Learning a lot about the past in The Color of Water
Recently I read pages 15-36 in The Color of Water by James Mcbride and I Learned a lot about the past. I'm interesting in learning about Malcom X and what happen during his time.
One line from this part of the book that stands out for me is: "Most white folks I knew seemed to have a great fear of blacks" This stood out for me because I acutally agree with the statment. I think I alot of white folks are afriad of black people, not all, but alot. But I dont really think black people would've choose to be feared, just respected by the whites.
This section of The Color Water reminds me of something that happened to me. One time I was on the bus on my way home. A whole bunch of kids from Hillcrest just got out, mostly blacks, spanish and a few coolies. So I was in the back with a lot of loud kids, there were talking about a fight that was sopposed to pop off by Jamaica Ave. I didn't really recognize a lot of their faces, but one face that I saw was a white lady who kept on looking at the back. I could tell she was afriad by the redness of her face and the quick movements of her eye balls. I could tell she was ready to get off, because she pressed the stop signal, but when the bus got to the secound stop half of the kids got off. She held her purse tight as they left the bus and I heard a black kid say "You see that white lady? She look like we a bunch of terrorist!" Obviously she didn't get off, she just sat at the back observing everybody's faces like everybody was a victim.
I am looking forward to reading the rest of this book because I think this book will teach me more about what happened in the past with the blacks and whites in this country.