Racism In Jim Demonakos The Silence Of Our Friends

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World war two ended in September 2, 1945, however, this was not the complete end of all the battles. The post-war was a time of more conflicts such as juvenile delinquency and civil rights for equality in the United States. There was racial tension between blacks and whites that caused complications for both parties. Whites did not show equality towards blacks, they discriminated them and treated them in an inhumane manner. Blacks always fought for equality and whites fought against them. Racism is seen in the comic book The Silence of Our Friends by Mark Long, Jim Demonakos, and Nate Powell. It demonstrates the civil rights fight between blacks and whites during the post-war era. Comic books during and after the World war two were very popular …show more content…
Each one has a different topic that tremendously affect the United States. The Silence of Our Friends explains racism between blacks and whites and The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic Book Scare, and How it Changed America explains the comic book scare. However, racism is something that the United States struggles a lot with. That being said, The Silence of Our Friends by Mark Long, Jim Demonakos, and Nate Powell does a better job explaining one of the greatest topics in American History. This book shows how blacks and whites did not get along and the different conflicts that they had between each …show more content…
The Silence of Our Friends shows racism between blacks and whites, and The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic Book Scare, and How it Changed America explains how juvenile delinquency came after the World war two because of the comic book scare. They both occur during the same time era but have different settings. The Silence of Our Friends is a good story that also demonstrates how racism was back then. Racism itself is a significant topic in American History especially because it is still seen nowadays. The book helps understand how the life of a black or white was when they had to face discrimination everywhere they went. It helps comprehend how both races felt when they are hated by the other race. For example when Larry Thompson went to the store to buy the chicken necks and the white cashier did not want to sell it to him and Larry left the shop furiously and when his child ask him where the chicken necks were, Larry thoughtlessly hit him because he was so angry that the seller had discriminated him like that. The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic Book Scare, and How it Changed America also contains a lot of meaningful information about how the comic books affected American lives. However the information would have been more interesting to learn if it was in a story format instead of reading the author 's opinion and interviews

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