An important point I learned after reading Holler if You Can Hear Me by Gregory Michie is that teachers should care about their students because students will learn more if they know you care and then they will care to learn . Mr. Mitchie believes his students don’t care enough to learn about sexism, but the truth was that they were tired of spending 2 weeks on the same lesson. Mr. Mitchie will then get angry at his class and tell them that if they didn’t care to learn then he wouldn’t make them. In another instant a teacher named Miss. Reilly was tired of her class not listening to her that she threatened to quit, but a student named Samuel wrote her a letter and told her not quit. In another instant Mr. Shepherd was always …show more content…
In this chapter a student named Reggie was being bullied because he was the only African American in the class; he felt like he didn’t belong in the school. One day Reggie was standing with a group of his classmates, when two police officers come to him and starts verbally and physically abusing him. The other students try to help, but they couldn’t, the assault stops when Reggie runs home. This injustice unified the school, everyone knew that Reggie didn’t deserve what happened to him and they wanted to help him get justices. Reggie and his parents did press charges and with the help of his classmates and community he was able to receive some justices. Police brutality is becoming a common occurrence in today’s society, but we have to fight back against injustices. I really enjoyed this chapter because even though Reggie’s classmates didn’t like him at first they all tried to help him when he needed it. This just proves that we can all fight together in hopes to receive
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The chapters begin with a backstory of the victim before going into detail about the event that took place, then concluding with how the court case went and the public's reaction. This is effective due to the fact that it automatically draws the reader in by sharing the devastating stories, while also representing the horrors of this time period without delay. Throughout the chapters, various organizations such as the NAACP and WPC are discussed in order to further portray the significance of the events and the impact these men and women had on society. By concluding each chapter with summarizations of the outcomes of the court cases and/or the public's reaction, Societies transformation is slowly represented because as the chapters go on, the jury votes more in favor of the African American victims. This gives the reader insight into how the different assaults and cases gradually changed society, gaining more and more support for the civil rights movements cause, representing how these women and men's stories greatly influenced the outcome of this
Negros friends broke out as the train started to leave the town of Stevenson. The black boys were able to push all but one white person out of the train as it started catching speed. The injured boys that were pushed out of the train went to the sheriff’s
Melba Beals was going to Little Rock High School in Arkansas for the first time, which was a life changing experience for her. But there were some events that challenged her, like, Racism, Verbal threats, Spitting, people trying to fight her, and segregationist mobs. ”We began moving forward the eerie silence would be forever etched into my memory. “ Said Beals. “ We stepped up the front door of the central high school and crossed the threshold where the angry segregationist mobs had forbidden us to go”(Beals).
Melba talks about her day in school when she found out that Brown vs. Board of Education was being discussed. She remembers hearing of the integration not knowing the suffering she would soon experience. She did not understand the teachers fear at that time. In the first chapter Melba was sexually assaulted by a father that did not want Melba or any other African American children to go to school with his white children. The white men and women were angry with the idea of integration.
Addressing police brutality must be done with empathy for and awareness of the plight of the African-American community. Historically speaking, there has not been a period wherein the African-American community was not inhibited by institutionalized barriers. American enslavement provided the foundation for later oppressive provisions that are especially prevalent within inner-city, predominantly Black communities, which, incidentally, many of the prominent instances of police brutality have taken place. Political regimes like the “war on drugs,” “school to prison pipeline,” and mass incarceration criminalize and dehumanize the African-American community, and thus affect the collective mindset of the population. I believe that an imperative first step that has not been taken is acknowledging the effects these may have on the Black community.
Michie “forever emphasizing the importance of listening to students and bringing their lives into the classroom” (p. 56). Teachers should demonstrate to students that teachers care about them and want them to succeed, both in school and in life. Michie is extremely caring for his students. He took the time to understand his students and help deal with the issues associated with students’ lives. Reggie, an African-Americans student in Michie’s class, was assaulted by a racist police officer “Bull” for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Police brutality remains a common yet controversial topic around the world. Police brutality is “the use of excessive and/or unnecessary force by police when dealing with civilians” (thelawdictionary.org). It’s a topic that segregates communities and makes each other their enemy. Specifically, a white officer has been the enemy of the black community. Unfortunately, the tension between police and blacks grew over the past few decades.
Worldshaker is a text about a city within a juggernaut. There are 12,000 people living in the Worldshaker, and they face the problem of inequality. Two young individuals decide they want to make a difference so they start a rebellion and everything starts changing significantly. There are many circumstances in real life where individuals decided to take a stand and revolt against inequality and injustice. The book Worldshaker mirrors real life because it shows how people can discriminate against one another leading to inequality and injustice, resulting in people wanting to make a difference and revolt.
Melba Beals memoir presents heroic detailed components about the integration of Central High. In chapter 4, of Warriors Don't Cry, Melba Beals gives a detailed description of her first day integrating Little Rock Central High School. While driving to school Melba had heard about the large crowd of segregationist that had gathered outside Central High School. When Melba arrived at school she describes how she saw “In the distance, large crowds of white people were lining the curd directly across from the front of Central High…stretched for a distance of two blocks along the entire span of the school"(Beals 37). Melba's use of details allows the reader to visualize an angry mob of white people trying to attack the African American students.
Practitioners should make sure that when they are teaching they do not have favourites in the classroom that always get awards or treats because they are the teachers favourite. It’s important that they don’t do this because the other children will feel left out and that they are not good enough because they don’t get any praise in the classroom. They will also not want to do anything good because they don’t get any attention if they do so they won’t see the point. Also they may start behaving inappropriately because if they do they will get attention that way instead. Practitioners should have an awareness of gender roles.
As we can see in the characteristic quotes they show us how Mr.Blessington always put pressure on his students and made insults to them for living in a low income community and made them feel as if they are not welcomed outside their neighborhood and how the society wouldn’t accept them just for being “poor”. Meanwhile the conflict quotes quotes shows how the students get into the game that Mr.Blessington has installed for them, which makes them feel as if they are labeled in society and how they must become what people think they are in order to fit in. But the students will soon find out that all that was a paper background created by Mr.Blessington to fool them to believe that they were just rapist and criminals to stop them from becoming good citizens and to stop them from growing even more educationally and making their dreams a reality. Anything in this world can be achieved by hard work and determination and by breaking the social barriers you can let other people see that they can’t judge someone by their race nor the place they live in but by the words and actions of that person you can determine who they are. Don’t ever let no
Imagine being the only colored one in an all white school and you were being mistreated. In 1957 nine students arrived at an all white school called Central High they went for an education but did not know what they were getting into. The book is being told from Mrs. Lanier perspective. The nine students are being followed throughout their whole life through Central and when they graduated and how this one memory affected them.
This report is showing light to the communities’ response to police brutality particularly in the black communities and also their encounters with police officers. Police brutality is physical violence and great cruelty demonstrated by a police officer. Police brutality and misconduct have existed for many decades and it even has been broadcasted in news stories over America, but nothing has changed. It has happened predominantly to African Americans in lower-income states. Police officers are given slaps on the wrist for taking a life or injuring an innocent person.