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Race Discrimination Toward African-American In The Novel The Help By Kathryn Stockett
Islamiah Bastiar; Mardliya Pratiwi Zamruddin; Aidar Erika TP;

UP Fakultas Ilmu Budaya Unmul


This study discusses an overview of discrimination against black people and the cause is prejudice. Discrimination is the practice of treating someone unfairly because of a person or group is from different races. In the novel The Help there are three main characters having the most important role, those are Hilly, Elisabeth and Skeeter. From those of three characters, not all do acts of discrimination and prejudice, just Hilly and Elisabeth are mainly exposed do the discrimination. The purpose of this study is to determine how the image of race discrimination against blacks and the causes of race discrimination against black people in novel The Help.  In conducting this study, the researcher used qualitative methods to describe and explain the causes of racial discrimination. Discrimination is divided into two, those are, direct and indirect discrimination. Prejudice is closely related to discrimination. According to the discussion of this study, an overview of discrimination is shown by some white people who have negative prejudices against black people because they are from different race. White people assume black people are slob and will only bring disease to them and the cause of the discrimination itself is prejudice, because prejudiced people will ultimately have the desire to do something. In this study is found some overview of discrimination done by Hilly and Elisabeth, Sketeer in this study looks very bothered about the black people who were not treated well by the white skin, thus Skeeter helped them to search law about the skin color. Then, the prejudice itself here is divided into three categories. Cognitive Prejudice what people believe is considered as truth this prejudice is always perceived by hilly and Elisabeth, affective prejudice what the likes and dislikes this prejudice is always felt by Hilly and Elisabeth, Conative prejudice is that people tend to behave this prejudice is always felt by Hilly, from the three categories of types of prejudice, Hilly includes in the three types of prejudice, because Hilly has very strong prejudice.

Key Word: Discrimination, Prejudice, Race, the Blacks or Black People.

Publikasi : UP Fakultas Ilmu Budaya Unmul(2015)(05)

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