By Kathryn Stockett
"...A bill that requires every white home to have a separate bathroom for the colored help. I've even notified the sergon general of Mississippi to see if he'll endorse the idea." (Page 8)
" I want to yell so loud that Baby Girl can hear me that dirty aint a color and disease aint the negro side of town. i want to stop this from coming in every white child's life when they start to think that colored folks aint as good as whites." (Page 101)
"You know colored folks aren't allowed in that library." (Page 144)
The symbol i used to go with this situation is a peace sign. It connects with the theme because racial inequality is a problem and everybody should be respected and treated the same way no matter the color of their skin. The peace sign represents everybody keeping peace.
Modern day Connections: School data Finds Pattern of Inequality Along Racial Lines
Who: Racial Minorities throughout the 97,00 public schools in America
What: These students are more likely to be suspended from school, to have less access to rigorous math and science classes and to be taught by lower paid teachers with less experience that white students are.
When: Data has been collected over the past 15 years to support this study
Where: Throughout the 97,000 public schools in America
Why: There is obvious inequality in schools. Students who are racial minorities might not be getting the same opportunities as white students in some schools.
How: Racial minorities are not being treated the same way as white students would be in some schools across America.
Racial inequality being an issue reflects in both this article and in the novel "The Help." This article helps me understand the theme better by showing me that it is still a problem going on today. It shows me that people still have to stuggle with this just like some of the people in the novel and it gives me a better understanding of the characters' problems.