“Learn About” Questions
- What does Robin mean by “humanity?”
- What does it mean for society to prescribe how individuals see each other?
- What role did the Little Rock Nine play in the Civil Rights Movement?
“Learn From” Questions
- “What are the consequences for my respecting you or your respecting me or celebrating our differences?”
- Have I ever been a part of a movement that I felt strongly about? What was the experience like?
- Do I see myself as someone who is working to make the world a better place? If yes, in what ways am I working toward a better future?
Well, I’m here and I’m looking at what the Little Rock Nine endured, we’re still dealing with it 61 years later. That society is continually prescribing how we perceive each other. I am still questioning what’s going on. Where, where’s our humanity? Why is our humanity missing? What are the consequences of humanity? What are the consequences for my respecting you or your respecting me or celebrating our differences? What can be so wrong with that? I’m asking questions that I’m sure that the Little Rock Nine endured whereas what is wrong with me? In their pursuing that education, we forget about that they were children that were making decisions that would impact the world. And enduring and taking on a responsibility that most adults could not handle. We forget that the movement were built on the backbones of our youth and it’s happening again today, 61 years later but what is our responsibility as council of elders? How do we assist them in helping to make this world a better place? And where do we go from here?