Tuesday, January 13, 2015

TY Extended Essay on Racism

The first Transition Year Extended Essay we are posting from this year's work is by Seyilogo Braithwaite (for which she received a Distinction) and is on the subject of racism in three novels - Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman and The Help by Kathryn Stockett.

Seyilogo writes:
The topic for my extended essay is racism. What led me to this topic is the trivial amount of racism I have encountered while abroad. I remember reading these books and thinking to myself how far society has progressed since the times these books were set. As a young black woman in a white country, I have only experienced racism twice which upset me at the time but reading these books has made me realise that my experiences are nothing compared to those of coloured people in the past. The theme I have chosen shows how three different authors portray the common theme of racism which I found very fascinating. 

Read her full essay here.

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