School to Prison Pipeline Within our society we have many different saying that are meant to bring unity to our county in respects to watching over and protecting the innocents. Even in the bible, God gives the command in Proverbs 31:8-9 (New Livings Translation) to “speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless and see they get justice. As I have researched the topic of the school to prison pipeline it could not be any more applicable to this topic, as this epidemic as plagued our public school systems in America.
Family; a blessing, or a curse? In the book Night, Elie Wiesel offers many significant themes, but the question, “is family a blessing or a curse,” is one of the most prevalent and begging themes in the novel. During the novel, Wiesel often questions if he should try and keep his father around, or if life would just be better without him in the picture. “‘Don’t let me find him! If only I could get rid of this dead weight, so that I could use all my strength to struggle for my own survival, and only worry about myself,’ I immediately felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever,” (Wiesel, 111).
The Civil War is seen as disastrous, upsetting, and a new start for America. In Across Five Aprils, written by Irene Hunt, she shows all of those feelings. The Civil War was a hard time for many families. Their son’s are going to war, they still have to work, and they need someone to protect the family. You worry for your safety, and your children’s.
Some succeed, others fail, and get a consequence for trying to leave the oppression. Harrison Bergeron is in 2081. Searching For Sunshine is around the year 2080. Both stories have terrible tragedies during their lifetime. In Harrison Bergeron, everyone has been made to be the same
With disillusionment came the thought that everything that many people had learned throughout life such as how life should be lived, how human beings should be treated by one and other, and even proper manners were being thought of so that they were meaningless, “Someday, perhaps , the ten years which followed the war may aptly be known as the Decade of Bad Manners”, (Doc A, Allen). Something else that gives an example of how disillusionment affected how people acted was that when soldiers came back from the war, normal civilian life couldn’t compare to life in the war where every second was filled with adrenaline. So when soldiers came back to lead civilian lives some became dysfunctional alcoholics, and some went to parties every chance they got so that the need for excitement could be somewhat satisfied,”A whole generation had
It touches too many families throughout our nation. The scars it left behind will be there for years. We, as a nation, have the power to do something about this and yet our government refuses to do so. Common sense isn’t as simple as breathing in air; it comes with a lot of “ifs” and “buts”. The ill bureaucracy, the biased rules and regulations, the malfunctioning law - these have all become so fundamental to our daily lives that we no longer recognize a life without these burdens.
While the movement for LGBTQ+ rights has accomplished many things, there is still an overwhelming number of problems we face in our lives. The constitution has been, and continues to be used against LGBTQ+ people just as much as it is used to protect us. The constitution cannot change unless people do, and so far in 2017, things have been looking down for LGBTQ+ people. From vandalism at LGBTQ+ centers to more than 100 anti-LGBTQ+ bills being introduced in two months, it seems like we’re moving backwards. There are a few constitutional amendments that offer protections for LGBTQ+ people, including the 1st, 4th, 9th, and the 14th, which all guarantee the right to be “left alone”.
The primary way Sinclair and I share the Process of Individuation is through the recognition that our parents are not perfect. In the story Demian, Hesse represents the process one goes through when they realize there parents are not perfect human beings through using Emil Sinclair’s experience with his parents. Sinclair’s experience with realizing that parents are not perfect is expressed when sinclair states, “This moment was the most significant and lasting of the whole experience…it was the first fissure in the columns that had upheld my childhood, which every individual must destroy before he can become himself” (14 Hesse). Often times when one is young they have the idea that their parents are flawless human beings and they look to them
It is a terrifying place to live, a refugee camp. Have you ever had to live in one? The violence that goes on, both physical and verbal, as well as the many armed robberies, still scares me, and I wake up everyday, so thankful that me and my daughter are still alive. But I do not want to experience another terrifying ordeal, because I know we won’t be so lucky every time. We could be the next to get robbed or worse...
Over this past month, I learned an abundance of the conflicts, characters, and themes of the major texts I read. In “A Lesson Before Dying”, I investigated the theme of recognizing injustice and facing responsibility through the character of Grant Wiggins. He resented Jefferson’s unjust imprisonment, but did not want to do anything to better the situation; his bitterness and pessimistic attitude only increased. Soon, Grant stopped seeing Jefferson as a stranger but as someone worth fighting for. He faced this responsibility and took the first step to bettering his society.
This memoir is about the trial tribulations of a child soldier in a Civil War torn country during the 1990’s. Now don’t get me wrong, I know that there are countries outside of the one I live in, and how some go through wars I haven’t even thought about, but reading this book actually made me see how horrible even the government can’t be trusted, that’s why I believe you should read this book. Ishmael Beah, the author and main character of this book can be seen going through life from a young twelve year old innocent and hip hop loving child to an adult who has been through a war and just wants to get out of all the violence. I feel that this book was written to tell people
These were just extra obstacles that were put in my way for reason to benefit at all, considering I was told that junior year was already the hardest year for any high schooler anyway. I was furious yet frightened to see the thing that I value and work for, to be turned against me and everyone else. Across many schools within Jeffco, students all together performed a walk out during school to protest this issue to point. But this walk out was only the beginning of the Jeffco Recall that many teachers, parents, and students supported and carried out throughout the year. And while we did have to compensate for their poor decisionmaking that year, the recall was eventually set forth and finalized at the beginning of my senior year.
Being back home made him very anxious and was very paranoid about being attacked. On June 6, 2015, after struggling with anxiety and mental health issues Kalief Browder took his own life. Rikers caused him such greatly trauma that he couldn’t live inside his body. Browder’s case has now become a symbol of everything that is wrong with the American Criminal Justice
Ever since 9/11, Americans have felt vulnerable to another 9/11-type attack. Even today, all that is on the news are terror groups wreaking havoc all over the world. Susan Faludi wrote The Terror Dream that outlined how America came to the impression that manly men are needed to protect our nation/women. After 9/11, America needed heroes, someone to look to for inspiration. As 9/11 played over and over on television for weeks after, America found that the first responders were the heroes they were looking for.
“I’ve lived in oppression long enough.” “Now it is time I shall revolt from the chains that hold me together,” I thought to myself as I prudently approached the enlistment sheet. Liberty, Freedom. Feelings I have never felt nor experienced because of the authoritarian that controlled me. My family has paid exorbitant taxes, been ruled by nefarious tyrant and endured the burdens of immense disrespect.