A World of Acquired Taste
An Examination of "Uncle Tom's Cabin."
Is Racism Inherent?
Young white girl reading the bible to a black man.
Human purity at an early age.
Without society to corrupt the mind, racism is non existent.
Without the influence of a racist society, anyone can grow up to continue to live a life free of prejudice though
Analysis by Gillian Britt
a. A subtle ideal I noticed throughout the pictures was how children see things much more clearly than adults at times because they are not blinded by prejudice. Eva, the girl depicted in most of the pictures, is often reading the Bible to a black man. The Bible, to Christians, usually has the messages of acceptance of all sinners, no matter what race or gender. The little girl saw this and acted upon it by reading the Bible to the black man.
b. I was shocked by the amount of control the white slave owners had over their slaves. It seems so implausible that they didn't see slaves as humans who could feel love and affection.
Analysis by John Asamoah
A. When i look at these pictures of innocence and acceptance and compare it to paintings of racism that i have seen in the past, it seems as though the young children have much more sense than the older adults in that they don't see race as anything to attack. Then i start to think about the diffrence between an adult and a child. An adult has a much more complex life and factors that can really warp their perspective. For example. Humans only need clothes to survive the weather. They are not suppose to fucntion as ways of showing aristocracy by nature. However it is the rising complexity of humans that fogs their perspective. Now clothes are a sign of money and power. It seems that simplicity is the ideal.
B. An adult is suppose to have more sense than a child. However in these paintings, a child is more loveing, caring, and accepting. These are traits that in modern america, we believe that adults ar suppose to