Ethnocriticisim People of different constantly make judgement’s of each other that are wrong. Just because the way you look might not be the way other people look doesn’t mean you can judge them. When the Europeans migrated to the United States, they never thought about anyone else that might I’ve there. They just came in and started building. As more and more people came they were able to search out for more land.
They ended up bumping into the Native Americans. They began to fight with them because they were scared. They ended up taking whatever land they wanted, without even a second thought to what they were doing to the Indians. Indians were here first and they got pushed out. In the movie “On Deadly Ground”, Steven Seagal plays a worker at a oil refinery in Alaska. The oil company called Aegis, is trying to drill where these eskimos live.
They are trying to take the land surrounding then and eventually the land that they live on. This instance is just like the past where Americans try to takeover something that is not there’s. Whenever a different race thinks about Indians, they usually think that they can just walk over them. Indians have that persona about them because of what happened to them in the past.
Playing basketball for me helps me get away from whatever problems or stress that I’m having in my life. When I was in high school I would go play at Cravens Park. Out of the 50 people that would be there, there would only be about 2 white guys. The white guys would never get to play because of the stereotype that was put on them that they weren’t that good at basketball. I went one night and I got picked up by a team just because I was tall.
The Europeans that settled in America changed the lives of the Indians, slowly robbing them of their culture. The future of the Indians was changed drastically as their children, their income off the land and their spiritual bonds with the land were interfered by the Europeans. The Europeans, in trying to create a white society out of the Indians, stole from them what made them unique as a ...
After they saw me play, I was able to get picked up everyday. Breaking down a stereotype barrier feels good. Proving to others that white guys can play helps out the whole ethno criticism idea because after they make a wrong judgement about somebody, they are more willing to hold off next time a situation like this comes up again. Stereotyping just because someone is a different race is bad because you might be missing out what they have to offer. Different constantly view each other as “different people.” Writers use color to make contrasting points in there books. Black is usually referred to as bad.
White is usually referred to as good. In stories such as the Lord of the Rings, the Hobbits lived in a wonderful light atmosphere where the sun shines all the time. Mean while the orcs lived by a volcano that was extremely dark setting. We see color as a dividing visual. We are use to contrasting black and white, so it is easy to separate African Americans and Caucasians. In a book called Tears of a Tiger by Sharon M.
Draper, there is a poem written by Jacquelyn Early. Through the eyes of a African American one morning in Chicago Illinois, she wrote this. Got up this morning feeling good and black, thinking black thoughts and doing black things. Played all my black records and minded my own black business. Put on my best black clothes and walked out of the black door, and lord have mercy, white snow! At some point in your life you will most likely come across a situation where you feel uncomfortable because of your race. No one should feel that way just because they are around a different race of people.
That is the way it is though in America. In the same book Tears of a Tiger, it also tells about a exchange student from England that went to a New York school to see what it was like. The school was predominantly Mexican and Black. By the end of the day when she was talking to her guardian, she said that she didn’t feel comfortable around Americans. She could hear a couple rude remarks and only one student had made an attempt to introduce themselves.
Emily W. Gold frank Assignment 3-3 11/14/00 Annotations Wegner & Cra no, 1975 Subjects consisted of 144 students, equally divided with respect to race and gender, from a large Midwestern university. Experimenters consisted of 12 college students, also equally divided with respect to race and gender. Each experimenter tested 3 of each race-gender combination. Experimenters approached individual ...
She also said that they were rude to there teachers. After this incident she will go home and tell anybody who asks about her trip. Once the people back in England hear about what she went through then that will be stuck in there heads about Americans. All it takes is one time to create something to criticize a different race about. People of different constantly make judgement’s of other races that are wrong. This will continue to happen until everybody opens there eyes and just sees everybody as regular people.
The sooner this works, the better. Draper, Shannon. Tears of a Tiger, Detroit 2001 “On Deadly Ground.” Steven Seagal.