Title: Mendez v. Westminster (1946) Abstract: The Mendez v. Westminster (1946) was the stepping stone to ending school segregation in California. The lawsuit was led by Gonzalo Mendez and five other parents who were denied enrollment of their children in an Anglo school. This led them to protest and then file a class-action lawsuit against the Westminster School District of Orange County California. Accusing them of segregating Mexican and Latin decent students. With the help attorney Dave Marcus, the plaintiffs were able to prove segregation in schools by using social and educational theories conducted by social scientist.
Our right to freedom of speech and freedom of the press is hindered within our school systems. If your opinion offends someone than you are given consequences for speaking your mind. That doesn’t sounds like our first amendment is being upheld to me. In the court case Morse v. Frederick it was stated that “Principal Deborah Morse took away the banner [Bong Hit 4 Jesus] and suspended Frederick for ten days.” The court had ruled in the favor of Morse and one of the reasons behind their decision was because she qualified for immunity from the lawsuit. “.
The film Precious Knowledge is from the perspective of a group of students at Tuscan High School in Arizona. The school system wanted to increase graduation rates and was looking at different ways to do this. The school came to the conclusion that a Mexican- American studies class will increase the dropout rate from 48 percent. This class taught students about Mexican-American history and culture with a curriculum that can be related to social justice while thinking critically and socially conscious. The Governor of Arizona started to protest this class because of the books they were reading and some of the material that was being taught was considered to be promoting the overthrow of the US Government.
Firstly, the students need to aware of and understand the magnitude of the massacre. The lack of information could lead to many misconceptions. For example, in the Jim Keegstra case of 1985-1992, Keegstra was claimed to have taught students that, “an International Jewish Conspiracy is working to destroy Christianity and create a new world government based in Israel.” (Calgary Herald)These type of ideas can create confusion in young people’s minds and make them think that it never occurred. They should be taught the whole aspect and realize that not all German people were Nazis. Critics claim
This group of nine black teenagers broke racial barriers in white schools. Daisy Bates bravely(-ly) led the group, and on September 4, 1957, she led nine kids to a white school. Protesters, who (w-w) spat at and degraded the young children, surrounded the school. (1) Governor Orval Faubus sent the National Guard in to prevent the entrance of the Little Rock Nine into Little Rock High School. (5) Because (BC)(CL) this treatment was unfair, President Eisenhower discharged (SV) federal troops to escort the courageous (QA) teenagers into their first day of high school.
In the video featuring “Night Line’s” Ted Koppel who informs the audience in the episode “Battle Between faith and Science” what is going on in a small town because of a statement about Evolution. This controversy is over the theory of Evolution being the only theory taught in the Dover school. Some of the parents believe that Evolution is wrong and should not be a part of the curriculum taught in schools while others think it should be the only theory taught. Thirty-five percent of the population thinks there is no proof of Evolution while thirty-five percent thinks there is proof. The school board decided to place a sticker on the current science book that says Evolution is only a theory.
In 1967, William Baird was arrested after giving away vaginal foam to a 19 year old woman following a lecture at Boston University about contraceptives and over-population. At the time, in Massachusetts, it was felony offense to disburse birth control methods to unmarried men or women. Eventually, Eisenstadt v. Baird was heard in the United States Supreme Court in 1972. In a 6-to-1 judgement, the Court ruled against the Massachusetts statute, but it was not in aggreeance with the due process of Griswold v. Connecticut, instead it was the Equal Protection Clause that was the deciding factor as reported by Justice William J. Brennan. He wrote, “If the right of privacy means anything, it is the right of the individual, married or single,
"Since the Oklahoma Supreme Court 's decision in June regarding the Ten Commandments monument, my constituents wanted to know what could be done," Rep. John Paul Jordan (R-Yukon) was quoted as saying by Associated Press. "I knew it would be a difficult proposition to undo the ruling, so we looked at giving voters the opportunity to remove the basis for the ruling." After the monument was built, other groups also inquired about space to place their monuments on the Capitol grounds. The requests to put their statues came from a satanic church in New York, a Hindu leader from Nevada, and a satirical Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. The American Civil Liberties Union, who represented Prescott, will challenge the monument in federal court, if it returns after the referendum.
Students are encouraged to form their own opinions and think open-mindedly based on the information presented to them, yet in the topic of life’s origins, they are no longer being afforded this opportunity because of the ban on the teaching of creationism. Creationism should be taught in schools because it does hold validity with several well-respected scientists and utilizes evidence observed by scientific studies to accurately support its main aspects. Critics often dismiss creationism as a hoax that lacks serious thought and accreditation from accomplished scientists. However, several well-respected scientists agree with the theory of creationism as a rational explanation for the
What should be done for racist sports mascot’s name? Is it right for a team to be called “Redskins?” Adidas thinks no. In an article titled “Adidas Pushes to Change Native Mascots, Pledges Help to High Schools,” by the Newsela staff, published on November 9th, 2015, Adidas and other groups are trying to make Native American team names a thing of the past. This a movement that is sweeping the nation as California and Oregon have bans on the term “Redskins.” In my opinion, it is wrong for a team mascot to be racist in any way. Let’s abolish Native American mascots.
The statement was false and the supreme court ruled that it was unconstitutional to cause false danger. The supreme court said “ the convictions of the defendant for conspiring to violate certain federal statutes by attempting to incite subordination in the armed forces.” People now can 't make false accusations that will cause danger, it 's illegal. This man uses the first amendment in a harmful way causing attention to the case. Another case that the supreme court reviewed was “West Virginia State Board of Education V. Barnette” (1943 where in West Virginia the school board requires the students at school to salute the flag. The Barnette children were jehovah witnesses and saluting to the flag went against their religious beliefs.