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Nazi Germany 1933-1939: Early Stages of Persecution | My Jewish Learning

Nazi Germany 1933-1939: Early Stages of Persecution | My Jewish Learning

1.In the article, the author highlights what Nazi Germany did in order to set up a mass genocide of Jewish people, and making the Nazis as strong as they were in the pre-doctoral German parliament. The Nazis, after executing and becoming more powerful than other parties in the pre-WWII German parliament, forced Jewish people out of civil service jobs. This was because the Nazis enforced the Nuremberg laws, a set of laws that essentially, made Jewish people second-class citizens, In April 1933, laws proclaimed at Nuremberg made Jews second-class citizens." It also made it so that,"Jews could not attend public schools; go to theaters, cinema, or vacation resorts; or reside or even walk in certain sections of German cities."
2. The acts of the Third Reich to Jewish people were very cruel, and are similar to other works of literature that were produced later on, after WWII. Some places in the 1950s, America, also reflected some of the same treatments upon people. Even if no laws were passed to actually act against a minority, and that the racism of some Americans was never as cruel and horrific as the Nazis, they both share the facts that both acted against an entire group of people, just like them, yet different in some aspects, spiritual or physical. For instance, in TKAM, the amounts of racism throughout the town make it so corrupt, and horrible for the Black people that live there. People who exemplified these traits were Bob Ewell, Aunt Alexandra and other people in courtrooms, families and throughout Maycomb's society.

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"Sisters of Charity"

"Sisters of Charity"

1. In the poem, a group of people, more specifically the Irish, are stereotyped as ignorant, unskilled and desperate. They are also described as rats, as they leave the ships they rode to America, "More Irish seem to arrive here every day, like rats fleeing a ship that’s going down." The women are portrayed as bad mothers, and hunt for men in the streets. The people also think they are useless, and want to stay that way, "they seem hell-bent on making themselves less, like prodigal sons content to live in swill." The author thinks that they will rob little children in the streets. The author is happy though, that the nuns are trying to get more children to get respectable careers.
2. In "To Kill a Mockingbird" and the poem "Sisters of Charity", both share a hateful nature of poorer people. In the poem, the Irish were described as dirty and poor, while in TKAM, the Cunninghams took that place. Instead of the population of America discriminating against the poor, sad immigrating Irish population, in TKAM it was Aunt Alexandra who hated the impoverished Cunninghams. She describes them also as dirty people, and hates them so much she bans Scout from hanging out with Walter Cunningham. She unjustly others them, making it seem as if she were a better person than they are. In doing that, it reveals her prejudice against people who are poorer than herself.

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Opinion | ‘Othering’ and the Middle East: A primer

Opinion | ‘Othering’ and the Middle East: A primer

1. In the article, it shows and explains the amount of unfairness and prejudice is given to Muslims and people who come from the Middle East. The terrorist attacks and massacres were highly to blame for the horrid words against an entire ethnic group of people, "the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the Charlie Hebdo massacre and the public slayings of Americans like James Foley by the Islamic State." The prejudice given to these people (based on the actions of a few who really were as bad as people described) is immense, eventually leading to suspecting a 14-year-old Muslim was going bring a homemade bomb to school, "a 14-year-old Muslim youth in the United States could be easily suspected of bringing a homemade bomb to a public school." The othering these people are presented with (especially children) in unjust, and undeserved.
2. Like in the real world, literature also takes in some of these horrible examples of prejudice. In TKAM, the same thing happens to the African Americans living in Maycomb. They are blamed for horrible things, presented with rude and undeserving prejudice, and are always seem to be discriminated against. For example, Tom Robinson in TKAM is like Ahmed Mohamed, the boy who was blamed for bringing a bomb to school. Tom, like Ahmed, was thought to have committed a crime, in his case, however, it was the rape of a woman. Neither of these people did anything actually wrong, yet still experienced injustice throughout both investigations and situations.

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The Othering

The Othering

1. In the photo "The Othering", it shows a majority of yellow rubber ducks taking up nearly the entire screen, and all are facing right. However, one duck is the color black, and faces to the left. That duck is the only one to show those traits, and all of the others are identical. It seems as if the black duck wants to go somewhere, yet the stream of yellow ducks keeps it away from where it desires to be. The yellow ducks could be the majority, while the black duck is the minority, trying to get its way in a place full of individuals working against it.
2. In the picture, a struggling minority attempts to push against the majority to get where it wants to be, yet it can't accomplish this task. In TKAM, the majority (white people) also push around the minority (black people) in Maycomb. In this small town in Alabama, racism is practically seeping out of every nook and cranny. For instance, Mr. Ewell is such a racist character in the story. In the Tom Robinson case, he does everything in his power to make Tom seem like a rabid animal. Tom was proven guilty, and was sent to jail. Yet, Atticus, Tom's lawyer, proved to everyone besides the jury in the courtroom that Tom was innocent. This also showed that more than only a few people were very racially discriminate in this period of time. Even after Tom dies at the hands of prison guards, he still harasses his wife, and his lawyer.

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