People can experience stereotyping in the media, corporate America, and even in schools. Majority of the time people often stereotype others without even being aware of their actions and realizing the damage of their behavior. Stereotyping is harmful to others because it places them under unwanted labels and if acted on in a negative way can lead to discrimination. The movie “Freedom Writers” was centered on a group of teenagers who were placed in a developmental class because they didn’t measure up to the other students, but not because they couldn’t because they didn’t feel the need to apply themselves. Even though they all came from different backgrounds they all had the common factor of growing up in tough neighborhoods.
A student’s mindset comes from negative labeling from parents or teachers, or stereotypes based on race and class. Even though students get fixed mindsets from many ways, parents will be a major factor, parents always gives their children negative labeling which causes them to have peer pressure. In the nonfictional article, “The Case of the Purloined Paper”, written by Brigid Schulte, she
With America violent history, was display with America’s violence with foreign countries such as Iraq and Kuwait (Moore). Then within America the fear that people have is due to the violence that is regularly shown in their everyday lives. Other aspects that crimes develop are because of poverty and unemployment. This has made living in times much harder for American because of the failing economy. Growing up in rough times means rough times in some schools.
As stated by Kristina M. Campbell, “It was heavily criticized as a law whose enforcement would rely on racial profiling of Latinos and other racial minorities and that would require anyone to produce proof of citizenship to law enforcement officers on demand.”(Campbell 1) SB 1070 is visibly targeting immigrants from Mexico. Law enforcement officials can target individuals based on their physical appearance alone. Someone who has a dark complexion or speaks with an accent can easily become a target. The law fails to specify any behaviors that law enforcement officials can actually use to determine if there is reasonable suspicion. Clearly, this leaves the application of the law open to the officer’s interpretation and own personal judgment.
Racism is a part of America’s history, and is still a conflict for today’s society and sadly will still take part in America’s future. So yes, Racism is a permanent feature of American society. Racism is still one of the leading problems today within the country, cities and individual communities. . Adversely, racism has and will continue to have a negative impact on the average American’s opportunity with regard to education, jobs, scholarships or government, just to name a few.
Also be effected intellectually involves the teaching or schooling this certain person receives. If their teachers are racist and treat students off a different race not the same as others, a student academics could in fact be interrupted. An example of this mistreatment would be that of; “On Monday, September 23, 1957, Melba and the other black students go to school. They are again greeted by a mob of angry white people.” This is also an example of how the book uses literature to provide a sense of cultural awareness. At the point in time people were very harsh and unfair to those of a different race just because they were not the same color as the majority.
But I can also say this as well, many of these broken laws are to do with the children of today. Many of these kids are being bullied in school or trying to fit in and by doing so, they choose the lawbreaking ways of today’s society. Of course, I do not agree with what some of these kids are doing, but has anyone actually sat them down and tried to get to the bottom of what is on their mind causing this outbreak? In
Teachers and administrators recognize, of course, that children bring a plethora of issues with them to the classroom these days...drugs, gangs, violence, family dissolution and stress, financial hardship, and social discrepancy. There are other factors which place children at-risk as well. The number of minority and limited-English-proficiency children in schools is on the rise. We have to do all we can to help these new students, but some teachers feel very ill-prepared to do that. Schools get labeled as failing when they can get all students to the level that the state says they need to be.
There is an unspoken competition in open discussions in the classroom, along with underlying punishment for those who do not understand. The article shows children are placed on a pass or fail platform in front of their peers causing humiliation and pain. When they answer a question incorrectly, not only does the child know they failed, the whole class has watched them fail. Fear and public humiliation seem to create a block that causes a child to shy away from the unsure. This may not seem sensible but it is natural even in the brightest of children.
Kaitlyn Perry English-112 10/7/14 Why We Hate the Smart Kids For many people, high schools is greatest life adventure of their life but for others it can be a nightmares. The stereotypes of the nerds, popularity, bully, and disabilities are in every high school. According to Grant Penrod; Why We Hate the Smart Kids, the nerds can have the negative consequence for society and how the society have discourage intellectual by giving a negative statement to geeks or nerds. Earlier in the essay, I realize that it was an argument and he is pushing us to his side instead having both sides of the option they can choose. According to Grant Penrod, he stated “The football team from Mountain View high school won the Arizona state championship last year.