Racism

1038 words, 5 pages

Intro Sample...


The children who were discriminated against struggled with school work and were distracted causing them to test badly and it was hard for them to learn. They admitted to feeling very sad and lonely. Their peers, who were once their friends would pick on them and call them names for having different colored eyes. A brown-eyed kid picked a fight and punched a blue-eyed kid for calling him names. But later he admitted that it did not make him feel any better. The group that was “better” than the other became overzealous of their hierarchy and acted much different than their normal self.
The adults experienced more anger and frustration toward Jane Elliot then they did toward their peers. Unlike the children, it didn’t make them feel sad, it just made them mad. The blue-eyed adults who were discriminated against felt like they were being attacked for things that the brown-eyed people were doing as well. They felt secluded and became very bitter about how they were being treated. This caused them to talk back in a rude manner and disobey even more which caused them to get even more criticized and put down. It was a never ending fight for them because they couldn’t do anything right, just because of their eye color.
The point that the video was trying to get across was that people should not judge others according a status in which they cannot control or change. An “ascribed status” is something one cannot control and it is unfair to discriminate a person because their race or ethnicity. Just because they are not of your kind and were raised in a different household does not mean they are not human and don’t have feelings, morals and values of their own.
It was interesting to see how the children reacted to the separation. The children who were labeled as the “better,” took advantage of the power their teacher gave them. They were told they were better View More »

Read More

Related Essays on Racism

  • Rap And Hip-hop As Autoethnographies

    1995 words, 8 pages

    Mary Louise Pratt’s essay titled Arts of the Contact Zone explains how she perceives pieces of texts as autoethnographies. She defines this as texts “in which people undertake to describe themselves in ways that engage with representations others have made of them” (319). Such texts exist in today’s world in the form of songs and raps. In these particular autoethnographic texts, the musical artists create “contact zones” (319). At these “zones,” the artists clash with images others have made of them. Oftentimes, the “other” refers to a person or community who deems themselves far more superior

    View Document »

    Will The Real John Callahan Please Stand Up?

    1345 words, 6 pages

    Summary This quasi memoir is written by a man named John Callahan, a cartoonist. Initially flipping through the pages, it seems to be a rather childish book with cartoons riddled all throughout it. However, it is far from childish. John Callahan is a man who became quadriplegic due to a car accident, which he explains in the book. The book is hardly structured as a flowing story as you would expect, rather it is an accumulation of stories throughout his life. The book is set up in two ways: either he is telling a story about an event in his life and he illustrates it with cartoons, or he shar

    View Document »

More Popular Essays

Research help is just moments away!