March 9th, 2014
Sequential Writing Assignment
Racism has been around for Centuries now and it still has not ended. I can relate with Joe from the short story "Champion Of The World" where he was hated by all the Whites during the World War Era. Joe fought for his and all of his families lives. To this day, you still see racism wherever you go. Coming from an Hispanic backround with my mother coming from Argentina and my father coming from The Dominican Republic, I experienced quite a few racist encounters.
The short story "Champion Of The World" is about a championship fight between a white man and a the Heavyweight champion Joe who is also known as the "Brown Bomber." One match was going to determine Joes life. He had to win or he would go back to slavery and live the life he never wanted to live.
Too much was on the line for him to lose, also in front of his family members and friends. At one point during the fight, the white man thought he had it when he knocked Joe off his feet. But that just put a spark in the Brown Bombers eyes and he came back with a vengeance. He thought in his mind "My race groaned. It was our people falling. It was another one lynching, yet another man hanging on a tree.."(Page3) He did not want all that tragedy to happen within his people. So he took matters into his own hands, literally. He came back and started to win this fight and to win back his heavy weight title. He eventually knocked out the white man and nobody cheered. The white fans were all in shock and very angry, and the black fans were all...