A student’s paper… Um, you clearly have not done any real research, nor did you prepare at all to answer this essay and…yeah, I will say it, you have major naivete/ignorance about what is going on in the real world. Answer the prompt kiddo, just answer the prompt! Oi FRIGGIN’ VEY!!!
“The Europeans definatly had an unfair advantage when it came to fighting and taking over the Africans, yet some of this can be seen as a blessing. Out of all the African Americans none of them would enjoy going back to Africa; even though it is independant now. By capturing and enslaving their ancestors we have unknowingly created a better life for them in the modern days.”
For those of you who know my son’s full name, you know that it’s unique. I love it. Well, I hope so, I gave it to him! However, it seems as if, lately, I have had a slew of students with…distinctive names. Honestly, they have been unique enough to make me want to blog about it.
—First we have Ciarrah. It’s pronounced Sierra, but he mom wanted something different.
—Next we have Kristalle—I wanted to pronounce it like the Champagne, but nope, it’s just a regular Crystal.
—I currently have a Mile-lissa (yes, there is a dash)—pronounced Melissa. When I asked her about it, all she said was that her dad’s name was Miles. Um, ok!
—I have a Demtrius, but he likes to go by Mark. Oh, ok!
—I recently had a student names Susan, but she liked to go by Precious!
—I also had a student name Ia. That’s it. Nothing else. No, it’s not short for anything.
—Then there was Jerlene. Not too weird or unique, but kinda is.
—I had a student named Carmela but she liked to go by Kiki or Sunshine. Really???
—I had a student named Tonhetta
There are a few more, but sadly, I didn’t write them down to remember them once the class ended. I don’t know if it’s just me being overly obsessed with names, what they mean and how people come up with such a name, but there you have it.