I do not believe that I would have ever gained knowledge about this topic if it were not for my research question. In school, we have never been taught, in depth, of Korean history. What surprises me is that we do not learn of the many Japanese war crimes that occurred in World War II. Because our TOK presentations were being conducted around the same time as my research for my investigation, I was able to research, more in depth, about other Japanese war crimes committed in World War I, specifically, Unit 731. Unit 731, one of my real life situations, held numerous human experimentations, particularly on Korean civilians.
While we learned very little about how slavery was abolished in the United States and especially globally, I knew this would be important fact in our history all over the world. I never heard the name George Washington Williams until this very class, and I find that discouraging, to be honest. George Washington Williams was a well-educated man. During the time George Washington Williams had the most influence, was a time of deep oppression and racism toward the Black community. People actually believed that these African Americans did not possess any social or intellectual qualities that would make them writers of substance.
Both Shyima and Frederick didn't know exactly why things was taking place as they were, they weren’t quite understanding everything. Frederick questioned himself and the knowledge that he know about himself. In the book Frederick said, “ A want of information concerning my own was a source of unhappiness to me even during childhood.” Frederick somewhat thought it was basically normal to not know anything about himself. Once again in the book he says “I do not remember to have ever met a slave who could tell of his birthday.” On the hand you have Shyima who never thought sleeping in the garage was a big problem. She was going to school to get educated either, the neighbors started getting suspicious and also realized that the girl wasn't going to school.
Most readers do not understand the concepts of collectivism and individualism prior to reading Rand’s novel. In both Anthem and her speech “Soul of a Collectivist,” she determines collectivism to be evil because it directly opposes her own philosophy of objectivism. Serving as effective propaganda, her readers finish with beliefs similar to her own rather than the desire for a collective society. By slowly introducing ideas to Prometheus throughout the novel, readers are able to experience foreign ideas and revelations with him, such as when he learns “the sacred word: ego”
In the 18th century there were no schools in the southern states of America that admitted black children to its free public schools. Fearing that black literacy would prove a threat to the slave system whites in the Deep South passed laws forbidding slaves to learn to read or write and making it a crime for others to teach them. Believing their human rights was considered useless as they was only seen as workers. Few brave souls has tried to educate them in the dark, some succeeded, some failed. But going through time, education started becoming a weapon that feared the white man.
People also assumed that ‘family love’ did not exist in African American’s family. However, one of the episodes, Theo, the son, reveals, “If you want a doctor I wouldn’t love you less because you’re my dad…..Maybe you can just accept who I am and love me anyway because I’m your son.” This one simple quote changed people’s mind altogether. ‘The Cosby Show’ altered people’s mind with stereotypes against African American that they would use uneducated English and drugs and behave illegally. Thus, ‘The Cosby Show’ succeeded at breaking the bias towards African American families back in mid-1980.
during its earliest beginnings. Our history teachers did not have us read more uplifting books written about slavery. They had us read books that were depressing and sad, but they showed slavery how it really was back then. This is the same thing. We learned about the way slavery was so that we would keep those memories and prevent that from ever happening again.
Nouns are words like water, juice, or crazy. I didn’t know the word yuppie was used for students in the USA who was protesting against the war in Vietnam. I never learned that piece of information in History and it was interesting for me to learn
For example, when someone remembers a happy memory, this may surface a similar happy feeling while reminiscing. The writers and creators of Inside Out were eloquent in their illustration of emotions throughout development, and the daily struggles individuals may experience in dealing with their feelings. Although there were a few possible inaccuracies depicted in the movie, a majority seemed to genuinely represent how humans use and process emotions. Even the minute details cleverly displayed annoyances and ironies experienced throughout life and remind the audience of the similarities that all individuals in encounter
However, what these two shows are going through are not the same. Cho struggled in trying to explain issues of racism to her nine out of eleven writers who were white. The cultural gap caused alarm as the writers thought it was okay to add in content that actually belittled Asian American life. Fresh Off the Boat, on the other hand, has never used a stereotype in their show. Instead, it seems Huang's issue is just that the show straying from some accounts in his book.