If today’s youth aren’t being taught about the thing’s their ancestors have gone through and all the things that has happened and why, many will grow up ignorant. Dr. Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, these are only a few people mentioned in class, but what about Claudette Colvin who nine months before Rosa Parks, decided not to get off the bus and was taken to jail, or Emmett Till who was 14 and brutally beaten and killed for whistling at a white woman. These are only a few who are not mentioned in our history books or classrooms. Students are taught mathematics, Science, World and American history because it is important. Black history is also important, it teaches the contribution African Americans have made in the past and continue making in the future.
It is clear that inappropriate content is very unhealthy for people to be reading. Another example of this unfortunate occurrence is one Joe Jones who was accused of “assaulting a female middle school teacher.” Jones “confessed that ‘When I was young...I was looking at what the bad people did, not the good people. I was checking out the bad things, and that helped mess up my mind’”(To Censor or not to Censor at the school library). When we allow explicit content to be present in our schools --which are supposed to be safe places of learning anyway-- we raise the risk of students committing crimes and participation in risky
However, this quote is, “Becoming comfortable with the uncomfortable.” In the last question, I asked my interviewee to describe a memory when they felt like people in your school were being racist to you. She responded that at the end of the school day, after the bell rang, people would yell slanderous remarks about her race. She knew it was only happening then because the halls were filled and she wouldn’t have a clue who was making the comments. She was faced with dealing with things that made her uncomfortable
Although the nine students did not themselves disrupt, they caused a disruption of the higher class, which is more influential than the other way around. Secondly, the minority students sacrificed their safety, their families safety, and their education by being some of the first African Americans to integrate in school. They went to a school where everyday was a threat to their safety; they risked getting punched, tripped, shamed, or even killed by the overwhelming amount of white students. Their families were taunted and threatened by other white parents on top of being beaten in the mobs. Their education was jeopardized because they were constantly distracted by the dangers and whites around them, this could have caused mental health issues and a lowered grade average.
Carla Amurao extracted, “statistics reflect that these policies.. target students of color and those with a history of abuse, neglect, poverty or learning disabilities..” (Facts Sheet: How Bad Is the School-to-pipeline - pbs.org). Amurao concludes that racial is a situation, that when students are suspended they are put in a negative environment where they catch bad influence causing defamatory to their learning environment. This shows the statistics of the pipeline of color skins being most likely to end up in an unstable environment. In the meantime, “Teachers have been reported to give lower grades and use harsher disciplinary practices with students of color..” (Journal of Adolescent research). Regardless of teachers, the students will continue to be in a different state-of-mind if they are people of colored.
Health, according to our book, is the “state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being” (Macionis). Racism refers to “the assertion that people of one race are less worthy than or even biologically inferior to others, is the most serious example of prejudice” (Macionis). As we can see from the first example the article is giving us, there is a problem towards black people in England’s mental health care system. That is something we need to have clear. Echo Egbouno is a man who needed help and instead he ended up at the police station, made him look and feel like a criminal.
She afterwards borrows Links car to get away. This is something she thinks she cannot do because he is white and Melba is black and she believes he is a segregationist. At school “she knew to expect some kind of harassment” (148). This shows that at school, conflict happened every day with other students. After months of harassment, “only the warrior exists inside Melba now” (170).
Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year (Andrea, 2014) Throughout various schools many children are faced with getting bullied and do not have the courage to speak up about it. In the short story and movie, “All Summer in a day” by the author Ray Bradbury and director Eric Kaplan, demonstrates how a young girl has moved to Venus. The girl struggles to get friends, since some of the children see her different. A few students are friends with her, but the others dislike her because she had the privilege to see the sun. Both the movie and the short story have a theme of people not being perfect.
Racial profiling is big in our school systems, the biggest case of racial profiling is the case of Brown vs Board of Education of Topeka, and the case declared state laws establishing separate public schools for white and black students to become unconstitutional. Nearly 60 years later the education system still continues to single out Black Americans. The average student suspension rate is 11% however if that student is Black then the rate jumps to 24%. Studies have shown that students that are more problematic are black students, but when it comes to consequences the black students are either kicked out of school or put into a room. In most cases, those students are just shipped to alternative school because of suspension rate.
A high school that was an all white students school. They were bullied every time these students tried to do anything: they were thrown books, even trash for just trying to go to school. The governor at the time even called the guard to prevent them from going to school. Despite all of this “bullying” these nine students showed bravery by just showing up. They changed the education possibilities for black students later on.
They kept the problem and dealt with it on their own which made the nine student parents sue the board of education because the verbal abuse and threats kept going on and getting worse. The little rock nine parents had gotten tired of the harassment and wanted to do something about it. Linda Brown took herself and her sister to the Supreme Court. Linda felt that segregated school systems violated the fourteenth amendment and took them to court. The name of the case that took place was Brown vs.
The National Gang Center Bulletin was written in order to give us information on the presence of gangs in the schools. The percentage of students in both middle and high school really shocks and saddens me; I did not realize that this number was so high. There should not be thirty-five and forty-five percent of students in any grade level affiliated to gangs. This article also reveals that not only are male students joining, female students are becoming members as well. Everyone knows that gang life follows you no matter where you go, so by these kids still being in school, they bring the trouble around other students and if affects and jeopardizes their safety.
Harpal Singh Vachel, a shy high school freshman in Queens, was cornered in a bathroom and had his previously unshorn hair scattered on the ground around him. Although backlash had come in contact with both Sikh adults and children, Sikh youth are particularly vulnerable to harassment. Sikhs were assaulted on a daily basis because of their appearance and many say it made their education miserable. Roughly half of Sikh Americans are bullied in school, according to United States Commission of Civil Rights (USCCR). Some children would yell, “terrorist” or go as far as to say “go back to your own country.” In 2003, a student in New Jersey was continuously called “Osama Bin Laden,” and was hit on the head, which resulted in contusions.