Previous policies suggested that student life outside of the university wouldn't be tampered or interfered with, so this was an outrage to the students of UC Berkeley. When the regents took time to revise and tweak the ban, students were still unhappy with the decision, so a sit in at Sproul Hall was organized and it lasted for nearly 10 hours. The FSM has also been described as the first largely organized protest that was birthed out of white student dissent. The FSM was proof that when students unite for a cause they can instigate dramatic change in campus life. The movement’s greatest inspiration and influence was the Civil Rights movement.
African Americans have been struggling for equality for many decades. It only seems that during the 1960?s is when there were actual significant advances made. This was about the same time that civil rights came into the political scene. Throughout the South, Blacks were still in the majority, but had no political power what so ever. The Civil Rights Movement gave African Americans a voice and a chance to make a difference.
These men and women have contributed greatly to American society. However, many of us only know brief histories regarding these excellent black men and women, because many of our teachers have posters with brief synopses describing the achievements of such men and women. The Black students at this University need to realize that the accomplishments of African Americans cannot be limited to one month per year, but should be recognized everyday of every year both in our schools and in our homes. Black History Month began as Negro History Week in 1926. Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a scholar known as the Father of Negro History, started the celebration of Black accomplishments and contributions.
Woodson’s Negro Achievement Week received a lo... ... middle of paper ... ...ca in African American college students helped lead to the formation of Black History Month. The increase of younger activists allowed the ASALH to cultivate into a more modern association. Fifty years after the first celebration, the ASALH was able to develop the week long celebration of Negro Achievement Week into Black History Month. Every president since 1976 has made some sort of endorsement of Black History Month. No one can quite say how Woodson would feel about about the way black history is commemorated today.
I hope someday you’ll join us and the world will be as one.” This quote is by John Lennon. I think it refers to what happened on August 28th 1963, a hot summer day when a quarter of a million people showed up on the steps of the Lincoln memorial. That day was the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, brought together by civil rights groups and religious groups at the time, king gave a speech to try and open the countries eyes about it. Just a year earlier, only 6.7% of African Americans were able to vote in the state of Mississippi. The goal of this event was to shed light on the political and social challenges that these people faced throughout the country.
Students also discusses reasons for and possible solutions to the rioting craze. In the week following the riots Michael Romano, who was then President of the Student Government Association, set up a six-person panel to answer student questions, in light of criticism by the city. "I think a lot of student leaders have felt really frustrated that this event was a reflection of the integrity and the character of all the students," Romano told the Northeastern News at the time. Though the rioting problem at Northeastern has not become a common weekend event, the school is taken many steps to stop the abhorrent behavior, understand the phenomenon and build a stronger community for students and area residents.
The Greeks at Utah State University have been dry since 1995. Members aren’t forbidden to drink alcohol, but such beverages eventually will be banned on fraternity property. Such a policy is unthinkable to many members and alumni, but the reality of high insurance costs and vandalism to their property are just reasons why frats are moving to become alcohol-free. The overriding concern, however, is student health. Alcohol abuse is epidemic among college students.
Somewhere along the line some students and parents have forgotten that simple fact. In some districts, like Wilson County Schools, the dress code violations got so out of hand that administration had to threaten suspensions, “During the first six days of the policy change 184 high school students were suspended.” (Creech, 1). The Lima Senior High School campus made the same decision as the Wilson County Schools. On Tuesday January 27, 2009, the Lima City Schools suspended about 164 students for dress code violations. They both knew that their students were having problems following the rules, and since the punishments that were set didn’t affect the students they did the one thing that got the students attention.
But it has been growing well before this one incident. During the 1950s and 1960s, overt racism became illegal and less socially acceptable. This allowed most of America to believe that racism was, in fact, over and enabled people to place the ongoing struggles of the black community as a simple “character flaw”, this allowed issues within the community to be often dismissed and seen as just a simple way of life. Sally Kern, an Oklahoma State Legislature stated that, as she taught school for twenty years, she noticed “ … a lot of people of color didn 't want to work as hard, they wanted it given to them” all the while Bill O 'reilly, famous television host on Fox News, promotes the idea that “young black men often reject education and gravitate towards the street culture, drugs, hustling, and gangs.” closing off with the statement that “nobody forces them to do that, it is a personal decision.” But to our society today, that 's not racism. That 's just simple facts, now while majority of America would never be as blunt about their ideas of Black America as Kern or O’reily, similar sentiments are echoed everywhere within our society.
Local and State Law Several issues surrounding lacking state and Federal laws came to light immediately following the shootings. First, laws concerning the privacy of health and education records were called into question. The camps cited condusion as to what information should be released or withheld in regards to student records. Cho displayed many signs of mental instability during his Junior year, which many individuals and departments within the university knew about. However, no one communicated these incidents with one another or Cho’s parents because they believed federal laws prohibited them from talking about it (Summary of Key Findings, n.d.).