In The Overachievers by Alexandra Robbins the character I most identify with is C.J because, like her I am middle achiever, most people don't really know who I am until they have known me for a while and I as well struggle to find the right friend group. C.J and I are both very intelligent students. We both do very well in school, but we don’t have the 4.0 GPA. We score well on the SATs, but do not get the highest scores. We are in the middle of the pack.
Though the Reconstruction era offered many positive changes, I do think that it had its share of both success and failure. The Reconstruction era ended separation between the North and the South, as previously, the South had wanted to be separate from the North. The economy in the South became devastated because there were less people to work on plantations. A large racist group, which was very popular back then known as the KKK became more involved in the South, being fueled with hatred towards blacks and whites who supported civil
It has been a big change in America, since the 1930’s. African American’s weren’t allowed to vote, they were discriminated against for many years. Unfortunately, the laws in the 1930’s, also prevented women rights to vote. Women also had to obtain an education to work in a man’s world. Even though it was hard for African American’s, it was also even harder for immigrants that migration to the United States, due to The Great Depression.
There are many inequalities in the way that black and white public schools were treated in the 1950s. The concept of separate but equal was created in 1896. Public schools were separate but they were almost never equal (Lily Rothman). The quality of students books, teachers, and education was all decided based on the color of their skin. Racism in society has improved greatly since the 1950s, however it would be naive to believe that it no longer exists.
They had many more rights than they had before however they still experienced a large amount of hate. African Americans migrated during the Great Migration due to poor living conditions and treatment in the Southeast of the United States (Phillips 33) . “For many blacks, their departure from the South was a response to, and a defiance of, the coercions used to keep them bound to segregation” (Phillips 39). In the 1920’s, treatment of African Americans was different, blacks were able to do more such as getting a job however, some felt as though the hate they would get for it wasn 't worth it. Although, there would always be challenges that African Americans would have to face such as landowners supporting the passing of laws meant to control the mobility of blacks, limit their wages, and minimize their chance to purchase and own land (Phillips 33).
Even though they are in minority group but the unemployment percentage of black people is double the percentage of white people and it’s because of the colour and religion of black people. In the essay “The New Nadir: The Contemporary Black Racial Profiling” Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua points out that during the recession in the year 2008 the percentage of unemployed whites was 6.6 and that of blacks was between 11.3-15 almost double (41). Some blacks are well educated and masters in their field but then also most of the time whenever they go for a job interview they are just not given the respect they deserve by others because of the assumptions that other individuals have made about them, like they do not respect others, they are mostly lazy, uneducated and criminals. In the essay “Black Men and Public Space” Brent Staples mentioned an incident when he used to work as a journalist in Chicago and one day he rushed into the manager’s office to submit his report because it was his last day to submit it but as he rushed into the room, the manager didn’t recognised him and thought that he is a thief, manager just called the security to throw him out of the
From 1916-1918 the black communities population went from 44,000-100,000, which made the living situation very overcrowded. When they realized, the promises made to them as far as them working and their living situations improving was not happening like promised, they began moving into the white communities. Which would intelled more competition in the workforce. This outraged the whites and they reunited the Klu Klux Klan to begin violent acts towards the blacks. In 1918 there were a total of 64 lynchings and in 1919 there were a total of 83 lynchings.
Although I was able to pass the class, and the passing grade on my AP test meant I got my grade boosted to an ‘A’ automatically, the failure I felt in the first couple of months was unlike anything I had experienced at that point. If I had not been desperate to find a better way to study, I wouldn’t have discovered that music soundtrack, and I might never have discovered Sierra Boggess and her powerful quotes. Even though I wasn’t happy at the time with my abysmal test and quiz scores, I’m glad I was able to learn this lesson that I am already enough, as it has changed my entire outlook on life so much. Now the next time I’m disappointed with a test score, or angry with myself for messing something up, I will be able to remind myself that I am always
A Privilege to be Underprivileged? Racism has always been a part of our country, there’s no getting around it. Our country was built on the fear, pain, and bondage of slaves. Many would say we’ve come a long way since then, and yet, in Trump-era America, the epidemic of willful white ignorance to the suffering of others is skyrocketing. In fact, many white Americans have argued that People of Color (POC) have not only an equal standing, but an advantage in this country.
My sophomore year was probably the worst because I slacked off and procrastinated but I picked myself up thanks to a little motivation. My worst classes were english and math class but I blame myself for not pushing myself harder to pass the class but that’s just the consequence of laziness. but all of my mistakes show how Robert greene’s quote is real because no one helped me picked myself up but myself. Science and history are my best subjects I understand it and I
Their analysis of 35 youth programs reported that standardized test scores of low-income, at-risk youth improved after participation in after-school programs (Lauer et al., 2006). Lauer discovered positive and significant effects among students at risk of failure in reading or math, producing positive results on reading achievement, particularly in lower elementary grade levels and in high school students. Researchers also found positive and significant effects on math achievement, particularly for middle and high school