Social Inequality In America

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In modern day America, social inequity is a rising problem becoming more and more of an issue as time goes on. Although many protests have been made against persecution, not much progress has been made. Social inequality has been a global issue for hundreds of years, and has yet to completely cease. Authors have the ability to inform American teenagers about the problems we face in everyday life using many different types of literature. Teenagers are growing up in a world full of discrimination and social inequality. Some of the most common types of inequities are racism, bullying, and gender. These are the kids who are going to be the leaders of our country, and they need to know how to deal with the many inequities we face each day.…show more content…
People are judged based off their race and the color of their skin. Racism is known as the hatred towards a person due to skin color, place of birth, and language. From the 1600s through the late 1960s, racism has resulted in slavery and segregation. According to the evidence, racism could be on the rise in public schools. Cases of racial stereotyping and derogatory jokes and sayings have become more frequent. Oregon has started racism free zones in their schools, and are making no excuses for racial jokes. In To Kill A Mockingbird, a black man is convicted of rape on a white girl. In court, evidence clearly showed that he was not guilty, but due to the color of his skin, he was proven guilty. “ It’s a black man’s word against the Ewell’s… The jury couldn’t possibly be expected to take Tom’s word over the Ewell’s” (Lee, 100). This shows how people are judged on things that are so unimportant, and they aren’t given a fair shot at life just because they aren’t…show more content…
They disguise real life problems in their writing, while still getting the important message across. “They seek to consider, to discuss and to educate people in an indirect, oblique, yes, even casual, manner concerning the most serious problems which the human race faces.” (Farrell, 1) Writing is a powerful tool that can help change the world one person at a time. In books such as The Outsiders, S.E Hinton shows how social inequities and persecution can affect people. The Greasers are bullied because of things like their income, the way they look, and how they act. The novel teaches kids not to judge based on the little things, and that everyone is equal on the inside. The book To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee brings awareness to the topic of racism. She shows kids how even though times have changed, these horrible ideas that people are less because of what they look like still exist. Authors possess more power power than people think, and they might just be the start of a brand new

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