Some kids call others “brown eyes” in a demeaning and hurtful way which resembles the use of the n-word against African Americans. On Wednesday, it is the turn of the brown-eyed children to be better than the blue-eyed children. All the privileges enjoyed by the blue-eyed kids yesterday are now only for the brown-eyed ones today. Despite having been on the receiving end of discriminatory and nasty behavior because of their eye color only the day before, the brown-eyed children happily and easily embraced their
August’s older sister Via is very protective over him, and this is obvious when “One time in the playground some older kids made some noises [at August] and [Via] just started yelling at [them].” It is obvious to the reader that Via would do anything for her brother, and she helps him to get through the difficult times at school, comforting him when students bully him “Sometimes kids are stupid," she says softly, holding his hand. "I'm sure he didn't mean it." His best friend Jack is also supportive and helps break down the barriers that August is faced with at school. Although there were times where Jack was mean to August he always made up for it and defended August when Julian was bullying him. He punched him at one point because of the awful things Julian was saying, “[Julian said] ‘You don’t have to be friends with that freak if you don’t want to be, you know...’ And that’s when I punched him.
Negroes do not like it in any book or play whatsoever, be the book or play ever so sympathetic in its treatment of the basic problems of the race.” If true, how is Huckleberry Finn an exception? There are many accounts and complaints of white students acquiring foul racist behavior within Huckleberry Finn. One is the case of students racially abusing an African American child’s father after they have learned the novel. “...his father says, was verbally and physically abused by his white classmates after they have all read Huckleberry Finn in class.” - Nat Hentoff, Village Voice. To make the situation worse, these cases happen more than often.
For example, people at school call eachother names and make them feel bad. Or they say things that are not true about the person, and the people who are getting bullied get made and tend to do stuff that will hurt other people. Evaluation I like the story it's like real life cause this actually happens and it also has a lot of emotions. But i think the author could of ended the story with more information. For example, like did lily really move schools did all the kids know if it was trevor who was milkandhoney or do they still make fun of lily.
When children were at break, two of the children got in a fight. This is because a brown-eyed child hit a blue-eyed in the stomach all because the child got called brown eyes. Elliot then stated, “I watched what had been marvellous, cooperative, wonderful, thoughtful children turn into nasty, vicious, discriminating, little third-graders in a space of fifteen minutes.” The next day Jane turned the tables and the brown-eyed children were as the blue-eyed children were yesterday. She said she had lied yesterday by saying that brown-eyed people weren’t as good or as smart as blue-eyed people. Now the blue-eyed children were not allowed to play with the brown-eyed children because they were not as good as them.
He respected America, and he loved it, but America didn’t love him back. Later, he learned in school what was happening several years ago, and he understood why the news people were saying all the terrible things. When he went to high school, he ran for student body president, and a teen in his class tweeted “If you vote for RJ, you obviously enjoy 9/11.” He was hurt at how racist this was, but he proved him wrong.
The blue eyed – brown eyed experiment in my opinion is indeed ethical. The issue at hand with this experiment is will it cause permeant future psychological damage. Jane Elliott conducted this experiment with her third-grade students which some would say it is too harsh of an exercise for a group that young; She wanted to teach her student that discrimination is wrong which have been a topic they discussed from the first day of school but felt the student would become confused with the fact she just honored Dr. king in the month of February and now she had to explain to them that he was assassinated because of discrimination. Jane Elliott agreed that this exercise can do Psychological damage if not conducted correctly but the benefits are remarkable.
In the blue-eyed, brown-eyed experiment, examples of prejudice, stereotypes, racism, discrimination, and institutional discrimination are present. Prejudice is an unfair generalization of a group of people with little or no evidence. Therefore, when Jane Elliot tells her class that blue-eyed people are better than brown-eyed people the blue-eyed children develop a prejudice attitude against the brown-eyed children. One little boy tries to protests, stating his father was not stupid, but when Jane Elliott asks the boy if his father has brown-eyes and the little boy confirms he does, Jane Elliott proceeds to remind him about the day he came to school and said his father kicked him. She asks him "well do you think a blue-eyed father would kick his son?"
The bullies’ debacle plans to intimidate their victims is truly bizarre. The bullies plans are bizarre because the bully tends to prey on others to try and make themselves feel better. One time, I had a bully who would pick on me because I had better grades than him. He would laugh at me and call me a nerd because I did so well in school, while he received D’s and F’s on his report card. My bully was the hunter and I was considered the huntee.
Anti-Intellectualism: Why We Hate the Smart Kids is written in first-person point-of-view that gives the reader insight on why the majority of the population “Hate the Smart Kids”. This argumentative essay talks about why the majority of the population makes fun of the intelligent students in school and turn their backs on them. The tone that Grant Penrod gives off is his sympathy towards the intelligent students who are basically being bullied. This bulling of intellectuals is mainly receiving verbal abuse. As Penrod said, “Unfortunately, it represents just one statement along countless similar sites and positing, a veritable cornucopia of evidence attesting to society’s distaste for intellectuals” (755).
The theme is bullying because in the story they usually are getting bullied from Brad the big time bully to not just one person but the whole school.the only people who are not scared of him are little crew and Ellen Louise because he licks her but she does not like him.Ellen Louise is trying to get Benji and Mark not be scared because they have to interview him for kidsview because the teacher told him had to so his gade can improve to calcite C not a F or D. So he can pass now the teacher is making the whole class do