I am also a victim to these expectations that are based on race. Peers have come to me for assistance on subjects that I have taken several years ago. Unfortunately I have completely forgotten the concepts I learned in those courses, yet they still assume that I would know just because I am Asian and thus supposed to be good at science and math. However, such stereotypes held by society were shattered, if only temporarily, when on April 16th, 2007, a young Korean American student studying at Virginia Tech, Seung-Hui Cho, shot and killed 32 students and then himself, stunning people around the world. Although the Virginia Tech Massacre by Seung-Hui Cho has brought the issues of mental health and gun regulation to the spotlight, this event also reveals the ever-present behavioral expectations and perceptions of the “model minority” of Asians today.
Although English is not my second language, I feel that “proper” English is. From Amy Tan’s essay and my own life experience, I believe that too many people in America are treated unfairly because they do not speak “proper” English. I remember growing up with my aunt and having trouble with my English because the school system was so poor. I had to be taken out of my normal classes in third grade and put in a class for kids who had trouble with their English. On career day my teacher asked me what I wanted to be, and I told her I wanted to be a lawyer.
Brandon Spiegel 3/25/18 Academic Writing With all the news going around, it is hard not to notice how terrible somethings and people may be in this cruel world. Every other week it seems like somewhere in our country there is a school shooting. Students having to go to school with fear of this in my opinion is extremely unhealthy to the student, and as well as sickening for the student’s parents. You shouldn’t have to walk into your school feeling scared that something tragic is going
There is a bully who is calling him or her four eyes every day the child comes to school. The name calling continues and becomes imbedded in the student’s mind. The child now does not want to go to school, and since he or she has to be at school, the grades start to drop because of being called names. This child is also impacted so much that he or she does not talk to peers, or make any friends. Bullying in schools injures or kills innocent children.
Bullying is such a big subject now because it happens to everyone. Our principal at North said “It isn’t bullying until it happens twice.” But that’s not always the problem. Sometimes a person can say one thing to you, and it can ruin your entire day, week, or even month. I don’t understand why people bully each other, maybe because they’re so insecure about their self they need to bring others down with them. Maybe they don’t get enough attention at their house, or maybe they want friends but they can only show their mean side because they are actually scared of getting hurt themselves.
He than began to start doing well, and soon kids stop calling him names. His classmates also started to come to Ben for help. At a point of time, Ben and his older brother Curtis seemed to lack school work & did very horrible. That is when their mother realized it and laid down a rule. Her rule was that they only got to watch a certain amount of television a week, and had to read a certain amount of books along with writing a report on every book they had read.
As soon as I made friends in a new school, I would move away and lose the friendships, thus I slowly developed into a passive person, because as the ‘new girl’ in class, I was always used to other people crowding around me and befriending me first rather than me taking the initiative to befriend others. I didn’t think my passivity was a problem until I started freshman year in high school, when I was on the same page as everyone else, and reality struck me. I learned that people may not always want to be friends with you, and that they are not obligated to approach you, and it is not up to others to take the first move. When I felt that no one wanted to befriend me, I became extremely insecure, thinking that no one wanted to be my friend, and ended up isolating myself even more. It was freshman year when I realized that I have been taking people’s friendliness and hospitality for granted.
It was late September, and I was in second grade when I realized that I couldn’t read. This had a big impact on me because I felt stupid and cried most days after school. Reading affects everyone's life much more than they realize. Learning how to read was an amazing thing to happen in my life. I finally felt like a normal child once I knew how to read and could keep up with the class.
Being the pastor’s daughter is not easy and is worse when you are in that part of life when you want to experiment with everything, do whatever you want and hangout with your friends. But because of my dad all eyes were on me... My dad was a pastor of a church. Growing up it wasn’t easy for me because everywhere I went and everything I did people were watching me. They were waiting for me to fall so they could point on me. I couldn’t do this or act like that because I was the pastor’s kid and I had to behave a certain way and be in my best behavior.
Many times when I do essays like this I have my big brother correct it so that way I don’t have any mistakes. I would really like to learn how to know the difference between pronoun and the nouns so my parents won’t get mad with me again because I got bad grades at school because of some thing that I couldn’t learn when I was in Mexico or here so I would like to learn that so my parents don’t ground me again for some stupid thing. The bad thing about my parents grounding me is that they don’t do it for one week they do it for at least two months so that’s the thing that I don’t want to