Examples Of Racism In Native Son

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Richard Wright writes the book Native Son, in the first person point of view of a 20-year-old African American boy, who goes by the name Bigger Thomas. This novel takes place in the early 1930s and shows the struggle of discrimination throughout this time and stands for an example of why America is not a country of justice and liberty. Frederick Douglass is another example of how America has not always been a good place by racism and migratory problems which is caused by segregation and the poor treatment of immigrants. In the mid 1800s this man was a victim of slavery himself, and it is not a good position to be in as he tells about his side that he escaped. He explains how it wasn’t bravery and it was just plain good luck as he fought everyday to claim his space as a human being.The current president is Donald Trump, tends to make matters worse on how immigrants come into the country and makes a decision and acts as if they are not wanted and discrimination against people is being enhanced. The President before Mr.Trump had been Barack Obama. On July 1, 2010 he spoke up about immigration and how “... we’ve always defined ourselves as a nation of immigrants...” These people are looking for a new life, in search of their freedom, ever since the Declaration of Independence was signed and “...that all men are created equal...” but that seems to not be the case. America today has not lived up to the Pledge Of Allegiance, and the claim that our flag represents “liberty and

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