We are bathed in television glare like candle light We speak of Being Disobedient and Being Too Light Skinned/ Not Light Skinned Enough to be wanted by any place we have come from. He lays his head in my lap and we traverse the parts of the world our people were pushed out of His father was born 2,465 kilometers and multiple decades from where my grandparents fled as children and there would have been the Mediterranean Sea between them And here we are on the same continent with our fingers interlocked comparing the similarities in the words in our languages, both of us carrying whole pieces of ourselves in measures like songs In both of our cultures, when you are a disobedient daughter you live your life on a chopping block and when I say this, he grips my hands tighter because he knows neither of us will ever have real homes I look down at his sleepy eyes, I say “They named us the one slur because they thought we looked like you” We laugh. I think, maybe this is what it’s like to go home: When someone knows why you can never go home But I do not say it because both of us are frightened of homes and I want him to stay and I want to stay, too PARAGRAPH 2: This song connects to To Kill A Mockingbird because it relates to how their is social inequality in Maycomb. Black people have a lot less rights then white people during this time.
PARAGRAPH 1: African-Americans, just like Katherine Johnson, were rarely able to have jobs in mathematics and science. It was also very unusual for women of any race to have degrees in mathematics. After she graduated college, the only professional job available to Johnson was teaching. She applied for a job at NASA when they were hiring women of any race to use as "computers". This meant they calculated the mathematics for the engineers who were working on the space program. Women didn't have many privileges on this job. "Women were not allowed to attend meetings with the male engineers and scientists" (10). After John F. Kennedy's mission to send a man to the moon, Katherine Johnson's calculations were once again a success. "Once again, Johnson’s calculations were instrumental in NASA’s success" (13). PARAGRAPH 2: In To Kill A Mockingbird, Calpurnia is like Katherine Johnson as of how they work. They both need to work twice as hard in their job because they are both women. During this time, women's rights was a big thing.
PARAGRAPH 1:In the early 20th century, while some women artists in Germany were finally finding acceptance and visibility in the male-dominated field of art, many were still sidelined to the realm of the applied arts. This article follows four female ceramists, by the names of Margarete Heymann-Loebenstein, Eva Samuel, Paula Ahronson and Hanna Charag-Zuntz, who left Germany after 1933. Starting from scratch, these four women would struggle to find an artistic job in an unfamiliar country. “ Jewish women in the applied arts were among those whose work possibilities and means of independent existence were threatened” (Jewish Women Ceramicists. 3). As the Ceramic shops came to an end, they got taken over by floor decorations and traditional forms. “The British ceramics market was dominated by traditional forms and floral decorations…” (Jewish Ceramic Women. 10). PARAGRAPH 2: In To Kill A Mockingbird, the black people are othered from the society. For example when Tom Robinson was clearly innocent, but he was proven guilty simply because of his race. Blacks are separated from their society just like these Jewish Women Ceramicists from Germany were being othered.