If I win this scholarship, I will know that the hard work of students who thrive for academic success isn’t looked over just because a student next to us thrives for success through their sport. In high school, we see an ample amount of our classmates get signed to different colleges and universities because of their abilities on the court or on the field. But, after being in classes with them for four or more years, we know that their grades aren’t of good quality all of the time. But, us students who work the hardest in the classrooms to pull off 4.0s and 5.0’s can barely get a decent scholarship because we don’t have a 25 or above ACT score. This can at times prevent students from going to their dream school because they don’t have the money to pay out of pocket for school.
Imagine getting up everyday before high school and preparing for war. For Melba Pattillo Beals this fear was a scary reality. In the beginning of “Warriors Don 't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock 's Central High” by Melba Pattillo Beals, she begins talking about what it’s like to come back to the haunted racist halls of Little Rock Central High School. This was a time when civil rights was a major issue and the color separation between white and black was about to be broken. Melba and nine other students entered Central High School becoming the first African American students to go to an all white school.
The Fires of Jubilee Book Review In 1975, prize-winning biographer Stephen B. Oates, wrote the Fires of Jubilee; Nat Turner’s Fierce Rebellion along with many of his thirteen published books and more than seventy articles. Oates book, Fires of Jubilee, brings back the history of slave rebellion in the eyes of a smart, talented, and gifted African American, Nat Turner. As Oates writes this book, he tells the life and struggles that was brought upon Turner and many of the other African Americans on their whim to become free people. With the abilities Nat had as a child, many people including him self were convinced that he was “chosen” from the Lord.
Sacrifice, care, bravery, courage, etc; but only one of the characters in the novel exhibits all of the above qualities and is a true hero. Some of the heroic characteristics that were present were sacrifice and caring. Darry exhibits sacrifice and care when he gives up a college scholarship in order to take care of his brothers. Ponyboy vouches for his brother’s character stating that Darry “had been a real popular guy in school; he was captain of the football team and he had been voted Boy of the year”, but goes on to lament that at this point in the story he “didn’t have time between jobs to even think about college”(16).
By breaking the law his soul would be ruined and a ruined soul is not worth living with. This goes back to when he said that the really important thing is not to live but to live well. Also, when he dies he would enter Hades as an outlaw and will not be well welcomed. Therefore, he believes that he should stay and face his execution because it is better to die than to live with a ruined soul. Socrates uses all of these points to support his main argument which is that escaping jail would be morally incorrect.
In the book our protagonist, Grant, shows clearing how society and place shapes him from day to day. In his classroom at an all black school he is the leader and is very powerful and shows no shame and back down to no one. Then when he is in the presence of white men he is automatically inferior and lets them lead. This is not only because of his personality but because of how it was the social norm for this to happen back in the 1940s. It is another disturbing and saddening case of how one race could be superior to
“ A man named Hank spoke to the team and converted over 40 of our players to give their life to Jesus.” The players both, black and white had all formed as a unity. The team had started spreading the word of God to many other students in the school to help create peace and to turn the congregation into one. This act had given Woodlawn the solution to
The second reason the American police system needs to stop police brutality is because They kill black people for no reason, When a black man reach for his license and registration like the officer told him to , They can 't just assume that they are reaching for a arm force. In fact “If we have a shooting, we end up assuming that it had to be racial,” (lowery 3)They have to the best they can to enforce rules that will stop police brutality. The last reason the American police system need to stop police brutality is they people they kill is innocent. In fact “No one cares for black communities more than black people themselves,”(kunter 2) Why would they target innocent people that have families they have to care for or have big responsibilities.
When it comes to racial profiling people automatically believe that it is harsh and inhuman as well that the victim had nothing to do that caused racial profiling , when it comes to being frisked and detained. In an article written by “National institute of Justice” it stated “What is clear from the research is that race is a consistent predictor of attitudes toward the police. Hence, some researchers argue that what happens during the stop is as important as the reason for it”. when it comes to law enforcement people always blame the police officer for taken a little more action on detaining someone.
Careers are individual because they showcase a person's personal interests and skillsets. In America, as you graduate from high school, you are given a wide range of subjects and skills to study. This is the opposite of Anthem because in the society of anthem the leaders do not let you choose or have a preference for your career. “They called the Student’s names, and when the Students stepped before them, one after another, the Council said: “Carpenter” or “Doctor” or “Cook” or “Leader. ””(Rand 25).
With almost around 400 years of African-American history to learn about, preparation is crucial. Jaden Wynn, a member of the Madison team who is in the 8th grade, admits that they are nervous. All they’ve been doing was study and study. The team first qualified for a local competition against their fellow Madison schools.
Also, Troy believes that even if you are black and you do well in professionals that you will still no get very many chances to play in the game. For example, Cory argues with Troy that “They got some white guys on the team that don’t play every day”(Wilson 1852) but, Troy argues back saying “That’s why I don’t want you to get all tied up in them sports. Man on the team and what it get him? They got colored on the team and don’t use them.
At one point in everyone’s life, someone has to step up and lead a group to victory. In Orson Scott Card 's book, Ender’s Game, people depended on Ender to be the best leader the Fleet ever had in order to defeat the enemy, the Buggers. Ender was a good leader because he knows who he was fighting with and against, he trained and pushed his army to the limit, and he was smart and caring but also hostile at times. One way Ender was a good leader is by knowing who he was working with and against. When Ender first got his army after he became a commander, he trained with them and later he “wrote down his impression of each of the boys in the army, the things he notice right about them, the things that needed more work,” (Card 168).
It is my privilege to write a letter recommending Jim Burke, a former student of mine at Rio Americano High School, for admission to Pitzer College. Based on reading “Want to Get into College?’ Learn to Fail,” the article you wrote for Education Week magazine in February, 2012, I am convinced that Jim Burke would be a valuable addition to your student body. Mr. Burke has had a great deal of trouble throughout high school. Jim was less than perfect in school.
These are the regulation who 's a punishment imposed for breaking the law would not bring upon oneself from the gods through man’s temper. At the current scene, Creon’s ruling the government banning the tradition of honoring the loss in your family is too extreme which can affect the citizens in Thebes because what if the citizen’s members did make erroneous to the country before death, yet still deserve a respectful burial and honor them and lastly they may disagree with the law