Racial tension is almost nonexistent among the younger generations of today, save for the relatively small crowd who may have developed a racial mindset as a result of their childhood or upbringing – parents may or may not have taught their children racial biases on purpose. Racial profiling, however, still occurs, just as many stereotypes do, for example, the generalization that all Asians are good at math, or that all Italians have big noses. In our school specifically, I can’t say that I’ve ever seen any acts of hate against a person of a particular race. Of course, when peoples’ anger flares up, they can at times bring up race in an argument. But it is important to remember that things were much, much worse fifty or so years ago when desegregation had first begun than they are today, as students of all colors, shapes, and sizes attend school together without race being an issue.
Howdy hey, Sara from Mr. Sal’s period five civics class wants to share her expectations of the class and the technology in it with all of you beautiful people. In actuality, she doesn’t want to, but has to. In any case:
As far as the class itself goes, I really only expect that we learn what our roles as citizens are and why each of them is important in the long run (definition of civics shamelessly taken from Wikipedia – what can I say, I had no idea what civics actually was) since that’s what the class is supposed to be about, and that we learn as much as the students in honors civics do. Can’t have our class learning less just because we’re ‘regular’, right?
As for the technology in the classroom, I hope that we’ll actually use all of the accounts that we created fairly often because I get annoyed when I make accounts for things I’ll never use anyway, and that we’ll learn to use a lot of things that we aren’t already familiar with (that’s already been accomplished, though, I’d never really used an iPod Touch before this class). I think that way, we will take our learning experience to the MAX!