Instead of being admired for class participation, as in earlier years she was laughed at and labeled as “teacher’s pet.” She said the rules were simple “shun or be shunned—if you weren’t willing to go along with the crowd, you would become the reject.” Sixth grade Jodee enrolled at a private academy and the first few months were without incident. Jodee reveled in having friends and tried to do everything right to stay in their good standing. The trouble started when she called her mother to leave a party early. Jodee begged her mother not tell what was going on with the twelve year olds—but they were all caught in the act. Monday morning at school she found her favorite suede shoes floating in a toilet bowl of urine with a note attached—“Bitch, this is just the beginning.” She was cruelly treated, spit at, beaten, and shunned on a daily basis.
She said the teenager had told her about an inappropriate remark Groves made several months before police started their investigations. After Chapman was arrested, Williamson asked the girl if there was anything going on with her and Groves. When the girl told her about the fondling incidents, Williamson told her to tell investigators immediately. "It's sick, very sick. When you're a teacher, you say to society, 'We're going to protect you,' " Williamson testified, breaking into tears.
Nigger. Slave. All were common words in conversation before the end of slavery, and even until the Civil Rights movement 100 years later. Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” provides clear examples of racism present in the mid- to late-1800’s, but with a central focus on showing how attitudes can change. Throughout the book nearly everyone Huck and Jim encounter treats Jim as if he is inferior and not worthy of respect or equal treatment.
She was born perfectly normal, but at 19 months she contracted a disease that was described as an acute congestion of the stomach that left her both deaf and blind(en.wikipedia.com).This illness produced high body temperature. It is still a mystery but experts believe it might have been scarlet fever. With her not being able to hear or see she would torment her teachers and inflict raging tantrums on her parents. Many of her relatives felt like she should be institutionalized(Biography.com). On March 3,1887 Anne Sullivan came to teach Helen(perkins.org).At first she would kick and hit her because she did not trust her enough to let her teach her.
In addition there are also many types of racism. One of the most common in practice is institutional racism. Institutional Racism, defined by merriam dictionary is as being a pattern of social institutions — such as governmental organizations, schools, banks, and courts of law — giving negative treatment to a group of people based on their race. This was much more prevalent in the early 1900’s before schools, workplaces, and restaurants were integrated. You can also see many examples of institutional racism in literature of that time period.
Some students turned in drawings stick figures on paper and got an A. That night I cried my eyes out. My grandmother told me that people wont like you because you are light skin. She told me some people will treat me like gold and some will spit on me like dirt. From that day I left my work speak for
It was a typical day for Chad, going about the halls picking on every vulnerable person they saw, that was until he saw her. It was the first day in years Sophia had worn short sleeves, being scared that people might judge her for being ‘attention seeking’, but today she felt content with herself, brave enough to show people how strong she is. When Chad saw her scars, he realized every single one of these people had their own stories. That was the day Chad Willington had stood up to his friends. “Shut up, she’s just a girl trying to make it in high school and we are making it worst for her.
Jenny started to look up in a website of middle school fashion, and thought she could fit in if she got some cool new clothes so she begged her mom for some. Jenny finally got those clothes and wearied it at school peoples were staring at her she kind of liked it, but when she Addie came up with her friends they were all whispering about Jenny’s clothing’s and giggling this made Jenny feel like a jerk and she just ran away. Few weeks later Jenny made some nice cool friends Choel, Marilyn Carolyn a... ... middle of paper ... ...ight in darkness in Addie’s mind. Addie suddenly stopped hanging out with the pop and joined in with Jenny, Well it actually turned to be Jenny’s best year of all. This story reminded me of my 5 grade life, trust me it was horrible.
However, that is far from the truth. The book starts off with Annabelle returning to school. This was not an exciting or happy time for Annabelle because it meant facing all of the people she hadn’t had to see since the night of the incident, after a long lonely summer. The main source of Annabelle’s ‘social life’ problems was Sophie. Sophie was the new girl four years before where the story takes place, but she was a cruel as they come, and easily became one of the most popular girls around, after becoming best friends with Annabelle.
We see how truly desperate Jodee really is as she describes how her new shoes should make her popular. Throughout the story we see that Jodee is not poor, stupid, cubby, or socially awkward. She is simply prude, and is hated by the classmates of every school she attended in the attempt to become accepted. This explains how loving parents can be so wrong, schools cannot prevent disaster, and children in general can be just plain mean. Jodee goes back and forth through her entire school life explaining all her horrible experiences.