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What does it take to take a stand? Race Lens

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Short Stories About Racism, Discrimination, Prejudice or Stereotypes

Short Stories About Racism, Discrimination, Prejudice or Stereotypes

1. One piece of the short story is when the character Mrs.Norton asks the child that she just met (the child is named Carole) "What are you anyway?"(said from Mrs.Norton) She is curious about the child that's sitting beside for a while but she shouldn't be asking personal questions like that. Also when Mrs.Noron asks Carole about the color that she would color her parents. This is symbolizing how Carole is feeling about the conversation that's just getting too personal. When Carole starts loudly saying how she feels about this. Other passengers hear what's happening and feel empathetic towards the girl. She's taking a stand and really showing what her situation is. One quote from the story is “How would you like it if that happened to you?” Carole says. “So
what are you, anyway? What are your parents? How would you color them? Well, I don’t care! I don’t even care!” This quote really shows that she's standing up to the Norton's and taking a stand. Another quote is “How would you like to come and sit with me?” the stewardess says smiling. “I’ll make you a special drink. Have you ever had a Shirley Temple?” Not just Carole, but the stewardess was taking a stand and she also says “Don’t touch her, the stewardess says".
2. In To Kill A Mockingbird, a lot of the characters take a stand but one of the more known ones is when Atticus takes a stand in the courtroom and defends Tom. Atticus will make his voice heard to do what's right in his community. Unfortunately, other people don't think the same way he did. In the short story, however, Other people on the flight agreed with Carole about how it's rude in 1970 to ask personal questions about stuff like that.

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Racism throughout the years

Racism throughout the years

1. Throughout the history of the world, and all over the globe, racism and genocide have been a conflicting and a re-occurring issue that appeared throughout history. For example, some of these were the Holocaust and the genocide in Rwanda. These events sadly, keep on happening even to this day. Most nations went to Geneva (a city in western Switzerland) to review the 2001 World Conference Against Racial Discrimination. They were taking a stand and making an effort to try and make a difference in the world. "Civil society, member states, and the UN should fight racism" This symbolizes that some people think that they should try to really make a difference and stop the violence that's caused because of someone else's opinion. "the right to security for all States in the region, including Israel." That's showing that people are showing that they know about this issue and are trying to make a stand and show what's right.
2. In To Kill A Mockingbird there is racial discrimination like in the article. Tom Robinson is falsely accused of raping a white woman. Tom's sent to jail and later killed. part of the reason for his death isn't because of his personality, but because of the color of his skin. In the article, they mention about how these events are happening because of people's physical features or just because of who they are.

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Europe and there borders

Europe and there borders

1. In the first few sentences, they talk about how there were some people trying to get to Europe, but then some guards shot the migrants while they were trying to swim across the water. (From Monaco to Spain) There were other reports of Greek coastguards violently towing a migrant boat, and migrants being hosed down naked in the yard of a reception camp. These people were just trying to get to Europe for work. People are popping up "across Europe and beyond" have been preparing to organize people for service. " ISCI’s Alicia de la Cour Venning argues that the deaths of migrants at the borders, depicted as individual tragedies, should be treated as state crimes" This proves that some people are thinking that these deaths of migrants at the borders shouldn't be allowed.
2. In the book To Kill A Mockingbird, there are innocent deaths occurring but also, there are not too harsh laws for certain people in the book, but for But, for other people in the book, it can be a bit more challenging. it all depends on your skin color. (I think you can guess which is which) This issue has come up throughout history and it still happens today with multiple instances of it happening. It's not mentioned a whole lot in the book but is very important in the book. This is the social classes of Maycomb. They range from households like the Finches (they have well-paying jobs and are respected in Maycomb) and then down at the bottom of the list would be the African American community that is in Maycomb. They are treated poorly and some aren't respected in the community.

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Taking a stand interview

Taking a stand interview

1. There are many instances where shootings are taken place and they talk about a few of these briefly in the video. They get 3 police officers and 3 members of the African American community to talk about what's happening and how they feel. Police departments feel a bit uneasy and "their level of safety has been shaken" because of the shootings that are taking place, and the crowds that they are there. One of the men said that if they get a large crown there to defend the victim(s) of a shooting the police just think that they should come at the crowd with more force and more aggression. One of the police officers agreed to what he said.
2. There's a lot of conflict between Black and White people in the book To Kill A Mockingbird, but some of the more prominent ones are when the police refuse to accept the fact that Tom Robbinson was innocent. Although the police don't really come up in the book that much, they make an impact overall.

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