How It Feels to Be Not Like the Others

How It Feels To Be Not Like The Others
America has made a big leap in field of social nature. Now it is the way different than it have been back in a days. Now blacks are equal part of society. They have equal rights, and also there is no discrimination on them. Disable people have ability to get an education and job as normal people. There are a lot of different group therapies and support groups, where minor parts of society can get full support and help. Society have done though a lot of changes to come to this point, but at the very beginning of it was the much harder for minor parts of society to be an equal part of it. Good examples of how it feels to be a minority at that time are essays of Nancy Mairs and Zora Neale Hurston, in which they describes how they realized themselves as minority and how people judge and discriminate them .
The first example is Nancy Mairs and her essay “On Being A Cripple”. In this essay, Nancy Mairs defines the terms in which she interacts with the world. She names herself a cripple. She chooses a word that represents her reality. Mairs describes the uncertainty of a correct diagnosis early on, the kind of person she is before, and how that has changed and not changed since her illness. She discusses her need for assistance, but balances that by saying that there are many people around her willing to help. She describes her dependence on her family and how lucky she was to have a husband and children.
Another example is Zora Neale Hurston and her essay “How It Feels to Be Colored Me.” How It Feels to Be Colored Me” is an essay in which Zora Neale Hurston explores the discovery of her identity and self-pride. Hurston at the beginning of the essay delves into her childhood in Eatonville, Florida; she is “everybody’s Zora,” free from the alienating feeling of difference. However, when she is thirteen her mother passed away, and she leaves home to attend a boarding school in Jacksonville where she immediately become "colored.”...