In the short stories of “Why Looks Are the Last Bastion of Discrimination” and “The “Black Table” Is Still There” there are many differences from both stories. Both stories talk about the different sizes, shapes, color, and how people are being racist. The first story “Why Looks Are the Last Bastion of Discrimination. ” They first talked about how in the 1994 in Texas they did not want an obese lady to be a bus driver because of how big she looked.
The company doctor stated that she was not up to the task because he said she was “waddling down the hall” (Rhode).
All though he did not even perform any agility test on her to even see if she would be able to evacuate the bus in case of any emergency and get the kids off the bus in time. That was similar to the second story whereas in 1995 he was surprised when he walked into the cafeteria and noticed that they had a “black” table. He thought after this long that he would never run into something like that again.
He never understood the “black” table “what did it mean? ” (Rhodes) He never took the chance to sit there because he always thought if he would sit there that would be making a statement of “I was afraid that by sitting at the table I’d lose all my white friends” (Rhodes).
They were discriminating against the “black” men because he would not sit at the “black table” as what they would call it. This man just refused to be labeled and would not sit at this table and he would always into the cafeteria with “white” people.
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Segregated was something that he never understood as a kid and he was very shocked when he went into the junior high after twenty-seven years to still see that there was a black table. In the first story they had a case in 2006 in New, Jersey where a cocktail waitress had gained some weight. They never thought anything about it just that she was getting fat and that was not a good look for their waitresses. In the contract it even stated to keep ‘an hourglass figure” that was “height and weight appropriate” (Rhodes).
When she went to order a larger shirt they denied her because they said their waitresses do not go up on size unless they have had breast implants. They unfairly discriminated this young lady because she was not “the perfect shape and size”. Actually what is the perfect shape and size in society? Is anybody really the “perfect” size or is everybody their own shape. In the second story they were very racist because nobody cared to segregate and change how everybody sat in the cafeteria. Everybody always assumed that he should sit at the “black” table but he refused to sit there.
Graham always wondered why they would all segregate themselves like that but he noticed when he went back to the junior high twenty-seven years later he noticed that now it was not just the blacks that were segregated; the athletes, Italian, kids that were into heavy medal and smoked pot also all had their table that they called their own. In the first story they also discriminated in 2001 to Jennifer Portnick when they denied he of being an aerobics instructor because her “image” did not look like she was fit since she weighed 240 pounds.
Come to find out Jessica was very fit and toned “she would work out six days a week, taught back-to-back classes, and had no shortage of willing students” (Rhodes).
It is really sad that this has gotten a lot worse since 2001. People do not get the chance at certain because they are overweight or because of their appearance. In this time we should not be having the entire discrimination because of size, shape, or even race. According to the first story we still have a lot of these things going on and with Rhode he was shocked that he still saw the “black” table in the junior high twenty-seven years later.
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Why would people separate themselves? That is a question that will never have an answer because it is something that is still going on in this day. If discrimination was taught to us to be so wrong why would we want to keep this going? Should this not be a cycle that we want to stop and teach our kids something different about this? Discrimination will probably be something that we deal with forever even though it is not good.