Today in class, we discussed a topic that is deeply engraved in American history yet widely avoided by many: race. More specifically, terms like “racist,” “All Lives Matter,” and “white privilege,” which may make some people uncomfortable but more than ever, need to be confronted and examined. We watched several videos containing a variety of people discussing their own personal thoughts and feelings on such terms to spark our own conversations on the same topics. After viewing the first video on the word “racist,” I began to reflect on my own actions towards other people. One of the points that stood out the most to me was that even though not everyone is necessarily a racist person, everyone inherently holds prejudices.
I believe racism is not acceptable and that we should be allowed to be given free passes. All of this can come back to the point about how we never specifically learned why it is not okay to put down another race. Racism can not ever go away in the world it is just one of the many things that have been in the world since the first settlers came in 1620. We as Americans can teach young adults and children about what it means to be racist and tell them why it is wrong. If we are able to do that educate the young people then we can truly be one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for
There is no doubt that bullying affects children later in life and with the stress of everything at a young age, it can be extremely harsh on children. With these statistics in mind, why doesn’t our society pay more attention to it? A lack of responsibility and lack of realization is present. Administrators and teachers must adhere to the signs of bullying and help to create a safer environment for victims of bullying. Most teachers just don’t recognize the signs of bullying.
Americans let higher authorities such as religion, government, and culture brainwash people into believing that gender stereotypes are fine, which had made for many years women not mind their inferior social status. According to Margo Monteith, Ph.D., by the age of five, children have already learned stereotypes by the early culture messages and "children don't have a choice about accepting or rejecting these conceptions, since they're acquired well before they have the cognitive abilities or experiences to form their own beliefs" (Paul para. 19). In addition, religion and higher authorities also set the expected behavior and attitudes based on gender. Altogether, these higher authorities can to promote stereotypes by “peer pressure, mass media, the actual balance of power in society” (Paul para.
The declaration of independence is something I really loved reading, I loved the fact that after 1776 all men were created equal and that it didn’t matter if I were going to school with someone of a different ethnicity or not. It mattered that people of color weren 't treated like outcasts anymore, that for the first time there was no difference between a black man and a white man. So we have to think to ourselves, why is racism still here? Wasn’t equality amongst our people something everyone knew? Why do problems like this only increase and get worse?
Today, all people enjoy the benefits of school desegregation. As a result, of school desegregation all people are able to attend school regardless of race, color, or class. Even after Lincoln ended slavery with the 13th Amendment African American people still were not fully free. African American students were being threatened by people for getting an education. Even, a Governor did not want African American students to get an education so, the Supreme Court decided that they would tell that Governor that he has to give African American students the education that they deserve.
Bad parents make for bad children is evident in every society because the parents lead the family and set the rules, but if the parents themselves are not caring and responsible towards their children it is likely for the kid to become aggressive. As well as, showcase destructive behaviour towards other people. Therefore, nurturing should discourage wickedness, violence, and amorality. As W.E.B. Du Bois once said “children learn more from what you are than what you
Solutions Racism has affected the world for so long. Although I have talked racism concerning specially white and black. And most people assume that racism only deals with color of skin but it goes way beyond that. Racism is the belief that one person is better than another person for any reason at all whether it’s the color of skin, nationality, mental ability or sex. No one should be degraded or discriminated against for these
People need to understand that the country could not be where it is without diversity of races. Immigrants are not trying to take anything from anyone; they are hardworking individuals seeking to live honest and fulfilling lives. A group of Muslims committed an indescribable act of terrorism years ago, however not all of them are terrorist. Immigrants are in search of a dream, which may be achieved with the resources and opportunity available in the US. Surely, there are a few bad apples among the lot, but in all that is good, there is bad.
The flaw in this is that by holding someone back from furthering their education, most will be miserable, feel stuck and unhappy with their lives. When you think of culture, class and family, you think of the persons ethnicity, how they were raised, do they have good moral values but no one ever just excepts them for who they are and applaud them for trying to come into the light and better themselves. We quickly judge them by their appearance and location. Class effects what we do in life, how we are raised and it either encourages us to grow and continue our education in order to live the life we could not as a child or it can discourage us. So many children give up on education and resort to other means of making money like selling drugs and stealing.