What kind of discrimination did Bama and Zitkala experience? How did they respond to their respective situations?

Question: What kind of discrimination did Bama and Zitkala experience? How did they respond to their respective situations? [CBSE Delhi 2009]

Answer: Both Bama and Zitkala are victims of racial discrimination. Zitkala was a Native American and their community was treated poorly. The white-skinned settlers of Europe considered local tribes as inferior. Similarly, Bama was a Dalit and was treated badly by the higher caste people. Both of them have painful experiences as they were subjected to humiliation merely as they belonged to backward tribes or communities. Both of their protest in their own ways and try their best to overcome all these humiliations. Zitkala fights against the shingling of hair by hiding, voicing out her protests aloud. Bama tries to study hard and be successful.


What kind of discrimination did Bama and Zitkala experience? How did they respond to their respective situations?


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