As a point of fact, his graduation day was regarded as a disgrace in the sense that the black communities were not supposed to acquire education. This opened the gap of discrimination between the black and the white particularly in schools. Humility was used as weapon while facing challenges in and out of the school. Ralph Ellison demonstrates that humility is the key to success since being authentic as well as vulnerable considerably shows confidence. He recalled the speech he delivered on his high school graduation that urged humility and submission as the key advancement of black American towards victory.
Categorizing human beings makes it easier for the oppressor to divide and conquer because their divisive tactics attempt to disempower the minority while empowering the majority. Examples of ontological categorization towards Native-Americans and African Americans include describing these populations with words such as savages and the n-word. Adhering to the ignorance of white-supremacy provided the psychological foundation for ethnocide of African-American’s and Native Americans. Benjamin Franklin provides evidence as to how this word was utilized for dehumanization when he says, “Savages we call them
So many working class students believe that they should start to learn what they’ll be doing and what they see themselves doing in the future. Because of the segregation in their school these working class students believe they are ghetto, and are fit for such jobs. It is because of the classes they are forced to take, it is
Black people face detrimental obstacles in daily life that severely decrease their opportunities in life due to racism. They also have to deal with social inequality due to their race which deems them as lower than and not as important as whites. Not only do they face these difficulties but they also have to deal with prejudice and discrimination from society as they are deemed as less and different from what society calls the norm. This movement is key in order to help change the views of today’s society. Society must come to realize that everyone should be treated as equal and not treated differently based on race in order to allow everyone the same life
The Panthers were often seen as disruptive, violent, and a nuisance to mainstream society. However the Black Power Movement was created to teach Blacks to have pride in their culture. Leaders of the movement such as Newton and Cleaver wanted to teach Blacks that violent resistance was necessary for the survival of the Black population. In order to gain equality and freedom Blacks had to revolt against the oppressor. However, Self-defense was not the only strategy employed by The Panthers.
In the short story "Hidden Intellectualism" by Gerald Graff, the main idea is to bring acknowledgment to the idea that educators of schools and colleges should incorporate students interest into their teaching. In other words, Graff believes schools and colleges are at fault for not taking the opportunity to use "street smarts" for good academic work (Graff,2010). If Gerald Graff is right about educators needing to incorporate "street smarts" into scholarly works, as I agree, then educators should reevaluate their teaching methods. Students are becoming negligent of gaining knowledge of social interest because it is not encouraged by instructors. Therefore, the only topics students can converse with are related to school work (Graff,2010).
The argument that this scenario makes people too uncomfortable in schools is the very reason why it should continue being taught. Those who are uneasy seeing this racism so clearly are the same people who need to be exposed to it so explicitly. To conclude, the negative consequences of racism exposed to people in "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee should continue being taught in schools to educate students on racial issues still prevalent
In some cases, things should be tweaked slightly but, only for better comprehension and relatability of the students you are teaching. I think this is where numerous teachers go wrong and why countless students cannot see racial differences in the world because teachers (like most individuals) are afraid to discuss racism and what it truthfully entails. As teachers, we have to be confident and honest when teaching subjects that are as important and controversial as
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
Also, the incarceration rates is high among the black males which could be attributed to psychological factors, insecurity, lack of jobs and even mistrust from the larger community. There is, therefore, a need to for recommendation to ending the disparities in the American education system. The research paper will also analyze the need for further research and the challenges that may arise in the application of the recommendations. Recommendations The education policy makers through the government should implement policies that ensure that there are equal chances for the black and white students in the learning institutions. The school management should also assess factors that hinder the performance of the black male students.