I was so hurt when I had to present in front of the class. Students would make fun of me but what left a laceration on my heart, mind, and soul was when my teachers would say “you will never make it” and “you are retarded”. Teachers would exclude me from activities because they thought I wasn’t smart enough. Have you ever been lost and hurt at the same time? I was hurt and lost at the same time.
In Grant Penrod’s Anti-Intellectualism: Why We Hate the Smart Kids, Penrod states his belief that we seemingly “hate” the brightest kids in school partially because of some of the most “noted dropouts” in today’s society. Additionally, Penrod claims that the perceived hatred of intelligence in a high school setting is causing actual emotional harm to the children who are labeled as the “nerds” or “geeks”- thus, the classic “smart kids.” If entering just about any of the several thousand high schools around the country, they will hear choruses of “Did you actually study?’, “Why would you even bother studying- the game was on last night”, “Of course I didn’t study; I had football practice” or dozens of similar taunting phrases can be heard constantly
In the poem, the “folks stare,” because it is a rare sight according to the tone it took place in. I would assume it took place during the eighteen hundred up to the nineteen hundred. The folks staring become indignant, in other words, resentful, offended, or irritated. They felt this way because discrimination was still a big event occurring. People grew a hatred over the color of one’s skin and for being racist, this ticked some people off.
They made picket signs and chanted. These students did several walkouts to try to get their voices heard and make the educational system change. The major problem with the East Los Angeles schools were how racist the school board was towards the Chicano students. The school board was proving how racist they were towards
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the term 'Faggot ' is "used as an insulting and contemptuous term for a male homosexual" and is classified as offensive language. Most people are well aware that this term is offensive. Regardless it is still often used in certain areas of our society. Language is known to evolve over time, or be used differently in certain contexts. The use of the term 'Faggot ' or its shorter version 'Fag ' has been popular in high schools across America; it was not uncommon to hear it in the halls of my high school.
Yet, she dislikes the meanings of her name, so she tries to find who she really is. According to the text, “At school they say my name funny as if the syllables were made of tin and hurt the roof of your mouth” (¶5). This illustrates how her name was addressed in a way that she hated and affected her opinion towards her name. This is significant because it connects to my personal experience of being bullied at school for my name that is viewed as strange by the bully. The author shares, “I would like to baptize myself under a new name, a name more like the real me, the one nobody sees” (¶5).
The appropriateness of Huck Finn being used in a High School curriculum has been a widely debated topic since the time that it was published. Many believe that the book promotes racism and stereotypes and provides no value to students in the classroom. Being a High School student that has read this book, I strongly disagree with these negative views. Some might say that Huck Finn celebrates racist stereotypes because of the way that many of the characters in the book talk about and treat black people. For example, minstrel episodes, which served the purpose of making the audience laugh at minorities’ expense, and the frequent use of the ‘N’ word, are very offensive to many people today.
Hester is living as an outcast away from society who always criticizes her. Her sin is causing her to be isolated from the rest of the community who always reminds her about the scarlet letter she wears and what it’s meaning is. This shows that sin can cause someone to want to be isolated and alone due to their sadness and pain their sin brings them. Dimmesdale and Hester present great examples of how the outcomes of sin, showing guilt and wanting isolation, are represented throughout the novel. Their actions are similar to how people would deal with their sins and mistakes
According to the three texts, Holocaust survivors suffered negative effects due to the fact they had been abused, lost loved ones and treated as less than human. According to “Jakob’s Story”, the Holocaust survivors suffered negative effects due to the fact they were abused.For example, Jakob describes the treatment the people of the Holocaust had, were that they were abused horrendously. Jakob states, “We were beaten and abused constantly.” (Blankitny ¶8). Therefore, the quote shown explains that the people of the Holocaust were horribly treated by the Nazis. That also, it gave less hope for the people of surviving.
Karleigh Jones, a Special Olympics New Zealand athlete said that “The word retard is considered hate speech because it offends people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as the people that care for and support them. It alienates and excludes them. It also emphasizes the negative stereotypes surrounding people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; the common belief that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities should be segregated, hidden away from society, which, in my opinion, is really old fashioned.” A lot of people use the word “retarded”, but many don’t know the origin of the word or fully understand what it means. According to pacer teens against bulling, the word “retarded” is simply derived from an old-fashioned medical term for people with intellectual disabilities. The “R” word was used to describe a medical condition like “asthma or pneumonia.” That’s a far cry from what we use the word for in present day, the word has morphed into something negative and offensive.
They raised $372. “I think this event was important for students because it gives an answer to the differences between a performance and someone who 's going through transition,” Earl Johnson of Zebra Coalition said. “It 's no longer an LBGT thing, it 's LGBT+.”
In the society that we live in today some students will never know what it is like to attend a segregated school in the south. It is one thing to attend a segregated school, but it is another to be considered as a minority. African Americans are sometimes belittled and treated differently from other races. Being singled out in a massive group of people because of your race while trying to learn in school can be very overwhelming. According to Joel Spring, “Schools segregation for blacks and Latinos increased in the recent years…” (114 Spring).
Thinking about the past is rough, especially if you 're the high concentration of apathy and bitterness that is Jenna Hwang. "My biggest regret is being born and my second biggest is not being born a cis dude," she said. The 16-year-old is bitter about the society that she lives in and is known to silence people if they 're being rude or insensitive towards a minority group. She 's also tired of men hitting on her on the subway and thinking that they 're good enough to even look at her. In fact, Jenna 's just tired of people in general.
The fact that this is an actual real world problem going on right now is disgusting. There are many reasons to why racial profiling is wrong. It doesn’t work, it causes death and injuries to innocent people, and it’s just humiliating and offensive to the people. Many people everyday are affected by racial profiling. Even though
In this case there have been and are hate crimes against the LGBT community. These people have faced public humiliation like school and business pranks and name-calling, social media/cyber bullying, and they have been attacked. The scars left were from emotional wounds from the lack of acceptance and lack of understanding of cruelty and, physical scars. to put this in perspective think of the a case that happened during the civil rights movement. It was a hate crime against a young black girl on her way home from school.