When Robert Gonzalez was 17 years old, he was charged as an adult because the public defender said his actions were an”adult-like crime”. Robert Gonzalez was the “wheel-man” during a robbery. The sentenced Mr.Gonzalez got a sentence of 20 years with 4 months. Proposition 57 is mainly for the juveniles that are getting a second chance to go to rehab and to get better. Proposition 57 is trying to get passed because there are too many people that are getting put into prisons for reasons that can be solved another way. This proposition is wanting to allow non-violent criminals to get out of jail once their primary offense is done. Proposition 57 wants to get rid of prisoners that can get more help outside of prison. However, this proposition is not a get-out-of-jail free card. Doug Porter claims in the article, yes on prop 57, that “In the end, it was ballot measure passed by California voters in 2014 that eased crowding below the threshold set my federal courts in 2009. This proposition started because of the crowding in the prisons. Crowding of the prisons is a big issue because it calls for more
Beatty understands the way the world works in retrospect to the events leading up to the current situation of their government. As a fireman you must know what you are doing and how it benefits your society. Beatty explains the reason that books are banned to Montag, and doing so helps us understand the most important factor in the story. You must not offend anyone whatsoever. To maintain peace you must cease from reading or writing anything that could slightly be taken out of context. "Colored people don't like Little Black Sambo. Burn it. White people don't feel good about Uncle Tom's Cabin. Burn it."(pg. 59) Instead of causing conflict and turmoil we must find a way to make everyone happy and satisfied. This ties into parts of the Rogerian argument style which deals with problem solving over a heated debate.
After I watched the episode of “Think Tank” that discussed the aftermath of Proposition 227 in California, I realized how contentious the debate about bilingual education has been in the past and how it still continues to be today. The video hosted Dr. Krashen, an advocate of second-language acquisition and bilingual education, and Mr. Unz, an advocate of English-Only Education, in a debate about the effectiveness of bilingual education and Proposition 227.
In 1993, Scott Russell Sanders responds to an essay written by Salman Rushdie, to counteract the idea of “people who transplant themselves in ideas rather than places.” Sanders provides the American public with acknowledgements of counter-arguments, historical references, and patriotic appeals to convey his message that “movement is inherently good” isn’t as it seems from Rushdie’s point of view.
Segmented assimilation is a sociological model that shapes the lives of many children with immigrant parents. Raised in a different environment from their parents, these children have a choice to either pick on new cultural values or leaving some of their parent’s culture behind. In many of the cases immigrant parents have a big role in their children 's life to maintain cultural values over new cultural values being adapted from the new society they now live in. This brings upon a mixture of confusion and loss of identification between the two cultures that surround the children 's life, affecting their way they perceive themselves. Struggling to keep the culture they are raised in and the new culture they now live in can create a
Dr. Bennet Omalu said, “I wish I never met Mike Webster. CTE has driven me into the politics of science, the politics of the NFL. You can’t go against the NFL. They will squash you.” Dr. Bennet is saying the NFL is to powerful and they’re not helping protect their players. Mike Webster is a perfect example. Many people believe that football is a perfectly safe sport. And it’s the player’s choice to play the sport. But you have to think of it in a different perspective, some of these players have no education and football is their only path. Also most players don’t go running into football thinking about concussions and how it’s going to affect their future. They’re there for the sport.
Secondly, General Zaroff evokes a level of terror never experienced before by the victim. When Rainsford first meets General Zaroff, he thinks of him as an affable man but really the General has been waiting to hunt Rainsford ever since he entered the house. As the General and Rainsford are talking about hunting General Zaroff reveals that hunting animals does not interest him anymore. The general said “We will have some capital hunting, you and I” (Connell 6). This statement makes Rainsford nervous because the General says he does not hunt animals anymore but he still hunts a very dangerous game. The General explained to Rainsford that hunting animals is too easy and the only thing animals exhibit are their instinct. General Zaroff had come
After much debate, America finally offered $15 million for the land and France gladly accepted. April 30, 1803 the treaty was written making Louisiana officially American land. Some people however, were upset with the buy. They had believed that the new land would take all the attention and the older eastern land would get forgotten. Others believed it wasn 't allowed in Jeffersons job. Despite objections, congress allowed the land and it was official.
Finally, the quality of counterargument expressed throughout Garretson’s essay, has also been effected by her biased stance on vegetarianism, because she has been unable to display and acknowledge opposing views in her piece. It is very important for one to present counterarguments in their writing because it shows that the writer is not narrow-minded, and instead, is fair by considering other perspectives. Additionally, the use of counterargument adds credibility to a writing and makes the arguments that one presents more believable and trustworthy. Since Garretson does not display or acknowledge any opposing views in her essay, her arguments lose a great deal of credibility. There are many different approaches that Garretson could have taken
The rivalry between students who believe they should be able to use their cell phones in class and teachers who believe them to be disrespectful has caused a ripple effect that now bleeds through many classrooms roaring its controversial head. And here we are stuck in an ongoing battle seldom won by students. The position that students should not be able to misuse their cell phones in a classroom setting is one held by the author of “Today 's Lesson: Life in the Classroom Before Cellphones” Louise Katz, who believes that “those halcyon days” were over (Katz). Likewise, Zoya Kahn, the author of “Why Cell Phones Do Not Belong In The Classroom” has a similar stance on the topic, Kahn states that “it is in everyone’s interest for instructors to
With 55 million of Hispanics in the country California, Texas, New York, and Miami are some of the states where Hispanic communities are found. Even though the huge number of Hispanic immigrants in the Country, we still being a subordinate group. Immigrants see the fact of being assimilated by becoming white and adopt white racial attitudes. But the question is this, can everybody be assimilated in the same way? According to Bobo and Johnson (2000:144) the physical and cultural features will determinate if immigrants assimilate into the white group, or into the black group. The color line and racial inequality are influent factors in the process. Italian, Polish, and Jewish may not be melted into the majority group when they first came to The Unite States, but they and their children at some point of their life will be assimilated by becoming white and the upward mobility will bring advantages. (Morrison, 1993,) but for people of color such as Hispanic population assimilation means downward mobility; assimilation takes a very different path. Due to the prevalence of negative stereotypes and prejudicial beliefs. Today’s Hispanic immigrants are perceived as poor, ignorant, unclean, illegal aliens, less intellectual and they are more likely to be associated to have a high rate of teenage pregnancies and be involved in criminal behaviors and drugs.
An “American” is complex to define for the simple fact that America is structured through the melting pot theory in which different types of people integrate collectively as one. Individuals from all over the world come to a country like America because it is acknowledged for providing humans an improved and more suitable way of living. People are finally able to experience a more preferably life with better opportunities for themselves and their kids. Started that are placed in different locations are their to recognized the change or accomplishment a leader has provided to this nation. However, many African American individuals have been gone and forgotten about because they have not been recognized for their exceptional challenging changes
Tring to understand the events that happened, do to a religion stand point can become complex and extremely confusing. Dr. James Hutson, a Historian and chief in the Manuscript Division at the library of congress, discusses what rights are and what “a right” means. Dr. Hutson work and findings lead him to believe that giving ‘a right’ a definition was not logical but rather ‘a right’ was divided in to different categories. Dr. Hutson also talks about the founding father of the United States, which he says, had their actions greatly influenced by their believes and faiths. The right of being educated, or rather even having the right of education didn’t mean that the education was not influenced by the church. The church getting involved in the learning of masses was not something new but one example of it in the united states was the collage text books. The collage text books
lied about the scores and then he apologized but in reality he meant to do it because as he stated it “It was for extra credit”. Robert’s point of view on this research was simply “trolling” the people that he did the reasearch on about their “IQ” testing. Later in the story he also gives the test to his Mom and Dad and little did you know he lied to them about the test scores as well. Once again in my opinion Robert’s research did not bring any ethical value to the point of even doing that research. He tested multiple people basically lying to them about their scores and taking advantage of people in order to get extra credit for his “How to be a cop” class. At the end of the episode Robert tells the first two main characters