Dialectical Journal: Black Like Me Essay

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Reading Notes | Comments and Questions | They were apparently friends one minute then then something would come up and one would get slashed up with a knife (pg.8) | I think of it as having your whole family against you when you have important decisions to make. If they, who are always supposed to be there for you turn their backs when you most need them, then who will? Just like race we tend to trust those within our own people who have the same background, but if you can’t trust them then you can you trust. | Though street cars are not segregated in new Orleans, I took a seat near the back. (pg.12) | Even after all they blacks went through to be able to ride the bus and not be segregated they still decide to segregate themselves…show more content…
A mom and her two kids when toy shopping and told them they couldn’t touch they toys unless the asked first. So one of the kids reached out to touch a toy and looked at the mom and she got a death glare and immediately put their hand down. | If you stop and sit on the curb, a police officer will pass and probably ask you what you’re doing. I have heard none of the Negroes speak of police harassment, but have warned me that any time the police see a Negro idling, especially one they do not recognize, they will surely question him.(pg.43) | This is sort of like the law they made in Arizona about regular police officers being able to ask you for citizenship if they have suspicions that you are in this country illegally. I don’t see why the police had to question them they were just sitting on the curb, but because of their skin color they automatically get judged. | A woman watched me with sympathetic anger, as though she in no way approved of this kind of treatment. However, she did not speak.(pg.44) | People get bullied and judged almost every day and most of the time there are always bystanders watching. They know, inside, that what they are doing is wrong but they don’t speak up because their scared of what society might think of them. | Reading Notes | Comments and Questions | The Negro’s only salvation from complete despair lies in his belief, the old belief of his forefathers, that these things are not directed against
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