An outsider by many definitions can be thought of as an individual who
doesn’t necessarily fit into the WASP society that America is portrayed to be. These
people or outsiders have distinct differences from the norm. These differences can
be physical whereas one feels as if they are an “ugly duckling” or these differences
can succumb from inside associated with ones genes and chemical imbalances thus
the African American, the Homosexual, and the Handicapped. In a sense, an outsider
is a minority in a society where the majority is nothing like them and because they
are not the majority, they are in a sense overruled and discriminated against.
The African American is one of the largest minorities in the States and there
only reason for being present in this country is due to the fact that they were
brought here to be property or the white man’s slave. After years of enslavement,
emancipation was finally granted to these outsiders, but the racism never died out.
To this day and on college campuses, which are thought to be one of the most
diverse areas, African Americans continue to feel like an outsider. Picture this,
walking into a fraternity house for one of the typical Friday night parties and being
completely ignored by the drunken people all around you. These other people,
socializing with everyone in sight but you. Why? It’s because you’re black. Luckily,
you’re with a friend and on your way to leave the frat brothers of the house confront
you. This confrontation led the frat brothers to begin threatening to stone my two
African American friends. All this hatred is derived from the racial attitudes that
have haunted the African American since their arrival in our land of the ‘free’ –
The handicap person also face’s a discrimination especially in the job market.
One is always informed that they have the opportunity to advance themselves but
what if a disability such as a learning...