Everyone has different opinions about different people, but sometimes, people take it too far. Think about it: have you ever been judged, or have you ever judged someone based on how they look or who they are? Ronald J. Allen who wrote “American Flag Stands for Tolerance,” Bill Brummel, the director of a documentary called Bullied, and Lisa Gossels, the director of My So-Called Enemy are all role models, they all showed people resisting to accept others based on who they are, similar to some people in today’s world and during the Civil Rights movement, but then those people change their attitude towards others. In the story and in the movie clips, the author and the directors believe that something good should always come out of a really bad
How much freedom is enough? In the “American Flag Stands for Tolerance”, someone burns the American flag, and is prosecuted for it, but the Supreme Court’s decision fell on the man’s favor. The purpose of the author was to convince people that the Supreme Court made the right decision. The first method to convince people the author uses is a comparison to introduce a worst-case scenario into his argument. The author compares this case in the US to China’s soldiers firing upon protesters several times in the essay.
Authors Benjamin Barber, Deborah Tannen, and Gregory Mantsios all agree that our educational system is flawed. In spite of this, they do not necessarily agree on what the most important issue is with education. Nonetheless, it all boils down to this: our educational system is flawed and it must be examined and re-evaluated by teachers and administration in order to best serve our democratic arrangement; it is necessary that the argumentative culture be disbanded and that we focus on creating opportunities for students to flourish through a civic education. In Deborah Tannen’s article “The Roots of Debate in Education and the Hope of Dialogue,” she touches on a few key issues in our educational system. Since
The conflict in this situation was that a young man was being racially profiled and beaten for no reason. If the story were to end on a good note the compromise would be that the officer would be punished for abusing his authority. Rashad is a excellent example of a American citizen because he stood up for what he believed was wrong despite, being injured and did so in a peaceful manner. American citizens in the past have also done this like, in the American revolution with the Boston tea party and in the 60’s protesting for Civil Rights. All of these historical events are proving
Although burning the American should be illegal, it is not. According to the Law Dictionary, the only thing that someone can be charged with is setting a fire without a permit. Burning the American Flag is protected by the first amendment, which gives the right to express ourselves. However, burning the Stars and Stripes is taking freedom of speech a little too far. There are other ways to protest Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a prime example.
Private and religious schools operate somewhat differently. The public has less say, and the state government cannot tell a school such as the private Christian school, Republic School, to not ban books. The school board should still think over the arguments for banning books and their flaws. One argument is that “It is difficult to understand how a school board and administration that claims to be Christian… expose children to such immoral and vulgar material” (Source A). This person argues that certain books go against Christian values, so it should be banned, along with any similar book.
Many people involved in the United States government have made statements that do not support the actions of players. This includes that of Steve Mnuchin, the United States Secretary of the Treasury, who stated, “...owners should have a rule that players should have to stand in respect for the national anthem,” and that players “can do free speech on their own time.” Another statement was issued on Twitter by Steve King, a Republican congressman from Iowa. He says, “Pro-Players have the right to freedom of speech. Owners do, too. And should exercise it by firing
John Podhoretz’s article, “The censors win”, demonstrates that the disapproval of world attacks shouldn’t be considered as censored. He writes, “...severe disapproval of behavior or ideas she considered improper… seeks to prevent such misbehavior in the name of protecting society.” In other words, a teacher, but in this case, the article uses Mrs. Grundy and she’s trying to prevent misbehavior in class or school just like the society. In the article, they write about the attacks, images, and the barbarity of these wars. But also that children and teen think differently than adults. Which includes, “In an age when extreme...matters on television, footage...that children process information and video differently [than adults].” But inclusion
Education systems do not reflect the concept of “imaginary cosmopolitanism,” due to the fact that people within specific social groups listen solely to themselves as opposed to becoming radial listeners to the issues that create social injustice and racial inequality. All people need to engage in universal conversation by advocating social change against the oppression of racial groups in America. Bethany Johnson-Javois mentioned in her lecture that “a lack of communication and collaboration are the reason why people are being silenced and progress is being impeded towards safety in this country” (Javois 2017). She mentioned that the field of academia has played the most important role in bridging the gap towards improving racial equality.
In the case of Lemon v. Kurtzman, 403 U.S. 602 (1971) the Supreme Court determined that “government violates the Establishment Clause if: it does not have a secular purpose; its primary or principal effect advances or inhibits religion, meaning that regardless of its purpose, the action cannot symbolically endorse or disapprove of religion; or it fosters an excessive entanglement of government with religion.” As school administrator, I would first clarify what the teacher felt the value of including verses in the instruction were. I would tell the teacher I would want to hear her/his side of the story before reporting to the parent. I would ask the following questions: Does the activity or lesson have a secular (non-religious) purpose?