There are many ways that deaf people feel oppressed by hearing people, for this we will focus on peddling aspect of the oppression. How is that deaf peddlers are oppressed? Hearing people pretend to be deaf peddling people to sell ABC cards so they too can make money. It’s not fair to deaf people since jobs are already prioritized to be given to hearing people over deaf people that even a deaf person’s native language is being taken advantage of by hearing people as well. Deaf people are already going through many hardships (discrimination, isolated, in minority group disregarded and oppressed by the majority group, and many other things) in their lives and they should deserve to have a good life too.
All of these which hearing people take for granted. This means that a deaf person is often found in situations where they can’t follow what is being said and are often confused, scared, and isolated. The attitudes of hearing people toward Deaf people tend to pervade deaf/HOH people’s relationships with their family, educational environment, employers, and fellow co-workers. Some examples are, accepting lower expectations of themselves based on perceptions of hearing people, and lacking confidence as a result of being raised in an overprotective environment, or having things done for them. When it comes to education, deaf/HOH people are also discriminated against.
The word audism is a great description of some very unfortunate attitudes that are prevalent in our society towards deaf people. People in our society harbor certain autistic beliefs toward this group. The deaf are sometimes referred to as "deaf and dumb" or "deaf and mute". People also think that the deaf cannot read or write due to their deafness, and that they cannot perform well in sports or even drive a car. Discrimination against deaf people exist in all
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.
“The Deaf culture has characteristics identifiable to that of other subcultures or ethnic groups. It is born out of shared experiences (life in residential schools) and a shared language, American Sign Language” (Cline 1997). The Deaf community has its own regional, state, and national organizations. They have events ranging from athletic events and community picnics to Deaf Miss America and theatrical performances. There are deaf religious congregations and deaf intramarriage is common.
For example, since law enforcement personnel lack knowledge of deaf people and their culture (Vernon 2005) the law enforcement often arrest those who are deaf like everyone else, with their hands behind their backs, yet if the only way the deaf communicate is with their hands then the police have taken that communication, a basic human right, away from them. Often the police are not educated in sign language; therefore they c... ... middle of paper ... ...system on deaf culture. Many things are wrong with the criminal justice system and how they treat deaf people, but as a society we can take the first step in learning about our neighbors, friends, relatives and strangers in the deaf community. We can get educated on their culture and partner with them in the fight for justice. Works Cited Lewis, T. (2013).
Tom Robinson was a colored man who was wrongfully accused and convicted for raping a white woman. Granted that some blacks may fall in... ... middle of paper ... ...lity in a community. Individuals in Maycomb County were often prejudged because they didn’t fit into a particular stereotype in that community. Maycomb County had not undergone change, which resulted in these prejudices and still continued to cause problems in their community. Children learn many stereotypes and believe that they are fact, and we behave as such.
This is class conflict; in this case the ruling classes were discriminating against blacks and that were not allowed to ride the same bus as white people, and decided to rebel peacefully. People in society create values and norms for their cultures. These shape what is right and wrong to do within their society. Religion can shape their values but this will lead to oppression. The Deep South was known for being heavily religious and holding others to what their religion says.
Racism was a huge issue during the plot and events through the entire book. Many characters were either slightly or majorly affected by racist actions or being verbally attacked. Racism puts people in uncomfortable situations all being citizens in the society and part of the nation but were still discriminated against because the color of skin. This shouldn 't define your future, decisions, or future. The people in the world’s history have made skin color and race such a huge issue when it really wasn’t and shouldn’t be to this day but sadly is.
The most glaring example of racism in the novel is when Tom Robinson is convicted of raping Mayella Ewell just because he dared to feel sorry for her. The result of this racial prejudice leads the people of Maycomb to be very hypocritical and have double standards. They say they have sympathy for other races in other countries but then they treat the ethnic minority in their town with great disrespect. The prejudice of the town is produced from fear, historical context and their social conditioning. They are afraid because of ignorance and not being able to understand new and different things.