Struggles For Equality

Uncle Tom's Cabin Experience

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Porcelain Artwork

The porcelain displays a white content child under the safe care of a black man exploring the idea that inferiority (or inequality) is not a natural state of life.
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Deleted scene from Uncle Tom's Cabin, the movie

This scene from a film adaptation of Uncle Tom’s Cabin has captured both communities, blacks and whites, paying their respects to the ill child on the eve of her passing. However, no representative of the white community mourned for the loss of Tom’s life. The black community held all lives sacred with a blind eye to color, while whites did not have the same high standards as the black community especially regarding to the black men’s lives. The scene was cut out from the final movie as it was seen as questioning the superiority of the White race in a moral manner.


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Forbidden Sympathy

Women also feel for the lack of equality of the slaves since these two are drawn eye to eye. Women in this point in time have quite possibly been raised by slaves, so it makes sense that they would have a soft side and sympathy for these individuals. Furthermore, as the women grows up and realizes her place in society, she begins to see how much in common she has with the slave in regards to their social shackles and lack of rights. This woman puts a hand on the black person in a gesture that shows the perspective the two share in the struggle which they must both overcome.