Unit 9: The Civil Rights Movement- Topic 1 Watch television for 30 minutes or watch about 30 minutes of any movie made within the last five years. What were the first five things that stood out to you as being a product of progress since the Civil Rights Movement? “The civil rights act of 1964, prohibits discrimination in public accommodations, in programs receiving federal funds, and in employment; established the EEOC to enforce its provisions” (Harrison, 2017, p. 293).
1. Abdul Kareem Singh, his twenty-one years old and works at a Tommy's burgers fast food restaurant and is a math tutor at his school Abdul is the first in his family to be born in the United states, he grew up in Pomona California and is an only child. Abdul is the son of immigrant parents since his mother emigrated from Egypt to the United States His father emigrated from Palestine, then moved to Fiji with his family because of the dangers of Palestine and eventually became a U.S citizen. Abdul is the son of the immigrant parents since they weren’t born in the United States and so that means they are not natives. He is not a convert to Islam because he has been a Muslim since he was born and it was the faith that his family raised him with,
David Romine Spanish 3-4 A Film Pan’s Labyrinth | David Romine The movie that I watched for this project was Pan’s Labyrinth. The director of this movie was Guillermo del Toro, who bought you Hellboy, The Devil’s Backbone and Pacific Rim. Guillermo del Toro is was born in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico, he is Mexican descent.
I’ve never seen the film A Million to Juan and just by reading your post, you explained how much the group of Latino friends were stereotyped. Being a certain race shouldn’t mean anything to anyone and it’s sad that they were stereotyped and discriminated for being Latino. You also talked about Juan and Jorge’s experience when they went shopping on high-end stores and a store clerk asked them to leave, I know exactly how that feels. When I was barely a teenager, my aunt took us to Carmel and at that time the people that lived there barely seen anyone that weren’t white. When we went I had my aunt with me, my grandma and my sisters.
The movie Selma was an eye-opening one. This story of Martin Luther King Jr. and his quest for civil rights is powerful. It shows how hard he and protesters had to fight for their rights even when times got tough. Semla did not so much change, but deepen my understanding of the civil rights movement as I also enjoyed the movie.
This is a movie based on the book by James Baldwin, a writer, poet and social critic, explores race, class and sexuality in the Western society. In the documentary, Baldwin wanted to tell the story of Martin Luther King Jr, Medgar Evers and Malcolm X, three of the pillars of the civil rights movement who at the time of their death were interested in economic justice and class disparity. The movie is however not just about the history of the movement but the institution of racism and the ways it has been upheld by people in power. It is a journey into the black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter.
Oregon governor Kate Brown once said, “No individual, regardless of where they live or whom they love, should suffer discrimination”. Discrimination is very common in societies everywhere and is unanimously agreed on as a major problem .The most critical issue across cultures today is discrimination because it causes segregation and lack of acceptance of one's culture . One main effect of discrimination is segregation of different cultures.
In Thomas Carter’s film Save the Last Dance, it serves as a modern adaption to William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The main focus of the film revolved around the difference in race between the two star-crossed lovers, Sara and Derek. Sara came from a town that had a high white population while her new city was highly populated with African Americans. Throughout the film, the two lovers learned to intertwine their differing backgrounds, whether it was their race or their style of dance, to find harmony among the two. By the use of technical and symbolic codes, the film conveyed the message that people’s background does not determine who they are or who they can surround themselves with.
In the article You are Racist and You always will Be, by Jef Rouner, he explains how many American’s today are still racist. Even though we are racist, we absolutely hate being called that name. The problem is that because of institutional racial attitudes that are embedded in our society, we have not really moved past the issue of racism, even though it may seem so. This racism may not be exactly what you think it is, or as extreme as back in the day of slavery and segregation, but as Jef states, it is our problem to deal with if we wish to leave a different world for future generations. Jef includes examples of present day racism and its issues in the article.
I have blond hair and pale skin. On the color wheel, my father is a rich mocha, my sister is a warm copper, and my mother is a perfectly tanned caramel; I am somewhere between cream and eggshell on the opposite end of the spectrum. Being stereotypically white can be difficult when you’re African American. The beginning of high school was when I first began to feel that my fair complexion hid my true identity.