Censorship is an extremely debated topic in America, with people saying it contradicts with what the Bill of Rights has allowed the American people and how it may deny people use the Freedom of Speech. Yet, the censorship of books in American public schools is one of the most controversial topics today because of the use of racial slurs in classic literature, this is the case with To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Opinions on this topic vary, with some of them being: schools should have the right to censor books because they have racial slurs in them, schools should have teachers open up a conversation about race and the use of racial slurs with these books, or schools should not have the right to censor any book. I firmly believe that schools
In the article “What Was Bill Maher’s Big Mistake,” shows on his show how Bill Maher made a joke referencing slavery with his guest, Ben Sasse, a republic senator of Nebraska. In the conversation, Sasse tells Maher that he’s welcome to “work in the field with us,” and in the ‘spirit of comedy’ Maher replies back that he’s a “house nigger.” The exchange between two white men talking and essentially making fun of slavery is already problematic in itself, but the audience reaction takes the cake to me. When I saw the video of Bill Maher’s offensive comments, but what was the most disturbing thing about the whole video was the audience reaction. As Maher said this comments people in the audience laughed and no one wanted to talk about the hypocrisy of a 61-year-old white male using slavery
In one of our course readings titled “On Being Included” by Sara Ahmed, Ahmed writes about “institutional flows” and how diversity practitioners sensed that they were going against the flow when trying to address issues of racism. “The wall symbolizes institutional immobility and an institutional “no”. (pp. 129, 176). Ahmed describes diversity activists as “being in complicated and messy situations” based on the 21 interviews as well as her own experiences (pp. 7, 10). She states that they want to get universities, as institutions to not only acknowledge, but discuss and act on issues of racism diversity.
The Skin That We Speak The way a person speaks is a direct link to a person’s culture and the environment which he or she was raised in. A person’s language, skin color as well as economic status influences the way he or she is perceived by others. Lisa Delpit and eleven other educators provide different viewpoints on how language from students of different cultures, ethnicity, and even economic status can be misinterpreted due to slang and dialect or nonstandard English by the teachers as well as his or her own peers. The Skin That We Speak: Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom by Lisa Delpit and Joanne Kilgour Dowdy, who collected essays from a diverse group of educators and scholars to reflect on the issue of language
What is Trigger Warning Anyway? Anxiety is considered as a normal feeling for most of the people, a part of emotions just like happiness or sadness. So it is a part of living, it’s the body’s way of telling us that something isn’t right. It keeps us from harm’s way and prepares us to act quickly in the face of danger. But an anxiety disorder is way from a normal feeling.
Campus Free Speech It seems every time you turn on the news today there is another story talking about free speech on campus around the country. Many of these stories involve students protesting certain offensive speakers from talking at their university. According to the article Free Speech or Safe Speech, as these protesting become intense and dangerous. These students believe these offensive speakers cause a hostile environment and interrupt their education therefore should not be able to speak at their school.
Introduction Racial contact plays such a fundamental role in the contemporary South African society. In post-apartheid, many people and organisations try to eliminate any racism and reconcile with one another as a racially diverse nation. However, not everybody is willing to move on from the past and there are wounds that are not yet healed. A race is defined as a group that is treated differently in society based on certain biological characteristics (Andersen & Taylor, 2008:234).
Schools have always had issues of racism, prejudice, and students that lack the necessary education to assist them in a healthy future. If a new concept of school policy was introduced that could end all of that, would you consider it? In Dennis Prager’s speech regarding his unique, yet exceptional principles, would provide nothing but positive growth within his students. People should agree with Prager’s principles because they would encourage unification, teach young men and women skills valuable in life, and would allow students to focus solely on an education that bring nothing but an admirable future. First off, in Prager’s speech he mentions that “this school will no longer honor race or ethnicity.”.
Defining a Racist On the FBI website the statistics for hate crimes committed in 2015, 59.2% of hate crimes were against African-Americans. A hate crime is defined as a crime committed against a certain group of person(s) which is why we need to define what a racist or racist comment is. Defining what a racist is could help decrease the amount of hate crimes committed against either Anglo or African-American people. Defining what a racist is could also help alleviate some tensions between Anglos and African-American, Jewish people and Christians, and Pakistanis and Indians. Malcolm Gladwell’s definition of racism helps clear out the misunderstanding and tension that some comments like Michael Irvin’s about Tony Romo’s athletic ability create.
Kareem Wayne is a young vivacious 12 year old boy living in Brooklyn, New York. He attends Park Place Community Middle school . Kareem was born in New Amsterdam, Guyana and moved to the United States when he was six years old. Consequently, Kareem speaks three varieties of the English language. These include his mother tongue Guyanese Creole and his later development of the African-American Vernacular English (AAVE) and the Standardized American English because of the move.
Rhetorical Analysis The title of the song is Black or White and the artist was Michael Jackson. This song was released November 11, 1991 and the genre of this song was New jack swing, hip hop, and rock. These lyrics describe his opinion on racism. He is complaining that racism makes us intolerant of others and therefore more violent.
During the young black males speech he accidently says social equality instead of social responsibility. When he does this the white men in the room snap at him, making sure it was a mistake and that he was not trying to be smart. After that they remind him of who is superior by saying, “We mean to do right by you, but you’ve got to know your place at all times.” (Ellison). When his speech is done he is presented with a brief case that has a scholarship inside it to the state college of black youth.
In the first chapter of Beverly Tatum’s, “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?”, And Other Conversations About Race, the author immediately clarifies that racism is not a thing of the past. People in today’s society are merely raised with racial concepts at such a young age that they do not realize the injustice going on around them. She reinforces her statement by showing an example of a group of preschoolers who were told to draw a picture of a Native American. Most of the children didn’t even know what a Native American was, but after being told to draw an Indian, complied. Recurring elements in all of their drawings were feathers, along with a violent weapon, such as a knife.