In this video it talks about the sad story of Trayvon Martin where he was killed because he was feared of being an ¨other¨. Trayvon Martin one afternoon was walking from a 711 where a neighborhood watch person by the name George Zimmerman thought he looked a little suspicious or just had done drugs, he then called the real police and they didn't think it was anything, so he started to follow him. As Trayvon realized that he was following he then got into some altercation with Trayvon, he than shot Trayvon in the chest where he was later confirmed to be dead.The fact that this man by the name of George Zimmerman assumed that he was going to do something bad or break into someone's house is just awful. Throughout this video you can tell that trayvon really did nothing and was just being ¨othered¨ by someone else because of the color of his skin. In the book To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee it describes the theme on what it is to be ¨othered¨. This video relates to the book because they both some type a way of someone being ¨othered¨ because of their differences. For example in the book how Tom Robinson is on trial for a case he clearly didn't commit, it is the same thing with Trayvon Martin because he had no right to be shot in the first place. The reason why the people thought they were guilty or suspicious was due to the color of their skin and being categorized as an ¨other¨ because they are different is wrong.
Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that supercharges reading engagement and learning in every subject. Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela who was born July 18, 1918 in the tiny village of Mvezo , he was the first black president of South Africa, he earned a Nobel Peace Prize for it. But before becoming the first black president of South Africa, there was a struggle of being othered. When he left school the article claimed that he became involved in the anti-apartheid movement where he and others would protest the African National Congress. The article claims that ¨In 1956, Mandela and 150 others were charged with and acquitted of treason for their political advocacy¨. He was sentenced for five years, then later was incarcerated on Robben Island for 18 of his 27 years in prison. Throughout his time it claims that before he went to jail, ¨Mandela directed peaceful, nonviolent acts of defiance against the government's racist policies¨. All he was doing was trying to send out a message for being othered and for racism by people but instead got imprisoned. While he was jail he did not give up for being othered but instead was a powerful symbol of black resistance, and later an international campaign for his release was launched. On February 11th, 1991 he was released from jail, a year later he was president of South Africa. In the book To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee there's a lot of incidents where people feel othered in some type of way or form. In this article it relates to the book on how people are othered for being different. For example in the book when Walter pours syrup on his meat and Scout judges him for it. It is very unusual to see someone do that, but Walter doesn´t have to much food so he goes a little overboard with the syrup. Scout is othering him by judging him for being different and being an ¨other¨. Throughout the article Nelson Mandela is being othered for the color of hs skin. It doesn't matter what the color of you skin is, you sex, ethnicity, etc, you should not be judged on it.
Opinion: Dare to be different Jeremy Lin In the NBA where it is mostly populated with blacks and whites with a percentage of 77.4 % are black and 23.3% are white it is very unusual to see an asian player. Jeremy Lin doesn't care about any percentage or anything and he just does what he loves in the game of basketball. He is being othered by being judged by his race and is getting criticized during basketball games for it. He stated during middle school that “In middle school, some of the players on opposing league teams called me a “Chinese import” or told me to “go back to China” After being criticized for his race he than embraces his race instead of hating himself for it. He also stated that it did also fill him with rage, he stated “During one game, the comments got to me so much that I began to play in a rage. In my anger I started committing offensive fouls and playing uncharacteristically badly in an important game.”. All of this hatred and racism is what motivated him to be in the position that he is in now by living his dream in the NBA. In the book To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee there's a lot of incidents where people feel othered in some type of way or form. This doesn't just occur in this book but it also does occur in real life, for example Jeremy Lin who was othered for the ethnicity and his race. In the story Tom Robinson is being othered throughout the story because of the color of his skin. For example everyone thinks that he is guilty for abusing Mayella where he is clearly innocent, but instead him and Atticus fight through the case to prove he is innocent. Jeremy does a similar thing where nobody thinks that he would be good because of the color of his skin, but instead of being disappointed he fights through and becomes a great player in the NBA.