Her work provided a strong, militant yet African-American feel that was manifested through her writing. Giovanni work includes variety of topics ranging from race and social issues to children literature. She is considered one of the world well-known poets, within the African-American community. Furthermore, go trip is something that is undertaken in order to draw attention to a person’s own image or appraisal to him or herself. This is done strictly to satisfy one’s
Professor Nancy Shurtz from the University of Oregon wore a black face mask to a Halloween Party. To celebrate the spirit of Halloween, she came dressed as one of her favorite authors which was a black man. According to reports, she was unaware of the term “black face.” After being tagged as violating the school’s harassment policies, the professor was then suspended.
Specifically, Zora Neale Hurston celebrated African American culture in a unique way by using authentic African American dialect and raw storytelling. The dialect used in the second paragraph of the story gives ample insight into the racial tension of that era, “Setting up dere looking dem white folks right in de face! They’s gowine lynch you, yet.” Hurston uses her grandmother’s African American dialect to celebrate her culture and to accent the story.
She felt ugly, betrayed, and not on her element. After 2 hours of thinking, she decided to go visit a witch known for black magic in a small town outside of the city. The witch opened the door and asked (in a rough voice): “ what can I help you with?” Kenza explained to her that she had a crush on a guy and he proposed to her cousin for marriage in her house. The witch started laughing and said: “Hmm..should we kill her or kill him?”
Society is the girl who works at Starbucks who is too lazy to spell the ethnic names correctly, but dated a black guy in freshman year for three months because she wanted a “get out of racism” card. Society is that girl in your class who will not shut up about the political science course she took over the summer, for free. She has an exclusive clique that goes to the newest fusion restaurants for Instagram purposes and declares herself a connoisseur of international cuisines. Everyone hates her because she is the source of all drama, but at the same time everyone envies her. Society is Regina George and the hierarchy of Mean Girls has become a reality.
One of the pieces of paper has a black dot on it, and the family that receives the black dot has to draw again, this time facing the possibility of death. In the story, Bill Hutchinson has the black dot, and his wife starts screaming about how unfair it is. She starts yelling about how it’s rigged, and how Bill didn’t get to pick the piece of paper he wanted. Her neighbors started yelling at her to shut up, and telling her to be a good sport.
The reading I will focus on this week is an article written by the journalist Kays Gary for the Charlotte Observer in June 1956. In the reading, Gary recalls his time spent with Elvis Presley during an interview with the local press before an early performance in North Carolina. Although Elvis was evidently being very flirtatious and open with his young female fans on the afternoon of the interview, his attitude towards the media is notably more hostile, with the singer remarking that “them critics don’t like to see nobody win doing any kind of music they don’t know nothin’ about” (p. 19). This bitter response to the criticism faced by Presley after his appearance on the Milton Bearle Show appears to indicate that Elvis believed rock and roll to have a high cultural value that made it inaccessible and unintelligible to certain groups of people (in this specific instance, journalists). However, when asked why he does what he does, Presley retorts with the disappointingly honest line that he performs for the money and would be willing to abandon rock and roll should a new style become more lucrative (p. 20).
They appeal to the audience’s pathos and ethos when bringing up the testimony of former Raiderette Caitlin Yates. The authors summarize Caitlin’s words by saying, “cheerleaders were benched without pay if they gained weight, and forced into situations where they were sexually harassed”. These harsh accusations deliver insight into the NFL’s handling of their dedicated cheerleaders. Similarly, they move on to acknowledge a lawsuit made by the collective Buffalo Bills’ cheerleaders alleging that they had to “walk around in bikinis at a casino event called ‘The Man Show’ to promote the team, and at a local golf tournament men bid on which cheerleaders would ride in their golf carts” and describing strict rules “for everything from hair color to etiquette (how much bread to eat at a formal dinner, for example), personal hygiene, including the use of tampons, and restrictions on what other jobs the cheerleaders could accept”. Authors Rozic and Gonzalez use these examples of sexism in the NFL to contribute context to their original argument.
He gave his class ring to Sandy, then later, Danny unexpectedly touched Sandy after discussing about Rizzo’s unprotected sex with Kenickie, then Sandy screamed and ran away. Danny lost Sandy again and broke up at the scene. Ultimately, the drive-in was one of the social norms during the 1950s and the 1960s, a scenery when Danny dated with Sandy at the drive in was an example of a social/cultural context during that time. The next one I would like to talk about is one scene where Rizzo had unprotected sex with Kenickie.
Originally, the alleged victim plans to bring a friend with her for Parker’s roommate, but the friend is unable to attend so she goes alone. Parker is not there when she arrives and she strikes up a conversation with another man, who buys her 4 to 5 drinks. Parker shows up at midnight as stated in her testimony, 2 hours after she got there. Donald Trump did some of the same thing as Parker did and he is running for president, Nate Parker is just an actor.
As we celebrate Black American History month this is a time to reflect on contributions made by many African Americans. One person that comes to mind is Barbara Jordan. Barbara Jordan was important because she had an impact on the African American community by being the first African American in the Texas Senate, a Civil Rights leader, a speaker for the Democratic National Convention, and she will always be remembered for her role in the Nixon impeachment. Jordan had many other accomplishments and she worked for the good of others until her death at the young age of 59. “Barbara Jordan was born in Houston, TX on February 21, 1936, and she was one of three daughters of Benjamin Jordan and Arlyne Jordan.”
To Be or Not To Be Marlon Riggs’ documentary, “Black Is…Black Ain’t” explores several untold truths of African American culture. These truths are expressed by African Americans who have lived during and dealt with countless sufferings of being black in America. Based on the testimonies given throughout Riggs’ film, the black community is known for being sexist and denouncing those who are homosexual. Molefi Asante believes that “homosexuality is a deviation from Afrocentric thought.”
Challenges are events that are used to change you for the better should you choose it accept it. The challenges I have faced wasn’t a matter of choice but of something that I have no control over. Some people will tell you it’s a burden, some say it’s an entitlement or free ride. Science says it’s just having a high amount of melatonin due to geographical location for survival. To me though, being black probably one of the biggest challenges a human can have in America at least I find it terribly perplexing.