English_Master February 17, 2016 No Comments
DISCRIMINATION TOWARD THE BLACK PEOPLE  Introduction Charles Johnson states that actually there had been no “Black problem” until the Civil War. It is because before the Blacks had only been chattels. The War happened because the Blacks want their freedom in education, employment, the vote, regularized marriage and even the acquisition of a sur­name. The Congress in 1875 adopted a statue which allowed the equality of facilities and accommodation for every race and color, but the famous Plessy-Ferguson Decision in 1896 gave legal discrimination and segregation by virtue of its “separate but equal” doctrine. This doctrine arouses the dis­crimination and segregation toward the Black people. The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman which is writ­ten by Ernest J Gaines consist the life of Blacks in America who are discriminated by the White Americans. This issue inside Gaines’ novel attracts me to analyze the topic of dis­crimination toward the Blacks in America. The analysis ap­plies interdisciplinary approach to find the aspect of social, history and morality inside the novel discussed. The method of research of this paper uses the library research. The pri­mary source of this paper is Ernest J Gaines’ The Autobiogra­phy of Miss Jane Pittman and the second sources are the in­formation which is taken from the library books...
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