This essay will discuss the various cultural and Historical contexts that are represented in this poem. The contexts and examples will be drawn from the poem, while the analysis will be drawn from a secondary article/book on poetry. The poem reiterates the economic, educational and racial inferiority, in a cultural context, that existed between White and black people in the 1950’s. In the first stanza, the poem begins with a quote from the poet’s English teacher (Hughes 1-4): Go Home and write A page tonight And let that page come out of you-
It was not until I got into college did I finally realize I was different than the majority. Before going to college, I had already known I wanted to join a sorority. Despite the negative image social media has portrayed sororities, I knew there was more than parties and hazing. I was fortunate enough to attend a school where Greek life did not tolerate bad behaviors and the initiation process was simple and fun.
This seminar’s discussion opened my eyes to my own identity as a White individual. Small instances, such as walking by police officers without hesitation, and not being followed in stores, are privileges I did not notice existed in my life on a daily basis. As a Peer Advisor, I realized that I had to take my race into consideration when speaking in class discussions, and on college in general. My personal college experiences may not be the same as others due to my inherent privileges as a White individual.
My Father’s friend Ben is a Hispanic who lives in San Antonio, TX. He is currently a retired teacher who has had plenty of experience dealing with kids who were in ISS or D-Hall. He is 59 years of age and the furthest he got in school was 2 years of College. My last participant, Natalia is a 55 year old Hispanic who is currently a retired teacher. She lives in Helotes, TX and her highest level of education is a Bachelor of Arts
UNCG OLSL defines Intercultural Knowledge as: "This competency refers to one 's ability(skills) to develop an understanding for and interact with a variety of diverse human systems; those systems developed by humans such as culture, gender, economic, race, religion, physical, diversity of thought and mental models, sexual orientation, generational." I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania surrounded by Amish farmlands. From elementary to high school, we did not have much diversity. Most of my class was white middle class Christians. It was not until I came to college in Greensboro that I experienced a diverse population.
In 2007, my mom, sister, and I all moved to Houston from Pennsylvania. In elementary school and most of middle school, my dad seldom called me outside of school, and it was hard for me to talk to him even when he visited me. In 7th grade, my mom would frequently get mad at me, and I would have nobody else to have a conversation with about my troubles, because my Dad was often busy with work. Although these problems seem troubling, long, and difficult, I still got through them. I ended my 7th grade year at Trafton with a very low self-esteem with hatred for everything, but was ready to take on the challenge of a new school,
In the text The Red Umbrella the setting is happening during the Cuban Revolution and that is a major impact. In the other text though “A Band-Aid for 800 Children” there is no war, there is just the big problem of separation. Another different technique is dialogue. In the text The Red Umbrella they use dialogue with the family 's big conversation. They use dialogue to explain the whole story and what is going to happen to the children.
My parent's divorce was a great impact on my life and how I was raised. They split up when I was about 10 years old, me and my brother became split up because each of us wanted to live with the opposite parent. My life felt like it had been flipped upside down, and even to this day it continues to feel that way. Living with my mom rather than my dad has showed me many things. Rather than growing up and getting everything handed to me, I had to work and earn things for myself.
An example of human rights is in Plan of a slave ship. Document #4 says “Slaves were forced to be brought to the colonies by boat.” Equality, everyone should be treated equal. An exaple of Equality is; Women were legally dependent on men after married. (According to document #4, ladys law) .
Now most people would be nervous of moving to a new school, but all we had to do was move through new hallways since our middle and high school are connected. Freshman year was probably the hardest year I've had looking back at it now and shaped me to be who I am today. Back in 2013 my grandpa had passed away from a rare form of lung cancer and my Mina (grandma) was suffering on and off from it, having no one to take care of her my mom would stay at her house 5 to 6 days out of the week and she would go there right after work. I would hardly see my mom except in the mornings before school and by than she would be sleeping after driving home from Danbury at 5am. My dad was hardly around from work and just not wanting to be home.
Tyna L. Steptoe’s book, Houston Bound: Culture and Color in a Jim Crow City explores the significance of Wheatley High School, a public secondary school located in the heart of Fifth Ward, Houston, Texas, established in the 1930s to serve black and Creole students during the Jim Crow era. Despite being segregated, the students at Wheatley did not let this hold them down and instead made the best of the situation by getting heavily involved in their school. Wheatley High School gave their black and creole students tools for advancement and helped strengthen their cultural identity and in a historic period in which racial discrimination attempted to curtail their political and economic potential. In this Jim Crow era, the institutions of the city were divided by the racial categories of white and black, which would force everyone into one or the other category, even if they did not necessarily associate themselves with it. Accordingly, racially ambiguous people would either receive the benefits that accompanied the white label or the grim treatment that accompanied the black label.
In diversity class this semester we got the chance to immerse ourselves into a culture of our choice. I decided to immerse myself into the Native American culture, specifically the Choctaw Indians. We learned a little about each culture in class, but this is the culture that interested me the most. I immersed myself into the culture by attending a Native American girls sweet sixteen birthday party. I truly enjoyed myself, the way that they celebrate is unlike any culture that I have experienced.
Whatever the educated and often professionally successful person previously thought her position in society was, now she is challenged, as random white persons casually but powerfully degrade her. This moment is always insulting and even a relatively minor incident can have a significant impact. (Anderson 253) Anderson is simply restating, how a competent and successful individual will face discrimination if their race is different from the white-ruling class. He describes how anyone from a different race will be forced to self-evaluate their social status as an individual. His description of self-evaluation is similar to the time when I was in high school, every time that I felt I had finally, become equal to my peers and enjoyed the same
Being from a Latin and Hispanic background, it’s hard for me to pick what race I am. If you look at my mom, you would think she’s a white European, even though she is from Argentina. On the other hand, my dad has darker skin, he looks more Mexican, but these are not races. When people ask me what race I am, I usually say I’m White Hispanic. I grew up being told I was white, and have experienced white privilege, so I do not consider myself a person of color.