Wednesday, April 26, 2017
I'm reading the book Burning Up by: Caroline B Clooney. Part of this book is about racism. Macey has a project for school it's a history project on an event that happened, anything of her choice. She chose a barn that burned down in her town. She soon finds out that the guy who lived their was the only black guy in their town and happened to be the only black male teacher at her school also known as Mr. Sibley. One of his students was the mom of Macey. As she began to research and interrogate people she found out that people hated him and they would bully him, many people treated him very poorly. Parents would even take their children out of the school because they didn't want their kid taught by a colored person. Macey also found out that the barns fire was on purpose because they wanted him gone. This relates to the real world now because people today think of colored people as different. Less then before but racism is still a problem in our world.