great compassion and a need to try and understand those who are struggling and trying to make sense
He learned that black and white people can coexist in a society without having to be segregated. That was his view of the way things should be changed while he was in Mecca. He went from wanting separated states for blacks and whites to wanting to be together and to think of each other as equals. While he was in Mecca he witnessed blacks and whites together in communities where color was not an issue. This is where he found the way he wanted things to be in the United States.
A major moral dilemma that has impacted my life is the moral decay within the African-American community. I am constantly bombarded with the detrimental actions of my peers. The African American community was once defined as family oriented were women were uplifted by men and brothers stood together. However, due to the recent rise of social media, our race has taken a turn for the worst. Young individuals now have a place where amoral actions are vindicated and encouraged.
In addition another strong ethos is ‘The American Dream’ the idea of meritocracy as the more you put in the more you get out and everyone is equal. This can be seen in the American player pathway (See appendix 1) the idea of ‘rags to riches’ is strongly linked with American society and football giving players the motivation. Extent of the Indigenous Population: The indigenous people are the Native Americans. When America was colonized by Europeans in the
The value of their culture was widely received by its users, which give the black a sense of culture superiority. Apparently, this kind of superiority now faces the challenge from stronger cultures represented by white culture. The conflict with the white culture makes the black dislike it. That’s why MJ in the film strongly dislikes the
At the point in time people were very harsh and unfair to those of a different race just because they were not the same color as the majority. Although a lot of this book was of negative bashing and racist remarks it ends with a feeling of motivation and confidence. These eight African Americans entered and school knowing that they were consistently going to be harassed and knew how much bull they were going to take but did it regardless. They stood up to the majority and let their pride shine through and underwent more punishment than many people could ever dream of and the outcome like that was a historical point in
Fighting for equal rights in the 1950’s was a job all in itself for coloreds in Monroe, North Carolina. Whether defending themselves from white supremacists or trying to fight for what’s right against racist law enforcers, life was not easy for colored peoples. In the first reading section of the book Negros With Guns by Robert F. Williams, I see that society definitely matters more then law. In the readings, society takes up a large portion of the scenario we read about. We see that the black community in Monroe takes up at least a quarter of the population, yet coloreds are still heckled by a large portion of the community.
Yes September 11 was a sad day for us all and I think that is when the racist profiling began to start up again. There are different races and cultures in every state you go. I think that people just need to get over their hate for other cultures in their communities and learn to live with it. I have never seen so many hard workers until I moved to Arizona and started working with Mexicans. Too many people waste their time and energy putting so much hate into our communities, I think they tend to forget about keeping their own families safe and happy within their comminutes.