From Eleazar Wheelock in 1769 to Philip J. Hanlon in 2018, Dartmouth administrators have always been under fire from the student body. Whether it was the quality of food back in the days of Dartmouth’s early founding, women demanding equal rights and fair treatment on campus in the 1980’s, or recent student protests dealing with the demise of old traditions, Dartmouth’s legacy has gone through a great deal to land where it is today. Among these “obstacles”, one of the most prominent, and problematic, was rooted in the school’s mascot. From 1860 to 1970, Dartmouth’s use of a cartoon “Indian” went on with little to no public aggravation or protest. However, in the 1970’s and 1980’s, people began to realize the mascot was inhuman, as it depicted
The civil rights movement was a movement that was started to go against segregation. During the civil rights movement there was multiple marches, protest, and many other things that individual or groups of people did to try and get equal rights for African Americans. One of the types of protest is called a sit-in. The sit-ins were mainly started by 4 african american students at a Greensboro lunch counter. At first the four students just wanted some lunch but when they went to go order they refused to serve them. This resulted in the 4 students protesting and sitting at the lunch counter until they were served which turned out to be a little over 5 months. Once other people found out about this many other african americans and even some whites joined. Eventually they had to serve them because it was slowing down their business and they were losing a huge amount of money. The african americans were able to get served and broke some of the segregation laws in other restaurants, stores, etc.
The first amendment of our Constitution states that we as citizens have the right to freedom of speech, granting us the right to express ourselves as individuals without interference or constraint from the government. But does this right apply to students in your average public school?
For the past few decades there has been a debate raging in American sports culture about the use of Native American names in sports. Teams like the Washington Redskins and several other professional and college teams have been criticized for using Native American names as mascots and team names. Some people criticize the names and say that it’s offensive and demeaning and should be changed. Others say that the names honor Native American heritage have been a team tradition for many years and should not be changed. Sports teams should not use Native American names as trademarks or mascots because they promote negative stereotypes of Native Americans in society. These stereotypes reinforce negative views of Native Americans in society. These stereotypes can harm Native Americans by keeping these stereotypes alive in society. This creates negative impacts on Natives when they see these stereotypes .
WEST VIRGINIA — Near the entrance of Logan Middle School is a statue called “The Doughboy” — a World War I soldier carrying a firearm in one hand, and in the other a grenade.
“We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place.”
The Prom Night in Mississippi was an extraordinary documentary, which encompassed the racial and discriminative views and actions from a small community and school district from the early 2000s. While watching the video multiple emotions and thoughts rushed through my head, however what stuck out to me the most was how recent this document took place, and how severe certain individuals where to possessing certain racial qualities.
Equality is defined as the state of being equal. That’s exactly why the students in Adkin High School in 1951 decided to walkout. The Adkin High School students demanded equality until they got it. These students wanted what local white high schools had. Local white high schools had books with no pages ripped out, new sports equipment, a large gym, and more. This African American high school had none of that. Instead of new books, they had books with pages ripped out. The things that Adkin High School did have resulted in poor learning. The Adkin High School Walkout helped students get what they needed to learn by the students deciding to walk out of the school.
Any girl who has attended a public high school understands the daily dilemma of dress code. On those scorching hot days as the school year approaches summer, many girls can be found scavenging through their closet for a “school appropriate” outfit or one they won’t melt into a sweaty puddle in. Her dresses will show too much leg, her tops will inappropriately expose her shoulder or collar bone, and her shorts will be too short — at least that 's what the school says. Dress code in modern day high schools should be boycotted because they are a violation to student and parents rights, sexist, out of date, a double standard, and they disrupt a female students education.
The school system was not always the way it is now. It was not schools that were mixed with every race under one building sitting next to each other getting the same education. In 1954 the Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional for schools to be segregated, in the case of Brown v Board of Education. This paper will argue that the Little Rock nine played a pivotal moment in history by leading to desegregation and bringing into light the social injustices during that time for African American students.
In recent months, the nation has faced a myriad of ubiquitous shootings, the most well-known of which being the Parkland school incident. No longer feeling comfortable in their learning environment, many students, inspired by the East LA walkouts of 1968, held walkouts of their own to protest gun violence. For example, student organizers from Belmont High School in Los Angeles “...were advocating for a national assault weapons ban, universal background checks, and an end to random searches in LAUSD schools, among other things” (Wick) last month after the Parkland shootings. This was just as similar to the Chicano demands of 1968 as it revealed that characteristics of the East LA walkouts were still present. Moreover, Bobby Verdugo, a student organizer from the 1968 walkout, explained that “Chicano history was not separate from American history, it was a part of American history” (Arango). This exemplifies the significance of the East LA walkouts in the utmost way in the sense that they were not meant to change the way Chicano students expressed their voice. They were, however, meant to change the way that every student expressed
It was my first day at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ). I entered the building and silence rippled through the hall and hung in the air like heavy fog until a sharp whisper cut through.
December 12th, 1997 was the day I was born, in South Suburban Hospital located in Hazel Crest Illinois. After I was delivered, my family and I moved to Whitewater, Wisconsin, there is when my life took a toll. Living in Whitewater, Wisconsin was a positive and negative experience. I lived there until the age of 12 and then we moved to Chicago, Illinois. Coming from a small town and transitioning into a huge city was such a meaningful process that plays a big part in my story.
The world saw him as a treat, marching protest leader, an activist, representative, and a civil rights leader. With a different insight of how the social structure and equality should be brought to justice for all. However, some of his greatest messages, achievements, and heroic stands were not preached from the mountaintop before millions in Washington, D.C. Instead days before I walked into his church looking for the civil rights leader, but I got a preacher. A preacher who just been assassinated in 1968, he had a sermon that reminded people that color should not be a factor in human life.
social media from the event showed students’s faces covered in charcoal. It does not make sense to have a diversity requirement part of California students education, if incidents like these keep happening. A student can be forced to take a diversity class, and complete assignments’s for that class, but for the student to broaden their perspective and actively engage in class, is up to each individual student. When white students were asked about their Asian American, Latino and Black peers, a study conducted at Baylor University said “Asian American students are ‘cold but competent.’ Latinos and blacks ‘need to work harder to move up.’”14 The study asked 898 freshman from 27 different prestigious universities on how they perceived Asian, Latino and Black Americans based on their intelligence and work ethic.