I do think we need documentaries like this to address white privilege because it is such a difficult topic to talk about yet it still needs to be discussed. This documentary made me really take a step back and think about what it means to be white and how it can be abused so if more are made then maybe more people can be reached. From this documentary I plan to ensure a safe learning environment for my students. I do not think anyone should be ashamed of their race, I know it is naïve to believe that we could all have pride in where we come from and respect one another for
I think Mr. P wants Junior to get a better life and wants him to find his hope somewhere else not in the reservation. It’s not easy for Junior to find hope in the reservation because the reservation people has given up. So, Mr. P doesn’t want Junior to give up. He wants him to go somewhere where people have hopes not given up, because Junior family has given up with their hopes. Mr. P wants Junior to be around people who have hopes and move on from the reservation because Mr. P knows that Junior won’t give up.
He would excel, and than everyone would love him and forget that he was a clone” (91). Since this is the first time that Matt is recognizing himself as a animal rather than a clone, this signals a character shift. Matt also wants to learn to feel accepted not only by society, but as a individual as well. Towards the end of the chapter, Matt tries to resolve his conflict with the estate by creating goals and exceeding in his education which is also Matt trying to find his identity, but feel accepted as well. Summarizing, as Matt is doubting himself, he is setting goals and is trying feel accepted at the estate as a person rather than a
A Boy Who Wants What 's Best For Him In, "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie, is about a boy called Junior who’s struggling his way to fit in the Indian world and the white world. Both Junior and I survived through all the pain even though we had little support to keep us moving and chasing our goals and never giving up. Junior has a goal and he thinks leaving the Rez will help Junior be more successful in life so he switches school to a white school called Wellpinit and leaves his old school Reardan High School and now the Rez treat Junior as a outcast or a part time Indian on the Rez. Junior’s teacher Mr. P advises Junior to leave the Rez and tells Junior he deserves better and not to give up. "You have
This means that Equality 7-2521 is not really thinking about life. Equality 7-2521 wants to show that he is maybe thinking about how he should spend the rest of his life. Harrison Bergeron is totally different and the same as Equality 7-2521. They both want to show and prove to their society that they want to fix and make their society better for the rest of the people in the town. Harrison Bergeron was very athletic, very attractive, very smart, very tall, and is considered as a very
“A White Man’s Burden” by Rudyard Kipling because Nathan and Kipling both believe they are doing what they have to do. They feel like it is their duty to “take care” of the uncivilized people of under developed countries, but in reality the native people don’t want their help. If he really wants to help people and spread God’s word with good intentions he would take notes from his foil, Brother Fowles. Brother Fowles basically does everything right that Nathan does wrong. For example, unlike with Nathan the native people actually like Brother Fowles and his family.
The novel Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian, By Sherman Alexie it show how Indians or African Americans struggle with who they are and who they want to be. Arnold learns how to live through and with his struggles because of how his friends accepted and helped him. In this book Alexie shows how all of Arnold’s friends helped him through different aspects in life. If he didn’t have those friends than his life would have been so much harder. When Arnold was going to school at Wellpinit Roger was the one that Arnold counted on to help him the most for protection and motivation; showing the importance of friendship.
This passage reveals the underlying causes of Grant’s anxiety about teaching Jefferson his final lesson. His own education has been based on mastering the cultural vocabulary of white America, and although he is respected in the quarter for his high level of academic achievement, Grant knows that he is only helping to perpetuate this system. Although he wants to help his students avoid the pitfalls of being black and poor in the deep South, he feels ill-equipped to do this despite his academic pedigree. This is one of Jefferson’s first pieces of dialogue that does not relate to him being a hog. Although it is some time before Grant recognizes that Jefferson is making progress, Jefferson’s recognition of a role model is significant.
Equality is something people want till people actually have it. Equality often limits a person’s abilities and disables to do something for themselves or inspire themselves. Equality's, the main character in the book Anthem, the primary motivation is proving that he is smart enough to become a scholar. Equality has a right to be motivated in this way since he believes that he can help the society so he is giving into the collectivism. I think that if everyone was motivated in this way, there would be a more progressive society where people sought to improve themselves and society at the same time.
3. When Derek was released from jail, he had an enlightened and reformed ideology. He tried convincing his brother to follow in his footsteps of becoming a new instead of making the same mistakes he did. In an attempt to ensure his brother would be the man Derek couldn’t be, he made numerous efforts to convince him of the equality amongst races and why they would be seen as equal and on the same level as their race, as opposed to the common inferior perception they were initially
Biff thought and believed this to a point that he followed everything his dad said and is now struggling to find himself in life without the popularity. Bernard on the other hand thinks the complete opposite, he thinks that you need good grades to be successful. Bernard 's beliefs are cemented when Willy says, "Bernard can get the best marks, y 'understand, but…" This
For Coleman, he cannot pursue his own interest in life due to the pressure placed upon him by his father. His father 's idea could be that Coleman needs to become successful and follow his dreams to prove his worth to others. Colemans father might have thought that his son would be able to become a respected doctor because of Coleman 's white complexion. If Coleman were to succeed, it would be a benefit for his father
In the book by Sherman Alexie entitled The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian we can observe the different characters’ struggles to deal with challenges that life has given them. In order to face life’s harsh realities individuals will build a facade. At first, the protagonist’s best friend, Rowdy, appears to be a very strong and solid character. He is short-tempered and will always blame Arnold
Arnold, from The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, shows that if one works hard and hopes for what he wants and believes in, he can accomplish his goal. Arnold’s desire for a new future becomes greater so he moves schools. Wellpinit offers no opportunities for Arnold so he works hard for one. “ ‘You’ve been fighting since you were born, he said.’ ‘You fought off those seizures. You fought off all those drunks