When I was young, I used to be terrified of dogs, especially the giant ones. I mean why wouldn’t I? When an animal was three times my size and could accidentally suffocate my by sitting on me. Another type of dog that used to frighten me was the mean ones. The ones that would snap at just about anyone that they saw, even their humans. Even at a young age, I used to ride my bike to school. On occasion, I would pass by yards that housed dogs, and I would always jump whenever they started barking. I suppose I got over my phobia of dogs from a constant exposure to them at outside gatherings, going to people’s homes, etc.
Growing up, I did not have the opportunity to raise an animal. Well, there is one case, but it hardly qualifies. I tried, with the help of my parents of course, to nurse a young, wild rabbit that lost its mother. I found it one afternoon, in 5th or 6th grade, while mowing the lawn. As I was about to mow over the hole the young rabbit was in, I noticed that the grass was moving by itself. I cut the engine off and inspected the hole. To my surprise I found a live creature. I was instructed by my parents to leave it alone in case the mother came back, but she never did. We took in the rabbit the next day. For about a week, taking care of the rabbit was a joint effort between my parents and I. We kept the rabbit in a shoe box lined with cotton and did our best to keep it warm and fed. However, one day I came back home from school devastated. The rabbit had died during the day despite our best efforts. We buried the rabbit in a nearby wooded area along with the shoe box.
While at first I felt that the students’s actions were acceptable, due to the freedom of speech granted by the Bill of Rights, I soon thought otherwise. The students used a very insensitive racial slur to identify the African American community they have chosen to bar the admittance of from their fraternity. Their open dislike of African Americans recalls the society called the Ku Klux Klan, an organization famous for their outrageous discrimination and prejudice of all minorities, especially Blacks. Modern society is ashamed of this organization’s treatment of Blacks and feels no different about the SEA’s discrimination.
The SEA is free to act as it wills, as an organization, but race discrimination was a battle long fought and won. It goes to show that there are still uncivilized people in this world. That each person has the freedom to do as he pleases, but cannot undermine the opportunity and freedom of another man.
Huddled masses made of tiny specs of dust each shoving their way to their next class; each meaningless by itself, but when all added up, culminates to a giant collection of bull- a supposed source of learning, of growth and of lying- the education system is just that, a system, that sucks people in (against their will) and spits them right out; sucking dry the maximum amount of asset from the collective it can, sucking dry each one of us being blown in the gales of a society that judges you (for being too round, too jagged, not ideal enough).
Got it down to exactly 100 words 🙂
A system that deludes people into believing it is in their best interest, preparing them for adulthood; for life; for their career- a lie to hold captive hundreds of thousands of people, human beings: the only race to stigmatize itself into oblivion, disgracing itself by assigning each person a number because the people at the top care more about a broken fingernail than our individuality.