As the Vietnam War went on, many Americans began arguing about it, particularly at many colleges, students marched and protest against the war. But not all the people, mainly rich adults didn’t greet these young protesters favorable. The political cartoon titled “Name a Clean One” published by Highsmith Inc. in 1995, uses the expression of characters and text to show the reality of the war. In the cartoon, all the common people were shown as the young middle class who were protesting against the rich man, probably a politician who thinks war is justified. All the common people were different from each other and have a different occupation.
Many schools across the nation debated the topic of banning the book Catch-22 from schools due to the repeated and inappropriate use of foul language used throughout the book; however, Catch 22 provides students with a satirical take on the effects of war on the mind. Catch-22 must be permitted into schools because the novel provides a high school student with an analytical insight into war and allows the student to articulate an opinion of war and the effects followed by a conflict. War has been a controversial topic for the last few decades; many Americans since the Vietnam protests of the 1960’s have come to the decision that War is wrong and an injustice to humanity, but high school students are old enough to formulate an assumption on this long debated topic; Catch-22 may help students make this assumption of war and the effects that follow. Amy Goodwin an Athens News contributor suggested in an article that former President Barack Obama should read Catch-22,” It was his Oct. 2nd, 2002 speech in Chicago, where he declared his opposition to the imminent invasion
Scott Fitzgerald. “The Great Gatsby” was about how life was before the great depression and how it went from great to not so good. This book taught people about our history and what made the roaring twenties so great. Well it used to teach people that, until it got band out of high school libraries because of its language and somewhat sexual content. Something that is not often thought about when banning a book, is the culture you’re throwing away with it.
After I read this article, 16-Year-Old Reveals America 's Real Dress-Code Problem, I do agree and disagree in some points. First, I disagree with the high school principle’s phrase that is “Modest is hottest.” I think he has a problem with the word choices. Why did he use the word “hottest”? For me, I think he tried to prevent his students from the “gangs,” but he should have to change his word to another.
AARP strongly opposes ANY bill that raises healthcare costs and lowers coverage. AARP urged the Senate to focus on bipartisan solutions that will lower the cost and improve care for the American people. They also gave out a number so their members could call their Senators and complain. There were a ton of comments on their page about
Remembering the Titans Segregation was strong in the United States until 1964, but people were still not open minded to sharing with colored people. Ten years had passed and the hatred citizens of different race had towards each other were still as strong as before. The story of the local T.C. Williams High School was a prime example of hatred towards another race, the school was divided into two. The best all time greatest movie would have to be “Remembering the Titans” because it’s inspirational, talks about football & real life, and it 's based on a true story. The movie “Remembering the Titans” has to be the most inspiring movie made.
Journal Week #12 “Fellow-citizens, above your national, tumultuous joy, I hear the mournful wail of millions!”-Fredrick Douglass I picked this sentence this week because of what I am doing in my education class this week. We took implicit bias test. So basically, it is a test to see if you have an implicit bias in favor of white people and against black people. Surprisingly, my results were a strong correlation between negative words and people of colors and then positive words and white people. This really surprised me because I do not have an explicit bias at all, in my opinion.
According to the New York Times journalist Alan Schwarz, he suggests, “The N.F.L.’s concussion studies have faced questions since they were published” (“N.F.L.’s Flawed Concussion Research and Ties to Tobacco Industry”). The NFL has formed a committee to conduct researches on concussions and its effects, although many data and researches are flawed and concealed from the public. Alan Schwarz also commented, “Confidential data obtained by The Times shows that more than 100 diagnosed concussions were omitted from the studies” (Schwarz). In order for NFL to fully gain profit without any backlashes on “not conducting a research” from the public, the NFL decided to create a study based on falsified information and omitted data. As a result, fans and even doctors was unaware of the situation on concealment.
Many different investigations were started in order to connect CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) to football. These investigations succeeded, even though some took longer to be recognized due to the fact of how important American football is to the U.S.A., but nonetheless it was known that NFL players were at a high risk for CTE and the only way to fix it is to stop playing football. During studies like the NFL case in 2002, there was a big riot about NFL and how it impacts the football fans, but they never focused on how the injuries start to stack up into CTE. The scientists that focus towards the beginning of a football athletes rate of concussions start to see the a distortion in the brain. Scientists like Dr. Christopher Whitlow, who did an experiment on 25 boys around mid teens and used helmets to record brain activity while playing football.
In the South, people take college football and NASCAR very seriously. Even religion is affected by NASCAR Sundays. Preachers will sometimes let the sermon out early, so they can make the race. Southern people get angry over college football this quote explains it all: “A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall” (Leahy). However, people in the North take baseball more seriously.
Sanders explained that as a young man he objected to the policy and respected those that fought for our country. Interestingly, illegal immigration, a hot topic of the Republican debate, barely rated a comment. Of course, marijuana use was also discussed and then the candidates talked about who probably hated them the most. Webb’s response about someone in Vietnam trying to kill him but not being around today was a bit creepy.
I appreciated that Rose didn’t openly take a side and therefore wasn’t able to sway my opinion rather left it to my own judgment. In addition to Rose’s primary question “What would Jesus do?”, I appreciated that Rose presented other issues that in fact are the root of the issue amongst immigration. While reading both perspectives, I found myself torn between agreeing and disagreeing with both which leads me to acknowledge how difficult and extensive this issue truly is. I definitely recommend reading the textbook, in fact; I already recommended the book to my brother which supports Trump and his notion on immigrants. The truth is, this nation simply can’t kick 10 million people out without facing the morality issue and whether many Americans today may be considered “anchor babies”, it would mean breaking both moral law and federal las (constitution) to deport them.
Ali became one of the most hated people in the United States of America for protesting going to Vietnam. He was called to the courts to have the issue solved. Many people were surprised and upset that he did not want to fight for the country he was born, but the people did not have a real clue of why Ali was protesting the Vietnam War. Colin Kaepernick, with all of the recent killings of African-Americans in the United States, decided to sit during the National Anthem. He did this for the first two preseason games unnoticed.
I decided to start a conversation about the use of Native Americans as logos for sports teams. I have always had strong opinions on this topic because, even as I child, I could see that this practice was offensive. My first memory of this topic was in middle school when another team in our area used American Indians as their mascot, and my sister and I thought it was weird that they’d use people instead of animals. As I have come to read more and more about this topic, I find it hard to believe some people would actually be okay with using an entire culture for the purpose of making a joke of them.
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. These words are written on the United State’s Declaration of Independence after we split apart from Great Britain. One of the most significant things about this revolution would be creating a new government, a constitutional federal republic. Then this gave Americans the right of free press, speech, lowered taxes, and many other benefits. America’s National Anthem is an important piece of art that represents the founding fathers dream and their devotion to the country.