The Confederate flag has been debated because of what it stands for, how people view it, and the impact it can have on the community if it is flown on public/government grounds. The Confederate flag has been viewed as racist and as a tool to undermine Civil Rights. On the opposing side, people view it as a symbol of respect to the soldiers who lost their lives for what they believed in. The debates have emerged and then dissipated in the past, but the controversies have risen again. People are concerned by the way it will affect the community, especially now that it is becoming a popular icon for younger generations.
Transgender representation in media and literature is experiencing a cultural shift as more representations of transgender people become visible in mainstream popular culture. A cultural narrative is formed through the increase in transgender representation, depicting a social norm that is not inclusive for all transgender people and severely stigmatized. Janet Mock, in her book Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, explores her truth and advocates the importance of living an individually based authentic existence, while erasing the bigoted stigma associated with mainstream medias representation of transgender people. This paper will focus on the representation of transgender people in media, the influence of Mock’s autobiography, and why representation is important in academia, especially for youths. The importance of representation of transgender and non-conforming gender identities is vital to the mental, physical, social, and economic well-being of individuals who identify themselves as transgender, nonbinary, or genderqueer.
Josie Appleton’s piece opens with her introducing the fact that body modification has lost its mark of being taboo. Appleton then transitions into describing the different kinds of people that modify their bodies and why they do it. The fact that people used to mostly use tattoos to identify with a group and are now using them to define themselves is heavily enforced. The rest of the piece describes in great detail the different ways people use piercings and tattoos to better understand themselves and mark important milestones. The piece concludes with Appleton claiming that body modification should only be for fashion, because bringing significance to it causes problems.
Leanne Howe works to challenge and confirm stereotypes of indigenous Choctaw peoples through her novel Shell Shakers. Although Howe presents some stereotypes that she selects to be acceptable of Choctaw culture to her readers, she makes it obvious that she is attempting to counter and change many stereotypes of indigenous Choctaw peoples through providing detailed accounts of Choctaw lives and proceedings. Stereotypes of indigenous peoples continue through the generalization of all groups, and the judgement passed upon those groups to fit western ideals (Berkhofer 25). Due to the “persistence and perpetuation” of stereotypes then the task of books aimed at countering stereotypes “becomes one of delineating that continuity in spite of seeming
There was also a change in the immigrant population; The search for a better opportunity was still present in the 1990s and thousands of legal and (illegal) immigrants arrived daily (most from Mexico). Debates over do you immigration policy occurred; majority of Americans believed that they could not accept any more immigrants and proposition 187 cut all education and non-emergency health benefits to be illegal immigrants. The patterns in immigration changed America 's ethnic and racial makeup causing places like California to become major my Nordie states with Asian-Americans, Latinos African-Americans, and Native Americans making up more than half of its
Some people can not afford canvas so they use the walls on the side of the road. Support: Art is a way to express emotion and pain. It is better than self harm and taking anger out on others in the form of assault. Support: So do we want people committing suicide because they couldn’t find a way to express themselves, or do we want a little art on the side of the street? Support: “It's a great form of self expression, it's free speech in one way,uncensored,raw, it's of the time, it's immediate, it's now and we've got to celebrate that!” Said Rod Quinn Main Point 3: So when does graffiti become inappropriate?
To communicate these situations to a group or the public can cause various reactions in different societies which was definitely expressed throughout the movie. Especially in the incident involving the racial discrimination, lynching, and more was expressed throughout the film and it also brought up different reactions based on where they were at. This impact can cause some negative and positive in different societal settings but the most important aspect of it all is that an individual is able to express how they feel not concerning the reaction they are receiving because they are expressing thoughts in which they believe in, The film “The Great Debater” directed by Denzel Washington was simply motivational and took the aspect of public speaking to another level with the intensity of the debate team and their professor. This film was able to connect and impact me by providing the build up until the delivery of the speech, and how much we are able to relate a course to a
Hippies also claimed dope brought about creative thinking. This was important for when hippies expressed themselves in art. Many famous artists of that time had admitted to using dope to help with their creativity. Another way hippies achieved happiness is being aware of nature and being in unity with it. Dope help them have an open mind of this concept and to get in touch with themselves and nature.
Watts theory of gangsta rap is extremely useful since it sheds insight on the difficult problem of the complexity of the influence of rap music on society. Watts argument made a great deal of sense because it is apparent in society today. People are fond of listening to gangsta rap; thus, it only would be logical to continue producing it. Rappers obtain a criminal record after becoming famous simply to uphold their status as a legit gangsta rapper. I agree greatly with his claim that critics should be more attentive to the relationship between music and its consumers.
EXTENDED ESSAY Are the tattoos a form of art? Introduction The reason why people get tattoo is often because they want to tell story to the world about them this include their life, their hobbies, important moment or to grave some memories in their skin through a visual representation. Tattoo are also a form of self expression ,that shows in some ways the imagination of people and their point of views about different things. In this essay I will try to make the reader understand that the tattoo are a visual form of art because it is a mix of sketch, draws, the talent of « drawing » something on a real skin of someone so realistically that possible. I actually have two tattoos both are a part of me ,for me it is explaining in some way who I am ,it is define my personality ,my