Rosa Parks was a women who changed history in the form of simply saying “no”. On December 1st 1955, a white passenger asked for Rosa Parks to get up from her seat so the passenger could sit there. Rosa said no. The bus driver called for her to be arrested and taken off the bus permanently. Once she was arrested this movement shook the world. People of color all over the world refused to go on buses for weeks. This made the buses have a loss of money. In the moment of Rosa being arrested she was looked down upon because of the color of her skin. Tom Robinson also felt other when he was arrested because of his race, just as Rosa Parks. The color of someone's skin doesn't give any reasons to arrest somebody or even convict someone of crime. Rosa felt othered and out of place because the color of her skin. Just as Tom Robinson felt out of place. Many people agreed that Rosa Parks should have been thrown in jail because she would not move out of her seat. Just as Tom Robinson people wanted him to be in jail as well. The hate did not win on Rosa’s part but Tom was put in jail and died in jail as well for being convicted of something he did not do. Rosa grew up to be one of the most influential women to exist. She changed the course of history forever.
The Salem witch trials were about many women accused of being “witches” as said in the article anyone who seemed untoward “could bring the charge to a local magistrate. If the jury pleads the women guilty they then would go to a grand jury. The women were plead to “peine forte et dure”. This meant the so-called “witches” were put under a stone and forced to confess, and if they did not they would be squished and most commonly killed beneath the stone. The women who did confess to “witchcraft” would go down the streets to the hanging point. Once they got there they were hung upon a post and killed. The first woman convicted of “witchcraft was” Bridget Bishop. People said she was not living by “a Puritan lifestyle” because she wore black clothes and her coat was oddly torn which was confirmed by many people as “immoral”. She was then convicted of the “witchcraft” and hung to her death June 10, 1692. Another form of “evidence” was called “witch cake” the convicted “witch” would have their own urine taken and put into a mixture of rye cake. A dog would then consume the mixture and if the women convicted as “witches” would cry of pain she was pleaded guilty of a witch. This point in time relates to the Tom Robinson case. Just like Tom Robinson the so-called “witches” felt othered and out of place. They were called out daily and looked down upon something that they did not do, just as Tom Robinson. Tom Robinson was pleaded guilty for something he did not do which was, assaulting Mayella Violet Ewell. Mayella claimed that he went over her house to do work on a chiffarobe and she went inside the house followed by Tom Robinson who then attempted to assault her. These events never occured yet Tom was still pleaded guilty solely for the purpose that he was black and Mayella was white.These women were pleaded guilty solely for the purpose of these false accusations, which were considered evidence for them being “witches”. These cases were both cases of them feeling “othered” and looked down upon.
In a poem from Arenele H. Francais called Segregation based on Pigmentation. This poem is in the perspective of a colored person during the segregation movement. This person in the poem expresses a question which is “Why not take a stand for the weaker men?” This question expresses the value of all races need to be equal no matter the color of their skin. The Poem also expresses “Teach them all: The color of your skin is your ethnicity, In no way does it define your personality.” This quotes communicates the importance of upcoming generations and how they can learn from older generations mishaps. This poem relates to the town of Maycomb's segregation. In Maycomb their was various encounters for Jem and Scout of racism, such as when everybody came to the court for Tom Robinson’s case the white citizens sat on one side and the black citizens sat on the other side. In the poem it states “We hear the dirty words that they all say, Oh the abuse and humiliation.” This quote relates to the white citizens in the town calling the black citizens very rude and uncalled for names because of the pigmentation of their skin. That made the black community feel powerless and othered out from the rest of Maycomb and beyond.