1.) This image is a very strong image that shows African american people exercising their rights. They are standing up to racism by marching and showing their numbers to their oppressors. through these peaceful protests African Americans had stood up to racism and ha gained many more rights. this picture also shows the support of white people and people of different races. Through the support of other people and the unity of each other, humans can accomplish anything. 2.) This picture draws a parallel in "To Kill a Mockingbird" though the idea of other people helping for one ultimate goal. With the characters like the finch family, Miss Maudie and other characters who accept the colored people they show their support for them. The black people seem to be grateful for the white people who help them out. For example after the trial they all stood for Atticus who helped Tom. This shows that the colored people were thankful for those who helped them.
1.) For a song that represents standing up to racism, the song "One Love" by Bob Marley and The Wailers, represents standing up to racism pretty well. One line in the song states, "Let's get together and feel all right." This line suggests that people should put a side their differences and enjoy each other. It is also saying the possibility of social unity and peace is possible if we come together and celebrate our humanity. In other words if there was no racism and we could abolish it, our world would be much more peaceful. Another line the the song states, "Let them pass their dirty remarks." What this quote is saying is let the people who judge do what they please. You should ignore them and not care what they think. If you make the people trying to make other people look small, look small then they will shut up and quit their hating. This song is very meaningful and has been used to create peace. 2.) "To Kill a Mockingbird" connects to the outside in a similar way. Atticus seemed to believe very strongly that one who treats others as a lesser human is pure trash. This song seems to convey a similar message. The song also relates that there is a different place for people that hurt mankind. Atticus believes the same thing and strongly teaches his children about this. Another theme that is shown in "To Kill a Mockingbird" is the hope of unity by the colored people. This hope is also expressed through "One Love" by Bob Marley.
1.) In this informational article, "Standing up to racism" is written by an Australian website and racism in Australia. It talks about what racism is, how to identify, and of course how to stand up to racism. One of the articles key points on how to stand up to racism is stated and is, "You need to feel comfortable, safe and calm." The article later describes why it is important to have these traits while confronting racism. It is important to have these traits because you want to seem approachable and willing to have a conversation to make room for change. Rather than going straight into the conversation, screaming at each other, and not making change. The article also states, "Challenge their viewpoint." If you offer different perspectives and understand why the person feels this way, you may also be able to change their viewpoints. The person might feel this way because he does not understand something about the targeted race's culture. 2.) After Atticus lost the case with Tom Robinson Miss Maudie is speaking to the children about how it took the jury longer than usual to make their decision. Miss Maudie states,"... he's the only man in these parts who can keep a jury out so long in a case like that. And I thought to myself, well, we're making a step - it's just a baby step, but it's a step" (Lee 289). this relates the the article because when Atticus did his case he had tom Robinson offer his viewpoint and Atticus stayed calm and collected. These two ideas are important traits in the Article on how to stand up to racism. As Atticus uses these ideas he did alter some of the jury's thought process on keeping them out this long. this shows that there was a small change in this racist community, but nonetheless a change all because Atticus was calm and confronted racism.
1.) The article, "Taking a Stand Against Racism" talks about how it can be hard to take a stand against Racism and how it takes courage to do so. The articles states, "Working to eliminate racism requires fortitude, courage and a willingness to make a mistake.'' These traits are crucial in order to take a stand against not only racism, but to take a stand in general. The author is trying to show the readers that it is difficult to take stand but very important and you must be willing to hear criticism. The article also states, "racism and social injustice must be addressed vigorously and systematically, by raising awareness, pursuing public policy advocacy and involving individuals in programs." Another key point in this article is that you can not be "soft' and not willing to go at equality. If you want it you have to go for it and address it. 2.) In TKAM as Atticus is making his final remarks in the court room he states, "Our courts have their faults... but in this country our courts are the great levelers and in our courts all men are created equal." (Lee 274) This quote goes with the article that taking a stand does involve mistakes in which the court might have, but fortitude and courage are needed to achieve the goal to recognize that all men are created equal. Atticus wants the jury to understand that they may make mistakes but they are very respectable people that have many good traits. Very similar to what is stated in the article.