Baugh faced a second language conflict when he moved to Los Angeles, where the speaking styles differed from the ones he experienced in Philadelphia. While he was in Los Angeles, he didn’t consider making friends with anyone else other than other black people, because those were the kind of people he was used to back in Philadelphia. So in Baugh’s second experience with language conflict, he began to mock people learning English as second language thinking he had “linguistic superiority” (9). This linguistic profiling was Baugh’s attempt to impress other African American students he wanted to acquaint. Baugh states that he realizes now that his actions as a kid were immature, and he regrets his racist
To Kill a Mockingbird should still be taught in school systems, and should not be a banned book because the novel focuses on a part of history that should not be ignored. Just because history is harsh and not always the most pleasant thing to learn about, does not mean that we can ignore it. Kenya Down with PBS said, “Being uncomfortable with history is not means to change it; people need to figure out how to confront issues.” Down also mentioned how Lee’s book is one of the most banned books
In comparison, both advocated freedom for their people but in contrast Malcolm X wanted complete segregation from whites but Frederick Douglas wanted unity. In brief, Malcolm X and Frederick Douglass learned to read in spite of barriers. Frederick Douglass was forbidden to learn how to read and write while Malcolm X grew up without an education. Their struggles and motivation for education and then to pass that knowledge to other is the reason why they are
Igbo is a society that still appears to be sceptical approximately alternate. they do not want to ship their youngsters to highschool where they stand a risk with the intention to study and write inside the English language. notwithstanding Mr Brown’s efforts to reveal the villagers that they want to research English because they are now being ruled by the District Commissioner and other
He is able to withstand racist and prejudice people and find success in his life. Richard’s stubbornness is obviously unceasing, as he is later unwilling to follow his principles commands. One of the top students of his school, Richard is sought out by his principle to give a concluding speech during graduation. Though it was planned for him to recite a speech written by teachers, Richard becomes excited, thinking he is given a chance to write his own talk. However when told the truth, he wilfully states that, “‘I know that I’m not educated, professor...but the people are coming to hear the students, and I won’t make a speech that you’ve written’” (175).
Another reason this solution would have not worked is that because Rodriguez was already adopting the American culture and his academic success blinded him from the more important things of his life. Rodriguez cites, “Increasingly successful in class, I would have come home a troubled son, aware education was making me different from my parents.” (2). This shows Rodriguez’s academic success had made him think differently that led to losing his heritage. That is why this solution seemed a bit unrealistic at that moment and could not help Rodriguez and his family that much. Generally speaking, the problems Rodriguez faced were very bad.
But of course, it is not all of the teacher’s fault it can outside factors such as the economy or that the students themselves cannot handle such demanding classes. Even if that was the case I believe that there are many ways to decrease the effects racism has on schools such as teaching kids, teachers, and parents not to be colorblind. Being colorblind is like fighting fire with fire it does not solve the issue with racism teach students especially that there are many races and ethnicities, but that does not mean one race above another race I mean really we all bleed red anyway. While this seems the easiest people mess it up so quickly do not become a part of the problem, plus another way to help in the fight against racism is to take time
We are all equal and we should not discriminate against people based on their skin color, religion, culture or sexual preferences. We must learn to appreciate each human being for what they are without judging or imposing our own beliefs on them. Answering Professor Toneys’ questions: I feel that in all-black college students at that time were in disadvantage because they did not have enough funds for books, teachers and supplies. The whites also were in disadvantage because they too segregate themselves by omitting interactions with the black Americans, they lose a valuable time that could have been used to learn from the black American
Dear Mr. Cosby, I have heard your speech regarding African American Vernacular English, how it influences the youth and how the blame must be places on the parents for not teaching or encouraging their kids to learn “proper English” for the Brown v. Board of Education, and I don’t fully agree with the arguments you made that night. Firstly, I don’t think African American Vernacular English is the cause of the high dropout rates or the reason the African American kids are going to prison, or failing school. And with all due respect, I don’t think you are the person to complain about dropout rates, since you yourself have dropped out of high school after failing 10th grade. The point which was emphasized the most in your speech, was that the overall bad reputation that the African American teenagers have in school is due to the type of English they speak, however, I think that African American Vernacular English (AAVE) does not necessarily “cripple” someone, as proven by the works of American professor of linguistics William Labov. Labov’s research concluded that teenager speakers of AAVE can think logically and abstractly.
There are a few problems that are faced to educate the public about learning disabilities because it differs from one child to another. They have their own disabilities in learning such as reading, writing and memorising. It is also a problem for the parents with child who has a learning disability because no parents want to see their children suffer with problems. The children are not to be blame as they are innocent and did not choose to be born that way. On the other hand, some people judge these children having no future and it is a burden to teach them.