Although there should be policies in place to ensure equal opportunity for all students, regardless of race, affirmative action gives an unfair advantage to students of color, and does not solve the institutional disadvantages that minorities have. Affirmative action is a messy, brute force method of trying to close the enrollment gap. Although on paper it may seem like a good idea to require colleges to admit a certain number of students of color, it actually gives an unfair advantage to minorities. A white student and a student of color with identical grades, test scores, and resumes do not have an equal chance of getting into the same college because one student belongs to a minority. Affirmative action causes the same problem it attempts to solve in reverse.
Perhaps it’s partly because of misinformation that has been believed for many years or that Asian-Americans “make few political demands and keep their heads down” (Bronner, 2012). Some Asian-Americans believe their parents taught them they must honor their family name and find ways to make the grades instead of causing trouble (Bronner, 2012). I do believe that Asian-Americans usually have higher values because in 18 years as a police officer I have only arrested one Asian-American and that was for DUI. It is true that many Asian-Americans are in the technical fields, but hardly any are in top management jobs and many more occupy service jobs (Williams, 2015). This model minority image of Asian-Americans has caused some problems with other minorities, but the problem is that experimental research has been done to look at the ramifications (Chao et al, 2013).
Drake University is a primordially white school and has some touch of color here and there on campus. Therefore, this leads to a bigger problem because Drake doesn't fit the needs of their students, faculty and staff. Certain programs aren't implemented to help an individual adjust to a new environment because the majority take over the minority. Students of color sometimes don't know about multi-cultural organizations because they aren't introduced to them from the beginning. They also don't see themselves represented in orientation leaders, student ambassadors or faculty.
Now I have helped her establish her own small house cleaning business. Due to my parents speaking very little English and having a low education level, they were never able to help me with my homework; Now I have an 11 year old brother who I help with homework because I don't want him to not have the school support he needs to be a an excellent student due to a language barrier. I know my younger brother looks up to me, I have to be the best
School fees were only 3d (pence) per child every month, which was hardly enough money to buy supplies such as ink, paper and books for the children at that time. Robert Owen was still determined to give these children an education, even though he could have used all his money on these children’s education. He was not interested in owning a successful business, or earn a lot of money, he just wanted to give the children what he thought was right. An essay that Robert Owen wrote about New Lanark called ‘A New View of Society, stated that ‘the children were taught without expense to their parents. They may therefore be taught and well-trained before they engage in any regular employment.’ This school fee did not affect the children and their family’s financial circumstances as the average wage for a child under 18, was 1 shilling and 6 pence (18 pence) per week.
Being a NCAA Division II athlete during my time at American International College was blessing in disguise for me. Many people do not look at Division II college athletes in the same light as Division I athletes. Interestingly enough, unlike Division III college athletes, DII are held to the same standards and rules as Division I. We have to maintain a certain GPA, we cannot work more than 10 hours a week, we are drug tested on a monthly basis, and we endure two-a-days on a daily basis. Going into college, athletics were always first priority to me; but after being a regular starter on my soccer team entering my junior year, my priorities were completely reversed.
My first semester I had many obstacles; however, it was worth it because at the end I learned to not give up. An obstacle I overcame was getting classes. Since, I applied late to school due to not being able to decide which college would benefit me more I was behind with enrolling, for classes causing me to not be able to get classes. There were barely any classes left for me, but I eventually found the three classes I needed. Getting classes was difficult because it took me a week to finally get the classes I need.
Literacy History Essay Literacy was something that I used to struggle with as I was growing up but simply got easier for me as I got older, since I come from a spanish background my parents only spoke to me in spanish for the first couple years of my life so I only knew to how to speak spanish and I didn’t start learning to speak english until I was four to five years old, because of this the first two years of school was a real struggle for me. I didn’t understand what my teachers were saying so because of that I obviously couldn’t read or write either and since I couldn’t read or write I was failing my english class and was on the verge of flunking. So because of this I had to start getting extra help from my teachers and I had to go home after school and spend one to two hours just practicing my reading and writing which was not fun for a five year old to do, because of this I slowly started to hate literature since I was constantly reading and writing, eventually though my literature skills got better and I ended up passing the class. After that I didn’t hate literature as much anymore because it got easier for me and I actually started to enjoy reading after school. I would go to the school library check out a book I liked and actually go home and read it, back then I didn’t have any video games to keep me
Education plays an important role to allow me to move up the social ladder. Although my family cannot provide me a sufficient financial support to continue my postgraduate studies, I am able to finish my undergraduate studies due to the assistance of TSFS and learn some professional knowledge. Also, I can learn foreign language course in the university so that I can have a higher competitiveness in the future occupation. Indeed, the undesirable financial condition of my family’s current social class position may cause some disadvantage and avoid me to get some life chances like the opportunities to study postgraduate courses overseas. This may also affect me to get a higher professional job in the future.
Many times in life what we dream, what we want, does not happen the way we expect to happen. In order to attend a four-year university to get my bachelor’s degree I had to go through a series of situations that would teach me how to be a better student and a better person. Being an immigrant, and especially a teenager, is not easy and it was not easy to me at all. When I was in my junior year of high school, I only had one year living in the U.S. I was still trying to adapt to my new country, to my new life, to my new school; however, it was not as easy as it seems, although I was always an excellent and hardworking student back in my country, El Salvador, I was not succeeding the way I wanted to, especially in school.
Four years ago, I remember being told, “We both know you can do it, you are just not putting in enough effort.” In the middle of my eighth grade year, the dreams of going to college and having a better life for myself was not important at that moment. College didn’t matter to me as I was with the wrong type of friends who always influenced my behavior whether I knew it or not. While I knew that I was capable of being on the high honor roll, it didn’t seem to matter to a thirteen year old. Knowing that college was still years away, I didn’t want to focus on it so early in my life. My grades and behavior were the main reasons I was on the border of not graduating.
The class had many after school teams such as rifle team, drill, and raiders. I hadn 't joined any of the teams and because of that I was looked down upon by upperclassmen and others who had joined those teams. In the period I was in, almost every freshman would grow up to be great leaders for our school and for the JROTC program. As for me I could care less and decided only on passing my classes and didn 't care about being active in my school and for that I hadn 't made much friends in the JROTC program almost like an outcast, but that also went for any other kid