1. How did we as a society, come to discriminate against the other? "What makes us want to divide ourselves like that? In this video, David Driskell displays his opinion of the answer to this question. He thinks people are prejudice toward people who are different because it is "ingrained in society". It is how it has always been, so that is how people think. If you were a child growing up before or during the civil rights movement, it was just how your parents taught you to treat other people. 2. This relates to To Kill a Mockingbird because it was set in the 1930's in the south when it was still segregated. No one questioned the way things were, it was just normal to discriminate against the 'other'.
1. The delectable 'otherness' by K Balachandran exemplifies otherness through daily occurrences, such as, the nightingale infuses sweetness to night hours". the poem also states, "The cactus flower and delicate butterfly on it, brings to focus a certain delectable incongruence". These two examples show that otherness and differences can shed light, or hope on things that are always the same. 2. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus was like the nightingale, bringing sweetness to the night. Atticus was different from the rest, because he decided to defend a black man in court case in the 1930's. Even when no one agreed with him, Atticus pushed forward through the case and tried his best to win. The court case might not have been successful, but it was a slow, and sure step that gave people hope for the future.
1. Racism is an issue that people have dealt with for a while. This article exemplifies what it is to be different, and that different kinds of racism are. This article also shows otherness. If someone has been racist towards you, you probably feel different and singled out. There is actually many different types of racism. The ones that are most prevalent in To Kill A Mockingbird are subtle racism and colorism. Subtle racism is when people make little remarks or hint at racism. "Victims of subtle, or covert, racism may find themselves snubbed by wait staff in restaurants or salespeople in stores who believe that people of color aren’t likely to be good tippers or able to afford anything expensive." Colorism is when someone is prejudice towards people with a darker skin tone. In summary darker skin toned people were treated much differently than people with lighter skin tones, and did not get as many opportunities to do anything. Lighter skin was considered "superior to darker skin". 2. In To Kill A Mockingbird, people were often victims to subtle racism. Calpurnia, for example, would always be subtly snubbed by Scot and Jem's Aunt Alexandra. Subtle racism might not look like much, but to the victim, it probably feels just as bad as any other type of racism. Since To Kill A Mockingbird takes place in the 1930s, there was definitely many examples of colorism and segregation. For example, Tom Robinson was found guilty because of his skin color. Although people with darker skin aren't any different than people with lighter skin, they are treated much differently in To Kill A Mockingbird.