Sunday, November 21, 2010

Social Awareness:Racism

I've just finished reading a shocking article about racism. One part of the article said that the Boston Tea party may have happened partially because of racism. We were never tought things like this in school. I think that a lot of times us kids aren't being tought what's going on in the real world right now.

I don't like that we're not learning what's going on. We're never going to be socially aware unless teachers or someone else tells us what's happening. I think that once people know and understand what's going on, they'll do something about it. Once people understand things, theycan take actions about them and improve the world we live in.

I think that this social awareness project is a good idea. This assignment can teach us a lot.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Responce to articles about social issues

Earlier today I was reading an article about children who are malnutritioned. It was really upsetting. The article said that a lot of children sufferfrom this in South America and Africa. The article says there are new methods of things that will help people who are malnutritioned. The author of the article kept on repeating that the U.S. is raising money for and helping these children. I wonder of other countries are also trying to help these children. I think that more people should become socially aware of this issue so they can help malnutritioned children.

I also read an article about children who are growing up in poverty. Some of the things the article mentioned shocked me. It said that about 15% of children in the United States grow up with a single mother. About half of those people are poor. When children grow up in poverty, a lot of the time they have trouble focusing in school and their grades suffer because of this. Bad grades lead to bad jobs which lead to poverty. Poverty is a tough problem too solve and I'm not sure how it should be handled. Hopefully, one day soon, a lot less people will be poor.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

My 3rd Social Awareness

I decided to find a true story about someone who changes the world in a small way. However for me, it wasn't one person but a lot of people that changed the world in a small way. To me, all of the people that did the breast cancer walk are unknown heroes.

All the people that did the walk had to work hard to get in shape for a good cause. They raised a lot of money which may be the difference between life and death for a lot of people. I do know a few people that were in the breast cancer walk, but I never got to interview them. I think that what they did was not only very impressive but it also may inspire people which may be an even bigger and more important accomplishment. I know that all the people who took place in this walk inspired me. What they've done will give people hope.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Social Awareness Poem

white rice
brown rice
yellow rice
brown rice says white rice is cold
like ice
white rice says yellow rice is mean
not nice
yellow rice says other rice is sick
not slick
fried rice says all rice will be a
side dish
I like fried rice because equal rice
is my favorite type.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Entry about The Outsiders

This week I've been reading the book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. A repeating pattern that I've noticed is that the greasers(poor kids) and socs(rich kids) are always angry at each other even though they never have a specific reason to have such hatred. They've always just been really angry at each other. This seems kind of like racism to me. I think that the kids in the book all have enough problems without dealing with each other. I thinh that it's dumb to cafe enough about who's rich and who's poor to risk lives.

I wonder what S.E. HInton will do about the greasers and the socs. I think he should make the two groups at least accept each other. I think that one time someone will get hurt badly in the book and then everyone will be guilty and sorry.