Examples Of Racism In Gem Of The Ocean

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Gem of the Ocean is a part of a ten play chronicle written by August Wilson where slavery has ended but, we can still see that it still exist. Gem of the Ocean takes place about 40 years after the abolition of slavery, which is not nearly enough time for people to move on and evolve from such a detrimental occurrence in history. Slavery is a manmade problem the promoted racism and was passed on through the generations. Racism and ignorance created this fear among the races and a selfish sense of only caring for one’s own race. Even though it has been years from the time the play takes place this Nation still experience some of the same issues it did at that time.

Slavery was abolished many centuries ago but it is something that is still going on in today’s society. In the play Gem of the Ocean we see how
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If people are asked in today’s society why they are racist or what racism really is some will not be able to give you a real answer. Many will refer to their ancestors and what they did and believe in. Others will refer to the trends and protests going on but, very few will be able to give you an honest and sincere answer on why they believe in racism. Ignorance is the number one contributor to racism. People not knowing the facts on why their families where brought up that way or why things happen in the world. People are quick to call everything racism when it refers to two different races involved, even without knowing all the real facts especially when it is white versus black. People quickly jump to the fact that the white person was right and that the black person was committing a crime of doing something illegal. If people bothered to know that truth and all the facts instead of being ignorant and going with the glow and jumping straight to conclusions racism would not be as big as it is today but, as long as society keeps feeding into that ignorance racism will continue to

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