Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Exploration 4- Pauleina May

From watching the video I learned that White Americans in that time were very selfish in a way. This is my opinion but in the beginning of the video they had an interview with a white lady and she was telling a story about a black person coming into the restaurant to eat. The black person did nothing wrong he went and sat where he was suppose to and this lady said that "him being there affected her". I personalty thought it had nothing to do with her, but I'm from a different time and I accept any race. What i will take from this video is a better understanding of segregation and what happened to the everyone who was involved.
The KKK also known as the Ku Klux Klan was a white supremacist organization that started in 1870. Throughout its time factions of secret fraternal organization have used acts of terrorism; they used murder, lynching, arson, rape, and bombing, to oppose the granting of civil rights to African Americans. Deriving its membership from native-born, white protestant U.S. citizens, the KKK has also been anti Semitic and catholic, and has opposed the immigration of all and does not view as "racially pure".  The KKK was also called White Brotherhood, Heroes of America, Constitutional Union Guards, and Invisible Empire.

This when Chicago was welcoming the KKK.
In the story Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong the whole story of Mary and Mark made me think. They were elementary sweethearts and they were in love to the point they were engaged. Then in the blink of an eye she was gone and he never saw her again, it just makes you think how could things change so fast in a relationship. Today I feel this has been a common thing with relationships, they are sometimes not taken seriously. The other story I choose was Friends. The thing that stuck out to me the most was when they talked about if one gets wounded the other will kill him to put him out of his misery. Strunk gets his legs blown off and Jensen doesn't do what they talked about. This stuck to me because we can talk about doing something but when we are actually living that situation its hard to keep our word. This is where the writing was most powerful to me.

1 comment:

  1. I completely agree with your reflection on "Sweetheart of Song Tra Bong." It definitely is a common thing in today's society!


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