Analysis Of Elizabeth And Hazel : Two Women Of Little Rock Essay

1957 Words Oct 16th, 2015 8 Pages
Rosario 1
Tasha Rosario
Professor Regan
ENWR 105
October 4, 2015 Bias Is Ruining The Future Of America

 Racism through the years has provided places around the world with a shameful past that even today, racial reconciliation is still only in its beginning phase. Legends such as Rosa Park, Martin Luther king, and Malcolm X sacrificed their own life daily to pave a brighter future for America. However, there is only so much people can do to change the ways of the world, the rest is up to the moral ethics of everyday citizens. The novel, Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock, makes me question society in the past and present. If today; years after racism was said to be over, two people cannot move on from their horrid past, how is the rest of the world supposed to? Recent events have proven that racism still exists and will always exist until America as a whole forgives itself. It is true the worst is long gone and today the chasm is way narrower however, new bridges have been formed. The story of Elizabeth and Hazel and their tragic friendship sadly represents the unmoving and perpetual racial relations in the United States. Nearly every person in America carries around a constant racial bias that separates white people over black people in social, professional and educational settings. Though not as constant as in the 1950s, this bias is still evident in recent events, in the media and even in schools.
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