What Happened To Harriet Tubman

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“Public opinion is a permeating influence, and it exacts obedience to itself; it requires us to drink other men’s thoughts, to speak other men’s words, to follow other men’s habits.” Walter Bagehot. Racism continues to slither through the minds of millions. The public and media only fuel biased opinions of a certain people to think a certain way. There may never be a world where every person can accept each other; however, there could be a world where human beings can treat each other with respect. Humans are creatures of habit. Change is sometimes difficult for many to accept fully. Although the past ways of the world tend to linger into the future, there are many people trying to introduce innovative ideas on the way of life. Harriet Tubman …show more content…
Racial injustice was an unstoppable plague during the nineteen thirties. There are headlines upon headlines of just some of the instances where racial injustice was relevant. For instance, on March 26th, 1931, nine black teens were falsely accused of raping two white women and all but one was sentenced to death. The one not sentenced to death was brutalized by guards in the prison. On January 28th, 1934, a black man was found innocent in raping and robbing a white woman; tactlessly, in a police, car the man was lynched by a mob of people who stopped the police car. The black man was violently murdered and not one person was charged for his death. One last example was on March 19th, 1939, a black man wanted to be admitted into the Missouri Law School, but the school rejected him. In return, the man took the school to court. He won in court and became admitted into the law school; however, mysteriously he disappeared. The central thought is that he was kidnapped and then killed by racists.(5) Being an African American in this time period was wretched. They were treated like opossums that run out in front of a car. Bigger felt that he had no choice other than to lash out and become aggressive because that is what surrounded his entire life. The mind takes in what the eyes view. When exposed to such viciousness and carelessness of a certain person, a person cannot help but to be frightened. Bigger was destined to be a menace, just as Frankenstein is to his mad

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