Reading Response 4: “Introduction: The Fabrication of Race” by Matthew Frye Jacobson Manvir Kaur July 10, 2017 History 17A: U.S History The term “race” is one of the major aspects of one’s identity which tends to completely change over time. The primary source, “Introduction: The Fabrication of Race,” is part of a book called “Whiteness of a Different Color: European Immigrants and the Alchemy of Race” which was written by Matthew Frye Jacobson in the twentieth century. In this source, he expands on the topic of “whiteness” with its relation to European immigrants in the United States and also, on the different perspectives of how other races are seen.
In Holtzman Chapter 3, I found it interesting how the author points out that the poorest neighborhoods, example used being Compton, CA, will have more than triple the interest rates on a short term loan than that of a not so poor neighborhood. My reaction when reading this was one of sadness, but also one of anger as I thought of a few things. You would think first off that the poorest neighborhoods would have mostly state government housing (here in South Dakota it is called Section 8 housing) to where things like a home loan wouldn’t be needed, but then you would also think there would be rules on this lending practice that would make it illegal for someone to jack up the interest rates on a home? I also enjoyed reading the section where the author used different phrases from John Scalzi to bring home the point that we don’t always understand what the poor goes through, and sometimes maybe it is even hard for us to describe.
Born in San Francisco, California, Tim Hawkinson, 55, is a sculptural artist who currently works and resides in Los Angeles, California. Interestingly, there exists no single medium in particular that Tim employs in his works; rather, with a widely diverse variety of found, purchased, or created materials and components, each creation he builds is its own unique statement, each one a separate experiment in material study and fabrication. There are, however, several common themes that run through the majority of his pieces, in addition to the splash of flavor that is his own unique style and artistic methods. Often, Tim’s works are somewhat anatomical in nature; that is, a reflection of not simply the human body but also the essence of human
Many stories of the relationship between Puritans and Indians make the natives out as being savages by only telling one side of the story. The written pieces of Mary Rowlandson and Hannah Dustan both start their stories right off with the attack of the Indians. Neither tells of anything about King Philip’s War that was the motive for the Indians to start the attack. Within the first paragraph Mary Rowlandson states that “There were twelve killed, some shot, some stabbed with their spears, some knocked down with their hatchets.”
After reading the Journals of both Robert Robe and Mary Stuart Bailey I have a better understanding of daily life, common struggles, and attitudes during the 1850’s while traveling westward. Robert Robe’s journal begins in May of 1851 and continues into June. Mary’s Journal starts April 13, 1852 with the last entry on November 8th. These journals clearly highlight the stresses that were developed during there travels. The traveler’s attitudes changed circumstantially as the uncertainty of their future unfolded, depending on the day they could be admiring god’s beauty, determined on surviving, or mourning the loss of their previous life, family, and home (Text 386, 387).
James D. Halderman in “Automotive Technology:Principles, Diagnosis, and Service Fifth Edition” In chapter 57 explains that many vehicles have several warning lamps which tend to be confusing to a vast majority of the drivers. Halderman also states that the max majority of vehicles are being sold throughout the world and instead of using symbols to represent warning they are using words known as “Telltale Lights” to inform to the driver if the vehicle computers detect a problem in the system. Halderman also writes some of the warning lights are to help the owner of the vehicle to remember to do basics tune up such as oil and oil filter, tire rotation and inspections. Halderman also explains that some cars are equipped with safety - related
A Tribute to Hans Hubermann Hans Hubermann left an impact on many people's lives. He was born in Germany on the 1st of March, 1890. Not much is known about his childhood besides for the fact that he fought in World War I when he was older and that is where be met and befriended Erik Vandenberg. During his service he learned to play the accordion and made that his life profesion. After the war he settled down with his wife Rosa on Himmel Street in a town near Munich called Molching and fathered two children, his son Hans Jr. and his daughter Trudy.
In Ross Haenfler’s book, Straight Edge: Clean-Living Youth, Hardcore Punk, and Social Change, he discusses and evaluates the many aspects that are present in straight edge (sXe) culture. Straight edge individuals define themselves as being members of the larger punk subculture. Furthermore, in addition to being “punk,” they refrain from alcohol use, drug use, and premarital sex. In chapter six of this book, Haenfler examines the obstacles that straight edge women face, specifically in the Denver punk scene.
The first layer, the “environment,” their different sons, presents the first difference between their fathering styles. As Daniel (Danny) Saunders was brilliant so Reuven Malter was bright. What implications does the kind of son have on the fathering style? Reb Saunders states it best, “Better I should have no son than to have a brilliant son who had no soul. ”(p.
After watching Randy’s Pausch’s Last Lecture. I did some research and was sad to find out he passed away in 2008. He was with his family when he passed away however, so that was ensuring to my heart. His lecture gave me a lot of things to realize in my life.