1. Actor Thandie Newton tells the story of finding her "otherness" -- first, as a child growing up in two distinct cultures, and then as an actor playing with many different selves. She found that her key to otherness was to put herself in the acting she does, and become the character. Thandie states, "there is something that can give the self ultimate and infinite connection -- and that thing is oneness, our essence." In order to help find ones self they must try to feel one instead of othered. 2. This connects to the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, as in both the video and the novel the theme of other is present. People felt as if they were "mis-fits" for society.
1. Stanford’s Center on Poverty and Inequality’s annual State of the Union report found profound, persisting inequalities in the United States. Racism is unfortunately still found in the real world today. Problems may also be getting worse in some areas of the world: "Despite improvements in education, social mobility and many critical areas, large racial and ethnic disparities still exist – and are sometimes even increasing." This also affects people's lives and work when black families may struggle for housing and jobs: "employment rate for African American men has been 11 to 15 percentage points lower than that for white people." Many people also underestimate the issues involving race and the inequality. 2. This article written by Stanford News compares to the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, as racism was present within the Maycomb county and creates unfair disadvantages for the black community. The novel involves a trial which the white man won, purely because of the color of his skin. In the novel and the article racism is a form of ignorance and makes people feel othered, excluding many people from daily life.
1. In the United States as in many other societies, gender relationships are changing and inequalities between men and women are questioned. This article represents how gender inequality is still present in the modern day world. Even today in the world "women only earn 80%" compared to what men earn. In order to change the inequality we would have to change the way people think and act towards the issue: "have to be waged at the level of how people think." 2. This alludes to the novel To Kill a Mockingbird as it shows gender inequality much as Jem said to Scout: “I was not so sure but Jem told me I was being a girl, that girls always imagined things, that’s why other people hated them” (Lee 45). Scout experiences the downsides of being a "girl" and how people perceive them as. In both the article and the novel the community feel othered and are cast out from existing groups of society.