When Jeanne first arrived at Manzanar, she felt overwhelmed because before, “We were the only Japanese family in the neighborhood.” (7) The family began to grow apart as time passed, so Jeanne began to explore by herself. Once schools started, she began to experiment with many things; however papa didn’t have the same thoughts. Before they began to leave Manzanar, they expected brutal racism because of other stories, but once they arrived in the new place, it wasn’t as bad as they thought. While they were there Jeanne begins to go to Middle school as a 6th grader. While she is there, people are very surprised that she can speak English.
Tanya wants to inspire those of her culture that can relate to what she is going through, while also asking for acceptance within the Latino community. Tanya was brought to the United States by her parents who were fluent in both languages. One parent was an artist and the other a psychology professor. Her parents only wanted what was best for her, so they only allowed them to read, write, and speak English. Tanya’s parents did this because they wanted her to fit into this, “red, white and blue world.”(pg 8) They wanted her to be able to speak the English language without a hint of the Spanish accent.
The First Amendment Applies to Whom? “What do you want to do when you grow up?” Kaitlin Nootbar, valedictorian at Prague high School, in Prague Oklahoma had a response in her salutation speech “How the hell do I know? I have changed my mind so many times.” Now the school wants a written apology before giving her a diploma she has earned, not because of the message of the speech but because she had the audacity to utter the word hell without permission. For a teenager it is not considered politically correct to say a vulgar word such a hell valedictorian or not. Granted she did submit a draft to the school of what her speech would consist and used the word heck instead of hell.
That is what she longed for and eventually what she gets. The Protagonist of the story is the narrator whose name we never know. She meets who she thought was her best friend in the 7th grade named Terri. Terri came from a rich family and background and moved to Rio Del from the Washington area and went to Valle Junior High halfway through October of her 7th grade year. It was apparent throughout the story that the narrator held a little jealousy towards Terri because she had things that the narrator would never have such as contact lenses for her eyes and expensive, popular clothing.
At least two generations of Jews immigrated to America at the turn of the century: parents and their children. Not surprisingly, the ease of their entry into American society varied greatly. Dora, while immensely proud when her daughter Lucy started school, was determined to not be left behind. “People will beggar themselves to send their children to college, only to be treated as fools and greenhorns by them. I call that terrible.
It was her mistake, so she is going to take on her responsibility, and be a great parent for her unborn child. She said, “If it was my choice i would have got pregnant after college” (Duval). Luckily, her boyfriend, her family and friends were unexpectedly supportive of this major change in Harley’s life. Everyone preached to Harley about how tough it would be with having a baby, she didn’t think anything of it. The only worry in their minds was Harley and her junior year of high school; hoping and expecting she would finish
Another problem was that even though there are anti-discrimination policies, a slight differential treatment towards minorities is still present. Employers expect and demand more input from minority groups and that is why people are hesitant to leave their workplace to cast a vote (Rivers, 2012). An outside source looks at voting from a different perspective. An interestingly opposing statistic is that minority groups with higher education and social status take the time to participate, as voting is very important to them. They want to take part in the choice of their government because it took so long and so much effort for them to receive the equal rights and abilities to enjoy democracy (Speel, 2010).
While her elementary and middle school consisted mainly of blacks and Hispanics, Pennington, her high school consisted of mostly white, rich, preppy Americans. She experienced racism for the first time in her life, but instead of allowing this to hurt her, she ended up developing a stronger and more confident personality. She gained more leadership skills and became extremely involved with mentoring programs at her school. Her high school years also taught her to embrace and appreciate her culture even more because she was the first and only Vietnamese student. Every time she was faced with hardship, she remembered the struggles that her parents faced and it gave her strength to continue on her journey.
Foreign People Should Adapt to the Customs and Cultural Traditions of the U.S.A. When foreign people move to America, as they bring clothes and other personal articles, they also take with them an invisible cultural luggage. This luggage is not as obvious as the articles that they bring in their suitcases, but will play an important role in their adaptation to the new country's atmosphere. Too many times life becomes difficult for the foreigners just because they can't adapt to the customs and style life of the United States Of America (U.S.A.) I think, that as soon foreign adapt the cultural traditions and the system of the U.S.A. Their life will become easier. To start with, often when people from a foreign country don't fit with the American customs they became disoriented when they have to face a different system of living.
For many reasons, a year-round school schedule would be a great leap forward for the education systems of America, which are lacking compared to European and Asian ones (Holland). Year-round school should be mandatory for all students in grades K-12. Year-round education would improve student retention,