Racism In The Movie Rosewood

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Brutal and senseless injustice towards blacks has been a reoccurring theme in this great nation since the beginning of slavery as a result of a superior complex that a lot of whites had. Even after the end of slavery, which created more opportunities for the advancement of blacks, they were still not viewed as equal in the eyes of many and along with the growing progression of minorities, came growing anger and jealousy from their white neighbors. Black lives were not as valuable as any Caucasian man, woman or child and some whites considered it insulting to even attempt to compare the two. African Americans had been oppressed for so long, that it seemed that that was the way of life and anything that suggested otherwise was wrong and needed …show more content…
Many of the men, both black and white became, members of the free Mason’s after the war. However, some white men still didn’t feel that blacks should even think about being considered equal to them and unfortunately some blacks thought so as well. As depicted in the movie “Rosewood”, by the character “Sam”, who is heard mentioning that although the man asking for help was a mason, he was a “White Mason” and that made all the difference in Sam’s initial opinion of him. Yes, they all fought in the war, but their skin still had far more melanin in it which, to some both black and white, made them nothing more than another …show more content…
Everyone in the area was made aware of this situation and asked to lookout for him. This is when a married white woman named Fannie Taylor makes false accusations of sexual assault and abuse against a “nigger”. Sending all the whites, especially the men, into a rage and on a hunt to find Jesse Hunter, the man who they presume is responsible for the attack against Taylor. Part of the issue was that, the only real description they had of him is that he was a black man. So the whites go around terrorizing black men, woman and children who they accuse of either harboring Jesse, knowing his wear a bouts or being him. Needless to say the mob never get the answer that “they” are looking for, that in addition to two white men being shot leads to blacks getting tied up to trees, mutilated their houses being burnt and ultimately the last days of the town of

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