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Leesil Gilbert
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The otherness of Dogs, Kids with ADHD, and Bullying

Here are 3 different examples of otherness in the real world.

Bullying May Alter Gene Expression, Study Finds

Bullying May Alter Gene Expression, Study Finds

1 In this visual a young boy is bullied because he is different or the ¨other¨. Thousands of kids are bullied every day because they appear a target to someone. However most bullies are mean because of another incident happening in their life. As kids reach the adolescent stage most of the time children´s peers grow up in both negative and positive ways. According to Live Science here is some data on what they found on kids who have been bullied, ¨A small study found that bullied kids are more likely to have changes in the expression of a gene involved in mood regulation compared with their identical twin siblings who were not bullied (Live science)¨. This portrays that there is a issue needing to be raised before it becomes to late. In Massachusetts schools are required to have bullying policies.

2 This article can connect to the novel To Kill a Mockingbird because just like in the book people where ¨othered¨ because they had a different race.

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Misunderstood Minds . Attention Difficulties | PBS

Misunderstood Minds . Attention Difficulties | PBS

1 There a millions of kids out there in today´s world with a disease called ADHD. This disease creates it hard for many kids to focus in school and in outside activities. Schools from around the world have created programs and tools to help children with the disease. Some of the most common symptoms of having ADHD is
¨becoming easily distracted by irrelevant sights and sounds, failing to pay attention to details and making careless mistakes, rarely following instructions carefully and completely losing or forgetting things like toys, or pencils, books, and tools needed for a task (PBS)¨. Signs of inattention occur when a child has ADHD. Sometimes kids who have ADHD feel ¨othered¨ because they feel like they are not normal. Many children are teased because they may make a mistake or forget something important. The most common misconception for children is that, ¨Children who struggle with attention may actually pay attention to everything; their difficulty is deciding what to focus on and maintaining that focus (PBS)¨. This is because most children are just like the others but when it comes to sitting still or paying attention it can be a real struggle.

2 Many kids who feel ¨othered¨ by their disease can connect to the novel to Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee because just like in the novel the Black men and woman were ¨othered¨ because of there skin color.

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The American Pit Bull Foundation Responds to 'The Problem With Pit Bulls' Article

The American Pit Bull Foundation Responds to 'The Problem With Pit Bulls' Article

1 Pit Bulls have been known as one of the most dangerous dogs in the world. Due to there reputation many people fear the breed. However in the Times article it claimed that a Pit bull or an other animal picks up the motives and behaviors of their environment.
For example“Good dragons under the control of bad people do bad things” (Times), stated an animated character in the new, How to Train Your Dragon sequel. Same goes for any animal. Many times the aggression from an animal occurs because they are being harmed or treated without respect. For most people, fear controls our actions, whether in a positive or negative way. Because the Pit bull is such a feared animal the reaction to one could be running away or fighting the animal. Over the course of the years there have hundreds of Pit bull attacks because of the fear that the people have created. The way we can help Pit bulls is by creating rescues that can help save the Pit bulls that have encountered dangerous owners or have been abandoned. This will help decrease the amounts of attacks and provide the dogs with a loving home.

2 Pit Bulls are loving and caring animals, they deserve more than what has been portrayed to them over the years. Many Pit Bulls have been forced to be fighting dogs or working dogs. With over 200 deaths and injuries in total, often times the love and joy in Pit bulls are hidden. Fear from the breed often causes prejudice towards the dogs creating the form of ¨otherness¨ against them. Just like in To Kill a Mockingbird a novel written by Harper Lee happened during the Civil rights movement. During this time the black men and woman were ¨othered¨ by the white men and woman because of their race.

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