Providing for a family is hard when there are hardly any jobs available. Blacks in 1965 were still heavily discriminated against in all factors of society. Racism still was ingrained in the minds of white and African Americans were still inferior. The fight for equality pulsed from every person of color and some whites could not understand why freedom was not enough... ... middle of paper ... ...ng anything about their fathers from his profession to his family. The last major deterrent of the Negro community from a successful societal presence in America is the sad state of segregated housing.
They consumed meat containing the ground remains of poisoned rats and sometimes unfortunate workers who fell into the machinery for grinding meat and producing lard. Within months of The Jungle's publication, the sale of meat products dropped dramatically. The public outcry of indignation led to the passage of the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act. However, Sinclair did not write The Jungle to incite the American government into regulating the sanitation of the meat packing industry. The details regarding the unsanitary and disgusting conditions in meat packing factories are background details of a much larger picture.
He spoke of the beginning of his life happening during the “most miserable, desolate, and discouraging surroundings”, however he made certain to mention that his owners were not “especially cruel” nor responsible for this fact. He describes the lack of knowledge that he had for his family due to the manner in which Africans were brought over. He recalls that his mother’s family had suffered greatly on the journey to America from Africa. His description of the lack of knowledge that blacks have of their family is due to the lack there was of family records and the constant separation of husbands and wives and children because with the Africans being considered property there was no reason to keep them together, comparing his race to a cow or a horse that would not have been kept together with its offspring or its mating partner so why should the blacks since they were thought of in the same capacity be treated differently. Washington recounted this lack of family knowledge as both a blessing and a curse.
School teachers would say, “What a shame it was that Mexicans did that to their children” (taking them out of school to travel back to Mexico). The life of immigrants was not all that they had expected, many were homesick for their native land, but yet they did not want to convey to their families how depressing life was in the United States; they only shared the good news. The immigrants at first certainly did not have the opportunities they were promised but they did contribute greatly to our national image and wealth. They also filled a large void after the war started and were given skilled jobs in return for stepping up. All information taken from: The American Identity CD www.Wikipedia.org
The two friends George and Lennie dream of their own piece of land with a ranch, so they can "live off the fatta the lan'" and just enjoy a their life. Steinbeck shows how not everyone can achieve the American Dream, and how everyone is not given the same opportunity and rights as everyone else. George and Lennie’s dream of owning a farm would allow them to have a better life for themselves, and it would offer them protection from an inhospitable world, aka the American Dream. Throughout the book, George realizes the impossibility of this dream, sadly proves that the bitter Crooks is right. such paradises of freedom, contentment, and safety are not to be found in this world.
The next reason for the riots was that many Blacks could not afford houses, they couldn't afford the houses as no-one would employ them and the jobs they did get they where paid half the amount a white man would be paid to the same job. It was very hard for Black people to get loans to buy their houses and they where not allowed to move into white areas. Areas where set aside for Blacks but the housing there was limited. Blacks had been and where still I many respects segregated from white people. Blacks had different areas to live in; different drinking fountains, different shops and different restraunts and they even had to sit in different parts of a bus to the white people.
To conclude, due to the lack of education and clichéd thought, African Americans didn’t receive the same respect and opportunity as compared to Whites. To wrap it up, African Americans lived an unfair past in the south, such as Alabama, during the 1930s because of discrimination and the misleading thoughts towards them. The Ku Klux Klan, Jim Crow Laws and the way they were generally treated in southern states all exemplify this merciless time period of the behavior towards them. They were not given the same respect, impression, and prospect as the rest of the citizens of America, and instead they were tortured. Therefore, one group should be never singled out and should be given the same first intuition as the rest of the people, and should never be judged by color, but instead by character.
The impact and effects of Norther... ... middle of paper ... ...ution, a thriving American economy as well as dreams of escaping famine and oppression led immigrants to America. To the eyes of an endangered family that waits everyday to escape the pangs of hunger, America was a better life, and an almost unreachable goal. To the families that persevered, a new life may have awaited them; but for others, America may have held only poverty and hard labor. Interestingly, this is what the industrialized dream of America granted: chance; not a guarantee, nor even an opportunity in the strictest sense; just a chance. Through the Industrial Revolutions, more jobs were created; with the addition of more jobs, hopeful foreigners could immigrate.
The Ewell family experienced this. They may not be the nicest of people, but other people weren't exactly great to them either. They were considered to be one of the lowest classes, and next to no one respected them. At this time, they were barely at a higher social level than the black people. This is still not saying much.
Although he does value money highly, he has also turned it down to be with his family. Instead of going on vacations and trips with his brother, Ben, he has stayed home to provide for his family. His relationship with his sons seem to be the one with the most fluctuation as their ideas seem to cause conflict between each other. As his sons grow up, they begin to have their own ideas and goals of which Willy does not completely support. “Willy believes that working on the road by selling is the greatest job a man could have (81).