Discrimination Faced In Nat Turner, By Kyl Kyle Baker

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The American society has come a long way. There have been numerous advances in medicine and technology over the centuries but a society as advanced as the U.S.A cannot get passed the skin color of a person. The discrimination that blacks face on a daily basis is far from over though it is not as obvious as it used to be. Gone are the days when signs were put up prohibiting blacks from riding on the same bus as whites. Gone also are the days when blacks and whites were not allowed to attend the same schools or swim in the same pools. However, the need for blacks to constantly prove themselves to the white man that despite the color of their skin, they deserve fair and equal treatment remains a struggle. After all, wasn’t the constitution founded based on the fact that all men are created equal? …show more content…
I found the graphics capturing; living me with a vivid memory of the events that took place thousands of years ago. To me, this book is as effective as one with scripts. One graphic that caught my attention and served as a perfect example of the discrimination and injustice that blacks faced in Nat Turner’s days is when he was standing outside the classroom listening to the white teacher teach the white children. Upon seeing him, the teacher walks to the door and slams it in his face. The teacher, along with the other whites, knew what the power of education would do to the slaves; it would give them knowledge and with knowledge comes power and a voice in society. They were determined to stop that from happening at all cost. Being so eager to learn, little Nat Turner proceeds to eavesdrop on the door. Discrimination and injustice of such nature still exist in today’s society though not as obvious as the example in this book. The whites may choose to ignore it and deny its existence but this that’s not change the fact that discrimination exists in one form or

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