Since the normalization of University attendance, students had followed and obeyed rules and restrictions made by their school. Rules such as the political ban on
According to the 2014 Senate survey, only 41% of all universities initiated investigations into sexual assault claims in the last five years (Dockterman, 2015). Once it became evident education institutions were not respecting their responsibility to maintain a safe and beneficial environment, advocates began to take strides to address the problem. “Til It Happens to You” was originally written by, Lady Gaga and Diane Warren, for Kirby Dick’s documentary The Hunting Ground. A film, which revealed rape crimes on U.S college campuses, their institutional cover- ups and the everlasting effects the assaults left on the students and their families. Later in the year, the writers worked with film director, Catherine Hardwicke, to produce a PSA illustrating the sexual violence occurring in educational institutions across the nation.
The outcome following a sexual assault is sometimes referred to as being worse than the actual assault itself (The Hunting Grounds, 2015). Following the assault, the college campus, police, criminal justice system, media, and various other forms of institutions are known to re-victimize these individuals whom have already been previously assaulted. These numerous institutions are suppose to help, and report fairly and justly. Unfortunately that’s not the case in Liz Seccuro’s book, Crash Into Me, or in the film The Hunting Ground. Every single victim experienced a form of revictimization whether that is through false reports in the media, or the college campuses’ failure to report or help sexual assault victims.
Racism: Should It Be The Reason To Abandon Students? Freedom Writers written and directed by Richard LaGravenese , based on the book, The Freedom Writers Diary, by The Freedom Writers with Erin Gruwell .“At 16, I’ve probably witnessed more dead bodies than a mortician,” says a Woodrow Wilson High School student, before matter-of-factly describing a life in which gang and domestic violence are everyday occurrences.1 Racism , that is, basing on racial, people are divided into different social classes. Racism not only be the reason to prejudice students, but also be the root of violence. As Eva says: “schools are like the city and the city is just like a person, all of them divided into separate sections, depending on tribes.”
The Chicano encountered a great deal of opposition with advocating for their movement, including internal conflict by the cause of infiltrators in the Chicano organizations. For instances, the Chicano movement from 1968-1971 in Los Angeles received massive attacks both physically and socially by the Los Angeles police department (LAPD). Such attacks consisted of the LAPD harassing, intimidating, and arresting individuals by using unnecessary force. To illustrate, in early March of 1970, students at Roosevelt High School located in East Los Angeles participated in a walkout to protest the educational policies. The LAPD reacted to the student walkout by using force to end the protest.
In today’s society we continue to hear about the effects of hazing, bullying, and harassment among college students. There are questions as whether there has been an increase in exposure or intensity in the recent years. Although such topics has been a focus of research for years such victimization and the negative consequences that are associated with such behaviors has been receiving more attention from the media and policy makers in the last couple years. For the purpose of this paper, Hazing is defined as the action of hazing; especially: an initiation process involving harassment (Merriam-Webster Dictionary, n.d).
‘College students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like.’ Is stated in the article The Coddling of the American Mind. The authors Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt use logos, ethos, and pathos to discuss the issues and solutions for trigger warnings and macroaggressions on university campuses. The authors start the article off by giving examples and other pieces of literature written about trigger warnings on college campuses, these are examples of Logos. Logos is used throughout the document for example in the third paragraph the author observed the recent campus actions at Brandeis University.
Time, 183(20), 28-29. The authors of the various excerpts from their academic essays talk about different aspects of college rape culture. Namely instances of universities suppressing the seriousness as well as the prevalence on all campuses, small and large. Further, touching on the groups most often responsible as well as the feelings of victims following the trauma.
Tucker retells popular and common recounts of ghost stories in college. She describes the use of ghost stories to help students understand the “new stage of life” and “offer explanations about what happened to murder, suicide, and accident victims” (4). Tucker directly analyzes several suicide ghost motifs in her work and defines them as a way to teach students about things like coping with school pressures and how bullying can be emotionally damaging. One story recalls the suicide of Edith, who was an RA at the University of Northern Colorado. The story goes that the students in the dorm would play tricks of Edith to pick on her that lead to her ultimately committing suicide in her room.
In addition, people celebrate Banned Books Week in libraries or special events. Some books are banned in schools and libraries because they contain uncomfortable topics or offensive language; however, some people believe banned books are worth reading because they incorporate life lessons that students can learn from. First, To Kill A Mockingbird has been banned numerous times in different school systems. In 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2016, it has been banned by parents due to the the uncomfortable use of the “N-word” or the books racism (Devoe).
Protest on college campuses have also been growing against racial inequality and the Vietnam War since the death of Martin Luther King Jr. On April 23rd, white and black student radicals have started occupying buildings on campus including the president’s office. Students are also angry with Columbia’s connection to the Institute for Defense Analysis and are protesting against the school 's involvement with military research for the government, its aggressiveness as well as over Columbia 's plan to build a gym in Harlem, which black students called racist due to the small area they will be allowed to use. It started as a non-confrontational protest that has
Self-Reflection Integration Paper Practice Model In order to mitigate the social problem that the north Long Beach community is presently facing, perpetuating rates of obesity among adults and children in north Long Beach, where 50% of school-aged children and 36.7% of adults are considered obese or overweight (City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services Community Health Assessment Report, 2013) a continuum framework was extensively utilized. An emphasis on micro and mezzo level was placed, as the intervention for the community became important for essentially two reasons. First, trusting in the importance of community level change, which can create the opportunity to trust in the power of unity in the proposed movement for change, specifically for decreasing obesity among north Long Beach residents. Second, reaching consensus on community level for change, where we (Northside Social Workers) as a collective group, recognized that the problem that the north Long Beach community was facing, was a social problem, and not individual.
We are living in a world where the erasure and dehumanization of people of color is slowly becoming a normative. Voices silenced, struggles trivialized, deaths becoming statistics, brutality only brought up for shock factor, achievements hidden and it is all slowly becoming accepted. Through various rhetorical strategies Claudia Rankine illustrates the experience of being part of the marginalized identity in the United States and depicts how subtly and multifaceted the methods of oppression take place in the daily life are and the negative repercussions it holds on the individual. The ambiguity of her writing with the lack of punctuation and clarification of what is thought and what is aloud allows the readers to input their own interpretation of these various scenarios.
Please explain why you think you would be a good fit for our organization? I would be a good fit for Centerstone because I have worked with Centerstone in that past and I continue to believe in its work and mission to prevent and cure mental illness and addiction disorders. I would work hard to provide quality services to the families and communities with which I would work. I see work with children and families as essential as well as preventative. If children can learn and grow in a safe and nurturing environment, then they will have fewer difficulties later in life.