Analysis Of Michael Jackson 's ' Man Of The Mirror ' Essays

850 Words Jun 8th, 2016 4 Pages
“I’m starting with the man in the mirror, and I’m asking him to change his ways. And No message could have been any clearer….” Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror” goes off on the radio.

“If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make a change…” Jackson’s song emphasizes.

When I reflect on my life, I often feel like I am looking at mirror images of myself. One of the most important images was in fourth grade. The mirror shows an image of a girl, a girl who was alone, trapped, depressed after being constantly judged by her peers. “Hey F.O.B.,” they would call. “Go back to your homeland. You sound like you are from China.” I felt unwelcomed because I was being treated like a foreigner, an outsider and not part of this community even though I was physically standing on American soil.

Throughout elementary and even into high school, kids seem to build an arsenal of names getting updated every week that harms us in unfathomable ways. Today, 282,000 students, that is two hundred, eighty-two thousand students in secondary school are victims of this oppressive practice, because schools do not provide enough anti-bullying programs to get the “no racial bullying” message across. The bullies’ words hurt more than expected, they influence the way we see ourselves and the world around us, giving us a non realistic view of what this world should be. For me, it was that fake image of that once beautiful girl inside that the world deemed as “imperfect”.…

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