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  • Jeremy In The Future
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    I will be discussing the role of Jeremy Simms in the book Role of Thunder Hear My Cry. Jeremy is a white boy. He lives with his family who are racists. Jeremy reaches out to black children in his community particularly the Logan children (Stacey, Cassie, Christopher-John and Little Man). I will look at the role played by Jeremy Simms and I will look at what he represents. We first see Jeremy walking to school with the Logan children and TJ, Jeremy does not get the bus to school with the other wh...
  • Problem With Magnet Schools
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    Do Magnet Schools Actually Work? The 1954 decision by the Supreme Court of the United States in Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, represented a turning point in the history of the United States. (144) Reversing the 1896 Ples sy vs. Ferguson ruling, which said that racially 'separate but equal' public institutions were legal, the court held that segregated public schools were 'inherently unequal' and denied black children equal protection under the law. It later directed that the st...
  • Class Neighborhoods In South Boston
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    "Boston Against Busing: Race, Class and Ethnicity in the 1960's and 1970s"By: Ronald P. Formisano The book "Boston Against Busing: Race, Class and Ethnicity in the 1960's and 1970s" written by Ronald P. Formisano examines the opposition of court-ordered desegregation through forced busing. The author comes to the conclusion that the issue surrounding integration is a far more complex issue than just racism that enveloped the southern half of the country during this time period. Formisano argues ...
  • School With White People
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    I can remember the first time that I've ever met a white person before. My first time was in sixth grade when I went to Academy school in Glastonbury. Sure I'd seen them in movies, at the stores, and maybe I had a white teacher, but the first time I'd ever interacted with a white person was that year. I was an exceptional student then. Too smart for my grade they said. My English teacher in 5th grade, Mrs. Wimberley, told me I needed to get out of the Hartford Public School system. She suggested...
  • Dalton Experiences Being A Minority Among Minorities
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    Minority Autobiography Analysis (Book Report) Title: Honky Summary "Honky" is the true story of Dalton Conley, a white kid, growing up in a minority community. The story takes place beginning at the end of the 1960's and concluding in the early 1980's and takes us from the authors early childhood to college. Dalton Conley was white, with a Jewish mother and an Irish / English father. Both of Dalton's patents were artists. His mother, Ellen, grew up in northern Pennsylvania, the daughter of a den...
  • Black And White Schools
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    "Separate But Equal" In the 1950's segregation in public schools was still being practiced. The "separate but equal" clause was said to be used, however it was not strictly enforced. In the "deep south" white schools were looked on as superior and were given more money for books classrooms and buses. A change was needed and Rev. James Hinton was the man started the push to make black and white schools equal. School official tried to make a point in saying that the African Americans did not pay a...

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