A. According to Ladson-Billings (2004), the Critical Race Theory (CRT) “argues against the slow pace of racial reform in the United States begins with the notion that racism is normal in American society” (p.7). This theory argues that Whites have been the primary beneficiaries of civil rights legislation and this has resulted in school inequity (has affected the daily experiences of students of color). Adopting CRT as a framework for educational equity will result in talking about, exposing, and proposing solutions for the reoccurring problems of race, racism, and social injustice in schools and classrooms. The many History courses I have through my academic career have embedded the idea that ALL students, no matter their language, color,
The premise of assimilation discouraged the children’s culture which involved the language they spoke as well as their appearances. This meant that the students were forced to cut their and trade in their traditional clothes for modern clothes. Unsurprisingly, the schools prided themselves with ‘civilizing’ the indigenous students and used photos of students as propaganda, to show all the ‘good’ they were doing for these adolescents. When in reality it is evident that there was more negative damage than positive being done. Therefore, it is apparent that the residential schools left an outstandingly negative impact on the indigenous peoples involved as they left families with separation and loss.
Overall, this film made me angry and sad at how difficult these children’s lives were. While their adopted siblings got to live their lives without the strife of more complicated issues like child sexual abuse, these Native American children were encountering a situation that no child should have to go through. Anger and sadness certainly come into play when I saw how the children were treated, specifically Lana. Anger is the primary emotion I feel when taking into consideration the methods in which DSS kept families apart through deception, how foster children were treated, the sheer ignorance and denial of a mother who should protect her children and her ability to pull all attention away from the real issue and toward herself. My initial reaction was disbelief and sympathy for the mother and Lana.
The children corrupt the system; they take over the reigns and twist the perceptions of their people until they became the ones in control. With a deadly mix of radicalism and hysteria, the once-peaceful village became a nightmare for those who didn 't fit the perfect Puritanical mold. John Proctor is given a disproportionately punishment to his crime — yes, he commits lechery. Yes, he lies to his community about the affair with Abigail Williams. No individual, however, deserves the suffering these accused witches are forced to experience.
Harrison was condemned for being different, while Equality 7-2521 was condemned for bringing something back from “the unmentionable times”. When the ballerina is describing Harrison on television she says “He is a genius and an athlete, is under–handicapped, and should be regarded as extremely dangerous.” Harrison is feared not only because he is a genius, but because he is different. The government taught people that being different is bad, and they did the same in Anthem. However, Harrison was eventually killed because of his differences, Equality was not. Equality is resented and punished for his creation that is against the law.
Amir thought Hassan as “the lamp he had to slay.” on the contrary, his guilt is relentless, and he recognizes his selfishness abates his happiness. “I almost told her how I’d betrayed Hassan, lie, driven him out, and destroyed a forty year relationship between Baba and Ali. But I didn’t.” Amir has listed the things that he done, which made his shameful and guilty sentiments, compare to younger Amir, the older Amir realizes how dire the consequence of his action before and understands his cowardice and he feels regret. Still, he does not have the courage
On the contrary to the good guys, the other characters who are also Imperialists proved to be the very worst of humanity. Reverend Arthur Bennett, Father Victor, the Drummer boy, and the Russian Agents are bad characters. They show prejudices towards the Indians - the natives - greatly. Contrasting with Captain Creighton, these characters show prejudices based on the false superiority they claim to have. Reverend Bennett sees Kim the first time and abruptly judges him to be another Indian who is worthless and a liar.
Twain emphasizes how, even as a white kid raised to follow racist rules, Huck has been the one that adopted the huge responsibility of changing someone’s life, and without noticing, changing his own life too. Sadly, people still refuse to accept the positive impact that this might have caused in today’s society. Huck represents the white people who believe in equality, whom back in the day would have been the
Society determines what is civilized and what is barbaric and how it uses its morals, or lack thereof, to determine how individuals should live. Unfortunately, it affects how people view others and how they judge themself. In The Kite Runner, Amir sees himself as barbaric because of how he is seen. On page 77, Amir thinks, “ I ran because I was a coward.” He knows what Baba, or Rahim Kahn, or how any Afghan would treat him or what they would call him if they had seen him run away from Hassan being raped. He almost accepts that he is in the wrong and should be ridiculed.
Burdon believes the conversation between Jesus and Legion reveals “the identity and source of the uncleanness is more political and universal.” Both authors discuss how mental illness has a stigma that is brought on by society’s ignorance, fear, and unwillingness to accept disability. Even someone as righteous and virtuous as Jesus, was discriminated against because of his remarkable talents and faith; “those who witnessed the incident explained to them what had happened to the possessed man and to the swine. Then they began to beg him to leave their district.” In Mark 5:1-20, the Gerasenses view Jesus as possessed, and in today’s world, mentally ill. They want to put as much distance between themselves and the disabled, just like in our current