I Spent 5 Years With Some of Trump’s Biggest Fans” prewriting

What are the key beliefs in the Deep Story of the Right/Personal Protectionism? This is a right there question, asking you to summarize the Deep Story.

In the article there are people being interviewed on what they think are the key beliefs in the deep story. These people blieve that“ Then you see the immigrants Mexican, Samolis,  the Syrian refugees Yet to Come. As you wait in this on moving line you’re being asked to feel sorry for them all. You have a good heart. But who is deciding who you feel compassion for? Then you see President Barack Obama waving the line Cutters for. He’s on their side. In fact isn’t he a line cutter to? How was his father was black I’d pay for Harvard? As you wait your turn Obama is using the money in your pocket to help the line cutterz. He and his liberal backers have removed the shame from taking. The government has become an instrument for redistribute in your money to the undeserving. It’s not your government anymore it’s theirs.” When people say that immigrants that have moved here are undeserving and are line cutters they arent. I mean sure there are some peopl eher illegally but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a right to be here. The majority of the US ancestors are not orginally from the US. Everyone has different ethnicitys and ancestors that cam eover like these people now.

 

How do economics shape the feelings and thinking of the people Hochschild profiles, especially their feelings and thinking about race, immigration, welfare, and other political issues?

In todays society there is a lot of back and forth between political groups about who deserves to be here and who isn’t. Some people interviewed also express that “Pervasive among the people I talked to was a sense of Detachment From A Distant Elite with whom they ever less contact and less in common. And as older white Christians they were acutely aware of their demographic decline. You can’t say Merry Christmas you have to say happy holidays one person said. People aren’t clean living anymore. You’re considered ignorant if you’re not for that. An accountant told me.” Now in the world there are so many things that aren’t socially exceptable even if your representing what your beliefs are.  According to Hochschild“ Other people say, you’re too hard-nosed about morals. Better to be hard-nosed than to be like it is now so permissive about everything.” They also felt disrespected for holding their values: “ you’re weak woman if you don’t believe that woman should you know just elbow your way through Society. You’re not in the In Crowd if you’re not a liberal. You’re an old fashioned old fogey small thinking small town gun-loving religious set a minister’s wife. The media tries to take the Tea Party look like bigots homophobic it’s not. They resented all labels the Liberals had for them especially backward or ignorance Southerners or Worse rednecks.”There are many sterotypes for people that don’t belive that being permissive towards other peoples beliefs and trying to express them. Your looked at as a trump loving redneck if you dont appied by those rules.

 

Do you recognize any elements of the “Deep Story of Personal Protectionism” in the Whiteness Project videos we’ve been analyzing? If so, describe and explain at least two of them, being sure to indicate who is saying what and how prevalent each element is in our spreadsheet. Are there any other “Deep Stories” at play in the Whiteness Project videos? If so, what would you call them?

In this assignment and our last assignment there are many similarities of what Hochschild is talking about and what these people from the Whiteness project videos are talking about. In Hochschild her interviewee explain “Then you see the immigrants Mexican, Samolis,  the Syrian refugees Yet to Come. As you wait in this on moving line you’re being asked to feel sorry for them all. You have a good heart. But who is deciding who you feel compassion for? Then you see President Barack Obama waving the line Cutters for. He’s on their side. In fact isn’t he a line cutter to? How was his father was black I’d pay for Harvard? As you wait your turn Obama is using the money in your pocket to help the line cutterz. He and his liberal backers have removed the shame from taking. The government has become an instrument for redistribute in your money to the undeserving. It’s not your government anymore it’s theirs.” When people say that immigrants that have moved here are undeserving and are line cutters they arent. I mean sure there are some peopl eher illegally but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a right to be here. The majority of the US ancestors are not orginally from the US. Everyone has different ethnicitys and ancestors that cam eover like these people now. In the Whiteness project we got to look at many people view of what there life has been life. There were two people that stood out to me: Wade and Nicholas.For wade he expressed that “ I’m not necessarily happy that I am white.Because of all the extra stuff that came with it because of like the way our race has acted like through the course of history like they’ve done the most evil messed up things I’ve ever seen other than like using rape as a weapon in the Congo but white people have definitely done worse than that in my opinion

What the place I work and stuff like that the people that say the most awful things that I’ve ever heard in person or those people are those white people to get drunk and sit at my bar and spout off nonsense and it makes me really disappointed that I have to be linked lumped into the same category as them for me is why I like the way that I look because I am separated in that way I think people of my generation are less tolerance to blatant racism but a lot of them don’t understand like what all comes with like the underlined racism systemic racism that’s happened I’ve seen like on the internet and on television and stuff like that a lot of older white men complaining about them being discriminated against because they’re right but I don’t necessarily agree with that . Wade is calm but also angry that he is white and that he represents a race that say such awful things and he is ashamed to be white. Nicholas however is a bit more forgiving by expressing that “The being white help them become who they are cuz they take a lot of pride in the fact that their family may have not been Rich to begin with and are not rich what I when I got my job example I walked in there and I just look clean-cut white person and they hired me pretty much because of that and it’s just small small things that no one really notices but I see a little bit easier being white I think we’ve come a long way since the Civil Rights Movement but kids nowadays tend to grow up thinking that the problems in the past and if they’re still just a civil like there’s an unjust civil system I don’t feel guilty about the fact that I’ve been given these advantages I just feel the need to use these advantages subtly or how it whichever way I can to try to make sure that other people of other races can have the same advantages that I have. Nicholas seems to be accountable for the way his race is and also happy that he was given the advantages he has but at the same time sorry that others cant have that equality. They are talking about the issue instead of brushing it under the rug and by what was said in the article for this current assigment is unethical.

 

Essay 4 prewriting activity #2

  • Why is it difficult to answer accurately “Exactly who is a Native Hawaiian?” Why does the answer to the question matter – both in everyday life in Hawaii and to us as we think about the realities of social identities?

In this reading, Olson talks about how no matter what your ancestry says you have the freedom to choose who you are and who you affiliate yourself with. He talks about how “ when a substantial number of mix individuals demonstrate by their very existence bad choices are possible that biology is not destiny. the barriers between groups become more permeable. The necessity in Hawaii, for example, seems far less Stark and categorical then it does and the rest of the United States. The people of Hawaii recognize overlaps and exceptions. They are more willing to accept the non-natives who claimed to have non-European ancestors or the native Hawaiians who affiliates with Filipinos. It’s true that people talk about the differences among groups all the time but even talking about these differences rather than rigidly ignoring them make something less daunting. Expression of social Prejudice in Hawaii is more like a form of social banter like a husband and a wife picking at each other’s faults. The Logical endpoint of this perspective is a world in which people are free to choose their ethnicity regardless of their ancestry. Ethnicity is not yet entirely voluntary in Hawaii but in many respects, the islands are headed in that direction. State law, for example, is gradually coming to the find a native Hawaiian as anyone with a single line ancestor. But at that point at the city becomes untethered from biology it is instead of cultural, political or historical distinction. People are no longer who they say they are because of some mysterious biological Essence. They have chosen the group with which they want to affiliate.” Even though your ethnicity is who you are and is biologically what makes you up you have the choice to be free and to choose your ethnicity regardless of what your ancestry says. There are many groups around the world that talk about these differences between ethnicities and instead of ignoring them talking about it makes it seem less daunting.

 

  • What is a “community of descent?” In what ways is a “community of descent” different from an “ethnic group” or “racial group?” Pull together and explain material from Olson’s text to define these terms and explain why Olson thinks the concept of “community of descent” is a useful way to think about mixed ancestry.

As Olson describes in the text that ethnic groups,  racial groups or a community of descent can Define who you are and who you associate yourself with there are people that also will associate themselves with different ethnicities for different types of scenarios. He says that“  the most remarkable aspect of ethnicity in Hawaii is it’s loose relation to biology. Many people have considerable latitude and choosing their ethnic affiliations. Those of mix ancestries can associate with the ethnicity of a parent a grandmother or a distant ancestor. They can partition their ethnic affiliation. They can be Chinese with their Chinese relatives native Hawaiian with their native Ken and just plain local with their bodies. The community of descent that a person Associates with has become more like a professional or religious affiliation a connection over which people has some measure of control. people whose ancestors are from a single ethnic group have fewer options but they too can partake at least some of Hawaii’s ethnic flexibility. young whites for example sometimes try to pass themselves off as mixed by maintaining and especially pan. Among many young people dating someone from a different ethnic group is a social asset rather than a liability in part because of the doors, it opens to other communities. Many prospective students at the University of Hawaii simply mark “mixed”  in describing their ethnicity on application forms even if both parents have the same ethnic background.” In this quotation from the article the writer references to how many people in Hawaii have used their ethnicity as an affiliation for different social groups and two associate themselves with different kinds of people. In Hawaii people even with single ethnic groups also are able to do this by saying that they are a mixed race even if both parents have the same ethnic background.

The end of race prewriting #1

What vision of the future have academics and scholars pinned on Hawaii’s high-rate of intermarriage? On what facts and hopes have they based this vision? In Olson’s view, how likely is their vision of a racially-mixed future to be accurate?

In this article, Olsen talks about how in the future and academics the way that the high rate of intermarriage is going they hope that this will continue and open a new Legacy for the mainland and the world. Olsen vocalizes that “ almost half the people who lived in Hawaii today are of mixed ancestry. What is mean to be mixed not at all obvious genetically but for official purposes and means that a person’s ancestors fall into more than one of the four racial categories identified on US Census forms:  black, white, Native American, and Asian or Pacific Islander. Intermarriage is a cumulative process so once an individual of mixed ancestry is boring all of that person’s descendants also will be mixed. As intermarriage continues in Hawaii and already almost half of all marriages are between couples of different ethnicities the number of people who will be able to call themselves pure Japanese or pure Hawaiian or Pure White will steadily decline. Hawaii’s High rate of intermarriage has fascinated academics for a decade. The University of Hawaii sociologists Romanzo Adams run article titled Hawaii as a racial Melting Pot in 1926 and many scholars since then have extolled Hawaii as a model of ethnic and Racial Harmony. The researchers have always been a bit vague about the reason for all the incur marriage explanations have ranged from benign climate to the Aloha Spirit of the native Hawaiians. But their lack of analytical rigor has stamped their enthusiasm. One of the goals of the former Center for research on ethnic relations at the University of Hawaii was to determine why ethnic Harmony existed in Hawaii and to explore principles of ethnic Harmony to the mainland and the world”  To the writer mixed ancestry is I have a child is born from two different ethnicities. Hawaii has a huge percentage of these intermarriages and no one can tell why this is true but all they know is the number of people who can be one. Ethnicity it’s starting to decline.

 

What are the implications for “ethnic thinking” of recent genetic research showing that “every group is a mixture of many previous groups, a fleeting collection of genetic variants drawn from a shared genetic legacy” (253)?

Ethnic thinking is connected with or relating to different racial or cultural groups of people. Ethnic clothing, music, or food is characteristic of the traditions of a particular ethnic group, and different from what is usually found in modern Western culture. In the article Olsen references to the camp town that has created a remarkable legacy. He says “ “ kids of all different nationalities played together in these camps he told. We didn’t know we were different. They communicated using a pentagon that can buy ended words from many languages. The German kids taught the other kids to Poca and the camp Social House. The Japanese could stop their friends sumo wrestling. When the Japanese emperor visit in Hawaii after World War II according to a widely told if hard to verify story he was so impressed to see wrestlers of all different nationalities in the dojo that when he returned to Japan he opened the country singer ranks to foreigners. When Hama was 18 he joined the military and was stationed in California. “  that was a real awakening for me” he recalls for the first time I saw the Bigotry that was going on outside Hawaii. He moved back to Hawaii as soon as he could and married a woman of mixed ancestry. His four daughters think of themselves as nothing other than local Hawaiians. The Camptown disappeared decades ago in Hawaii yet they have left a remarkable Legacy. Large-scale segregation and housing remain where on the island. People of all ethnic backgrounds live side-by-side just as they did in the camp group. The only people who live in ghettos are the soldiers on military bases and wealthy Haloes who wall themselves off and gated community. because neighborhoods are integrated into Hawaii so are most of the schools. Children of different ethnicities continue to grow together and Mary just as they did in camps.” In this Camp children learn to integrate with each other to learn new ways of communication whether it was through the sumo wrestling or learning a new dance they were able to integrate their ethnicities with each other and that opened the door for the future to create a remarkable legacy where people of all ethnic backgrounds could live side-by-side.

In class essential questions

This unit’s essential questions: In what sense is “race” real? In what variety of ways do the sets of words and phrases, ideas, images, beliefs, and patterns of thought people use to think and talk about race relate to reality? What would it take for there to be an end to racism?

Race is an image that people categorize us into groups where they think we identify with best. I believe that race is something can divide us or bring us together. Race is real in the sense that everyone is unique and has different characteristics and looks to them but there is also another side to this argument that race is not real. We are all human beings and people should not judge based on their images to define there beliefs or ideas of that individual or group. If there were to be an end to racism that would be amazing but I don’t believe that there will ever be a world that we live in that there is not one person pointing their fingers to a different race and blaming everything on them. There is always going to be some source of fighting in the world and there is always going to be people having hateful opinions on others.

P3 feedback

In this class, I believe that my skills for the writing process and reading process have grown stronger to benefit my writing. I have learned how to integrate my ideas with the peer edits that I get from my classmates and to be able to critique their work as well. Even though there are some areas that I feel strong in there is still room for improvement. For my reading process, I need to start expanding my mind into the text and start to use more words when annotating so I am able to better understand what the writer is saying. I have resources to my disposal on our rubric to help me with using more advanced annotations strategies. I also want to be able to take what I learn from the annotations and be able to connect my ideas with the writing. I need to be able to connect my evidence to the essential questions that have been given and to be able to connect my idea with other writers ideas. In the future for this next paper, I will start to write marginal annotations to help me better understand what the writer’s ideas are. I will use what their idea is and take my perspective is and connect them to answer the essential question.

Final draft post peer review

Grace Sabatino

English 123

03/03/19

The Shaping of yourself

In our life, there are a variety of ways that will shape our identities, lives and the way we perceive new ideas. This can either be determined by a role model or personal experiences. In Mike Rose’s reading “ I just wanna be average” and Ta-Nehisi Coates “Between the World and Me” both writers tell us the stories of experiences that shaped them. In the article, Coates’s youth was filled with fear and protecting your own self. His neighborhood and others were run by gangs that ruled using others fear of dying to create power for themselves to create reputations that they were known by. For Rose’s, he could see that his life compared to the perfect life was not his reality. He lived a life of poorness and always worrying about money. He saw what the difference from this illusion compared to his life as something that felt fanciful and could only be imagined as.

In our class, we started off with Coates “ Between the World and Me” which confronts the rough times living in a neighborhood that was filled with gangs and violence. In his life, he learned from his surroundings and was able to form his own sense of life and his visualization of the American dream. Coates expresses “It does not matter that the intentions of an individual Educators were Noble. Forget about intentions. What an institution or its agents in 10 for you is secondary. Our world is physical. Learn to play defense -ignore the head and keep your eyes on the body. Very few Americans will directly Proclaim that they are in favor of black people being left to the streets. But a very large number of Americans will do all they can to preserve the dream. No one directly proclaims that schools were designed to Santa fi failure and destruction. But a great number of educator spoke of personal responsibility and a country authored and sub stained by criminal irresponsibility. The point of this language of intention and personal responsibility is Broad X and ocean. Mistakes were made. Bodies were broken. People were saved. We meant well. We tried our best. Good intentions are a hall pass through history a sleeping pill that ensures the dream.” For Coates, the American dream is people have easily chosen to ignore the fact that the black race is being left on the streets and bodies are being broken/killed. The American dream is built on the enslavement of the black race and even our schools today are designed for failure and destruction of this population. Within Coates, he opens up about how the school was shielding them of reality. The school would block off their access from the outside world. This system would do this so the students wouldn’t know and wouldn’t ask questions. The number of educators that have taken the responsibility into keeping our schools safe and have the intention of personal responsibility is where mistakes have been made. School for people in these neighborhoods was more than a place to learn but as an escape from their reality that they were living in and another way to protect themselves from the streets. However, for Coates, his experience was very different. He felt like the school would direct social comments and how they showed civil rights videos with only black people every year. Coates references that “ Our teachers urged us toward the example of Freedom Marchers, Freedom Riders, and Freedom Summers,  and it seemed that the month could not pass without a series of film dedicated to the glories of being beaten on camera. The black people in these films seem to love the worst things in life -love the dogs that rent their children apart, to tear gas declawed up their lungs, the fire hoses that tore off their clothes and Tumble them into the streets. They seem to love the man who raped them the woman who cursed them, love the children lose fat on them, the terrorists upon them. Why are they showing this to us? Why were only Our Heroes nonviolent? Like, speak not of the morality of nonviolence but of the sense of blacks are in especial need of this morality.” Coates illustrate for us that this school was not a reality of what was happening outside in society. For a while, he questioned himself and the school on why he was in this classroom learning ideas that may not have mattered but it was to protect him from his own reality and what he faced everyday living in Baltimore. Learning these new skills helped the students better discipline to their bodies and even though it felt all new and strange to him there were benefits in the end.

In Mike Rose’s writing, he talks about role models that helped him shape who he is. Growing up Rose’s was a poor American with immigrant parents from Italy. He says “ The Poverty was extreme and hopeless- twelve hours of farm labor Would get you on Lyra, about 20 cents so increasing numbers of desperate people booked passage for the United States the country where the steamship companies claimed property was a way of life. For my mother life in America was not what the promoters had told her father it would be. She would grow up very poor. She slept with her parents and brother and sister in one room. She had to quit school in the 7th grade to care for her sickly younger brother. When her father lost hurt his leg in a railroad accident she began working in a garment Factory where woman sat crowded at their station solitary as penitence in a Cloister. she stayed there until her marriage. My father had found a Freer route. He was close-mouthed about his past but I know that he had been a Salesman a Taylor and a gambler he knew people in the mob and had my uncle’s whisper done time in Chicago. He went through a year or two of Italian Elementary School and could write a few words those necessary to scribble measurements for a suit and over the year developed a quiet or vanity a persistent and a slowly debilitating arteriosclerosis.” For them, they lived a life of poverty and when they went to America it wasn’t any different. His mother didn’t think that it would be worse living and wasn’t what she expected. She lives a life in America as a poor family and didn’t have much of a life. In a time of need Roses was able to find an outlet or an escape from his reality. Rose’s when he was in school created a friendship with one of his teachers Jack McFarland.  For Rose’s, Jack was a role model on his pathway to success. He was able to turn Rose’s mindset of how he thought of school into appreciating the knowledge. Rose’s speak about Mcfarland saying“ It enabled me to do things in the world. I could browse Bohemian bookstores and Farah calls my mysterious Hollywood I could go to the cinema and see if vents through the lens of European directors and most of all I could share an evening talk that talk with Jack McFarland the man I most admired at the time. Knowledge was becoming a bonding agent. Within a year to the Persona of the disaffected Hipster would prove too cynical to alienate to last. Before our time it was new and exciting it provided a critical perspective on society and it allowed me to act as though I were living beyond the limiting boundaries of South Vermont.” He was able to take what he was taught and be able to see what knowledge has done for him as far as stepping outside the boundaries of what he knows and using it to see what society is really like. Jack Mcfarland wanted these students to succeed and not to see them struggle because, in the end, the way your students do reflects what teacher you are at the end of the day. He turned Ross’s way of using his mind to interest him in reading and creating stories and used his weakness to make him stronger.

For both of the writers, stories were illustrated for us to see how we are shaped like human beings. In Coates story, he wasn’t able to have a teacher like Jack to teach him the knowledge that he needed.Coates talks about how even though he is living in America he feels that when he was a kid America was like a galaxy where there were different parts of the US that weren’t like his and people didn’t feel enslaved as he did. In other parts of the US, people didn’t have to protect themselves as much as he did. School also for Coates was not a healthy environment to shut himself from the stresses of reality but a place that shut them out for what was important to their history. Coates had to do it on his own because the teachers he had would cover what the truth was. For Rose’s, he was able to take what he was taught and be able to see what knowledge has done for him as far as stepping outside the boundaries of what he knows and using it to see what society is like. Jack Mcfarland wanted these students to succeed and not to see them struggle because, in the end, the way your students do reflects what teacher you are at the end of the day. He turned Roes’s way of using his mind to interest him in reading and creating stories and used his weakness to make him stronger.

Work Cited

Rose, Mike. “Live on The Boundary.” Https://Ericdrown.uneportfolio.org/Wp-Content/Uploads/Sites/5/2018/12/Coates_BetweenTheWorldandMe_Excerpt.Pdf, 1989, ericdrown.uneportfolio.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/12/Coates_BetweenTheWorldandMe_Excerpt.pdf.

Ta-Nehisi. Between the World and Me. ericdrown.uneportfolio.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/12/Coates_BetweenTheWorldandMe_Excerpt.pdf.

Final Draft Essay 3

Grace Sabatino

English 123

03/03/19

The Shaping of yourself

 

In our life, there are a variety of ways that will shape our identities, lives and the way we perceive new ideas. This can either be determined by a role model or personal experiences. In Mike Rose’s reading “ I just wanna be average” and Ta-Nehisi Coates “Between the World and Me” both writers tell us the stories of experiences that shaped them. In the article, Coates’s youth was filled with fear and protecting your own self. His neighborhood and others were run by gangs that ruled using others fear of dying to create power for themselves to create reputations that they were known by. For Rose’s, he could see that his life compared to the perfect life was not his reality. He lived a life of poorness and always worrying about money. He saw what the difference from this illusion compared to his life as something that felt fanciful and could only be imagined as.
In our class, we started off with Coates “ Between the World and Me” which confronts the rough times living in a neighborhood that was filled with gangs and violence. In his life, he learned from his surroundings and was able to form his own sense of life and his visualization of the American dream. Coates expresses “It does not matter that the intentions of an individual Educators were Noble. Forget about intentions. What an institution or its agents in 10 for you is secondary. Our world is physical. Learn to play defense -ignore the head and keep your eyes on the body. Very few Americans will directly Proclaim that they are in favor of black people being left to the streets. But a very large number of Americans will do all they can to preserve the dream. No one directly proclaims that schools were designed to Santa fi failure and destruction. But a great number of educator spoke of personal responsibility and a country authored and sub stained by criminal irresponsibility. The point of this language of intention and personal responsibility is Broad X and ocean. Mistakes were made. Bodies were broken. People were saved. We meant well. We tried our best. Good intentions are a hall pass through history a sleeping pill that ensures the dream.” For Coates, the American dream is people have easily chosen to ignore the fact that the black race is being left on the streets and bodies are being broken/killed. The American dream is built on the enslavement of the black race and even our schools today are designed for failure and destruction of this population. Within Coates, he opens up about how the school was shielding them of reality. The school would block off their access from the outside world. This system would do this so the students wouldn’t know and wouldn’t ask questions. The number of educators that have taken the responsibility into keeping our schools safe and have the intention of personal responsibility is where mistakes have been made. School for people in these neighborhoods was more than a place to learn but as an escape from their reality that they were living in and another way to protect themselves from the streets. Coates for a while questioned himself and the school on why he was in this classroom learning ideas that may not have mattered but it was to protect him from his own reality and what he faced everyday living in Baltimore. Learning these new skills helped the students better discipline to their bodies and even though it felt all new and strange to him there were benefits in the end.
In Mike Rose’s writing, he talks about role models that helped him shape who he is. For Rose’s Jack McFarland was a role model on his pathway to success. He was able to turn Rose’s mindset of how he thought of school into appreciating the knowledge. Rose’s speak about Mcfarland saying“ It enabled me to do things in the world. I could browse Bohemian bookstores and Farah calls my mysterious Hollywood I could go to the cinema and see if vents through the lens of European directors and most of all I could share an evening talk that talk with Jack McFarland the man I most admired at the time. Knowledge was becoming a bonding agent. Within a year to the Persona of the disaffected Hipster would prove too cynical to alienate to last. Before our time it was new and exciting it provided a critical perspective on society and it allowed me to act as though I were living beyond the limiting boundaries of South Vermont.” He was able to take what he was taught and be able to see what knowledge has done for him as far as stepping outside the boundaries of what he knows and using it to see what society is really like. Jack Mcfarland wanted these students to succeed and not to see them struggle because, in the end, the way your students do reflects what teacher you are at the end of the day. He turned Ross’s way of using his mind to interest him in reading and creating stories and used his weakness to make him stronger.
For both of the writers, stories were illustrated for us to see how we are shaped like human beings. In Coates story, he wasn’t able to have a teacher like Jack to teach him the knowledge that he needed. Coates talks about how even though he is living in America he feels that when he was a kid America was like a galaxy where there were different parts of the US that weren’t like his and people didn’t feel enslaved as he did. In other parts of the US, people didn’t have to protect themselves as much as he did. For Rose’s, he was able to take what he was taught and be able to see what knowledge has done for him as far as stepping outside the boundaries of what he knows and using it to see what society is like. Jack Mcfarland wanted these students to succeed and not to see them struggle because, in the end, the way your students do reflects what teacher you are at the end of the day. He turned Ross’s way of using his mind to interest him in reading and creating stories and used his weakness to make him stronger. In Coates story he wasn’t able to have a teacher like Jack to teach him the knowledge that he needed, Coates had to do it on his own because the teachers he had would cover what was going on in his reality but Jack embraced it.

 

 

Work Cited

Rose, Mike. “Live on The Boundary.” Https://Ericdrown.uneportfolio.org/Wp-Content/Uploads/Sites/5/2018/12/Coates_BetweenTheWorldandMe_Excerpt.Pdf, 1989, ericdrown.uneportfolio.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/12/Coates_BetweenTheWorldandMe_Excerpt.pdf.

 

 

Ta-Nehisi. Between the World and Me. ericdrown.uneportfolio.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/12/Coates_BetweenTheWorldandMe_Excerpt.pdf.

Essay 3 Sunday draft

Grace Sabatino

English 123

03/03/19

The Shaping of yourself

In our life there are a variety of ways that will shape our identities, lives and the way we perceive new ideas. This can either be determined by a role model or personal experiences. In Mike Rose’s reading “ I just wanna be average”and Ta-Nehisi Coates “Between the World and Me” both writers tell us the stories of experiences that shaped them. In the article Coates’s youth was one filled with fear and protecting your own self. His neighborhood and others were run by gangs that ruled using others fear of dying to create power for themselves to create reputations that they were known by. For Rose’s he could see that his life compared to the perfect life was not his reality. He lived a life of poorness and always worrying about money. He saw what the difference from this illusion compared to his life as something that felt fanciful and could only be imagined as.  

In our class we started of with Coates “ Between the World and Me”  which confronts the rough times living in a neighborhood that was filled with gangs and violence. In his life he learned from his surroundings and was able to form his own sense of life and his visualization of the American dream. Coates expresses “It does not matter that the intentions of an individual Educators were Noble. Forget about intentions. What any institution or its agents in 10 for you is secondary. Our world is physical. Learn to play defense -ignore the head and keep your eyes on the body. Very few Americans will directly Proclaim that they are in favor of black people being left to the streets. But a very large number of Americans will do all they can to preserve the dream. No one directly proclaims that schools were designed to Santa fi failure and destruction. But a great number of educator spoke of personal responsibility and a country authored and sub stained by a criminal irresponsibility. The point of this language of intention and personal responsibility is Broad X and ocean. Mistakes were made. Bodies were broken. People were saved. We meant well. We tried our best. Good intentions is a hall pass through history a sleeping pill that ensures the dream.” For Coates the american dream is people have easily choose to ignore the fact that the black race is being left on the streets and bodies are being broken/killed. The american dream is built on enslavement of the black race and even our schools today are designed for failure and destruction of this population. Within Coates he opens up about how the school was shielding them of reality. The school would block off their access from the outside world. This system would do this so the students wouldn’t know and wouldn’t ask questions. The number of educators that have taken the responsibility into keeping our schools safe and have the intention of personal responsibility are where mistakes have been made. School for people in these neighborhoods were more than a place to learn but as an escape from their reality that they were living in and another way to protect themselves from the streets. Coates for a while questioned himself and the school on why he was in this classroom learning things that may not have mattered but it was to protect him from his own reality and what he faced everyday living in baltimore. Learning these new skills helped the students better discipline to their bodies and even though it felt all new and strange to him there was benefits in the end.

In Poe’s writing he talks about role models that helped him shap who he is. For Rose’s Jack McFarland was a big role model on his pathway to success. He was able to turn Rose’s mindset of how he thought of school into appreciating knowledge. Rose’s speak about Mcfarland saying“ It enabled me to do things in the world. I could browse Bohemian bookstores and Farah call my mysterious Hollywood I could go to the cinema and see if vents through the lens of European directors and most of all I could share an evening talk that talk with Jack McFarland the man I most admired at the time. Knowledge was becoming a bonding agent. Within a year to the Persona of the disaffected Hipster would prove too cynical to alienate to last. Before our time it was new and exciting it provided a critical perspective on society and it allowed me to act as though I were living beyond the limiting boundaries of South Vermont.” He was able to take what he was taught and be able to see what knowledge has done for him as far as stepping outside the boundaries of what he knows and using it to see what society is really like.Jack Mcfarland wanted these students to succeed and not to see them struggle because in the end the way your students do reflects what kind of teacher you are at the end of the day. He turned Ross’s way of using his mind to interest him in reading and creating stories and used his weakness to make him stronger.

For both of the writers stories were illustrated for us to see how we are shaped as human beings. In Coates story he wasn’t able to have a teacher like Jack to teach him the knowledge that he needed. Coates talks about how even though he is living in america he feels that when he was a kid america was like a galaxy where there were different parts of the US that wasn’t like his and people didn’t feel enslaved like he did. In other parts of the US people didn’t have to protect themselves as much as he did.  For Rose’s he was able to take what he was taught and be able to see what knowledge has done for him as far as stepping outside the boundaries of what he knows and using it to see what society is really like. Jack Mcfarland wanted these students to succeed and not to see them struggle because in the end the way your students do reflects what kind of teacher you are at the end of the day. He turned Ross’s way of using his mind to interest him in reading and creating stories and used his weakness to make him stronger. In Coates story he wasn’t able to have a teacher like Jack to teach him the knowledge that he needed, Coates had to do it on his own because the teachers he had would cover what was really going on in his reality but Jack embraced it.

Work Cited

Rose, Mike. “Live on The Boundary.” Https://Ericdrown.uneportfolio.org/Wp-Content/Uploads/Sites/5/2018/12/Coates_BetweenTheWorldandMe_Excerpt.Pdf, 1989, ericdrown.uneportfolio.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/12/Coates_BetweenTheWorldandMe_Excerpt.pdf.

 

 

Ta-Nehisi. Between the World and Me. ericdrown.uneportfolio.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/12/Coates_BetweenTheWorldandMe_Excerpt.pdf.