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African American Women In Prison Analysis

analytical Essay
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writers are ‘doubly marginal’, being female and a writer in prison whereas at the same time black women suffer threefold- as a woman, prisoner, and African American”(Willingham 57). Although both of these women are prisoners, one of them is viewed as prison writer and another women is viewed just as prisoner. Beside they being treated just by their race, even in an African American society, the perception of looking imprisoned men and women are different, African American women are subjected for gender difference. Willingham mentions the thought of a African American woman, “African American men are almost made martyrs and heroes when they come out of prison but when African American women go back to their communities, the are not only unfit people, they are also marked with the title of unfit mother, and it’s hard to trust us” …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how african american women are treated differently by their race, gender, and sexuality.
  • Explains that black race people blame the whole race for a single person's mistake. an accusation of rape could lead to the burning of black homes and the lynching of other black individuals.
  • Explains that violence is judged, viewed and treated differently depending on the person's race and gender. mumia abu-jamal, an african-american journalist, was accused of murdering a white police officer.
  • Opines that everyone should try to bring positive change in themselves or herself first. everyone should stop generalizing or judging the people by their color, race, and equality.

For example, “ when one black individual dare to violate the restrictions, he or she was used as an example to reiterate to the entire race that the group would continually be held responsible for the actions of the individual. Thus an accusation of rape could lead not only to the accused black man being lynched and burned, but to the burning of black homes and the whipping or lynching of other black individuals as well” (Collins 921).
Similarly talking about racial discrimination, in United States, if somebody commits violent activity, it is judged, viewed and treated differently depending upon that person’s race and gender, For example, Collins mentions “the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, an African-American journalist, who was accused of murdering a white police officer, received a death penalty and many false evidence, coerced eye-witness and inadequate legal counsel were presented against him to arrest him” (Collins 922). Since he is black race person, he is punished although he is

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