Essay about Notes Of A Native Speaker By Zora Neale Hurston

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Black and white: These words are used to describe a person, to judge him/her. People are often judged based on skin color; all you need is a drop of black blood to be defined as black, colored human. However, today it is all changing because there is a fight for equality; one by one everyone is becoming a part of it, realizing that a person cannot be judged or treated unfairly because of his/ her skin color. Joining us in this fight are Zora Neale Hurston and Eric Liu. They are describing their journey in their short articles, “How It Feels to be Colored Me” by Zora Neale Hurston and “Notes of a Native Speaker” by Eric Liu. Then again we have some who believe achieving equal rights is not attainable, such as, Harper Lee. In her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, she had showed that there will always be discrimination against the black people; racism is a never ending battle. Zora Neale Hurston had grown up in a “Negro town” of Eatonville, Florida, a completely colored town. She did not know about the racial differences that existed at the time, the only differ3ence she saw was that whites only passed through town but never lived there. As time went by she started feeling the presence of the word ‘colored’ around her. She had stated that she, “did not always feel colored”, (text2 line51) she did not feel treated unfairly all the time, it was only certain points where she felt that being colored affected her. Racism, “fails to register depression”(text2 line38), within her she…

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