Sunday, September 27, 2015

Rodriguez ~ English only ~

~~ At the start of time we wanted people to live and think like us. ~~
 Don't be different, be the same.
Wait, I thought this was the land of the free and we were are equal?
Live like us or get off your own land.....

          As I was reading the article by Rodriguez, it had a lot of connects with Delpit. The students had to speak English and look at the teacher, don’t just talk to the teacher, talk to everyone, speak up. The only think the teacher didn’t tell the child to do was breeth. The teacher’s at the school thought that the students were not playing by the rules about speaking in English. The teachers even wanted them to change how they were at home and slowly turn their home more Americanized. This made me feel bad for the children because they were not able to learn about their family’s background. They had their individual of what made their family different and special to each other taken away and was told to do it the American way. The teacher want the family to fit into the SCWAAMP areas. The family needed to be American-ness for how they were speaking, and talking to each other.


Is it bad to know how to speak both?


         They needed to give all the power to the teacher's and the teacher's didn't take anytime to learn from the students. The code of power is really pushed because the teacher's came into the children’s home and told the parent's how they should live. The teacher takes all the power away from the parent's and makes them feel like they are not helping their children because they are teaching their children about their historical background.


More than half of the U.S.A. has family's speaking more then one language in their home. They should be able to keep that right. No one should tell them they have to speak English in their house.
I was watching this movie and thinking about how people see each other. Is an english background, better then a spanish background or could they be equal?
Be Proud of Who You Are!

Monday, September 21, 2015

quote by McIntosh in "White Privilege Knapsack"

"Disapproving of the system won't be enough to change them. I was taught to think that racism could end if white individuals changed their attitude. But a "white" skin in the United States opens many doors for whites whether or not we approve of the way dominance has been conferred on us."
quote by McIntosh in "White Privilege Knapsack"

This quote made me think of things that I do every day with no problems because of how I was born into the world in the U.S.A. Some might call me lucky or privileged. It is hard for me to really feel because I have not had to live in their shoes. I was with friends one time at the mall and we were shopping for the holidays. I went to one side of the store and my friend went to the other. When I looked up I saw that a sale associate was near her folding clothes and I didn't think anything of it. About 5 minutes later I looked up again and my friend is in a new place in the store but the sale's person is still near her.  So I watched for a minute and I saw the sale's person fallowing her. So I went over and asked my friend if she was o.k. She said yes and I told her it was time to go because I didn't feel we were welcome in the store. When we left, I told her what I saw and she said it happened all the time. I was blow away that someone could think that my friend was stealing because of her skin was not white. The sale's person had closed the door for her to shop in piece without being fallowed. That was the day that I saw how hard it was for her sometimes to shop without being looked down on. I made me think about how Johnson tried to put himself in others shoes to see how hard people's lives could be. I saw how hard it was for my friend to just shop without being thought of as a criminal. Johnson has you stop and think about how you can be born and right at that point you are born into a higher or lower ability of rights.


What doors were opened or closed for you?

Was is opened or closed because of your Able-Bodeness?

Was it opened or closed because of Whiteness?

We voted them all into office so what kind of leaders do we like?
I red the article "White Privilege Knapsack", which made me think if all the ideas we talked about SCWAAMP.  It makes me think about how we think about how we might want to stop discrimination again things but we have so many different ideas we except to be ok.  We don't think twice about making a crayon color called "flesh" or how we have not had a woman president in the U.S.A.

Sunday, September 13, 2015


 Poverty in the land of the free?

No money No chance

When reading the article Land of Limitations? I was understanding how people that grow up in poverty stay in poverty. I believe this can be true because that is how they learn to live. I came from a small town and many of the people stayed in the town because their family was there. There are not a lot of jobs in the town beside the minimum wages jobs or the small town farmer.  Many of the people are able to live off the land but there is no extra for anything like sending their children for higher education. Even if the family might have the money to send the child to get a college education they can’t send them because they need their help on the farm or in the car shop.  When I was in high school I did know of some people that got suspend from and they were so happy just like Rick was. I believe suspending student only hurts them because you are not given them an education for the time they are not in school so they fall behind. Most of the time these student are already behind in their classes. So what are they really getting out of being suspend from school, nothing. I feel that is a student does wrong they should have to fix it somehow by community service of staying after school for help.

At the bottom of my page I put information on my hometown Fryeburg, ME and a link.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,993 (it was $33,125 in 2000)


                    Ashly Rogers

             I have twin boy's
I work at Dr. Day Care   

I was born in North Conway, N.H.                                                     
   Love being with family and enjoying the outdoors!

I live in Smithfield, R.I.