Most of us will never have to experience the horrors of war like the author of slaughterhouse five had to. But that does not mean that we should not be informed and know the truth about what it is like. Since most people will never go to war we need to read books like slaughterhouse five to know what it 's truly like. Some people and school boards have tried to ban this book because they believe that it is inappropriate for young teens to read, Teens must be exposed to this kind of literature so that they will not be naive to the cruelty of war. Slaughterhouse Five does not hold back with the gory imagery, and that is partly the reason why it has been disputed.
What should be done for racist sports mascot’s name? Is it right for a team to be called “Redskins?” Adidas thinks no. In an article titled “Adidas Pushes to Change Native Mascots, Pledges Help to High Schools,” by the Newsela staff, published on November 9th, 2015, Adidas and other groups are trying to make Native American team names a thing of the past. This a movement that is sweeping the nation as California and Oregon have bans on the term “Redskins.” In my opinion, it is wrong for a team mascot to be racist in any way. Let’s abolish Native American mascots.
“It is time for both the US government and the tribes to stop pretending that they are like foreign countries negotiating a settlement” (Riley, Naomi). People are confused and troubled as to why the government is acting as though they are separate from the United States. Many believe that if we treated tribes like France, a country or government apart from our own, we shouldn’t be funding or giving money to them (Riley, Naomi). That we could use that money toward something more beneficial to the general people of the US. The general opinion for this stance is that it would be more fair to everyone to abolish the tribal sovereignty and reservations, based on government funds and land or
One reason why the positives did not outweigh the negatives were the colonialists strategy of cultural domination. In the UCLA Journal of Undergraduate Research Volume four Issue two it states that natives were forbidden to speak in their native language. They were separated from their families and were placed in boarding schools. (2011) These were both methods of how the colonialist strategy dominator culture because it eradicated any trace of the original society. They also wanted to stop the growth of Native population.
School systems that show negative images of American Indians give of a negative impact on the self esteem of the American Indian students. This also disrespects the spiritual beliefs and values of the American Indian people. In the State of Oregon they announced that their public schools are not allowed to use Native Americans as mascots or sports teams names like “Indians”, “Chiefs”, “Braves”, and “Redskins” but not “Warriors because it’s imagery did not specifically mean Native Americans. The schools were expected to change the names
If Kathleen, or any of the Godfrey’s were to visit New Mexico they would see reservations as a justice because they were not deserving of an existence as the ancient people. Natives would righteously be put away from society because they were not as peaceful or civilized. Or Natives would need be assimilated until they were more like the ancient people, or more American. Tom’s stories leave a big mess for Natives to clear up. Because of stories like his, they need to vindicate themselves from falsehoods of savagery found in his story.
Nationalism is a system created by people who believe their nation is superior to all others. It 's most often based on a shared ethnicity. It can also be based on a shared language, religion, culture, or set of social values. The nation emphasizes shared symbols, folklore, and mythology. Shared music, literature, and sports further strengthen nationalism.
My mentor turned to me after Sean had moved and explained that it wasn’t the rules that triggered her to ask for the removal of the hat, but rather the fact that the hat disgusted her. I didn’t push for an explanation from her as to why she didn’t like the hat, but simply settled with the idea that it wasn’t allowed because of the district dress code. However, I did think that dress code was a necessary thing that is implemented in schools. Essex made a relative point in his article StudeNt DreSS CodeS USiNg Zero ToLeraNce?, stating that, “Sound judgement by school officials should guide decisions regarding dress code violations. School officials should attempt to build consensus to the greatest extent possible that reflects the community’s values and desires.” (Essex, 2004, p. 36).
Call me “racially insensitive,” but personally, I am neither offended nor strongly opinionated for supporters or anti-supporters, but I do have tenacity on the subject of removal. Common research indicates that a large amount of people are in favor of removing Indian mascots. The publisher from Blue Corn Comics makes the comment on a considerably “ignorant” quote from Russin: “In other words, many white people are incapable of rational thought on the mascot issue. Scary.” Perhaps he is right. Team mascots who are in reference to Native Americans are sought for entertainment purposes.
School uniforms can restrict students from expressing themselves, according to the first Amendment of the US Constitution it guarantees that all individuals have the right to express themselves freely so if the constitution says that than schools should not have school uniforms (supreme court). School uniforms also promote conformity over individuality and at a time when schools are encouraging an appreciation of diversity, enforcing standardized dress sends a contradictory message that many people disagree with (Howe II). School uniforms do not stop bullying and may increase violent attacks, overall, there is no evidence in bullying literature that supports a reduction in violence due to school uniforms (Jeffords). Students just don’t like school uniforms a peer-reviewed study by researchers at the University of Nevada at Reno found that 90% of seventh and eighth grade public school students did not like wearing uniforms (Wharton). Overall, I think the reasons to implement a school uniform outweigh the reasons to vote against
She focused more on the cultural offenses of using Native Americans as mascots. She commented, “I think it is offensive to their culture to use them as a mascot.” I was glad someone mentioned the cultural aspect, but there is a deep religious significance to the “props” that people wear to the games. In his book Fair and Foul, Stanley Eitzen discusses how using this is harmful: “The word Indian isn’t offensive . . .
There are many sports mascots today that are being accused of being offensive. Smithville is a school that is being questioned as being offensive. Smithville schools have had the mascot of a warrior for about half a century. However, now people are thinking that the use of a warrior as a school mascot is offensive to Native Americans.This is a recent problem that is just now being discussed. This wasn’t a problem when we came up with the name, so why is it a problem now?