Analysis Of Orange Is The New Black

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I believe that every message has a real meaning behind it, whether the message is important or not. The older I get the more I started to understand the true meaning about the different shows I’ve watched. It’s one of those topics we’re all too afraid to touch, which is exactly why it’s so important to talk about. I still find it very hard to talk about race, and how it is still a very important topic in today’s society especially in criminal justice system. Prison is designed to install fear in us, imagining evil men who were put there for doing crimes unsuitable by law. Prison is known to be the worst place to end up. Orange Is the New Black showed prison all in a new light. Many critics found Orange Is the New Black to be very racist. In…show more content…
The leading character Piper is privileged self-absorption. The very moment Piper steps foot in Litchfield prison she is treated with more respect from the guards. The protective treatment Piper gets from white male prison counselor Healy, and the keen alertness with which Black characters like Taystee Jefferson is direct white power. Piper is rudely awakened to this reality when Lorna Morello, a fellow white inmate, concludes Piper’s orientation with a smiling comment: “We look out for our own.” Piper’s visible horror at this honest statement of racist preference is met with amusement” (Charlton). Showing that all women are divided by race. Taystee in contrast to Piper, many of OITNB’s characters who are people of color recognize and knowingly direct the dangers posed both by white men like Healy, and by white women like Piper. The portrayals of Black and Latina women constantly threaten to turn into all too familiar stereotypes. Orange Is the New Black does give us a lot to talk about the conversations people of color and white folks have amongst themselves. The different identities and experiences shape those dealings. When confided to a certain lifestyle it’s hard for the women to not feel the need to judge each
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