Different Color=Different Treatment

Jacie Gonzalez

In "Of Mice and Men" people of different race were looked at as, and treated differently and majority of the time, unfairly.

This novel was set in a time period during the Great Depression. During this time there were extremes along the lines of segregation and racism. Crooks, a character on the novel is treated poorly and lives in bad conditions because he was a disabled black man. He was also looked at as low class in a sense of the working place and rudely and offensively classified, called, and known as a "nigger"

PROPAGANDA

Propaganda is information of a biased or misleading nature. This is usually used to promote a political cause or point of view. This was used very many times. Main victims of propaganda were people of color, mainly black people. They were many times perceived as very extremely dark skin, big lips, and pale palms.
Scrub me Mamma with a Boogie Beat (1941)

Scrub me Mamma with a Boogie Beat (1941)

This is one of the many old cartoons with racial insults.

In the description of this video there's even a warning that says "WARNING: This cartoon contains extreme racial stereotyping. Shown here for historical and educational purposes and to promote discussion"

So many cartoons, advertisements, drawings, books during these times and even still today have awful racial, misleading stereotypes. In addition to this, people thought and believed that this was somehow okay!? How in the world is insulting, making fun of, segregating and thinking less of an ENTIRE race considered to be alright?

WORK CITED

"Racist Memorabilia. These items present some of the ethnic stereotypes of African Americans. As..." Encyclopedia of Race and Racism. Ed. John Hartwell Moore. Vol. 2. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2008. U.S. History in Context. Web. 13 Mar. 2014.


"Religion and Racism. Ku Klux Klan members share a stage, possibly in Portland, Oregon, with members..." Encyclopedia of Race and Racism. Ed. John Hartwell Moore. Vol. 1. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2008. U.S. History in Context. Web. 13 Mar. 2014.


"Slaveholding Not Sinful." Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources. Ed. Adrienne Wilmoth Lerner, Brenda Wilmoth Lerner, and K. Lee Lerner. Detroit: Gale, 2006. 104-107. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 13 Mar. 2014.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UacUR7bPnMM