By reading the principal’s speech, Richard was saying what the white power wanted him to say and to Richard this would be giving in to the very thing he hated so much. Richard was willing to leave school without a diploma instead of this. White people alienated Richard from his environment because he did not accept the way of life that other black people did. Richard’s relatives never understood Richard and because of this he was alienated from his family and his own people. Shorty is the young black boy who gets beat by the white people and jokes about it.
Often at time’s society forces us to make choices we would rather not make, mainly because one is different or a different color. The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, is about how a teenage Indian who lives on Spokane reserve moves to a white school and gets shamed for being Indian, for making this decision his tribe has disowned him for leaving the rez and moving to the city. The main ideas are the rez, school, and family/friends. Jr’s dad is a drunk, but he loves his son. He has never missed a basketball game,Dad is an alcoholic who will disappear for days to drink.
It is really sad and unfair when I read that the white Americans are very racist. For me, as they are all are citizens of the same country, racism can only create chaos. It is better to just accept differences and live harmoniously. For me, what I can see, Malcolm is confused. He wants to be with the white, but at the same time he can felt that they are not really accepting him.
His mother on the other hand was committed to the mental institution and Malcolm left home to live with family friends. He had experienced a troubled youth because in school his classmates (white people) treated him more like the class pet than a human being. The de-motivational situation continuously happened when he told his English teacher that he wanted to be a lawyer but the teacher responded this "One of life's first needs is for us to be realistic ... you need to think of something you can be ... why don't you plan on carpentry?". This humility urged Malcolm to discontinue his studies because there was no point for a black child pursuing education. Here, I learnt that people should not discriminate each other.
The white people would make fun of the black people in front of their faces, telling them how another black person was beat up and how all the black people are a problem for the white people. How would you feel if someone told you that you were a problem? This would really up... ... middle of paper ... ...that people need to be educated about it. After John’s job was taken away from him he didn’t see any reason to stick around there anymore. “Mammy, I’m going away, - I’m going to be free.” John left and went north.
There were other white people who thought equality was for every one in the world. Jan is a prime example of how some white people felt blacks were treated wrong. Blacks feared whites. Many of them had so much fear that they accepted the way they were being treated. They took it as a problem where there was no answer.
In Black Boy, Richard can no longer sit back and allow the injustices. He like Luther is a go getter; he takes action and doesn’t just wait. When it comes time for Richard to read his Valedictorian speech the principal demands him to read the one she wrote. She wants him to read hers because there were going to be whites in the audience. Richard refuses, and the principal threatens to not allow him to graduate.
When Officer Ryan gets to the window he realizes that they are an upper-class African-American couple however, this routine stop turned into a very hostile confrontation because of Christine’s mouth. Both Cameron and Christine experience stereotyping and racism from the Officer Ryan. Officer Ryan’s treatment to them was unfair but later in the movie you notice why he treated the couple the way that he did. Ryan was angry about not getting help for his sick father that he took out his frustration on Cameron and Christine. He thought that they only reason why African-Americans got where they were was because of the “white” society giving them opportunities.
The 1930’s were times of segregation and mistreatment of the black community. Although slavery had been abolished several years prior, people were still hostile toward this adjustment. Anytime a black or yellow person acted out or against social norm, as the whites would call it, they would be enraged. The white people could not see the damage caused by the unethical murderous acts they had been committing. Most of the whites of that time sat so comfortably upon their high horses, and were filled with the idea of being the superior of races.
Moreover, to Malcolm the state welfare agency should be blames for robbing his mother of her dignity and breaking apart his family. Then his experiences in school also make him felt the racist and he can see that white people do not see black people as their equal. His school was discouraging him to be a lawyer because of skin, and he was treating like a pet. He very disappointed with that until he moved to Bostom, and the same thing happened, but in Bostom it is more exaggerated of racist. He cannot escaped from the phenomena of racial prejudice.