Throughout this experience it showed that Dana was scared yet brave. Going through the tough and harsh conditions from the slavery of the past made Dana strong. This connects to the universal theme that racism is something that occurred long ago, and after many years, it still occurs
Little Rock’s Nine biggest supernatural force was racism. Every day the students were faced with violence, people would throw stones at them, sometimes white students would knock them out. Police officers from Arkansas who acted as escorts would do little to protect the nine students against angry mobs. As well Little Rock Nine had good forces, as Elizabeth sat on a bench surrounded by white mobs, an educator reporter who told her “Don’t let them see you cry” (Fitzgerald 13) and a white woman who screamed at the crowd to “leave the child alone and stop tormenting her” (Fitzgerald 13) sat at each side of Elizabeth to offer her comfort and protection.
Until, Mayor Leroy Satrom made a request to Governor James Rhodes for National Guard troops to quell the protesters. Subsequently, the crowd remained determined and began to confront the guardsmen, leading the situation to spiral out of control. In response, the guardsmen began firing shots at the crowd, shortly after noon on Monday, May 4, killing four and wounding nine (Kent state
The Little Rock Central: 50 Years Later documentary is one of complexity. It looks at the site of the integration of the Little Rock Nine in the year of 1957 -- Central High School-- then and now. Despite the fact that this is the famous landmark of the desegregation movement that would later go on to be enforced in the South of America, this school is still separated by race, with poorer African American students and wealthier white students educated in “two different schools”. While many may believe that the separation is caused by the differentiation in education (Whites participating in AP classes; blacks in regular classes), others opinions on the situation is that the root of the problem are the students.
Times I Felt Like I Was Mistreated Have you ever felt mistreated by the way you dress, race, your religion, and disability? We as people have been through this sometimes in life. It is part of life something that we have to learn how to deal with and not get inside our feelings about. I have experienced racism a lot out of my life at school, walking down the street and more.
The film begins after the gruesome Los Angeles Riots of 1992. The riots cause an uproar of gangs within the school along with beginning an integration program at the high-achieving Wilson High. After the integration program was set in place many white kids begin to leave the school, leaving the “dumb” integrated kids. Being that many of the teachers are white, a majority are against the integration program. And the white teachers believe that the diverse kids left were “unteachable and at-risk kids” until a young teacher started at Woodrow High.
Even in the school system of all grades the –N- word has caused altercations and diversity among the students. I remember when I was growing up the –N- word was a curse word and I could not ever use it. The one’s who get offended the most are the senior citizens, parents, but overall the elderly.
All of these affairs had been key events that lead up to the explosion that was the Stonewall Riots of June 28, 1969. In Greenwich Village, police raided the Stonewall Inn in the early hours of the morning. They arrested 13 people, including employees and people violating the state’s gender-appropiate statute on clothing. Fed up with the discrimination and constantly being harassed by the police, patrons of the Stonewall Inn and neighborhood residents, including Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, the founders of Sweet Transvestite Action Revolutionaries, became quickly agitated after being aggressively manhandled by the police and within a few minute, it became a full on riot, lasting five days. In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from the list of mental disorders.
There are many ideas thrown around as to how racism began though the truth lies in the history of mankind. Before people were able to travel and experience difference groups of people we predominantly stayed in the same kind of area with the same kind of people. We feared things that were different and were lacked the power to face those kinds of things. All this changed once we did in fact obtain this level of human advancement but the fear never drifted. The truth is racism began as soon as people faced those of different races.
Constantly, many individuals are oppressed by the assumption that one is what “their kind” is perceived to be. In American history and throughout many of the history of humans, discrimination and segregation separated and divided cultures only to tear between.
Police brutality is at its peak. In recent years police men have killed a number of innocent civilians. On July 17, 2014 one such case is Eric Gardner died in Staten island, being one of those civilians who sadly have been killed by a law enforcer. Another example is Harming students and by standers has also appeared recently, on October 27th 2015 a police officer in a high school class told a student to give him her phone and she refused.
As I began to research schools segregation, I began to wonder: Why is segregation still occurring in New Orleans schools? According to my research, most New Orleans schools are still segregated. What’s more, segregation has many negative consequences for students 82% of New Orleans schools are segregated by race. When the U.S Supreme Court ruled that racially segregated public schools were unconstitutional. In New Orleans schools, segregation is still occurring.
”(Kelly) Teachers that were living in these neighborhoods, such as Roseland, went on strike feuding against Mayor Emanuel, fighting for their schools and it would seemed utmost important to include the majority of this in the documentary. Also, Chicago has an incredulous amount of violence and gang activity that happen all in the bad neighborhoods. Students walking to school pass through gang territory on their way to school and it is an issue that is needing to be addressed and exposed in “Chicagoland”. Chicago had also a large murder rate that was too large to ignore.
When it comes down to race, many people still judge others by the color of their skin and make assumptions that are most likely false. Therefore coming together no matter what race you are, and not being a racist society is something that Riverside should focus on. No one should be judged by how they look. An article published by the Washington Post, “Ohio town rare history: Races mix freely for nearly 200 years” gives information on the fact that a town called Longtown in Ohio has been a mixed race community for about 200 years.