It’s a derogatory slur as well as insult, and it certainly wasn’t used as a compliment towards African Americans. However, as writer David Bradley states, “We cannot avoid being hurt. Language hurts people, reality hurts people…. If the word ‘nigger’ did not have meaning today we wouldn’t care that it was in [Huck Finn]. The hurt is that it still does have meaning…” (Maine Public) Maine Public article on teaching Huck Finn thoroughly explores why this book is difficult to teach but offers tips on how to address the language of it.
Harry Potter, one of the first and the best fiction books of all time is now being debated and has been banned several times. Harry potter should not be banned because it helps increase their interest in English and this book will help develop an interest for reading, writing, and books. Harry potter shouldn’t be banned because it helps them in English. As the author stated, a parent challenged the Harr Potter series but was unsuccessful as the state board of education and the judge of a court ruled against her. This shows that her attempt was unsuccessful and that the Harry Potter Series should not be banned as it is the wrong decision.
Profanity is inappropriate in a school setting so why should students be assigned to read a book that contains it? Most learn curse words at a very young age, and the foul language displayed is not used to promote vulgarity but rather to add a sense of realism to the narrative. The use of profanity is a reason why some object to The Secret Life of Bees. Ian Warwick and Peter Aggleton write about how students often feel bullied when
Elie Wiesel’s Night should not be banned from the book list for ninth grade because it is a book that teaches very important lessons despite the fact that it contains violent scenes. The book shows that we should treat people in a good way even if they are not like us. It reveals the horrible consequences of inhumanity, the meaningless suffering and unbearable pain of innocent people. These reasons show that the book is very important for the grown-ups because it deals with fundamental questions about humanity and moral values. This book should not be banned even though it portrays so many violent moments because it shows us the horrible reality of racial prejudice and discrimination.
To Kill a Mockingbird should still be taught in school systems, and should not be a banned book because the novel focuses on a part of history that should not be ignored. Just because history is harsh and not always the most pleasant thing to learn about, does not mean that we can ignore it. Kenya Down with PBS said, “Being uncomfortable with history is not means to change it; people need to figure out how to confront issues.” Down also mentioned how Lee’s book is one of the most banned books
Personal attack shows an attack on the character of a person rather than his or her opinions or arguments. Ms. Campbell is the head of a department who also a teacher. She was totally looked down on the student in class 203 because many of them are on probation, can’t be relied on and are the lost cause’s. For example, when Mrs. Gruwell finds out a new book to let the student read but Ms. Campbell is not giving it to the student. Ms. Campbell thinks that the student reading scores are not so good and believe the book will be damaged by them.
It also initializes a theme about social inequality and social classes which tell the reader that their town is pretty bad when being the depression. It should make the reader feel somewhat empathetic towards the whole town but it does leave the reader a bit judgmental throughout the book to social classes and it gives the reader much more feelings later on in the book because this passage will stay through them through the whole of it. The way the "lower-classes" act are what the reader would expect for them to act like. It also gives answers to the reader's questions. For example, the "lower-class" kids in the book act quite a bit above their age by shouting out curse words the most at anybody, fighting, and even stealing.
Therefore, we should examine the causes of racism. Sometimes racism can develop among people of different race because of the lack of knowledge about the other race culture, belief, and history. For some people, they are taught to dislike another race by their family or someone who has profound influence on them and in some instances, they tend to pass what they were taught to the next generation. Your family is your biggest influence so most people tend to follow in the beliefs of their parents or grandparents which I believe we need to break that cycle. If we could just break the cycle of believing what our old generation family members believe then we would have the opportunity to change this world around.
When reflecting on the study, many of the brown eyed subjects felt uncomfortable asserting power over the blue eyes subjects. Even the volunteers that were of minority ethnic groups felt that the way they were treating the blue eyed group was harsh and some even said they were not going to continue the behavior. Throughout the social work profession, I feel that each and every person should have to go through this type of study or have to watch the studies outcomes because of the impact and point of view changes after seeing the study. Much like this study showed, Lavaette also explored the idea that if society learned about others cultures it will reduce prejudice and discrimination throughout society. Prejudice and discrimination are an idea built into one’s mind that in turn create the physical boundaries that have been so detrimental to society.
Colored people feel as if they are not able to succeed like whites can. There are pros and cons about tracking, some people may say that tracking shapes your academic confidence if you’re gifted, but in my opinion, tracking is ineffective because if someone is not as smart as others, they will be put in low tracking classes. This makes those students who are not as smart as the rest feel like they are not good enough or do not fit in. I have friends who can relate because they were put into special education classes growing up and they would compare themselves to others. They were basically in the low tracking classes while others who did better in their academics were in the high tracking classes.