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S: The Help

FC: Social Justice Poetry By: Amriel Rodriguez, Maria Escamilla, Karina Resendiz, Cristal Jimenez

1: Racism is defined as hatred or intolerance of another race or other races. RACE HAS BEEN A FACTOR OF MANY OF SOCIETY'S PROBLEM, AS SOME CLOSE OFF THEIR MIND. rACISM IS DEFINED BY THREE THINGS 1) biological differences are equal to cultural differences; 2) biological makeup determines the cultural achievements of a group; and 3) biological makeup limits the type of culture a group can develop. tHE IDEA OF RACISM ANGERS MANY AND SADDENS OTHERS AS THERE IS NO EQUALITY. tHE IDEA BRINGS THE THOUGHT THAT THERE IS A SUPERIOR RACE AND THE OTHER RACES ARE INFERIOR.

2: They don't know my name, but to them I am a face of disgrace. I am from the same place they came, but all I am is a color, cause of the skin on my face. Even with all I do, it's not enough, I struggle to be tough. I go to the same school as your kid, But you pray to God to forbid. You are blinded by what you hear, but what you hear isn't anywhere near. You may wish to carry on your traditions, but I believe it's time to stop with the accusations.

5: Racism A cancer that chews Through communities Racism A brazen bully who beats Up kids in the school yard Racism The quiet, respected lady Who lives down your street Racism A feeling that makes you feel You can never let down your guard Racism A cut that bleeds And bleeds and bleeds. By:Raman Mundair | Racism Racism A silent storm that stalks And will rain down and drench everyone Racism A steel stone that sits In cold, closed hearts Racism A long, heavy history Of death and tears throughout the years Racism A manic monster that snarls And mouths off might Racism A vicious rumor that spreads And deafens all ears Racism A sweat drenched nightmare On a sticky, summers night

6: Description of the poem In the poem "Racism", By Raman Mundair, the speaker is witnessing the evils that are coming from racism. That even the most innocent of people are falling victim to effects of racism. This poem can be tied in with The Help. The speaker states "A steel stone that sits/ In cold, closed hearts." Miss Hilly Holbrook in The Help holds this stone. She makes many colored people feel belittled and useless. She sees them as lower than her and she has higher authority than them because she is white. The speaker also says "Racism/ A vicious rumor that spreads/ And deafens all ears.". Minny is subject to this, as Hilly spreads rumors about her and soon unable to get a single job in town.

9: The rules and laws are needed where some of us would dare to think in ways that denigrate others on this Earth; our place. Racism? There is just one human race no matter what form the face. And discrimination a faculty we all posses to separate what's bad from best. Discrimination would be good if it were used for what it does; revealing what unites ALL of us. By:David Taylor | 'Discrimination' Racism a nasty word that conjures thoughts of oppressive deeds made by man because of creed. Discrimination another one that binds our minds and sharpens tongues because of some elitist thought that's unjust and plainly wrong. Fighting wars because of God? Trampling on the underdog. But we have legislation to banish discrimination. 'Equal opportunity' is the current phrase; our incantation.

10: Description of poem In the poem "Discrimination" by David Taylor, the speaker is talking about discrimination of "human race" just like Hilly in The Help does to the colored maids. Hilly in The Help uses "Discrimination another one that binds our minds and sharpens tongues"in which makes Minny and her friends fell ashamed for themselves and heartless. Even though they are the ones taking care of there kids since there little and discriminated against them later to not like colored people. In The Help the colored maids had to cook, take care of there children, and clean there houses and they would still discriminate against them.

11: You is kind, You is smart, And you is important. Aibileen Clark

13: Racism Is Around Me Everywhere Of human ignorance I am almost in despair For racism is around me everywhere But like they say sheer ignorance is bliss Just like Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss. Some people carry their honour in a flag And of their Nationality they brag They feel superior and they differentiate And against those who are different they discriminate. So many people still judged by their race For such there never ought to be a place 'A fair go' those untruthful words I do recall There is no such a thing as a 'fair go for all'.

14: Though we live in a so called democracy Of racism we never will be free They judge you by where you come from and the colour of your skin For many equality and respect seems impossible to win. It's been awhile since the days of Martin Luther King His name to it has a familiar ring If against racism he did not choose to strive Today the great man he would be alive. So many holding the reins of power not spiritually aware And racism is around me everywhere And racism only leads to division and war Just goes to show how ignorant some are. By:Francis Duggan

15: Description of poem in this poem there is a connection of religion and in The Help there was an aspect Aibileen prayed and hoped for a change. Throughout The Help they use and "judge you by where you come from and the colour of your skin". The white lady's in town judge every colored maid in town because they are racist and cannot accept that they are human beings too. For the colored people it seems like "For many equality and respect seems impossible to win. " because of the way they are treated. many maids did not feel comfort around white people because they would accuse them of doing such harms that they have not done.

18: Work cited | Http://Www.google.com/images http://www.poemhunter.com/poems/racism/ "Racist and Religious Crime CPS Prosecution Policy." The CPS : Racist and Religious Crime CPS Prosecution Policy. Web. 22 May 2012. http://www.cps.gov.uk/publications/prosecution/rrpbcrbook.html "WordNet Search - 3.1." WordNet Search - 3.1. Web. 22 May 2012. http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=racism>. "Racism." - The Canadian Encyclopedia. Web. 22 May 2012. http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/racism

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