He begins by stating that many people assume that Asian students have an “innate proclivity for math” because Asian countries “have substantially outperformed their Western counterparts” in international mathematic exams (230). But in reality, Gladwell proved that Asian countries actually have a cultural advantage in the subject due to their number system. Most numbers in Chinese “can be uttered in less than a quarter of a second” while English numbers take a third. This difference allows Chinese children to memorize and count at an earlier age, leaving Western children a year behind at age five. Similarly, Gladwell cited Chinese culture of hardwork growing rice paddies as a reason for mathematic success.
The ones / Nobody chooses at Thanksgiving”(21-23) The bad pies who are the ones that were baked by inexperienced bakers and poor ingredients. Underprivileged people are born from families with less support. These people might not live in a good neighborhood and go to a school with limited funding for education. Because of this, at a young age, kids would have to work many jobs to help support their families, and on top of that, work hard to get good grades to go to any college, even a community college. “That’s never the end of the story, of course.
Malcolm Gladwell, the author of The Outliers, did not change my opinions because I believe that math is an endurance test. Gladwell (2008) says “[y]ou master mathematics if you are willing to try” which accurately sums up both his opinions and mine(p. 246). However, it was very interesting to hear the statistics behind the mathematic ability of countries. Gladwell also uses the chapter, “Rice Paddies and Math Tests”, to reinforce his earlier argument for the 10,000 hour rule. Gladwell discusses the amount of time and concentration that rice farmers in asia have to dedicate to their rice paddies in order to make a profit.
In fact, they treat their implements better and their domestic animals better.” (Studs Terkel 86). Therefore the workers have the rightest than the animals. As a result of this evidence he need to help them because Acuna witnessed injustice and he wanted a better outcome for the farm workers. In other words, the animal were treated better than the workers so this demonstrate how life can not be easy for many people in the United State to find the American
Fryer expected a certain city to be more successful, but the experiment had no effect at all. The children that had received money and incentives performed much better. According to Fryer his goal was to see how American White and minority children learn by the year 2025.Fryer was fascinated by children and their academic achievements. Fryer was 16 years old when his father was arrested for sexual assault, and Fryer had to bail his father out of jail. Fryer raised himself and got a job at McDonald 's and stole money out of the cash register.
Also, they were able to close the wage gap with whites (Guo, 2016, para-1). Many people gave Asians’ devotion to education as a credit for the rise of their earnings. But according to Hilger’s research, Asian Americans began to earn more because of less racism from fellow Americans (Guo, 2016, para-2). Discrimination against Asian Americans was not a good look for the Americans on the International stage. Therefore, white American politicians adopted embracing Asians as a tool to win allies in the Cold War.
In her chapter “Starting Early” in the book Food Politics, Marion Nestle, a nutritionist, and professor of food studies, insists that children are introduced to junk foods early in life due to obsessive commercials advertisements, trying to persuade them mainly. Dr. Nestle started writing her chapter on how concerned she is because there are more obese children than ever (175). Statistically, the author explained that there are more non-Caucasian kids that are obese than white children (Nestle 175). She says that the main reason children become obese is because they eat foods that are not nutritious for them because the society tells do so after watching advertisements on TV. The author believes that the changes in the demographics, economy, environment, and society are part of the cause for the increase of childhood obesity (Nestle 175).
In “I, too” Hughes mixes these two authors and uses them to personify America as having two identities. Evidence of this lays in the reluctance of Hughes to name white Americans (although interpreted at the surface) as “they”. Hughes recognizes that America has made smaller efforts by allowing them rights (the 14th and 15th Amendment), which he illustrates in lines “But I laugh / and eat well, / and grow strong.” (5-7). Thus they are not starved or depressed, but moving forward. However, “They send me to eat in the kitchen / When company comes,” (3-4) is a line that identifies those parts of America as racist.
Although Japan had somewhat industrialized, they did not have enough money to cover the expenses for a commercial economy. Their agricultural production had grown, but they did not have enough money to pay for the costs. Unlike previous leaders, Meiji leaders made the economy its number one priority. They created a modern banking, telegraph and postal system, built railroads, and improved ports. By the 1890s, the industry in Japan was flourishing.
It may be getting the same food that everyone else gets even if it’s not your favorite, or dying your hair grey because it’s currently “in”. Anorexics and Bulimics, just like you and I, may not realize what they’re actually doing. Primary Deviance: Primary deviance is another key concept mentioned. Primary deviance in the Anorexics and Bulimics is the purposeful starvation and binging/purging. Those who suffer from these disorders do not see themselves as “Anorexic” or “Bulimic”.
Chapter 1 Section 3 p.18 Section Assessment 4, 5, 7 4. If the number of farms have decreased since 1950, this means that the production possibilities for the farm output has decreased because there are only a few farms available to produce goods. 5. A. The invention of the computer would increase the production possibilities curve because they were in such high demand compared to farmed goods which became an opportunity cost.
Flanagan explains in her article, “ American kids are fatter and sicker than ever.” Building gardens at each school will not only improve student 's attendance but will help them eat better. Not everybody agrees with putting gardens in each school the real question is, “what are you doing to prepare these kids for college?”(423) Building gardens in school can be a good thing or a negative thing. Flanagan is trying to make it seem that building gardens in school would make kids graduate high
One law was the Interstate Commerce Act which helped to economically aid workers. This aided workers because railroads had to openly publish their rates, so their companies could not be charged more than they deserve to be charged. Prior to this law, railroads could charge large companies very little and small companies too much. Another way the industrial worker was affected by government actions was through the Chinese Exclusion Act, which affected the workers socially. This act outlawed all Chinese immigration to America for ten years, although it actually lasted until 1943.
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However, genetically altering humans to be more intelligent could result in economic and social failure. If every person on earth was highly intelligent, who would work at a gas station, grocery store, or any other service job? Who would work as a farmer, mechanic, or plumber? In order for an economy to function properly, there must be a hierarchical system of jobs. Even if everybody was amazingly intelligent, there are not enough jobs for everyone to be a scientist or engineer.