What people need to understand is that the incident in Ferguson happens everywhere in America amongst “minorities”. I don’t even like using that term minorities because we are not a small group. We are a large group of people that contribute to this country and I wished that was taken into consideration before …Read More →
What people need to understand is that the incident in Ferguson happens everywhere in America amongst “minorities”. I don’t even like using that term minorities because we are not a small group. We are a large group of people that contribute to this country and I wished that was taken into consideration before we get mistreated and oppressed every day by the American System. We are treated as if we are not apart of this country or population. It shouldn’t matter where a person is from, no one deserves to be shot down and killed over a minor thing such as stealing from a store. I hate to make this as a racial thing, but this is the reality we’re dealing with. This is a racist country that once promoted slavery, lyching, and has a whole system built to destroy Black people, specifically our men. We are viewed negatively even as affluent individuals that aren’t “thugs”, “hoodrats” or “ghetto”. We are discriminated against and stereotyped everywhere we go. Some of these stereotypes do hold some truth to a certain extent, but generalizing is a inaccurate and ignorant way of summing up every person from a particular group. And it shouldn’t matter what your social economic class or “race” is. And it shouldnt matter is you wear a hoodie, baggy jeans, and sneakers. That shouldnt make people judge the book by the cover and make assumptions that you are a thug or criminal.You shouldn’t be discriminated against no matter what. To have a unreasonable hatred for someone because they are different from you is pure ignorance and a disease of the mind. I can give several accounts where the police haven’t shot a white man that have committed a more severe crime than just stealing from the store. And to all those hypocrites that are ridiculing Mike because he stole from the store…Nobody is a saint. I know plenty of people that have shop lifted and did more horrendous things that are considered illegal or a felon. Just because you didn’t caught don’t mean you can judge others and I bet if you did get caught, you wouldn’t want to be shot down like a worthless piece of nothing over something so petty. What about the countless times we’ve seen the reports of mall, college, school, and movie theater shooting? All those white suspects walked out unscathed unless they decided to put the gun to their heads and take their own life. Those men killed countless innocent people but were still taken into custody and sentenced to prison time. How come the police officer that shot Mike Brown didnt take a different approach? He didnt kill anybody. And I dont wanna hear that false statement that Brown grabbed after him or tried to take his gun. There were plenty of witnesses there that saw Mike put his hands up. He murdered him. How can a person with a gun feel threatened against someone who has no weapon? Thats some b.s. and who ever wants to defend that racist cop can kiss ass. They left his body out there for FOUR HOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Out in the hot sun like a dead dog. They didn’t even have the respect to cover him and pick up his body. They let the whole community see that a police, a white racist cop can get away with murder and the American system will back him up. And from the way he shot Brown, it didnt sound like self defense. Six shots is over the legal limit for self defense too. Police are suppose to protect and serve. Not over throw their authority to carry out prejudice and vile acts against citizens. And Black people need to stop looking to Obama like he’s our savior because he has not address the situation seriously enough. He is a puppet and a pawn and has no real authority to speak on the situation because he’s controlled. Tanks were sent over to Ferguson for protesting but I’ve seen white people burn cars and riot over college university game loses…………. And no tanks or police was there beating them down and tear gassing them.. It’s time for people to wake up as a people. This country is going down hill and so are our rights as citizens as police marital laws are getting more powerful. Dont not sit and let injustice take place. Pretty soon, they wont be only targeting just Black males or people but they will be coming for EVERYONE. Remember this is the same country where Emett Till, Shawn Bell, and sooo many countless unarmed Black men have been shot, murdered, prosecuted, lynched, and imprisoned. And people can talk about Black on Black violence. Yes, there is a lot of violence amongst each other in our community, but that shouldn’t mean we should care less about another flaw in society such as racism and injustice. Everyone’s live should be valued, no matter who killed the other first or who’s doing it more. It is all a very important situation that should be addressed. And it matters just as much.
I enjoyed what I learned in class about Doctorrow’s book on information not wanting to be free and people in the creative industry. He really pointed out some amazing facts and aspects to consider for artists or anybody who uses the internet as a platform for their business. I agree that information doesn’t want to …Read More →
I enjoyed what I learned in class about Doctorrow’s book on information not wanting to be free and people in the creative industry. He really pointed out some amazing facts and aspects to consider for artists or anybody who uses the internet as a platform for their business. I agree that information doesn’t want to be free. People do want to be acknowledged for their work whether its original or not. Each creative individual each believe they have something to offer to society by sharing their art and connecting with people. Its a passion. Whether a person is a music artist, painter, or book writer, they want some credibility because why wouldn’t anyone want to make a living doing something they’re naturally good at and love? But at the same time you cant really expect social media to do all the magic for you. And like Molly said, the Internet will not save creators. Nothing will save creators except for themselves and others that are willing to support them and each other as a whole and as a people who appreciate information and arts. Although the Internet did help make Molly’s success as a artist possible, the Internet is now becoming more centralized and corporate with restrictions and risk of getting your work stolen. But you have to start somewhere and know when and where to take the chance. Its good not to trust anyone fully, think of everything in a cynical attitude concerning your success and make sure you have a separate income on the side in case if things crash.
I choose 25 Top Cartoons in the 90’s because I am a 90’s baby. I was born in 1994 and remember all the times I would watch cartoons in the morning, evening and night with my sister, my youngest uncle, and my numerous cousins. I LOVED cartoons as a kid and this brought back soo …Read More →
I choose 25 Top Cartoons in the 90’s because I am a 90’s baby. I was born in 1994 and remember all the times I would watch cartoons in the morning, evening and night with my sister, my youngest uncle, and my numerous cousins. I LOVED cartoons as a kid and this brought back soo many memories. I still love cartoons now as a young adult, but I have drifted from the television over the years. A lot of these old cartoons are cancelled and some aren’t shown all the time. I know Nick has a time when they dedicate a 90’s show for viewers who enjoyed the nostalgic memories of their childhood. But not all the shows are included which is a bummer. But I can still watch a few good episodes on Youtube thanks to people who have a whole channel with throw back cartoons.
I found out two things I didn’t know about this particular cartoon that was in this mash-up video of 90’s cartoons was Rugrats. Now this show is very popular beside Hey Arnold and a few others. The creators for the Rugrats were also the creators for another show I became obsessed with along with my oldest sister was the Thornberries. I loved that show which was basically based on a family of five that traveled to different parts of the world, on crazy adventures and often times found themselves in a crazy dilemma but always got out safe. The other thing I heard about was the theory behind the Rugrats and the characters. It is said the babies were only a part of Angelica’s imagination. They were all dead from several disturbing and sad causes and only Dil And Susie were real. It was also said Angelica was a crack baby, whose mother was a drug addict and died or walk out on her and her father when she was a baby. Imagining the babies was her only way of coping along with the doll she was called Cynthia that was suppose to be a symbolism of her drug addict mother, which is why the doll looks dismantled. But she never made the doll leave her side regardless of her other glamorous toys. But this is only a theory. It makes me curious and puzzles me because I wonder if its true. They said its based on a real character name Angelica who was in fact Schizophrenia and a crack baby. But who knowsQ
I felt GUILTY reading my teacher’s, Michael, post because it revealed all the things I’m lacking and what I’m too lazy to improve. I am not one to procrastinate, but I dont enjoy the challenge of learning new creative ways to do GIFS and other works because I’ll have to force myself o watch some annoying video of a …Read More →
I felt GUILTY reading my teacher’s, Michael, post because it revealed all the things I’m lacking and what I’m too lazy to improve. I am not one to procrastinate, but I dont enjoy the challenge of learning new creative ways to do GIFS and other works because I’ll have to force myself o watch some annoying video of a tutorial. And I tend to forget how to do it after watching it and have to watch it five more times while pausing the video every second. What I liked about this post was that it highlighted problems a lot of CT 101 students tend to deal with and gave tips on how to improve our work and maintain our sites too for our careers.