Supreme Court Decisions Setting Precedent Discrimination may not seen as big a problem today, but people had to fight for that problem, and court cases set precedents for today. The case of Plessy versus Ferguson and Brown versus Board of Education helped change the way we view discrimination today. The case of Plessy versus Ferguson decided that segregation was legal as long as everything was equal. But on the other hand, Brown versus Board of Education included separate but equal schools made African-American children feel inferior to the white children. 1896, Supreme Court heard the Plessy versus Ferguson case.
So, as a united country, the properly educated people of the North need to band together to solve this problem to avoid the repetition of the South 's mistakes. To do this, word must be spread -- through social media, the news, the radio, or by public speaking -- that the South is erasing their history through the youth in order to make the people of the Southern states feel better about themselves. The North needs to tell the Southern youth that the information they have received is wrong because it is not only erasing an important part of Southern history, but it is erasing an important part of African history, as well as many other
Pavani Pathirana Critical Media Literacy Paper “The Blind Side” In the film The Blind Side, reinforces racial ideologies and stereotypes by strengthening the idea that people of color are inferior to whites since a theme is whites being nice to one person of color. Along with the use of various criteria media portrays a negative idea on the lives of African Americans. Through his book “I Beat the Odds” Michael Oher clarifies his agency, various embellishments, and omission within this movie. The story starts off by introducing a young teenage boy and his brother entering a church school for possible admission. Known as Big Mike, the film introduces him as a in and out child with no home to stay at.
However, the book provides a first hand look into the mind of a person questioning racism despite society’s idea of it, as well as an educational opportunity for students to briefly learn about the struggles of living in that time period. Furthermore, it surfaces a feared discussion on racism and therefore it should be read in classrooms across America. To begin, the inclusion of questioning racism in Twain’s novel serves as a record of the changes in society following the Civil War. The argumentative article, “Why Huck Finn Belongs in the Classroom,” by Jocelyn Chadwick highly praised this action. Jocelyn Chadwick stated that Twain used his writing to show that he understood that racism was wrong.
From the first day that children enter a school system, they are taught how to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and how to honor and respect their country. Good citizenship should be an integral part of our lives so that we can live harmoniously in our society. This is what patriotism should symbolize in our country. However, in the article "Understanding Black Patriotism", Michael Eric Dyson reminds us that sometimes people can take patriotism too far and we can become very critical of people in America. He suggests that black people have been misunderstood and misjudged throughout history.
Throughout the book a lot of harsh language was used, along with ideas that may be considered inappropriate. This book should be taught to High School students across the country, and it should not be a banned book. To Kill a Mockingbird teaches students morals, and ethics. The book is still partially accurate to what some people go through even in today’s world, and what the books reads is still a part of history that should not be covered up and tucked away. 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.
Dan French and Warren Simmons’s Education Week article titled “Colorblind Education is the ‘Wrong Response’” describes how teachers have neglected to inform themselves and embrace the different racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds of their students. French and Simmons argue against teachers taking a “colorblind” approach in classrooms. This “colorblind” approach involves teachers ignoring the racial and ethnic differences in the classroom in order to stimulate racial tranquility. According to French and Simmons, this ultimately causes “students of color, their experiences, and their perspectives to become “invisible” in the classroom”. Teachers should take more initiative towards exploring their student’s cultural backgrounds in order to
According to Alexie, American Indian children are stereotyped to be dumb and who are the students that sit in the back of the classroom not answering questions. Alexie changes the odds and became a writer to save American Indians children lives, by showing them that they can do anything they put their minds to. In order to understand why Alexie is trying to save stereotyping in American Indian children and letting them believe they can do anything, one needs to consider that Americans must stop stereotyping, that children need to believe in themselves, and also find outlets to forget about the problems one could have. No matter your age, race, or ethnicity everyone stereotypes. In the story, Alexie explains that is if there is a American
It 's fair to agree with a policy that claims stringent dress codes increase the emphasis on academics and reduce the pressure of socioeconomic status; however, these dress codes violate the students First Amendment right to freedom of expression and the parents’ Fourteenth Amendment right to raise their children in their own way. In 1969, the U.S. Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District upheld the right to freedom of speech of students to protest the Vietnam war by wearing black armbands. The case explained the problem that “students do not “shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.” (Student) As students, we are free to express ourselves through what we wear. As students, we have every right to proclaim our beliefs
Rosa Parks once said, “Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome.” She describes that the future of our world has to be aware of things that have happened in the past, such as racism. The NAACP, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, is a civil rights organization that displayed their position on this certain situation. The NAACP position is correct in that Mark Twain’s un-sanitized version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should be taught because the book describes the important awareness of the historical oppression of people, it provides a value of morality from that time period that students should learn, and gives an important lesson about race that should be taught to students. Students should learn about the value the novel provides from that time-period in which Mark Twain wrote, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
The organization we chose is called DSC, and it stands for Dignity in Schools Campaign. DSC created certain rules to provide for school to use to help end student push-out, and protect people from discrimination. Push- out is a systemic factor that discourages young people because of racism. We chose DSC because what they have done really affect, influence, and help students. They support state and local campaign and share information on solutions to end push-out that exists in schools.
She says that to eliminate one oppression successfully, a movement has to include work to eliminate them all or else success will always be limited and incomplete. For the sake of this assignment, students will examine the contemporary racial justice movement, Black Lives Matter. Students will show how to incorporate the movement’s perspectives into social work
“Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome.” (Rosa Parks) What Rosa Parks says about racism is exactly what Atticus tries teaching Jem, and Scout throughout the book. In the book “To kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee many people learn about how courageous they are or someone they know is. As known Atticus is lawyer and as his job he must practice and study the law to prove not guilty for anyone he is encountered with. Since that is his job he is obligated to defend a man of color whose name is Tom Robinson and that makes Atticus a very hated person, and is then considered a “Ni**** Lover” .