America Needs Its Nerds, written by Leonid Fridman, expresses the country’s need for studious people. The United States look down on kids that would rather learn than play sports. Leonid argues that this anti-intellectualism idea is not good for the greater community. Without intellectuals the U.S. will not be as great as countries that value academics. Leonid Fridman uses motifs, hyperboles, and criticizing questions to support his argument on how nerds and geeks are essential to society.
(lsensee 2015). History books aren’t showing the reality of things to students. History books want to hide what white people did to Africans, Native Americans and other ethnicities. “It’s an attempt to whitewash history.” (Isensee 2015).
All Americans want their future generations to be well educated—at least, all Americans should. When it comes to the topic of education, critics attack it by claiming that there are issues with how our American students are being taught. Some believe that education is too focused in an argumentative culture and that environment narrows our perspective, while some argue that the issue is in the commercialization of our educational system. Collectively, educational value is destroyed. Authors Benjamin Barber, Deborah Tannen, and Gregory Mantsios all agree that our educational system is flawed.
This logically explains the rout the United States will take if it keeps on discriminating against African Americans, especially when it comes to education. He challenges his
Echo-Hawk wrote a pretty strong argument in favor of educating non-indigenous peoples today and explaining why colonialism in current American legislation is hindering Native American life in the United States. His sources back up his multiple arguments, leaving the reader with an enhanced understanding. What confused me was how he seemed to very strongly want reform in American policies concerning Native Americans, yet he believed that if the United States adopted the United Nation’s minimum standards for the treatment of Indigenous peoples, that it would Native Americans lives so much better. Maybe I don’t know enough about the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, but expressing only wanting the “minimum” amount of consideration seems a bit counterintuitive after describing all the horrors indigenous people have been through and all the struggles they have faced with the current
Do you want them in our world?" This shows that Atticus is against the Negroes being in the world due to their so-called inferiority and lower class. From these quotes and examples showcasing Atticus’s new thoughts, this greatly disillusions Jean as her view of her father was that of a non-racist person who did things for the sake of equality. Another person that disillusioned Jean Louise
This is saying that the people that support the flag want the nation to break apart again. As Allen Guelzo states, “The flag of treason should be suppressed.” This is a good point, but it is not true. As chip Reid says. “The flag is an important part of an educational experience intended to inspire Americans to learn about their past.”
He also asks how America can remain a leading world power if parents are “ashamed” (48) of their children studying or reading political economists rather than dancing or playing baseball. These questions challenge the audience to work at finding an answer through changing their values and stopping the use of derogatory terms such as “nerd” and “geek” (3) to describe those who place a great emphasis on academics. Furthermore, they evoke a sense of nationalism by stating that the United States’ status as a world power may be at stake if society continues to discourage intellectuals, creating the desire to begin advocating for change and to create a higher emphasis on academics than athletics or social
Since, it isn’t justified for America to give us this right of speech, when they knock us down for using it. The Black Lives Matter Movement is proof of this, they protest over and over but the government doesn’t want to take responsibility or change for the better of the community. As a community we need to see actions taking place, not only just words. I think they are right for opposing the dominant culture, since it is going to take a lot of work for America to socially change, and we have stick up for what we believe in or them would never been any change in America. America has become a better nation with time, protests and the power of a counter culture always existing to fight for equality, no matter the gender and race.
James Forman Jr. composed an article called Arrested Development which questions the conservative stance on racial profiling. Conservatives general principles assert the less emphasis on race and that with “equal right, come equal responsibilities.(25)” He targets this piece towards conservatives who oppose racial profiling to indicate that conservatives should be against racial profiling because it profoundly violates core conservative values. The conservative ethos about work and responsibility demanded that American citizens take charge for their own lives and not become dependent on the government.
The United State 's Southern states are being accused of teaching historically inaccurate information in schools in order to erase the South 's previous mistakes made in history. These attempts at erasing the past can eventually lead to the further increase of ignorance of those influenced by Southern education, which will cause Southern resentment for the North. The South detaching from the North may result in an unbalanced America, and possibly lead to the return of the Confederate South. However, reversing the ignorance of the South and their desire to erase history will not be easy because each state has developed its own set of laws as to how it can teach the youth about history and other subjects. 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.
Also, she defenses her style of writing the book because she wants to make it accessible to the reader not only in the schools, but also to the average person. As a matter of course, the best defense of her book can be found in the article’s conclusion, when she states that Finlay claims cannot be true in any case, when he argues that Bertrande would not be able to tell the difference between the impostor and her real husband. She sites psychology sources to support her argument . Even more, she
So I do like the book because of the morality development fact, the overflow of racial comments and actions outweigh the educational value of the morality development. I do not think this book should be taught in today 's school system and i think we need to move on to better
Wiley College thought that Negroes should be allowed to go to a state university with the whites because it’s fair that non colored people get more opportunities. OCC thought that Negroes shouldn’t be allowed to go to a state college because they 're not meant to go there and they would be too unhappy to focus on school. Throughout the debate the debaters mixed logos with ethos and pathos. Having a good mixture of the three makes your arguments stronger. In the debate when the debaters combined two of the three there counterarguments were
Humanity needs to change before all information is censored. In “College at Risk,” Andrew Delbanco discusses liberal learning and the “whole person” that may not be developed in college due to a lack of income. Liberal learning develops the “whole person” by teaching the basic ethics and morals a person should have. Anne Applebaum presents examples of censorship in her essay, “The Decline of American Press Freedom.” She uses China and Yale to make the point that differing forms of censorship are doing more harm than good.