The paper drifts from one topic to another, making it difficult for the reader to follow along with the parent’s true message. By interjecting personal information into his argument, the paper loses credibility and makes for a boring message. Despite the man’s poor delivery he does make a good case against the teacher, but went about it in a way that was not productive. The parent clearly wants to see his daughter make academic progress, and that alone is reason enough to pay attention to his speech. Although the male parent is concerned that his daughter Felicia is not learning enough at Rosewood school, his message is greatly undermined by his poor delivery, and disparaging remarks toward a faculty member.
The mixed people were not granted respect as well, even though they had a white parent. That parent would often times abandon them or treat them as not their own, like how Colonel Norwood refused to call the four children he fathered with Cora his own. The kids were not even allowed to call him papa. As for education for the African Americans, to not be considered a priority in this time is just sad but that was the time period they lived in. The 1930’s consisted of difficult challenges for African Americans but they persevered, and the times later changed for the better and morally
Later in his life, as an adolescent, his racial perplexity results in James hiding from his emotions, relying only on the anger he felt against the world. It is only when James uncovers the past of his mother does he begin to understand the complexity with himself and form his own identity. As James matures, issues of race in his life became too apparent to ignore. His multiracial family provides no clear explanations on prejudices and racism, and when "[James] asked [Ruth] if she was white, she'd say, No. I'm light skinned,' and change the subject."
But most of the white population fought to keep schools separated. The parents didn’t want their kids to have to go to school with black kids. Kids in school during the 1960’s weren’t treated by how smart or how kind and caring they were but by the color of their skin. Most white kids thought that they were better than the black kids and resented them. They hated the black kids without reason other than skin color.
However, once these children become middle and high school students, society seems to come down on them and the students align themselves along racial boundaries (Amor, 1995) . Mandated busing gives the impression that whites are superior and blacks are inferior because the government tells them that blacks needs whites to receive an education. This argument comes to a head when the students sit next to each other in a high school class. The recent studies conducted by the American Psychological Association are not the first to focus the factors that influence how people learn. The vast majority of the studies show that the main factors influencing learning are biological factors and family conditions.
The family in "Migrant Souls" is an example of the social effect racism has on a subculture. The first example of this is when Josie thinks about how her mother has sympathy for the families of "twenty-one Mexican males" who died in a boxcar on the way to a job. Josie believes her mother had compassion because "they were not from the poorest class." She knows her mother is making a reference that the men were not "wetbacks" and this elicits a response from Josie about the difference between her belief and her mother's belief regarding "who did and did not `deserve' to be in the United States." The difference between the mother and daughter is interesting.
The Black students felt that they were often left out of groups and schoolSkin Deep 3 events so they decided to have a graduation ceremony for Black students only. My first thought of this idea was that it was only splitting the races up even more. After listening to other’s thoughts in class I understood more why this was so special to the Black race. One reason was because for most of the students, they were the first to graduate in their family and that is something to take pride in. Judith is th... ... middle of paper ... ...one of another race has the same opportunity as me.
Explains the " labelling theory " applying it to education. He holds that all persons responsible for social control assigned to individuals "tags" with which qualify attitudes, behaviours , thus making a social classification. It’s really, really easy to label kids. “She’s so talented” or “He’s such a bad boy” are phrases that fall from our mouths without a second thought leading them to believing this label.The child 's personality is in consistent change , which applying a label is so delicate to the point that it could even have negative effects to the best possible development of it. Since children are at the point in life where they 're dependent on teachers and parents if they label the children, the children will process this and act upon the label that it 's giving to them.
What factors do we let contribute to who we think we are and who we know we are. Identity is the base which all of us stand on which determines who we are in life. Overall, identity should be on how you want others to view you and how you want to come off to them as. That to me is identity.
Moreover Rodriguez’s parent’s inability to help him was something that he learned from and later indicated that he changed his process of dealing with his schoolwork and his parents. X similarly to Rodriguez had an experience in his past that he worked to change. The work of X reveals that when X attempted to write a letter to Elijah Muhammad, he could not find the words to write that would accurately express his thoughts witho... ... middle of paper ... ... educated so he decided to bury himself into his studies and leave his family life as an afterthought. Rodríguezes parents were always supportive of him and his academic success but he did not embrace them as he should have. Next, Rodriguez rightly points out that at his graduation ceremonies throughout life his parents would attend and someone would always say that “your parents must be proud.” and those words always registered with him.