Soc 213- The Long Walk Home - The Long Walk Home-Video...

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The Long Walk Home-Video Response By Taryn O’Flynn Sociology 213 The Long Walk Home is set in Montgomery, Alabama during the famous Montgomery Bus Boycott. Whoopi Goldberg plays Odessa, an African-American maid, employed by an affluent, well off white woman named Miriam. Odessa and her family are faced with all of the social problems that were typical for African Americans in the 50’s. Odessa and her family are impoverished, and forced to deal with discrimination and racism just because of the color of their skin. This scenario was a common one even just 50 years ago, which is hard for me to believe. Race is definitely still an issue on the table, but I can’t imagine getting on a bus and someone refusing you a seat because of the color of your skin. I am SO glad that we have (for the most part) moved away from that kind of discrimination toward racial equality. Don’t get me wrong, we are certainly not there yet, but we have made a lot of progress in the last 50 or 60 years.
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