For example Pecola got harassed by school boys, “Black e mo. Black e mo. Yadaddsleepsnekked. Black e mo black e mo ya dadd sleeps nekked. Black e mo…”(Morrison 65) This forced her to become angry and since she has no one to shout at without being shouted back at, she ends the cycle being at the lowest of the low.
In the short story “It’s that it hurts” by Tomas Rivera, a boy gets expelled for fighting at school. The “It” that hurts is the boy’s lack of pride. The boy’s pride was splintered by having to be nude in the sight of a complete stranger. In the story the boy had to strip down naked in front of the nurse. This hurt his pride because he was uncomfortable with stripping down in front of a stranger.
The quote, “Stereotypes are fast and easy, but they are lies, and the truth takes its time.” relates to Squeaky and her life of stereotyping. The first part of the quote, “Stereotypes are fast and easy...” corresponds with Squeaky because she made many stereotypes about people she just met. Gretchen was the “new girl,” who just moved to Squeaky’s neighborhood. Squeaky said Gretchen was a slow runner because of her looks. Soon though, she began to learn that Gretchen was not such a bad runner after all.
Not many people took into consideration what discrimination could do to people. I love the fact that she went out of her way to teach her students that discriminating actually hurt, and not just being a victim of it, but also being the one doing it. It could turn a sweet soul into a deviant one. It was also shocking how the students really did not know their attitudes changed until after they stepped back and observed. I believe that this experiment/ lesson should be taught more often, because there is still discrimination going on till this day.
The teacher was not being very kind Richard, and said, stop trying to be funny, this whole program is for people like you. When he said that he was grouping people, and setting a bad example for the other students in the class. Therefore the class started to feel bad for Richard. Richard’s teacher didn't even bother to call his name. this shows that the teacher didn't even have any curtesy.
But, as it turns out, she is telling the truth, and this just sickens me “‘You’re lying, you don’t remember’ cried the children” (2). That quote was spoken by the children in class as she told of the poem she wrote, and told them how great it was. But nobody believed her, so they immediately assumed she was lying and tossed her into the closet. They did not know the whole story because they were blindsided by their hatred and jealousy. Unfortunately, though, bullies do similar things in the real world, and they, too, don’t see the whole picture, similar to William, one of the classmates who lead the mob of bullying
On the contrary, Jack heard one side of the story and punished Scout without thinking much at all. Another key example is when Mrs. Dubose confronts the kids about Atticus. She angrily states, “Your father’s no better than the niggers and trash he works for” (135). In a state of complete rage, Jem destroys Mrs. Dubose’s camellias. When Atticus hears the full story (including Mrs. Dubose’s words), he responds with, “To do something like this to a sick old lady is inexcusable.
As he explained, he wanted to help children to don’t lose their pureness. As a second example, after he talked a child, he said “Thanks a lot.” (128) before he went on, which is not the way he talks normally. He talks with children in the nice way. On page 216, when he went his sister’s school to give her a note, he saw “f**k you” written on the wall, he got really angry. His reaction was “I kept wanting to kill whoever’d written it.” This shows that hearing and seeing slang words will affect them in a bad way.
Working class students seem to get fed up, due to emotional stress and frustration, causing these students to act out and start fights with their classmates. For example in the essay “I Just Wanna be Average” it says, “One day Billy lost it. Out of the corner of my eye I saw him strike out with his right arm and catch Dweetz across the neck” (153). Due to the lack of reading material and having been reading the same old text over and over again, working class students get frustrated. Therefore, they act out and hurt their classmates.
Spencer Dean Fredell 4 December 2015 English 231-91NT Chalfenism In the novel White Teeth by Zadie Smith the Chalfens are an average middle class family that live close from the major characters of the book. They became prevalent when Archie and Samad’s children, Irie and Millat respectively, begin to go to them for tutoring after school. The first meeting between the Chalfens and Irie and Millat happens after the Chalfen’s son, Joshua, gets caught with marijuana. Consequently, one of the school administrators sends the “disadvantaged minorities”, Irie and Millat, to the privileged family, the Chalfens. The entire premise behind sending the children to the Chalfens is that because Irie and Millat come from a working class, non-white family
The student was well aware that the teacher was doing this as an experiment in her class. But very few students thought anything of it. Eventually, the talk began to escalate until the teacher began going on a rant, yelling at the student in front of the whole class about how the student had wasted the teacher’s time, and
Entry #2: Date and Time: Friday, February 17, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (3 hours) Task/Activity: Students in both classes started off the class by taking their weekly spelling test. Following this, both classes examined prose-constructed responses completed by fellow students (although responses were kept anonymous). Students would then work in groups to grade the response according to PARCC standards. The class would then come back together as a whole, with each group discussing the grade they gave the response and why. Mrs. Lanza would then reveal the grade she gave the response, hoping that each group fell within one point value and had relatively the same constructive criticism to give.
It started off as an assignment from the vigils and when the assignment was over Jerry still refused to sell the chocolates and this caused an uproar in the tone of the school. After he had done this, the school had a more hostile tone to it. Jerry left scared and worried everyday at school expectedly at role
Sooner or later justice is almost always serve but at times injustice takes over. To begin with, in the text Han said "It was clear that there was something wrong, that there was enormous injustice in a system founded on irrationality and violence." In the quote Han is talking about the injustice that was happening between Om and all his classmates. For instance the violence he had witnessed during both breaktime and lunchtime. During break time two kids started a fight and Om stopped it, but instead of just writing a report he slapped the boy who caused it and then made him kneel down.
On October 13, I observed the second grade reading and grammar classroom of Mrs. Turner at Elkhorn City Elementary. The students were sitting at tables with their attention directed towards the smart board. They were instructed to begin their D.O.L., or daily oral learning activity, led by the teacher. The smart board was pulled up to where you could see Mrs. Turner writing on her own notebook paper as to visually walk them through heading up their papers and the correct format of sentences. The D.O.L.