The reason for the application of this word was not something that was meant to be racist, but originally meant to portray the racism of the time period back then and to show the struggles of living as an African. To republish The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn just to replace the n-word with various terms such as; hipster, navy seal, and slave takes away from the historical accuracy the classic novel is trying to portray. Many consider this to be “literary graffiti” and due to this readers will not be able to discern the reason why racism was so wide spread if the n-word is replaced with words such as hipster. The n-word may be used over two hundred times throughout the novel, the purpose of that is not to encourage racism today, but to convey the racial tensions that existed back in the 1840s. “No.
She protests, “[y]ou never used to judge people like this at home.” Ronny announces that “India isn’t home” and relies on “phrases and arguments that he had picked up from older officials, and he did not feel quite sure of himself” to silence his mother and convince her of his adopted new logic (p.54). Adela, too, notices the change in Ronny. “India had developed sides of his character that she had never admired. His self-complacency, his censoriousness, his lack of subtlety” (p.96, my italics). The colony changes the personality of the coloniser in almost every aspect, even aesthetic appreciation.
In the 18th century there were no schools in the southern states of America that admitted black children to its free public schools. Fearing that black literacy would prove a threat to the slave system whites in the Deep South passed laws forbidding slaves to learn to read or write and making it a crime for others to teach them. Believing their human rights was considered useless as they was only seen as workers. Few brave souls has tried to educate them in the dark, some succeeded, some failed. But going through time, education started becoming a weapon that feared the white man.
Furthermore, it fails to acknowledge the racial microaggressions and under representation in healthcare, leadership positions, etc of Asian Americans in their daily lives. To begin with, since the Civil Rights movement, the model minority stereotype is used constantly to scrutinize African Americans for boldly speaking out. The model minority “did not imply full citizenship”, but rather it was used as an excuse to tell other minorities to “behave appropriately and stay in their designated secondary space without complaint”, according
In Of Mice of Men by John Steinbeck was banned because of the use of the word God in a profane way, objectification of the black characters, and the portrayal of prostitution throughout the book. Steinbeck wanted to illustrate how people talked and acted towards black people and the portrayal of prostitution with everyone being short on money they would do whatever it takes to get a paycheck. From my experience from reading Of mice and men, I didn't think anything was wrong with the book at all I thought it was a great book. Giving I was in 11th grade when I read the book but still if I had a kid and they had to read this book I would be happy due to the good life lessons they use in the book. Now I'm not saying a support dropping the n-word every other page but that's on how they talked during that time period and two its was used in a sorta nicer way if that even makes sense.
English class made me feel empty-headed and lost. I never knew what was going on, and I also began not to care; However, when I was placed into Ms. Hightower 's class, everything changed! She gave me confidence in myself, my abilities, and helped me uncover intelligence I never knew I had. My freshman year of high school created my hate for English. My freshman class full of 15-year old 's were forced to read and write essays about the constitution and politics we knew and understood nothing about: It was the most tedious and doltish idea in the world.
I just met the professor the first day of class, and then I would be on my own for the entire summer session. I really was frighten to fail the class because of the lack of online experience I had. I did not knew any of my classmates to ask them for help, nor could I ask anyone to help me with Blackboard. As Ellen Laird said “the reality of online teaching can be confounding and upsetting” (418). There are several differences between online class and an in class base that I had experienced when taking a course.
For some, indeed, school was tidious and, in a way, a waste of time; but for me, it was the base it was meant to be. Sadly, I could not retain most of the valuable information, but I have the base to proceed further studies; and some irrelevant-to my-major-yet-interesting things remain from those good old days. This lecture made me think maybe I’m not an ‘adult’ in the educational-related matters. When my classmates complain of our college studies (especially the preparatory year’s subjects) not being related to our majors, I almost never had that complaint at all. However, whenever I reflect on that thought, my instant reply is that these courses are indeed important but others do not seem to realise it.
"Without language one cannot talk to people and understand them; one cannot share their hopes and aspirations, grasp their history, appreciate their poetry, or savior their songs" - Nelson Mandela. I came to the United States when I was 14 years old and started studying the eighth grade. I didn't know how to speak English and had difficulties in my studies and everyday life due to the language barrier. It is hard to ask for help when you don’t speak the language in a different culture other than yours. Language barrier has many negative effects on people; a greater problem than clear communication is the opportunities that immigrants miss like a better job or school opportunities that can lead to a good career.
I wasn’t the smartest cookie in the jar but when I went to school I felt like the students and teachers made me realize even more that I was not so smart. Fearing not finishing my degree comes from my past and the way I was talked at by people, telling me that I wasn’t going to amount to much. When people bash me saying things such as I might not even make to high school graduation just because I was not as smart as others in