I want to dedicate my third post to the most disturbing subject that still influences millions of people in the United States. Few days ago I read this article in The New York Times that will prove again that racism is alive and thriving.. We are talking a lot about it in my sociology class and my Professor explains how “patterns of racism have ossified into organizational policy” and statistics show this clearly, these are only few facts that I want to share with you guys:
6.5% – African-American people in this country
41% – of all incarcerated people in the U.S. are black
If you want to know more facts and have a complete picture of the current situation, I suggest you to watch recent movie that called “13th” on Netflex.
In Prospero’s Daughter by Elizabeth Nunez this topic was vividly represented by Carlos, a mixed race orphan whose house on an outlying island was stolen by Doctor Peter Gardner, after he arrived on the island with his daughter Virginia. Gardner teaches Carlos “an exclusively European education”, but his natural brilliance far surpasses anything the doctor can impact. Unfortunately for Peter, his daughter falls in love with Carlos and when he learn this painful truth, we can see how much he hates him that even ready to accuse him in crime rather than to accept their union.
Elizabeth Nunez touches bleeding wound of the society that has been reflected in many many masterpieces throughout the American history.
#racism #blacklivesmatter #history #nunez