Analysis Of The Book ' Elizabeth And Hazel ' By David Margolick

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Alex Haley, one of the prominent American writers, once said, “Racism is taught in our society, it is not automatic. It is a learned behavior toward persons with dissimilar physical characteristics". For decades, racism has always been one of the top issues in our society. People, especially African Americans struggle with racism and fighting for desegregation in where they want to have equal rights and benefits: In the book, Elizabeth and Hazel, David Margolick, the author, portrayed Elizabeth Eckfords as a brave and courageous character throughout the story. She was one of the nine black teenagers attending Little Rock Central High School. She knew that attending a white school would be a challenge, since white people being racists would mistreat her. However she still decided to attend the school where she sought to prove that African Americans are equivalent to white and can also be good people. This story brings a connection to one particular historical figure: Rosa Park, African American woman who had refuse to give up her seat to a white man. Racism had being occurring for so long, yet people would still continue fighting for it. In the story of Elizabeth and Hazel, the author illustrate Elizabeth as a woman who had experience of abusing from the whites. In Elizabeth’s situation, even though the government declared an act Brown v Board: desegregation of blacks and whites in regards to educational equality, the whites’…

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