Racial Discrimination: Character Analysis

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Racial discrimination involves actually acting out with unfair treatment, directing the action towards the person or group. No society has been free from discrimination, just about every location of the world there is some form of racial discrimination. Some people believe that racial discrimination has made steps forward. With recent cases of racial discrimination against African Americans being shot down by cops, has racial discrimination really come to an end? Many people still suffer other forms of discrimination such as being turned down, hate mail, emails or messages. Even just judging somebody for being or looking different that is also a form of discrimination. In 2015 many African Americans were gunned down. African Americans are three …show more content…
Jimmy decided to teach a man Abbad how to fly a plane, since everyone else turned him away because of his race. “When I came to your door, when I said, I want to be a pilot, you immediately thought I was another crazy terrorist that wanted to learn how to fly planes into skyscrapers” (Alexie 110). Abbad stated that seven flight instructors have turned him away thinking that he was a terrorist. “Of course you did. And you know how I know such things? How? Because before I came to you I was turned away from seven flight instructors before I came to you. One flight instructor pulled a gun on me” (Alexie 111). The racial tension in this part of the book is very high since Abbad had to deal with being discriminated against by so many people. In the end Abbad ended up betraying Jimmy and was actually a terrorist, but as he was trying to learn to fly he was offended that everyone turned him away predicting that he was a …show more content…
wrote a piece called Conspiracy and he directed it towards Chester children-at-risk. “As a child I went to a scared-straight sort of program at Corwell Heights, the roughest juvenile lock-up in the United States, in the seventies. The more people told me I wouldn’t make it, that I would be some man’s piece of butt or sex object, the more I became obsessed with proving each one of them wrong” (Conspiracy 70). Since many people discriminated against the author because he was from Chester, he wanted to prove them wrong that he could be better and could make it at the toughest institutions. The author was placed in all of the toughest blocks as if they were trying to test him to see if he’d actually make it, and he ended up making it out alive every single time. Aaron did this to prove to those who tried to discriminate against him and push him

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