A Century Of Dishonor Analysis

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A Century of Dishonor by Helen Hunt Jackson is about the mistreatment of Native Americans. This work related to our class theme diverse voices because it talks about ethnicity and race. The newly settled Americans forced the Native Americans out of their own home because they were different than them. This work also relates to the theme Changing Ways People Think About America As a Nation because Native Americans were the first people in America, so it makes people think that what the people from England did was wrong. It affected all lives and America 's culture.
How it Feels to be Colored Me by Zora Neale Hurston was about a girl who loved to put on a show and be the center of attention in her small town. When she left later in life to go to Jacksonville is when she realized that she was different and that she was then “just a colored girl.” However, she did not want to feel sorry for herself for her race or blame other people. Her stance was that slavery was a long time ago and was what her ancestors had to go through in order for her to live
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Stripping away the gloss and ripping off your shoes to put somebody else 's on is a great start. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison is a perfect story for one to vicariously be the character of an oppressed black man. Throughout the story, the black man gradually unravels his lack of self esteem and exposes his double consciousness. The man character 's oppressed thought can be seen in this quote, “ What did I do to be so black and so blue?” (213). The systematic and social racism had cornered the character so much that he feeds into the white man 's lies. When he says black and blue, he equated oppression which is typically seen as the color blue with his cursed skin. His questions are not that of unrest from the punishment and bullying, but that of why he was born in that lower tiered skin color (of that

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