Vandalism In No Name Woman By Maxine Hong Kingston

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Have you ever seeing people vandalizing on a public transportation, and you were just sitting there doing nothing about it? I have and I regret my decision of silence. In the City of San Francisco, vandalism is a form of urban art, but according to SF Public Work, it cost around 20 million annually to recover the damage from vandalism. As a rider of the public transportation, our bus fee was raised several times because of vandalism. Why did I stay silence on the bus? I could have stopped the vandalism, and I have many options to do it: I can alert the transportation agency via text message or notifying the driver. I stayed in the position of silence because I am afraid that trouble will bring upon me, and I might waste a lot more time to explain …show more content…
The narrator’s mother told her the story of her aunt because she does not want the narrator to be like her, having illegitimate child with some other male that is not her lawful husband, which is a disgrace to the family. Because of she ruin the name of her family, the family deny the existence of her and pretend that her aunt were never born at all. The stories compose a lot of facts about Chinese culture and their value, and those values are one of the factors that perpetuate the silence in people as well as the …show more content…
The society has setup a system where the institution is teaching people how to suppress themselves and keep silence them down through education. According to hooks, “To perpetuate and maintain white supremacy, white folks have colonized black Americans, and a part of that colonizing process has been teaching us to repress our rage, to never make them the target of any anger we feel about racism”(144). The history of silence and racism begins at the time of slavery, where slaves were oppressed and they are held in silence for couple hundreds of years. If the slave were to speak up against their owner or run away, he or she will get kill. Even though slavery is outlaw, the education structure of our society is made to educate people of color not to question the society, and their disadvantage is not a result from racism. The education system presents the ideas, but silence is the reason that the idea of racial discrimination seems reasonable to people who are in the position of oppressed. Silence in our society contribute to the fact that racism exist and why it perpetuate throughout

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