I’ve noticed that being an African American woman places me below the totem pole automatically, placing two strikes again me. However, as a black woman attending a Historically Black College/University, in my heart, I strive to seek academic excellence and create a lasting impression on the world…starting with the community around me. My traditional values are deeply rooted in love, honesty, integrity and the desire to serve. I strongly believe in “Love Your Neighbor as Yourself”. I believe I have great qualities to offer such an organization
Black on Black violence in New Orleans Louisiana has risen exponentially ever since the devastation that was Hurricane Katrina, a problem that can be solved by the coming together of the African American community to protect each other’s back. Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans Louisiana on August 29th, 2005 and left an impact that could not properly be described by any set of words. The main problem that everyone could see was that a great city had been completely obliterated. The dilemma that was overlooked by practically everyone was that the entire city had shut down. The Mayor at the time, Mayor Ray Nagin called for a mandatory evacuation of the city for the Hurricane, but due to the history of false calls with storms that were said to
I do this by getting an education. Education is a stepping stone in the ladder to success. Having a higher education helps me to be able to find a job that will provide finical support so that I do not have to rely on the government for assistance like most may think I will. I also speak up for black lives in every classroom I step
Through actively working together and maintaining preservation amongst the community, these activist are able to make important political statements justifying equality amongst blacks through categorizing treatments received as inhumane (Lewis 108) and religiously contradicting (Lewis
That in mind, although the existence of this movement has good intentions, the way they execute and try to raise awareness is contrary to the morals and beliefs of the African American community; this is evident with the widespread encouragement of violence, oppression and inequality of which the organization adopts, causing a revelation of solitude and is a bad portrayal of the beliefs and morals of the
The title of the article I chose to address is titled “The rise of Black Lives Matter: Trying to break the cycle of violence and silence”. This article extend beyond the idea of Black Lives Matter and wants the reader to be informed on what it is like to be black in america. The author includes a wide amount of information to help the reader understand why this cry for help was even created and why they want to stand up and make a change in our society. The purpose of this piece is to inform the general audience as to what Black Lives Matter really is and explain how they hope to rise as a movement. All though there may be issues within the group and outside forces that are wanting to go against them they will still not be silenced.
How much of American history do you know? Black history is a part of America’s history, but why is it not deeply taught in schools? In schools we often talk about white American leaders or wars America has won, but not much history of other cultures in America. We may hear a little information about certain minority leaders who fought for a change, but not much facts. If today’s youth aren’t being taught about the thing’s their ancestors have gone through and all the things that has happened and why, many will grow up ignorant. Dr. Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, these are only a few people mentioned in class, but what about Claudette Colvin who nine months before Rosa Parks, decided not to get off the bus and was taken to jail, or Emmett Till who was 14 and brutally beaten and killed for whistling at a white woman. These are only a few who are not mentioned in our history books or classrooms.
Slavery is over therefore how can racism still exist? This has been a question posed countlessly in discussions about race. What has proven most difficult is adequately demonstrating how racism continues to thrive and how forms of oppression have manifested. Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, argues that slavery has not vanished; it instead has taken new forms that allowed it to flourish in modern society. These forms include mass incarceration and perpetuation of racist policies and societal attitudes that are disguised as color-blindness that ultimately allow the system of oppression to continue. Popular opinion in the United States is that race is no longer an issue (Pew Research Center, 2014) (Gallup, 2014) and point to examples
This study will ask the question, how has the #BLACKLIVESMATTER movement affected your perception of police officers? The major hypothesis that will be tested is that the #BLACKLIVESMATTER movement has had no effect on how Black & Latino college students view on police officers. This hypothesis depends on the notion that the #BLACKLIVESMATTER movement has not negatively or positively affected these young college students. This hypothesis takes into account the race and ethnicity of each student as well as their age group. This study approaches the hypothesis by isolating the effects of the movement on the students from any social or economic situation that the student may living in. We are solely observing the extent of their change in relation
We need to change the black community before we end ourselves by our own hands, by stereotype and the foolishness that we set for ourselves and the only way to fix this is to stop taking shortcuts. Do you know how many black people died by another black man? About 93% of blacks are killed in a black on black over something ignorant. By killing ourselves like this you’re letting someone like the KKK win, they didn’t even have to lift a finger to do harm. Real life example of this is a black man here in Atlanta, that killed his own son for drawing on his new Jordans. The logical solution to this was to take nail polish remover and a wet cloth and clean it. Without thinking first he ended his own son’s life and now in police custody, but if he thought about it, his son might have lived to be successful and bought him all the shoes he wanted.
Black Student Unions are currently present throughout the nation due to efforts of past struggles. San Francisco State College (now University) was the first official campus to coin the name BSU as well as the first University to open up its own College of Ethnic Studies department. This came out of the Black Studies Department formed due to the Student Strike of 1968 to 1969. The College to this day continues to celebrate its forty years of functioning and stands proud on the fact that is is the only academic department of its kind throughout the country. Within a later conference held in California, other campuses took up the name and Black Student Unions became widely accepted.
African American Studies was a great experience. Has opened my eyes to my surrounding and the world around me. This course with Dr. Sheba Lo, was something out of me confront zone. I learned so many things from race to cultural to the importance aspect of African American. We are isolated to an environment that hide so much history that we all don’t think they are important to who we have become. I know just from being from a certain race people believe that sometimes that defines us as a whole. There is always a race being discriminated, oppressed and even treated unequally. I clearly understood that taking this course opened me up to the different events. It is really difficult to see that we live in this environment even though many whose