Simon Who is sweet, kind, helpful Who loves time to himself, helping the other boys, and cheering the other boys up Who feels stressed, hopeful, and sometimes scared “You’ll get back to where you came from.” Who needs time alone, to better express his opinions, and to find a way to get off of the island Who gives hope, help, and inspiration “What I mean is… maybe it’s only us.” Who fears public speaking, the Lord of the Flies, and the evil of mankind Who would like to see the other boys be able to get off the island Who shares his time with the people who need his help Who is seemingly the only character who doesn’t fear the beast “I’ll go if you like.
Steve Boss, is the coordinator for the Black Academic Excellence (BAEC) in Student Academic Services where, he serves the black students population at California Polytechnic State University. BAEC is a program that provides a safe place for black students to build a community and partake in an inclusive environment of black history and culture. In addition, it provides academic support to increase retention and degree completion. Historically, black students have being underrepresented in higher education institutions, with only 4.7 percent of the undergraduate population and have lower rate of graduating than Whites and Asians (Grier-Reed, Tabitha, Madyun, Na’im, Buckley, & Christopher, 2008).
X’s purpose in his autobiography is to display how his life’s events led him to become the man he is well known as, as well as show the reader the crisis in America he has worked to destroy. X establishes the basis for his ideals as well as his childhood in chapter 1. He begins by describing how his family has been terrorized by racists since before he was born. His father had been murdered, his home was burnt down, his mother and father fought constantly, and his mother was driven crazy by insurance agents. All these events put together are the reason this chapter is called Nightmare, as Xs’ childhood was filled with conflict and torment.
The movie Moonlight is about a protagonist named Chiron, who struggles with his identity. The movie is structurally broken down into three stages of Chiron’s life, his childhood, adolescent, and adult life. Chiron is an African American male struggling with self-discovery and confusion regarding his masculinity and the world around him, which consist of drugs, poverty, bullying, and aspiring to uncover his true sexual identity. Chiron’s characterizations are timid, quiet, shy and vulnerable. He is extremely quiet and expresses much of his feelings through nonverbal communication.
b. What role does Shiny play in the novel? Shiny plays as an intelligent young student who is kind of superior in what he does. Normally, this is uncommon and is treated as any different due to his intelligence Shiny exceeds to his best ability. The ex-colored man honors Shiny and sees him as being a unique individual of his race.
When people's credo changes there has to be something or someone that affected them to make them change their credo. For example someone can be affected emotionally in their lives that will change in how they believe in something or someone. A good example of this is Jemima finch who has various credos throughout the book, that change while he he starts to mature and after the case of Tom Robinson who lost his case just for being black. At the beginning of the book Jem is young and has no idea about racism, which growing up was normal to call a black person a “Niger” which he didn't see that it was bad when father would tell him not to use that word.
Have you ever been affected by race in your life? Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior is an outcome of racism. Racism is a big conflict in today’s society and effect many lives. In the two stories “Champion of the Word” by Maya Angelou and “Black Men and Public Space” by Brent Staples , race was the big social view being discussed. Racist ideology can become manifest in many aspects of social life.
The film Blackboard Jungle, written and directed by Richard Brooks, depicts the reality of the desegregated all male school, North Manual Trades High School. In this film Richard Dadier receives a job as a teacher and through the film he attempts to bring order and learning in to the classroom. The two main students in this film are Artie West and Gregory Miller. Artie West is white and is portrayed as the antagonist in the film because of his complete disregard of authority. In contrast, Miller is black and is initially defiant but in the end he agrees to Dadier terms.
Claude Brown begins Manchild in the Promised Land with himself (Sonny) at the age of thirteen, shot on the streets of Harlem for stealing sheets from a clothesline. The autobiography then retraces Brown’s life from the age of eight up to the shooting and goes on to chronicle his stays in the Warwick Reform School and his eventual escape from the street life of Harlem. A gang member at the age of nine, Brown was sent at eleven to the Wiltwyck School for Boys, returned to the streets, was shot, was sent to the reformatory and then gradually moved from Harlem as he earned his high-school diploma, became a jazz pianist in Greenwich Village and ultimately began college. Manchild, which was written while Brown was still in his twenties, was for
The Story of Malcolm X Malcolm X was a Black rights activist during the 1960’s, he was regarded as a powerful speaker and a highly intelligent person. He was averse to blacks and white living in harmony, and spearheaded the black separatist movement. Malcolm X was not always the man that is taught to the public in history classes however, “Learning to read”, and excerpt from Malcolm X’s autobiography, recounts the tale of who Malcolm X was before he was well read, and how a prison’s library shaped views during the civil rights movement, and started fanning the flames for his racism.