At first i thought this love story was going to be stupid. I didn't realize that love back then was judged so harshly that would lead to crime and so much hate. It reminds me of what African Americans had to go through in the time of segregation, were colored people and white people could not do the same thing. Imagine what two people who loved each other had to go through.
This book was an interesting abridged version of a very important time in history. I had heard the name Malcolm X, but I never knew his background or about some of the events that he started or was involved in.
The 11th Chapter of, "Down These Mean Streets," by Piri Thomas might leave a reader feeling antagonized because the people who hire the workers can really get out of hand by choosing one because of his/her race.
A example of this is on page 103, "Louie dug that hate feeling in me. He tried to make feel good by telling me that maybe they got a different program and Mr. Christian was considering me for a special kind job,"
This is repulsive because discrimination shouldn't exist, even in modern days. They don't realize how much damage it can causes to a person.
In "Down These Mean Streets", one of the characters that I feel very interested in is a white kid named Angelo,one of Piri's friends at school in Babylon, Long Island. Angelo only appears one time in Chapter 9, but the way he treats Piri really impresses me, more than any characters I've seen in the book. Through the book, we always see how badly the white people treat Piri, or "colored people" like him. These discrimination from white people creates a negative thought toward them in my mind.
While reading,"Down These Mean Streets" written by Piri Thomas I have been very intrigued and curious in the aspect of wanting to know whats next. Shortly into the book Piri's father has already spanked him. Since I last read the book i have been thinking if he would have it in him to stand up to the bullies. He has been harassed ever since moved to 114th Street.(Italian turf) Or what he likes to call,"Italian country." A quote on page 27.
Well why reading this book i have observed a lot thats been going on in so far, to me this book catches my attention. Although i had some feelings while reading it because in chapter 4 it talks about how puerto ricans and italians go at it against each other but the most thing i was worried about was why do people do not want to fight fair and square ?,Why did people like jumping back in those days? However the disrespectful names that the italian boy was called wasn't even cool in my character response if i was him. This quote on page 26.
I am interested in prejudice and how the human mind seems very willing to habitually fall into this type of thinking. I am concerned about it since I see it in the world around me and I see how it affects so many lives in negative ways. I can’t help feeling that so many people miss out on very beautiful parts of the world because they are trapped in this way of thinking.
In "The Ugly Side of the Southern Belle" Blaine Roberts from The New York Times
explains his opinions on how the presence of a beautiful southern face of Miss. America on television and on newspapers and magazines in the 1950's and 1960's was used to cover up many of the southern region's racial faults.
The 2012 election has indicated that this is the year of the women. With more women in congress that ever before and a powerful women voting force, this definitely seems to be true. Many people ask why so many white males voted for Romney. But as John Cassidy says in his article “What’s Up With White Women? - They Voted for Romney Too”, white women voted for Romney 56 percent as compared to 42 percent for President Obama. This is surprising because Obama carried 55 percent of total women votes and carried the majority of black, hispanic and other non-white races.
With the recent election coming to close, I researched how racism towards Obama and other African Americans came to an all time high during this time. Last month professors Josh Pasek, Jon Krosnick and Trevor Thompson published a paper titled, "The Impact of Anti-Black Racism on Approval of Barack Obama's Job Performance and on Voting in the 2012 Presidential Election." It was based on three online surveys of about 1,000 Americans done in 2008, 2010, and 2012. It allowed these men to measure the existence of racism among those who call themselves Independent, Democrat, and Republican.
Racism and bias against ethnic groups in the media is a serious problem: according to Elizabeth Llorente http://www.elizabethllorente.com, racism plays a huge part in the media today. When asked what barriers people of color face when entering journalism, she states that they feel unwelcome and uncomfortable when reporting on ‘white areas’. Other journalist not of color assume it’s easier for someone of color to write about a story that has to do with discrimination against their race. They’re not recognized for the work they put into it.
In 1999, an unarmed black man, Amadou Diallo sat out on his porch late one night to take a breather and enjoy the night. At the same time, four white police officers were cruising the streets to patrol for anyone up to no good. They saw Diallo sitting around and instantly decided him suspicious. They approached him menacingly and frightened and unwilling to speak because of his stutter, Diallo tried to run. Once cornered, he pulled out his wallet but in the dark of the night, the police officers thought it was a gun, and Diallo was shot 41 times.
Why would the citizens vote for a new president when Obama have fixed many mistakes that the old presidents did?
I feel like everyone that is voting against Obama is two-faced . Why vote for the man then you just decide to vote for this random white man who feels like Obama is not doing the best he can. I feel Obama is doing the best he can to keep the economy up. people got to understand that everything takes time and patient .
If Romney becomes president I would never respect America just because Barack Obama brought back many soldiers from Iraq.
Warriors Don't Cry By Melba Pattilo Beals is a very great book. It's about a girl, Melba Pattilo, who grows up in North Little Rock, Arkansas. During this time, around 1957, segregation and racism were still big in some places and slavery had not long since been over.
The death of unarmed, seventeen year old Trayvon Martin has captivated the nation with the help of media and civil activists. Many have pinpointed this case as an act of racism and the fervor has infuriated the nation. These emotions were heightened when the shooter, George Zimmerman, was not arrested due to a controversial stand your ground law in Florida that allows citizens to use deathly force in the form of self defense. However as the facts of the case began to surface and the people of America became defiant, Zimmerman was finally arrested\ and charged with second-degree murder.
Ever since the tragic day when resident George Zimmerman gunned down Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African-American teenager in a Florida neighborhood, the entire nation has been shook at its roots with many feeling frustration and sadness towards this disaster. As a result, like most well-known tragedies of today, the Trayvon Martin killing has turned into a political frenzy and media circus with seemingly every news reporter and pundit from MSNBC To Fox putting their own spin on the case.
When I heard about this story I wasn't surprise about someone feeling uncomfortable about a black kid walking around in a hoodie. I do though disagree with the actions that where taken by Zimmerman. The young man was unarmed with candy, and cops were on the way. He should have waited for policy to arrive and not followed the kid (he was putting himself in harms way). the police could have handle the situation finding out more about the young man and that he was a good kid.
Something that has been running through my mind and probably on yours is does racism still exist in America? Racism is a very strong word to use I have to say, but there have been a lot of unfairness and discriminations throughout the years in America. Which is what makes me interested in this topic the unfairness people receive from other people because the color of their skin. Some people I know have experienced unfair acts because of the content of their skin.
Trayvon Martin was ruthlessly murdered on account of mere suspicion due to the fact that he was a young black man with a hoodie. This national tragedy has spurred many protests and rallies to protest the killing, and the failure to arrest the killer, George Zimmerman. However, the country should ask itself why the death of an innocent seventeen year old is what people need to be motivated to combat racism.
I am writing about The Hunger Games again, this time the film. I think some may have seen this already(the link, not the movie). I ment to post it on Sunday, but instead am doing so now.
So The Hunger Games movie just came out a while ago, I haven't seen it yet, but I heard it's good. But some would disagree about the movie's quality; some might say that racism is no longer a big issue in the world today, that it doesn't occur much. However here... is a little something:
I read this article because my teacher gave it to me, and not only that, I was curious about it. Everyone was talking about what happened to Trayvon and I was lost. So now that I know what happened. It’s shocking, unbelievable, and sad.
Last week, a young, 17-year old black male named Trayvon Martin was shot by a man who was trying to act as a neighborhood watchman. The only problem with this shooting is that it appears that Trayvon was completely innocent and was only walking back from a convenience store, after buying some candy. This case has recently created quite a stir because officials were at first reluctant to arrest the man who shot Trayvon, who is named George Zimmerman, because Zimmermen said he was acting out of self-defense because he believed Trayvon was acting suspiciously.
I'm sure many people have seen the recent tragedy on the news about Trayvon Martin's death. If not, he was an African American teenager who was recently gunned down in a gated community where he was visiting a parent. His killer was George Zimmerman, a white man, and it seems that there was no real reason behind his motive for shooting besides the fact that Martin was black. So is racism still a part of modern society?
The book Black Boy would not attract me by its cover, it’s simple and plain. Nonetheless, I’ve try to read the book, and I was immediately disgust by Richard’s foolish action and thoughts. I wanted to put the book down right away, but my curiosity urged me to move on. My decision did not disappoint me, Richard eventually developed moral and he began to think like a normal person. Richard’s positive experience, and negative experience all seems to be linked with his urge for literature. His link with literature seems to became that factor that affects his future. Richard’s road of life encourages the readers to go for their goal. His life shows us that life is full of opportunities, if you try hard enough, nothing would be impossible.
My game and my issue go well together because it teaches players racial figures and shows photographs of important movements while having a fun aspect if kicking out your opponents and clicking for a dye to roll. for my second prototype i would change the formation of the dice and the game peices.
The book I am reading now is 'The Secret Life of The Bee's by Sue Monk. A girl named Lily Owens is growing up unwanted and unloved .When Lily embarks on her journey of self discovery begins , she learns more about the racial issue that has been surrounding her latley .LIving in a African American community helps her regaining the strength, knowledge and self-foregiveness she once had but now lost .