This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

My Story Of An African American Family

574 words - 2 pages

This story Is about a black family that lives in a piece of shit house and the dad has a drinkin problem and he gambles away all there money. The grandma gets pissed that her son lost all the money and gives him a lot of money and tells him if he loses all of that that she is gonna wup his ass. So he takes the money I don’t know like 6000 dollars and goes and gives it to a guy named nestorito and trys to make more money somehow I don’t know what he was thinking there. His crazy ass wife decides that since she has all that money now that she wants to go out and buy a nice ass house with all the white people and hes like o hell no I don’t think that’s a great idea but then he does anyways or else he wouldn’t get any. So they go buy a house in a nice white neighborhood and all the white people are like what the hell are you people doin here but the black family don’t care. So before they move in a guy representing the neighborhood comes to there house and tells them basically that they don’t want no black folks in there neighborhood and trys to buy the house from them for more then they payed for it. But the black guy got pissed and was like what the hell get outa my house cracker.

        The old grandma was so proud of her son for standin up to the white man that she did something special for him don’t really know what but she did it and he liked it. Then the black man got some bad news. Nesterito lost all his damn...

Find Another Essay On My Story of an African American Family

An American Story Essay

732 words - 3 pages that he is not going into work because he is sick, when he really isn't. What does this teach the child? It tells him that if dad can cheat, why can't I? I agree with the author when he says that "exploitation is an integral part of American life." I know that people are trying to take advantage of other people in school, and out of school. I see it almost everyday too, from kids coping math homework in the hall, to grown men stealing gas from a gas

The Analysis of the Struggles of an African-American Man and a Native American Man

1624 words - 6 pages were being oppressed. Furthermore, the Nation of Islam helped him become who he ultimately wanted to be: an African-American who demanded respect at a glance (177-9). Malcolm X grew up with racism affecting his daily life. In fact, his family and he even had to move from Omaha, Nebraska to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Lansing, Michigan because of threats by the Ku Klux Klan and its members (Busby, and Risjord). Therefore, it can be reasonably inferred

Doing Gender: Challenges of Lyndall and Em in Story of an African Farm

1509 words - 7 pages Olive Schreiner published The Story of an African Farm in 1883 with the pseudonym “Ralph Iron” (Waterman, 43). Like many other women writers of the Victorian era, Schreiner used a male pseudonym to exploit the sexism of the Victorian publishers (Younge, 4). In doing so she demonstrated the necessary role-playing required by women to be involved in the literary culture (Tigges, 189). Women writers like Schreiner disguised their identity as men

Sociology Of My FAmily

1225 words - 5 pages discovered that it was an environment where all members interacted and this portrayed a small group.My mother's side of the family is mostly Irish, and shows cultural relativism in so far as the use relatives' actions to solidify their own decisions. My relatives depict the typical image of an Irish family. Every St. Patrick's Day is a big event in my house, almost more important than Christmas, it seems. By the time the boiled dinner is placed on the

Dealing with Bereavement as an African American

1572 words - 7 pages cohesiveness with extended family and in turn experience more distress at an extended family member’s death than Caucasian participants used in this study. Furthermore the bond between African American survivors and their deceased is stronger as well. This bond is often supported by celebrations on the day of the deceased birth or death or via feeling the individual’s presence or communicating with them in dreams (Laurie & Niemeyer, 2008). The question

Martin Luther King : An African American Hero

959 words - 4 pages Martin Luther King Jr., was a man with a dream, who made a big difference in African American lives in the past and today. King worked with movements that led to the freedom of black citizens from segregation. King dreamed as a young boy that the world would be equal, and blacks would have equal opportunity. King grew up in the late 20s and 30s when African Americans were still segregated. At the age of 24 years old King became a minister, a

African American usage of Magi

1647 words - 7 pages African American Usage of Magical Realism Magical realism is a literary genre that practically tricks the reader into believing elements of the supernatural. Those writing in this style craft very realistic storylines, characters, and settings using vivid details and a sense of accuracy to convince the reader that the elements in the story are realistic and entirely believable. Subtly and slowly, the writer creeps in elements of the supernatural

Image of African American Women

1043 words - 5 pages , black women have fought and are fighting these harmful perceptions in many different ways. My project will focus on two artists in particular, Maya Angelou and Kara Walker. I will look at three poems of Maya Angelou, Phenomenal Women, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, and Still I Rise while examining the artwork of Kara Walker to compare the different approaches to transform the unfavorable images of African American women. An acquaintance of mine

Images of African American Woman

1748 words - 7 pages and that the oppression of slaves was everywhere in the south.Both writhers write with a lot of emotion and present the readers with great imagery of what the lives of African American women were like. Wright presented an optimistic view on the experience African American women, while Douglass and the poets show a darker brutal side of what it feels like to be a woman during the slavery and after the Emancipation. The oppression of women was

Images of African American Woman

1822 words - 7 pages slavery. Another image Richard Wright use about the hardships African American woman endured during slavery compared to those that men endure is the "Queen Cotton." Wright writes "contrary to popular assumption, cotton is queen, not a king. Kings are dictatorial; cotton is not only dictatorial but self-destructive, an imperious woman in the throes of constant childbirth, a woman who is driven by her greedy passion to bear endless


839 words - 3 pages      The article on Black America Web entitled “The state of Black America, Part 4: Health as Wealth” (Lewis, 17 Jan. 05) is mainly addressing how African Americans should get check-ups, eat a healthier diet, exercise, among other things to maintain their health. The authors main point of writing an article about health is so that African Americans will be propelled to take preventative measures to prevent and treat

Similar Essays

Effects Of African American Family Structure

568 words - 3 pages Effects of African American Family Structure on School Attitudes and Performance In today's world, there is such a big emphasis on education and its importance. And there should be an emphasis. Unfortunately, not everyone has the same attitude about receiving a good education. This article attempts to discuss the attitudes of African American's towards education when a stable family structure is absent. Given, not all homes are

Portrayal Of An African American Family In Raisin In The Sun By Lorraine Hansburry

1459 words - 6 pages A Raisin in the Sun is set in the South of Chicago in the 1950’s and portrays the lives of an African-American family, the Youngers, who like many other African-American families migrated from the South to the North to leave behind the social, economic and educational oppression. Unfortunately this is no different in the North. In the play it is seen how Mama solely believes that the meaning of life is freedom and Walter, her son, believes that

An African American Pioneer Essay

854 words - 4 pages William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was an African American born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts on February 23, 1868 (Bois). The pronunciation of his mane is Due Boyss, with the accent on the last syllable (Lewis). Most of what is known about his life comes from his personal account, whose compelling prose recreations of the town, the times, the races, and of his own family are monuments in American history. (Lewis). Williams’s education was

Is The African American Family Slowly Disintegrating?

1475 words - 6 pages Is The African American Family Slowly Disintegrating? America, as we know it today, is composed of an eclectic mix of cultures including African, Asian, Hispanic, Native American as well as diverse European cultures. These cultures have amalgamated in some ways, but in other ways certain cultures have established themselves as dominant, immensely contributing to the paradigm shifts in the American culture. The English language, for example