What's His Name Maggie Ginsberg Summary

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On March 6th, 2015, an African American teenager in Madison Wisconsin was shot and killed by a police officer. Throughout the weeks to follow we saw an uproar throughout the community and city. People were angry, upset and confused. Many articles were written about this incident this one, published by Madison Magazine goes through the feelings and thoughts of people in the community.
In the article “What’s His Name” by Maggie Ginsberg she talks about the aftermath of the officer-involved shooting of Tony Robinson. She highlights the horrifying experiences that other parents of African American kids and teens around the Madison area have shared. She talks about the parent's fears of letting their children go out into the world with the …show more content…

In the cover, you see many people of all ages and races sitting and protesting in front of the capital building. This is an example of pathos, we see that this incident has not only affected the black population of Madison but all other races too. In addition to this, we see “A CITY RESPONDS” in large black font. This is also pathos because it makes us feel that everyone is affected and unified as a result of this event. Next, we see a large sign that says “Black” written in red paint and large capital letters. This symbolizes strength, passion, and power. Finally, I noticed that most everyone in the crowd was dressed in dark or black clothing this makes you feel sad and sets the tone for the rest of the …show more content…

I do believe that the author did a decent job of using ethos, pathos, and logos. First, I will look at Ethos. Throughout the article, we don’t see too many examples of ethos but overall the author uses a very professional voice and seems to be likable and uses appropriate grammar for the audience and subject. This is why I believe that the author effectively used ethos to build credibility and trustworthiness. Next, I will look at logos, examples of logos are seen a couple times throughout this article but may be lacking a bit. The author using quotations often but seem to be mostly pathos based and are not really effective in reasoning with logic. The author also uses real-life examples. These do provide a bit of logic and understanding but again mostly lean towards pathos again. The only logos that was really effective to me was the factual data and statistics. This really helped me to understand the race problem in Madison and helps me make sense of what happened to Tony Robinson and how this is not the only race problem going on in Madison. Overall, I believe that logos could have been used a little bit better and they maybe should have included some more facts and data. Lastly, pathos. This article was filled with pathos. I believe the author used this to help us feel sympathy and empathy for the family, friends, and community. In this article, it was very appropriate to

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