Racism is still present in many societies, although many people are doing their best to put an end to racism and its somewhat tragic ordeals. Though racism is a controversial subject, many other subjects have received just as much controversy. One of these is discrimination. Discrimination is the denial of equality based on personal characteristics, such as race and color. Racial jokes and ethnic slurs are obvious examples of racial discrimination.
Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most popular fictions about racial inequality in America. Her portrayal of the Black community is amazingly positive and has therefore triggered discussion. In the fiction, while most of the white people treat the Black poorly and are evil-like, the blacks are generally genial and miserable. Atticus remarks that some Negroes do lie and act immorally. In this case, the rather one-sided Black community in the book seems to be idealized while the White community may be presented as too negative.
In the United States of America the most common forms of racism is ordinarily between the whites and blacks not getting along. Most recently it is with whites killing blacks, although that is not always the case. Throughout the world, there is a vast amount of racism depending on the country and where it is at in the world. It would be nearly impossible to find a peaceful country without disputes. The evolution of race relations has not gotten any better, but also has not gotten any worse.
Signs of Racism by Rajiv Kapur Signs of Racism offers a glimpse into what racism means today. Historically, racism was more prevalent, more obvious, but actually less disparaging to the victim than it is today. You see, SoR underlines the fundamental reasoning that quiet, subtle jabs with racist remarks are more pestilent. The subjugated can overcome overt oppression because none 'can respect his oppressor.' Kapur offers us a number of examples of what the signs of (subtle) racism are; many of which may not be obvious to readers.
He then tells her that when a person insults someone it just shows how poor of a person they truly are (Lee 113). This moment from the book is when you finally get to see the kind of man Atticus Finch really is. An honest and genuine man. From his word choice we can tell that he truly cares for everyone whether wh... ... middle of paper ... ...hild should have to grow up surrounded by racism, yet sadly that was the culture of the time. Looking into the future, it is noticeable that we don't see as much racism growing up, yet it is still there.
A word like “nigger” has such a revolting, violent history that when used today it creates an unsafe environment for black people. Generally, people who use language like that aren’t very peaceful people and certainly pose a threat to black people. While I respect Rauch and his views, I believe he has a poor insight in to how harmful hate speech is, especially to non-white minorities because hate speech often materializes into violent acts and
To Kill a Mockingbird. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1960. 323. Print. Lee, Harper.
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