Having very high expectations for her students was her way of helping them succeed. When the environment around these students caused them to fail, Erin knew they were capable of more. Inviting Miep Gies, the lady who hid Anne Frank, to come from Germany to speak to her class, was their life changing moment. Gruwell had them type up their diaries to try to influence others, which later was published as The Freedom Writers Diary. Once they realized that their time with Mrs. Gruwell was coming to an end, they convinced her to get permission from the board to move up to junior year with them.
The issue presented in this selection shows that Gaby Rodriguez is sick and tired of being expected that she will be a mother just like her mother and her older siblings. She was in honor classes and wanted to be the first of her family to go to college, everyone expected her to drop out of high school and not gradate unlike some Latina’s who would oppose the statistics by just doing well in school. She decided to fake her own pregnancy to get reactions and understand the stereotypes and what pregnant teens have to face. 2. Based on the information presented in this selection, do you feel this is an accurate account of the issue?
What if Tom won the case? Bob Ewell would have been voted guilty, and his daughter told the complete truth about the case. I think that could have ended racism with the whole town. These two characters are also important to the story, because they teach really big lessons to all readers about Tom and Bob and all of the similarities and differences. Harper Lee used the characters ultimately against racism, and hoping that could change
The writer said that her home was a place that she had to pretend to be someone else. In contrast, school became the place where she can find herself in. After racial integration school has completely changed for the writer. She used to admire high school before having white teachers whose classes reinforced racist stereotypes. Couple of black teachers moved to desegregated schools, but always felt
Erin Gruwell, a young Caucasian female who decided to forgo attending law school and instead became a teacher at a newly race integrated school that locates in a poverty stricken and high crimes area. In the movie, the time frame is after the L.A. riot and racial tension are still at high level. Gruwell, who grew up in an upper middle class family, had to make a drastic transformation to her new environment when teaching at Woodrow Wilson High School, which consists of a multiracial and divided students body. Gruwell was very much out of her element in the beginning because she expected that the teachers, administrators, and students to be working together. However, she began to slowly understand the isolation and hatred existed among the students.
The school vice-principal, Miss O’Shay, is ashamed of the art scholarship committee and has experienced discrimination herself. Miss O’Shay tells Nancy about mobs rioting in the streets against the Irish community, calling them dirty Irish, and telling them to go home. Miss O’Shay gifts Nancy with this knowledge, “And we didn’t give up, because we believed in the American dream, and in our power to make that dream come true.” The vice-principal speech is very inspiring and leads Nancy to believe she can conquer this mountain of injustice. Langston Hughes wrote an inspiring tale of loss and empowerment. Nancy Lee will not let close minded people get the best of her.
Throughout my life, I truly believed that I was amazing at writing due to the grades I received on my essays in the English class. I thought it would be totally impossible not to be enrolled into Honors English my freshman year. However, the impossible became possible, and I was placed into regular English which devastated me. This made me seek revenge towards the school, to show them the mistake that they had committed, so I set up a goal to be accepted into Honor English 2 my sophomore year. To this day, I remember the anxiety flowing through me as I received my sophomore schedule from the school staff.
Rosa Parks and Ruby Bridges were two important figures in relation to civil rights because they stood up for what they believed in. In the story, “Personal Photos and Letters Show the True Rosa Parks” they stated that she wouldn’t give up her seat to a white man because she didn’t think that it was fair. She refused and got arrested for doing something that she believed in. Also in the article, “Civil Rights Activist: Ruby Bridges” they stated that when Ruby was 6 years old she was the first African-American to attend a white Southern elementary school. She was isolated at her school because of the color of her skin.
In Miles Corwin’s novel, And Still We Rise, his first-person speaker, Anita Moultrie, unfailingly proves how proud she is of her community in South-Central Los Angeles. Corwin published the book in April of 2000...... Moultrie teaches her students in order to let them become proud of becoming part of black community in South-Central. Throughout the novel, Corwin consistently advocates against the brutality of racism in relation to black students in inner-city schools by including Moultrie, a teacher at Crenshaw. Moultrie knows later in life other people will “‘judge them [her students] by the color of their skin’” (Corwin 85). She utilizes pathos to appeal to naive black students to light a fire of anger in them.
Growing up in South Central Los Angeles, the only acceptable social media images of the day were of white people. Blacks, especially women were either prostitutes or maids. At the age of 13, I attended a predominately white catholic high school in an affluent area of Los Angeles. Teachers (mainly white nuns) and administrators were constantly reminding me of my intelligence, my luck to have been admitted and the hardship my parents must be going through to be able to afford the tuition. Toward the middle of junior year, the school tried to release me, not expel (they had too many black faces on the graduating class picture).