swat a jap
fun day
aaron_rowe_a

This article speaks of all the problems “japs” faced and had to go threw in America. They speak of the 1906 earthquake, and that the Japanese were a significant agricultural workforce. After the earthquake there were 19 reported assaults against Japanese residents. Even after that Japanese helped with the earthquake and also the Japanese government sent funds to aid California. I find this quiet sickening, how could they beat on Japanese when they were trying to help our country in many ways and some Americans say thank you by trying to beat the shit out of them. I am absolutely disgusted by the way people tend to be back then in America. I was already pissed off because Fusakichi Omori and his colleagues were slugged and stoned by a gang when he gave a gift to the University of California that was a seismograph. Then I read on and the gang was consecrated by the local press as popular heroes! What the hell is wrong with people it’s one thing to be an asshole to other races in general but to do so when they help YOU and your Country and then get praised for do so is just straight up sickening!

Americans neglected the skills Japanese had with farming and ignored the methods the Japanese had that raised the value of property and the sales price for their crops. That’s just ignorance to me accept that they’re smarter then you and get over yourself and at least listen to their ideas so you can actually make some money! All this raciest crap was noticed by people in the Japanese government. They wanted to wage war on America for the insults of their kind. This may be the cause of Pearl Harbor. I didn’t like this article for the fact it’s just horrible how selfish Americans are and was.


Race War
fun day
aaron_rowe_a

The statistics in this article was mind boggling. Not only are they dramatic statistics but the author also have very many to back up there thesis. Some statistics that jumped out at me was a crack, cocaine and heroin gang makes anywhere from 5k-30k a DAY, which would be tax free! The gang’s drug market stretched 2700 blocks. An Amazement to me was that 50% of prisoners are blacks, and for all the prisoners for drug possession, 74% were blacks in 1995. To add to that there was a 707% jump of blacks being incarcerated for drug offenses from 1985 to 1995!

To help compensate, or should I say in a hope to control all the drugs and violence for turfs and deal, in 1984 they passed the comprehensive crime control act. The comprehensive crime control act states that if a person in possession of drugs gets prosecuted if they also had a gun it’s an additional 5yrs minimum sentence added to it. What doesn’t surprise me that this happened but the statistics of it amazes me still. In New York City a sting operation caught 33 policemen, which is 1/3 of the police department were selling drugs and stealing from drug dealers. I find this proof that America is absolutely corrupt with power.

White Niggers have Feelings too
fun day
aaron_rowe_a
I personally didn’t like this article not based on if it’s true or not but that fact of how truthfully demeaning it is to people. I think judging “stereotyping” is absolutely wrong in every way. America has become used to so much of this stereotyping that is natural in our society. Because we do it so much moat anyone doesn’t realize how much it’s going on, how much they do it, how much it affects others. This article talks about how much “rednecks” are labeled as, they have rednecks they are dirty people alcoholics, sleep with their cousins and so on.

The article also talks about how the word nigger used to degrade black people is considered the worst word used in America. It also says that black people don’t take much offence when another black person says nigger or “nigga” but when a white person says it they take much more offence to it. That makes perfect since and I don’t think that word or any degrading word should ever be used on anyone and by anyone. White people who are want to be black people and try to be black are considered “wiggers.” I am absolutely irritated and angry at the fact that we have SO MANY labels for every single “type” or “group” of people I think it’s just wrong were stooping the human race back to the Egyptian times and around then were there are “classes” and ranks, that is not how America should be that is not how anyone should be treated it’s about who they are not what they appear on outside.


Me and The Blacks
fun day
aaron_rowe_a

I enjoyed this article; it was very insightful and informational. I really like the part where the author talks about Abraham Lincoln. IT surprised me about how much he actually doesn’t care for the black community. I knew that he wasn’t as fond as what was being said of him. Even so, I was still very surprised how much he didn’t care for them at all; it was all about advancing America.

In this article he explains how much racism is going around on the streets, on radio, on the TV, Pretty much anywhere. He talks about if it isn’t spoken of so much people won’t be used to it all and become natural to everyone and not focus on how much of a problem it is. I believe as well that if we all could just stop I know that everyone has judgment of everyone but to express it in such a way that is going on is inhumane. You can still have you beliefs and its natural to have some judgment but everyone is capable of keeping it inside and understand that they are human as well as you. If everyone wasn’t as selfish they would stop and think about how that person would feel and put yourself in their shoes.


toward a new racial politics
fun day
aaron_rowe_a

          I like how the author brings up a few questions in the beginning it help the reader know what’s going to be talked about in the introduction. It also helps prepare the reader for what’s next making it easier to understand what is and going to be addressed. I like how the author speaks of personally going to many kids for three years; it shows the reader that the author is serious on this topic and has done his research meaning what he says would be more believable. What I got from this is that the “new generation” of teenagers and kids that we are more accepting and embracing black music and culture. To me that shows a very positive step in the future for unity, but it still won’t fully disappear, I believe it’s a positive sign for the future.

          I found it funny that a 60 something year old would introduces rap into teaching and to connect with the kids. He has a brilliant idea to work with change that is inevitable, but just thinking about a 60 yr old singing to Lil John is quiet funny in my imagination. This introduction shows how much hip-hop is a part of black and white fans they both take great meaning for it and helps them threw their life and also is a way to connect each culture and bring us closer to each other. I think he’s pointing out that the young and teenagers are the future and we should listen to them more and not undermined them because the older is “superior” our generation has proven that we are smart and more accepting of everyone and will be able to help hole America together.


confronting crises in african american culture
fun day
aaron_rowe_a

 

     I agree with the author of this introduction. He's got his facts and states them nicely, and answers what questions the other side of this would ask. He seems to be thinking two steps ahead and making his paper pretty secure with his information. He throws it all out there not holding back what he believes and think from fear of getting labeled a communist or something demeaning. Just like the author said “this criticism must be bold, unapologetic, painstaking, and unbound by traditional political orientations” I feel that the author himself is not only describing what the criticism but is describing himself as well. I believe this judge by what I read from the paper he seems to have same attributes.

     I like how the author uses the metaphor “must use a clear lens to examine…” It clearly shows that we need to be strait forward with the facts and tell it how it is that way we can truly deal with the problem. I think he wants us to accept what it is and tell it like it is so everyone understands so we can work on change and fixing the problem. He put the major questions of black youth right out there to get the reader thinking about it all making them realize how much of a factor this is. I love the last few sentences he reassures the reader that this isn’t the end all these problems can be fixed we know the problem, we can find a solution but we have to work together.


Screen Time
fun day
aaron_rowe_a

 

     He describes the mall so well it’s as if I’m there shopping and looking threw his eyes. I agree that’s my generation are great multitaskers. I myself love listening to music and doing homework, on computer chatting and watching movie you name it. It does not surprise me in the least that kids spend as much time outside as inside watching TV. I personally don’t watch TV at all. Its amazing that kids 8-18 spend a full "job shift" 8 and a half hours of media time a day. It's not a wonder how kids spend that much time 99 percent of families have a TV, 97 percent vcr/dvd and 86 percent a computer.
     I believe kids don’t need TVs and especially as much as they are watching. Yes, it certainly helps parent’s keeps kids occupied while they do important stuff, I agree with that. Although they say it helps with diversity and they learn, yes they can learn but they can learn with out TV. Take the kids out side to play ground let them play with other kids, sit down with your kids and teach them all and more what a TV show can do. Not only can you teach a kid what a TV could but it’s not healthy for a child to just sit there. It’s very important to have your kid be active, haven’t you guys learn from Americans sitting around TVs and eating crappy foods is making us so fat.


introduction
fun day
aaron_rowe_a

 

     Back in Alexandra high school days it was much more laid back and she had more "leisure time" from her work. Kids in 2005 are allot more miserable at school because of loads of school work and no break. She has a point about us being "overachieverism" but at same time we need to be. Technology and knowledge in general has grown rapidly so there is a lot for us Americans to learn now days. I don’t like how she over exaggerates things like when she said "parents schedule there kids down to the last minute."
     This makes her seem unprofessional and because of that it makes it seem like all of what she says is exaggerated whether they actually are or not, who would know. Since she exagerates so much ALL threw out the article it leave open so much for the other side to step in and make good points, its not thinking very strategic if you ask me. She makes a great point that we have all this technology to help us learn. She still isn’t realizing though that how did we get all the technology we had to learn all what were learning in order to do so.


Deadly lies
fun day
aaron_rowe_a

     I personally am between the two strategies of teaching from 60's and now. Both are very important in teaching a student the two strategies are like a mother and a father, you should have both in raising your child other wise it will be a bumpy road. I understand how important it is to have discipline and order for I have learned that threw my dad. I think it’s important to tell them what how and when you should do something, and if you do it then its right if not no. I also think it’s very important to have the 60's perspective. The 60’s are like the mother, were it supports you let you do your thing and guide you on what could be done.
     I hate this but doesn’t surprise me that when running for re election would say "its working, its making a difference." I'm positive this is one of many lies that were told to America. If you think only 1,877 black students got 1300 or higher on SAT, when 150,000 students over all got higher than 1300 is working, I must be insane to believe other wise I guess. It’s amazing how easily problems can be over looked just because a higher person says its working or its okay. Just because there a "big important" person says something doesn’t mean its so. Hell it would be more likely for them to lie if there a big person so they could stay big, especially in politics.

How dumb can we get?
fun day
aaron_rowe_a


 

I agree that people who read will become smarter. Which makes an accurate assumption that we have the instability to concentrate for long periods of time. This is so because Americans have a very low attention span, meaning they don’t want to read and would rather watch news or on the web. Since people have low attention span that means everyone and presidents have to keep it "short and sweat" to keep the attention of audience. Short and sweet leaves out allot of important details that would be needed to known to make an important diction. 80's collage graduate students that read for pleasure is 82 present, which in 2000's it dropped to 67 %.
     Proof that our attention span completely diminished and politics have to compensate for that is the sound bites. From 1968-88 on the news from a candidate was gone from 42.3 to 9.8 seconds. By 2000 it lowered to 7.8 seconds for a daily candidate bite. I absolutely agree there is no quick and painless cure to handle this sudden situation. I do think there should be something done though


?

Log in