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One of the the most famous quotes of Martin Luther King Jr says," I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word." By this statement Martin Luther King Jr was trying to convey the idea that there could be peace in this world and that everyone could treat each other like brothers but that would only happen if racism was abolished. Today racism is still active which shows that we have not found that unconditional love.
In 1957 Domingo Ulloa painted this painting called Little Rock. The painter was inspired by the event of September 23, 1957. On this date African-American children were allowed to go to a white school but all the white children received them with insults and violence. This painting captures that image from the perspective of the African-American children and all they see is white people like monster. This is mainly why racism continues this means that next time they saw a white person they would probably get scared.
Countee Cullen wrote a poem called Incident which tell a story from the perspective of a young African-American boy who was treated with racism when he decided to visit Baltimore. Two lines from the poem that have the most meaning are, "Of all the things that happened there That's all that I remember." These two lines show how the young boy was traumatized by the way he was treated which shows that racism can cause many emotional and mental issues. Living your life always remebering the things people have said to you is no way of living.
Poison by Roald Dahl is a story about a British guy who has felt a snake on his bed while he was sleeping so his friend called an Indian doctor to come help. As the story progresses everything gets more intense were the point the British guy just decides to jump off the bed but then everyone realized there was no snake. After this the doctor asked if he actually saw the snake with a sarcastic tone. It was at this moment that the British guy started to make racist comments towards the doctor for being Indian. This shows that after everything the doctor went through and trying to help him all he got in return was racism. Which in my mind leads me with the question would it have been different if the doctor actually removed a snake?
A recent news report stated that African-american are being racially discriminated in American Airlines. One of the incidents that occurred included a man having to give up his seat after replying to racial comments. It might be true that he replied but he didn't start anything. Another incident occurred when a black women was not allowed to board a flight because she complained about her seat change without her consent. According to the article even though these people payed for their seat they were discriminated because of their race.