Often times, the fear of another is what led to violent clashes like in the Detroit Race Riots of the 1960's. The only realitsic alternative to the violen... ... middle of paper ... ... the shooting. The issue that caused the events which transpired was not purely structural issue or a lack of tolerance, but that overwhelming fear and hatred causes pointless violence and makes both sides lose their humanity. Whites did not understand African Americans and vice versa. They were both afraid of what the other might do and because of it, they both suffered.
Alienation Exposed in Black Boy From the early days of Richard’s childhood, Richard was always alienated from his environment. Even though he tried to distance himself from the prejudice all around him, the white people still tried to turn him into the stereotypical southern black person. However, throughout the story Richard is also alienated by his own people and perhaps even more then from the white people. Richard was always a rebel, from his boyhood to his older teenage years. Richard’s grandmother was always excessively beating him.
Several years ago our very land , the country we love and call our homes was filled with extreme hate , segregation and discrimination . Many whites felt superior to African Americans and the thought of having to share anything with the colored folks made them angry. Even though Abraham Lincoln emancipated the slaves , the colored folks were still not free. After the civil war the South was extremely bitter about their loss and this brought about the rise of the Ku Klux Klan. This cult spread hate into the hearts of ma... ... middle of paper ... ...ding up to a white person.
Many people in the town as well as the team and parents are strongly against this move since during this timeframe racism was still very prevalent. As the movie goes on, many teammates have to adapt with playing for a black coach as well as with black players. The head coach, Herman Boone, struggles to meet the expectations of the town and even has his family threatened by townspeople. The team is forced to learn how to cooperate with each other and to play together as a team. Even with their differences, they finally are able to mesh as one united team, which happens to be very good football squad.
This quote is depicting an African-American. The advertisement was degrading to Richard, because this was one of the first times that he realized that people from all over the country hated his race, not just from his small town. He did not know what to do, what to feel, or how to react to such a statement. It was instances like these that caused him to think differently of people. After he overcame, and passed instances like these, he began to have a different view on life.
The bands themselves where different races proving once more your race was not an issue during the riots. The LA riots were the product of discontent throughout the lower classes of society. It commenced in the black lower class first due to the injustice they experienced due to a racist and corrupt police department. Shortly there after it encased the entire area with all races attacking each other in a show of discontent that everyone was experiencing. The government was divided on how to address the issue, especially during an election season.
The ... ... middle of paper ... ...Americans received. The health of an African American was awful because of how they were treated in their jobs, and in society. The wellbeing of African Americans was not good at all because of all the hate crimes and abuse that came from white people. The abuse that the African Americans endured was not only from the white people, but from their parents. The African American children had to learn how to behave, and what their place was in society in this era.
The Supreme Court ruled that separate schooling was not equal and therefore unconstitutional. The case was labelled Brown v Topeka and after this event occurred there was a lot of tension as not everybody was happy about having desegregated schools. It didn't help that there was media frenzy, with the spread of television. Most blacks and some neutral, sympathetic whites were delighted with the decision. However, many whites in America were deeply angered.
This caused King and many others to become discontent. There was also resentment towards white people because Negroes made up an overwhelmingly sizable part of the poor. Violence had evoked a fear in all Negroes, and resentment built up against the whites. King discusses how leaders have asked him to wait to take action, but he rejects this request by saying it is "difficult to wait". He simply refuses to sit back and watch his people being hurt and oppressed time after time.
Characters like Tom Robinson are subjected to the community’s hate and arrogance and end up in situations with little or no control of their fate. The central theme, racism, in To Kill a Mockingbird shows that African Americans were not accepted as equals in Maycomb County, the geographical location the story occurs, children like Jem and Scout Finch who were left perplexed by inequality and prejudice, and the citizens of the county who accepted racism and did nothing to better the situation for African Americans. Tom Robinson had no control over his life when he was being accused of raping a white girl due to African Americans being at the bottom of the social hierarchy in Maycomb County. “As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men every day of your life,” (Lee 295.) African Americans will be doomed in certain situations due to a lack of community background, and they will always find themselves losing games, court cases, or whatever they are competing against a white man in.