Like most students, Douglas Wrentmore, a student at Kent State University during the protest, did not understand the reason behind firing toward the crowd (Caputo 28). Wrentmore, like Caputo, discovered that the sniper was nonexistent and the troops were making false accusations. He knew that firing into a crowd was a dangerous action, especially when it was composed of college students. Eszterhas and Roberts recognize that “not all of the students had come to participate in the rally” (150-151). Instead, most were there to see what the commotion was about, not to protest the Cambodian incursion.
Homes was a shy child but got angry at his mother for moving him at a young age. He’s mother stated he was “awkwardly social” and at the age eleven attempt to commit suicide. Although he wasn’t socially accepted he was able to be accepted to a university. Holmes life changed when “three days after failing a key oral exam at the university in early June 2012, Holmes dropped out of his studies without further explanation,” (“James Holmes”,2018). My theory is he never felt accepted and after failing in college he was confused on what to do.
On the other hand, divergence is defined as “communicators who want to set themselves apart from others” (Adler, 2005, p.182). In We Are Marshall, Coach Lengyel uses divergence when he communicates with others. He speaks to other characters using obscure stories that are not clear until the end. For example, he asks the president of the college to get the NCAA to permit freshmen to play. Lengyel says that just writing will not work, but tells the president he will actually have to go to Kansas City and meet with the board to receive approval.
From Ferguson to Tulsa to Baton Rouge, there have been countless cases of police brutality towards African-American men, women, and children. Murderers never receiving their justice, given paid time off and being cleared of charges. Families living in fear, left torn apart at the hands of people who took an oath to serve and protect. We see people of all races standing together in protest of something we know to be wrong, advocating for much needed social change.
In the “Bethel School District v. Fraser” case, Fraser believed that the school violated his first amendment “freedom of speech” rights. Fraser gave a speech with some inappropriate content in it and the school gave him a three day suspension because two teachers warned him before he gave the speech. Fraser took it to court and the justices said they would shorten the suspension and let him have his right to speak at graduation because the school was taking away his freedom of speech.
This is the forth school he has been expelled from, though it was hardly any surprise he dosen’t dare tell his family. Instead of going to the game he visits his history teacher Mr. Spencer. The reason he was expelled was because he failed 4 out of 5 classes. has just been expelled from four of five classes at Pencey Prep. Mr. Spencer holds a lecture for Holden about the
Introduction: You are sitting at your desk, taking notes from a teacher, and learning about the Revolutionary war. All of a sudden, you are banned from school and ripped from your studies, all because you believed in Gandhi’s non-violent movements. This same case happened to the Tinker students in Des Moines, Iowa. In the year 1965, the time of the Vietnam war, a group of students came together and wore black armbands with a white peace sign embeded on the side. These armbands were banned by the principals and the school board, with the punishment of suspension until the student was willing to take the armband off.
The Little Rock School Desegregation Crisis: Moderation and Social Conflict Racism and equality seems to always been a problem in America. September 4, 1957 Arkansas governor failed the African American community by denying them entrance to Central High School. Governor Orval E. Faubus ordered Arkansas National Guard to surround the high school to keep it an all-white school. Guards standing at the entrances telling these nine african american student they could not enter because they are a different color.
There have been several protests on college campuses in recent weeks. The students are making several demands ranging from the forced resignations of staff, free education, racial equality, and even the call for the campus police to no longer be allowed to wear body armor. Recently there is a movement called #studentblackout that is sweeping across college. At Princeton University, a large group of protestors went into the President 's office and refused to leave until their demands have been met. They are trying to force the President to sign their demands forcing the college to acknowledge the racist legacy of Woodrow Wilson.
The Rolling Stone has an article called, “Berkeley Riots: How Free Speech Debate Launched Violent Campus Showdown,” in which Matt Saincome discussed the riot at the University of California Berkeley. According to Saincome (2017), the school was sent into a lockdown due to the struggle of trying to compromise on values over the right to voice our own opinion. Berkeley College Republicans invited Milo Yiannopoulos to speak on campus, but over 100 faculty members signed letters to protest against his visit to the campus. The protests were originally intended to be peaceful, but turned violent. Windows were smashed and fires were lit in an attempt to prevent Yiannopoulos from delivering his speech.
Throughout the chapter the protagonist is unwilling to introduce himself, but shows his negativity towards his family and school. He starts off by telling us about his hatred for his brother, D.B’s job in the entertainment industry and refuses to explain why. We then learn that he has failed four classes and this would be his last semester and Pencey Prep, the school he attends. It was a frigid December afternoon and he had just arrived back to school from his fencing tournament in New York. He tells us about how he had lost the equipment on the subway and was ostracized by the whole team.
Segregation was still apart of US custom, black people were still denied seating with white guests at diners and public restaurants. Four students from Greensboro, North Carolina decided to have stay seated in their seats and in turn sparked a revolution of "sit-ins" all around the country. News spread of another bold defiance from white supremacy and support came running in, even support from white allies who decided no longer to be just witnesses to this oppression. A newer younger civil rights movement was birthed from these young men, but with this movement, there also came pressures against them from within the black community. From the black older cook who reprimanded the boys for seating, blaming their defiance for the employment troubles facing black workers, to the older black figures who opposed the students actions for sometimes altruistic, sometimes selfish reasons.
The Atlanta Police Department and the FBI had formed a surveillance team. On May 22, 1981, the team was situated under the James Jackson Parkway Bridge over the Chattahooche River in northwest Atlanta. Around 2:00 a.m., the surveillance team heard a loud splash and observed an automobile driving slowly off the bridge. The vehicle was stopped, and was Wayne Williams was identified as the driver on the bridge. Two days following the incident on the bridge, the nude body of Nathaniel Cater was pulled from the Chattahoochee River, approximately 1 mile downstream from the James Jackson Parkway Bridge (Deadman, 1984).
On a dark scary evening, Lloyd Wickliffe was working as a security guard in a McDonald’s on Halsted Street on Chicago’s far South Side. At a little past eight, during an armed robbery attempt, Wickliffe was killed by a shotgun blast, and another security guard, Alvin Thompson, was wounded. The attackers, Edgar Hope and Andrew Wilson, did not get any money, but they stole the handguns the guards were carrying. Alton Logan was home asleep, nowhere near the robbery. Later he wounded guard, Thompson, was questioned and correctly identified Edgar Hope as one of the shooters.