The Movie Higher Learning

1104 WordsDec 3, 20105 Pages
Higher Learning; Gift and a Curse Higher Learning is a book made into a film which carries deep social and cultural issues that has plagued America since the time of its establishment. In this book, the author John Singleton sheds light on the never ending issues of education, racist, sexual abuse; social class, gender, and sexual orientation are faced head on. As a collection of freshman college students from all different walks of life they all come as one at Columbus University having to clash with stereotypes and prejudice in a new atmosphere. For illustration in the book, a ordinary white teenager from Idaho has a culture shock at his new school joins a Nazi bunch of criminals because they are the first friends he made,…show more content…
Remmy’s prejudice fell under the scapegoat theory. During the chapter 5, Singleton illustrates Remmy as a loser who says out of place things at the wrong occasions When problems occur, people do not like to blame themselves thus actively seek scapegoats onto whom we can displace our aggression minorities are often used. Remmy decided to blame everyone else for the mistakes he was making, distancing him away from school and his peers. What he did was a major act of terrorism showing no mercy on a fellow human being, gunning them down in broad daylight. It is time and again we see a pathetic person who has committed a major crime against humanity often commit suicide to avoid prosecution and disgrace from his family members, and to avoid the chilling faces of the family of the victims. Kristen seemed to lack confidence and self-awareness; however, after joining the feminist group her confidence seemed to grow as did her self-awareness. Kristen starts hanging out wit Taryn the leader of the feminist group and also a lesbian, and she finds herself becoming attracted to her. There's a directness in the way Taryn hugs Kristen, when Kristen tells her about the rape that tells you her soothing is thoroughly genuine and there's no sexual gratification to the act. Before Kristen met Taryn she felt like she could not trust anyone. Many curious young woman are
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