No one had the newest technology, because frankly, no one cared. Technology could have helped Mama get a job, and strive for a better life for her family. Instead, the Ortega’s had to work hard in the field everyday and come home to a home that falling apart before their eyes. The novel Esperanza Rising has some of the Modernism traits as well as some of the Postmodernism traits such as all religions are valid, ownership, rationalization, and playfulness throughout the story.
As a student in elementary school, I never had very many friends. I was never invited to parties or hang outs and was always kind of left out. Sure, my classmates didn’t mean to do this to me, but the reality of it hurt. This year, I changed. I took what I had learned and I made something better out of it.
I was born with a label that I did not want to accept. At a young age negative names would be thrown my way and I would constantly be embarrassed as each one hit me. Growing up I constantly wished I was someone else. I am a Nigerian student who formely believed that things would never change. I never felt upset about who I was until I attended elementary school.
When I first came to America, I was 4 years old. I knew nothing about the country. The culture, the language, the customs, and the etiquette in America was something that I was never exposed to as I was born in China surrounded by my own people. All I have ever watched was Chinese cartoons and read Chinese children 's books, but nothing about America was ever introduced into my life. However, there was one thing that I was certain of about the country, that I will have a good life in the land of the free.
A main example being that a fair number of people are aware of Charles Lindbergh's mistresses, but they are hardly ever discussed in order to protect his image. Everyone knew that he had a family, but it is never mentioned how much of an absent father he was. In pictures, he is shown as a loving and supporting father. However, when he was around, he made his children feel as if they were not good enough. Adding on to that, he would also place a great amount of pressure on them to live up to his incredible standard.
As a curious young child, I always asked my daddy why black characters were absent in children’s books, Disney movies, and toys? My parents made sure to expose me to things that related to the Black community, however, the popular things were never associated with Blacks. In the most recent Disney princess movie the main character the princess identified as an African American. I was excited because as a young child there were no African American princesses. Disney faced conflict address African-American community concern about the motion picture.
One thing they have in common is the parenting shown by both sides. Neither the socs parents nor the greasers parents are very involved with their children's lives. Johnny’s parents ignore him, act like he isn’t even there for the majority of the story. Johnny is a greaser. While Bob’s parents never told him no, giving him no structure what so ever.
People are automatically classified as soon as he is born into this world. Our race is a thing that is supposed to connect us to our history. We are stuck with it, and not by choice; which reminds me that the article, "Black Like I Thought I Was. "
I did not enjoy participating in class or working in small groups so when it came to picking partners or groups I was never anyone’s priority. This idea in my head that I would never be good enough lead to an extreme decrease in self-esteem. When it came to high school I became friends with people who did not look out for me nor were good influences.
Some limitations the research showed is that the Black Lives Matter movement has no way of showing its true affect on society because it wasn’t based on any theoretical foundation (all citation).(class notes) The social movement does promote change in various ways but doesn’t base its organization on a theoretical foundation in which we know according to literature that allows one to properly evaluate a program (blm and notes in class). Although Black Lives Matter is a promoter of all those committed and those who aspire to be leaders this is a limitation because the literature shows us the characteristics of what a good leader possesses (notes on leader). There is no other research or study completed since the beginning in 2013 that allows
When beginning this course, I had little knowledge of the depth of diversity found in our world today. I lived in a small town, which acted as a shelter from the harsh realities faced by many ethnicities, but also prevented me from experiencing cultural diversity. With my lack of background knowledge concerning diversity, I would say that my level of cultural competence was nearly non-existent. I had never been exposed to any ethnicities, other than my own, until moving to college. It wasn’t until moving away to college that I realized how naïve I was concerning the diversity of our nation.
Before reading this chapter, I never genuinely realized how many racially offensive comments I made or how many other racial slurs there were. Growing up in my household, not too many adults filtered their conversations, so some phrases I began to repeat were due to hearing them repeatedly. I was so familiar with hearing words like “gyp”, “whitewash”, and “light bright” that eventually started saying them not realizing how other people may feel. Even during high school, I was not as culturally competent as I should have been. Going to a predominantly white high school, I had a few encounters with prejudice people.
The preface talked about how Sam Patch didn’t have many records to retell his tell. Patch’s family weren’t famous they never appeared in newspapers or keep diaries. Patch never made a bibliography, but there were records such as tax lists and church records. So this made it hard to for the author to tell the beginning of Patch’s story. However, Sam Patch once became one of the first daredevils in America and became a famous celebrity there was much more evidence during his career.
Whites are privileged because we are seen as the average American. We do not get second glances, because nobody suspects we are doing anything but living our lives. Though since we are not subject to this intense scrutiny we do not realize that we in turn do this to African Americans, just simply living their daily lives as well. McIntosh (1988) points out that she repeatedly forgot each of the realizations on this list until I wrote it down. For me white privilege has turned out to be an elusive and fugitive subject.