The Challenges Faced by African American Women on Sexism, Racism and Stereotypes

The Challenges Faced by African American Women on Sexism, Racism and Stereotypes

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  • Date Submitted: 03/26/2011 3:40 PM
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Comparison Essay
Introduction Into Literature
Trinity Wilborn
Celinthia Seal
March 14 , 2011

Comparison Essay 1

Thesis: The literary works The Welcome Table by Alice Walker / What it's like to be a black girl by Patricia Smith represent African american women who have faced challenges of sexism, racism and steroertypes in american life.
Racism and Sexism are questions that I will discuss and examine. I will compare tand contrast similarities of both poems. I will explain and give examples to show how these two poems exhibit different scenerios but similar views about how race and ethnicity can effect women of color based on prejudice and sterotypes.
The main character is a nearly blind, old black women with a lean build and a grayish tone to her skin. She wears a mildewed black dress with missing buttons and a grease-stained head rag covering her pigtails. She has blue-brown eyes, is ashen in apperance and very wrinkled. She is perspiring from her walk and is shivering from the cold. She enters the white
church and sits, singing in her head. She is physically thrown out of the church. After the women is turned away she begins to feel a sense of loniliness, and a outcast.“She sees Jesus walking down the highway and is giddy with joy. Jesus tells her to follow him and she does , walking alongside him. He looks just like she thought he would, and he listens to her sing and talk to him. She feels great beside him and can walk as long as he wants. (Smith, ).The women in my opinion feels that God will reward her in the end. Not because...

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