The presence of a gun makes an act of domestic violence much more likely to end in death. We need to ensure that college are a sanctuary untainted by gun violence. We believe gun do not make place safer people do. Students can be protected in campus in some other ways than being allow to carry gun. College should have more police officer to keep things safe.
Elie Wiesel’s Night should not be banned from the book list for ninth grade because it is a book that teaches very important lessons despite the fact that it contains violent scenes. The book shows that we should treat people in a good way even if they are not like us. It reveals the horrible consequences of inhumanity, the meaningless suffering and unbearable pain of innocent people. These reasons show that the book is very important for the grown-ups because it deals with fundamental questions about humanity and moral values. This book should not be banned even though it portrays so many violent moments because it shows us the horrible reality of racial prejudice and discrimination.
To Kill a Mockingbird should still be taught in school systems, and should not be a banned book because the novel focuses on a part of history that should not be ignored. Just because history is harsh and not always the most pleasant thing to learn about, does not mean that we can ignore it. Kenya Down with PBS said, “Being uncomfortable with history is not means to change it; people need to figure out how to confront issues.” Down also mentioned how Lee’s book is one of the most banned books
This incident shows the reader that she wants to be taken seriously by her colleagues. It also displays that Hilly deeply treasures her reputation because of her reaction towards the situation. On the other hand, Aunt Alexandra has also shown the reader signs that she values her family’s reputation. In chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra did not allow Scout to play with Walter Cunningham because of his poor background. She said, “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him.
But the censorship of free speech on college campuses doesn’t just harm students’ abilities to deal with differing opinions; it teaches college students that those differing opinions should be silenced. College students have been indoctrinated into believing that speech which offends them, hurts their feelings, or makes them feel “unsafe” is not protected by the First Amendment. And these students consider any viewpoint which substantially differs from their own as “unsafe”. When these students enter the real world they find that people
An American politician Barbara Jordan has once said,“ We,as human beings, must be willing to accept people who are different from ourselves.” Jordan’s word shows people shouldn’t treat the other differently because they are not like you. .Allen the writer of “American Flag Stands for Tolerance” writes about how people had no right to judge what the “other” is doing or thinking of the meaning of our flag.Sometimes we just need to be blind about what the other is doing or thinking. Lynda Barry the author of “Sanctuary” had shown how the society is acting blindly to what thing is happening in the school.Both texts “Sanctuary” and “American Flag Stands for Tolerance” show’s how standing up for what you believe can make you an outsider to society. Through Barry’s text “Sanctuary” it show’s how she stands up for her believe and goes against the society.In the text Barry had used it’s personal diary to make a connection to the society.When Barry says”We were children with the sound turned off ”(Paragraph 10) it show the silence and the loneliness that Barry felt as a child.When she says,”We are told in a thousand ways that not only are public schools not important , but the
If they love their off the shoulder shirt so much they might just suffer with a detention every time they want to wear it. The difficulty and trouble of enforcing dress codes is also why we should not have one. Many people argue that dress codes teach professionalism and keep students safe. However, professionalism is taught in people's attitude not by what they wear. For example, sweatpants are not against dress code but they don’t show professionalism.
There are rules they must follow and if they break a rule then they get released and trust me, to be released is a bad thing. One of the main things are that they can’t lie, but I think everyone should lie occasionally, so they can protect themselves and sometimes lying is important, it just depends on the situation. In the community it isn’t a safer place to be than reality, because when everyone is the same they can’t be who they want to be. Also, you can’t feel pain but feeling pain is a good thing because if you can’t feel pain then you’re not real, well that’s what I believe. Feeling emotions are amazing and why would anyone want to take that away?
“Censorship is the tool of those who have the need to hide actualities from themselves and from others. Their fear is only their inability to face what is real, and I can’t vent any anger against them, I only feel this appalling sadness. Somewhere, in their upbringing, they were shielded against the total facts of our existence. They were only taught to look one way when many ways exist” (Flood). Censorship is the suppression or prohibition of any parts of books, films, news, that are considered obscene, politically acceptable, or a threat in security.
The administration intentionally overlooked the sexual crime Bill Clinton committed which is problematic because sexual harassment is degrading and should be dealt with seriously. Bill Clinton was supposed to be held to a higher standard and expectation so his wrongdoing should have shocked the administration not encourage them to protect him (Yglesias 1). Moreover, people are not directly acknowledging sexual harassment in the workplace. Instead, some perpetrators are fired, the issue is forgotten, and the continuance of sexual harassment is not properly addressed. Firing the perpetrator is a great start, but there needs to be ongoing awareness of sexual harassment and discussions among men and women about how to identify and prevent it (“A Reckoning”
Freedom of Speech Across the United States, there is controversy over speech codes set in place on several college campuses for the reasons to protect student’s emotional stability and from speech they view as hateful. Speech codes do not only infringe upon our first amendment right, but are a dereliction of the Founding Father’s original purpose and intention for the country. Although the First Amendment guarantees our right to freedom of speech, there is a difference between freedom of speech and using your right to shut others down. Colleges across the US are infringing students’ rights by implementing speech codes. University of California at Irvine law and political science professor Howard Gillman, and University of California Berkeley
Furthermore, it is certainly not okay to get a person fired for their political beliefs. As citizens of a country built upon the concept of freedom, we should respect that. We should all respect and accept the fact that having different views is okay because that is how we learn from each other in order to continue grow as a great
Those who speak more freely have a better chance at allowing others to express themselves. If there are restrictions it would be more difficult for the first amendment to still be established. For example, in a University it would be hard to stop hate speech, when it is considered a place to speak freely. According to the Huffington Post, “About 78 percent of students surveyed said that colleges should allow “all types of speech and viewpoints,” while 22 percent noted that “colleges should prohibit biased or offensive speech in the furtherance of a positive learning environment(Fang).” Banning hate speech wouldn’t solve anything especially on a college campus. Most college students found it more effective to get rid of hate speech rules.
In Derek Bok’s, Protecting Freedom of Expression On The Campus, he brings light to the issue of censorship in universities. He states that students at Harvard University got offended after a few students displayed the confederate flag. There have been many cases in which people have tried to censor offensive material however; the Supreme Court preferred to conserve the freedom of expression. He believes that if censorship starts to take place, it will be difficult to know when to cross the line. In addition, it will not fix the initial problem since the offenders will continue to abuse others using different means.
The authors uses the term “vindictive protectiveness” to describe the brutal response by the current movement towards people who question whether or not the movement actually keeps students safe. Lukianoff and Haidt agree that these developments are dangerous for American universities and claim they could write a whole other article outlining that