ESSAY #2, THE INTERSECTION OF SOCIAL CLASS, ETHNICITY, AGE AND OTHER CULTURES 3 Sociology Essay 2 “The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play” Arnold J. Toynbee Silas Merritt Robertson was born to the very lowest of lower class in a rural Louisiana society. Growing up, he was the 6th of 7 children in a family that was so poor they had to do without a lot of modern conveniences such as indoor plumbing and electricity. Si is a 65 year old Caucasian male born, raised and now retired in Louisiana. Because of his family’s success in business, The Duck Commander Empire, and the popularity of the TV shows, “Duck Dynasty” and “Buck Commander” he is now a multi millionaire, placing him, financially, in the upper class. Si is a perfect example of social mobility through the functionalist theory.
They spend all of their time together, and spend many afternoons at Simamoto’s house, listening to her father’s records. A favorite one is Nat King Cole. Probably one of the reasons they were such good friends is because they both are only children in their family. Young love does not quite progressive and at twelve years old Hajime’s family moved to another town and their fate separated when they began attending different junior schools, but the connection between the two was obviously a strong one. She remains on his mind long after.
Exploitation at it's best! In the American documentary “Good Hair” produced by Chris Rock Productions, Chris Rock himself, a talented and famous comedian narrated and starred in his own documentary. He claims that his five year old daughter motivated him into creating this documentary. After a car ride with his five-year-old daughter and one of her 'white' friends, he heard her continuously telling her friend that she had great hair and that her hair was 'good'. Chris Rock's daughter then questioned him about why does she not have 'good' hair like most people do.
Children of the early 70s will also remember him as the voice of Templeton the rat in 1973’s Charlottes Web. Although his career was very successful, Paul was a very troubled soul. He grew up in a stable, loving family, and had an older brother whom he idolized. When the brother was killed in world war two, Paul never got over it so the first of his troubles was unresolved grief. Paul was also a gay man in a time when it was not acceptable;especially in Hollywood, to be open about it.
Her brother even saved his money and bought her a gift to honor her very special day. Although Angelou’s all black school is not near as fancy as the nearby white school, the community poured their hearts out on preparing for the graduation. Angelou’s excitement continues until the commencement exercises began. Angelou mentions in her essay that she fears that something would go wrong during her special day. It wasn’t long before her premonition was confirmed.
Pacettas Rules for Leadership Kevin J American Military University Frank Pacetta had a lot of native talent but he squandered it in his early years with Xerox (Pacetta p.12). Luckily for Xerox and himself, he was never fired and received the training and mentorship that he needed to morph into the type of leader who would take charge of a failing district and turn it into one of the top performers in the country. Mr. Pacettas parents were a large influence on him as a person but also as a leader and boss. His mother had to take care of his brother who was handicap and he heard stories about how great of a boss his father was. Mr. Pacetta would take the never quit attitude from his mother and the business and people savvy of his father and combine them to make one outstanding mentor and leader.
Bethany just launched her own foundation, which supports shark attack survivors, traumatic amputees, and serves to inspire others through her adversity. Walt Disney was fired from the Kansas City newspaper for not being creative enough and was considered “slow” as a child. He is now considered one of the best-known motion picture producers in the world, and holds the record for the most awards and most nominations. Walt Disney put it best when he said, “All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me. You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” As shown, adversity can be beat.
Bob Marley: Reggae Legend Although Bob Marley didn’t have a formal education, he educated Americans with his music. Marley was born Robert Nesta Marley, at 2:30 am on February 6th 1945, in St. Ann Jamaica to the parents, Captain Norval Marley and Cedalla Booker. Soon after Bob Marley was born, his father left his mother. Although Captain Norval Marley was not there as a father figure for Bob, he did pay financial support and came to visit his son. In 1959 at age 14 Bob Marley quit school.
Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907 in Mexico City, Mexico in the suburb of Coyoacan. Kahlo’s life “begins and ends in the same place” (Herrera 3) – a small blue house her own father had built in 1904. She was one of six children born to Guillermo and Matilde Kahlo, but it was always clear she was her father’s favorite child. In fact, Guillermo stated that Kahlo was “the most intelligent of my daughters” for “she is the most like me” (qtd. in Herrera 18).
(Quotes – ‘The boy with fair hair lowered himself down the last few feet of rock’ ‘he was old enough to have lost the prominent belly of childhood’ ‘he might make a boxer’) Prior to arriving on the island, it is known that he was a spoilt young man coming from the family of a privileged naval commander. It is possible he attended privet school as can be told by his polished accent and classy uniform. (Quotes – ‘Daddy taught me, he’s a commander in the navy) Although it is definitely something to be worried about, Ralph Is positively delighted at being stranded on the island. Ralph has obviously been subject to freedom before, as can be told by his adeptness at what to do if there is no civilization around to aid humans. (Quotes – ‘Ralph giggled into the sand’ ‘Ralph shrieked with laughter’) Although the teacher doesn’t seem to think so, I believe Ralph to be a bit of an unrefined chap – since when has language like ‘sucks to your assmar’ been the dialect of your average gentleman?