Essay on The Conflict Between Black And White Americans

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What is it that we take pride in putting one another down to be on top? This is the question that arose while reading The Help which was published in 2009, by Kathryn Stockett. It takes place in the 1960s right before the civil rights movement. Through the the book, we can take a close view at the interconnected black and white community. The difference between black and white Americans are vividly little hence, they rip apart the universe. The constant war between the two sides projects the period of inequality in American history. Therefore, equality plays an important role towards discrimination because of social status, race and gender.
Social status permits power to white people, therefore they have control over colored people without realizing. Social status shows one 's standards. The line drawn between the white and the blacks is clear as water. When Minny goes to work for Celia, she tells her to do their white people stuff like “Go shopping…get some new clothes. Go do whatever white women do when the maid’s home”(51). She is extremely aware of her status and now showing Celia her status, which they never dare to cross. Consequently, Celia could care less about social class, but, there is a always a fear. Not only Celia but Minny her herself with permission would fear such interaction. Every color man felt suppressed but still equality was impossible at the time. There were always people pulling on blacks leg to stop them from moving forward. Like, when…

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