Final Essay 05/01/19

 

Grace Sabatino

English 123

Eric Drown

05/01/19

Racism Movement

 

In today’s society, it takes social habits, weak ties, and strong ties to create a social movement to make a change. In these past articles of Civil Rights to Megachurches and Privileged we can see how strong ties, social habits and weak ties all contribute to the social movements being created. Here at UNE, we struggle with our diversity as a community. There is a lot we can learn from Charles Duhigg “Civil Rights to Megachurches” and Kyle Korver’s “Privileged”

In this article from Civil Rights to Megachurches by Charles Duhigg, he talks about how a social change movement is created. In the article, the writer expresses “ social habits are why some initiatives become world-changing movements While others fail to ignite. And the reason why social habits have such influences because at the root of many movements be they large-scale revolutions or simple  fluctuations in the church as people attend is a three-part process that historians and sociologists say show up again and again.” Charles Duhigg Is trying to shine a light on the Rosa Parks bus incident and to show how even though what happened to her sparked a huge Civil Rights Campaign and also a new social pattern because of her social habits within the community. He references the term weak ties and strong ties that correspond with social habits to create a social movement that will make a change. He expresses “ Of movement starts because of the social habits of friendship in the strong ties between close acquaintances. It grows because of the habits of the community and the weak ties that hold neighborhoods and clans together. And it endures because of movements leaders give participants new habits that create a fresh sense of identity and feeling of ownership.” There were situations where the weak ties were often more important than the strong ties because we ties give us access to social networks where we don’t belong otherwise. There were obligations in the community that Martin Luther King thought was obligated. The community which in Rosa Park was from felt pressure to stand up for what happened to earn to shine a light on this issue and to stand together in fear that anyone who didn’t do that wasn’t someone that they wanted to be friends with. the social habits in this movement weren’t strong enough because they weren’t able to extend on their own so this led to the community to become struggling. At UNE we need to use our social habits, weak ties, and strong ties to build a movement that will find a solution to bring in more diversity for this school. It is time for us to take responsibility for what happens next.

In Kyle Korver’s “Privileged” he talked about a racial incident that had taken place within the NBA. Korver expresses that “ when it comes to racism in America think that builds in sports ability tends to be as seen as more or less the same thing. But I’m beginning to understand how there. As white people are we going to have to send our forefathers? no, I don’t think so. But are we responsible for them? Yes, I believe we are. And I guess I come to you realize that when we walked back from the systemic racism police reform, workplace diversity, affirmative action, better access to healthcare reparation? It’s not about guilt. It’s not about pointing fingers are

 

passing blade. It’s about responsibility. It’s about understanding that when we’ve said the word equality for Generations that we really mint for a certain group of people. Not understanding that out when we spell the word inequality for the generations that we’ve really met slavery and its aftermath what is Philippine to this day. But understanding on a fundamental level. They still have it.” Kyle’s trying to talk about how you’re not guilty of what the people before I said but we are responsible for what is yet to Come and how to make a choice by taking responsibility for what others said. After looking at the article done by Duhigg that shines light upon the subject of social change movements. that depend on strong ties, social habits, and weak ties. Within this new article, we can see how the social habits of others are outweighing strong ties of the week ties. to have a social movement that will work and that will make a change needs have a balance between these three aspects. In Duhigg’s Article, he shares that “ social habits are why some initiatives become world-changing movements While others fail to ignite. And the reason why social habits have such influences because at the root of many movements be they large-scale revolutions or simple fluctuations in the church as people attend is a three-part process that historians and sociologists say show up again and again. Of movement starts because of the social habits of friendship in the strong ties between close acquaintances. It grows because of the habits of the community and the weak ties that hold neighborhoods and clans together. And it endures because of movements leaders give participants new habits that create a fresh sense of identity and feeling of ownership.” What Duhigg and Korver  are both saying is you have a strong movement that’s going to make a change and what they believe is wrong need to have a strong front line waiting to leave the community that are struggling and to be under a lot of pressure to stand up for what is right and to create ownership of the situation. As a community from UNE, we need to take ownership of the problem we are having and not give it any more power. We can be responsible for what has happened in the past but we absolutely can be responsible for the ones making the change.

 

As a college student at UNE, we need to take ownership of the lack of diversity here.  As a community we need to target UNE’s social habits of diversity and looking to get involved which can be done through specific strong ties like Friends, Specific departments, Roommates and Professors. As Duhigg expressed in his view on social movements we need these aspects of a movement to bring in new ideas from the people around us to change the diversity and to talk about exploring new opinions to bringing in more diverse classes and to creating an open mind when it comes to race. As a community, we need to start an open conversation with a community of respect to get people comfortable and bringing the problems forward and implicating ways to fix it. To do so we can spread ideas across campus to other groups to be able to introduce this social movement.

 

Works Cited

 

Duhigg, Charles. “From Civil Rights to Megachurches.” Https://Ericdrown.uneportfolio.org/Wp-Content/Uploads/Sites/5/2018/12/Coates_BetweenTheWorldandMe_Excerpt.Pdf, ericdrown.uneportfolio.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/12/Coates_BetweenTheWorldandMe_Excerpt.pdf.

 

Korver, Kyle. “Privileged | By Kyle Korver.” The Players’ Tribune, 8 Apr. 2019, www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/kyle-korver-utah-jazz-nba.

 

Durhigg and Korver Social movements

 

In today’s society it takes social habits, weaks ties and strong ties to create a social movement to make a change. In these past articles of Civil Rights to Megachurches and Privileged we can see how strong ties, social habits and weak ties all contribute to the soical movements being created.

In this article from Civil Rights to Megachurches  the writer talks about how a social change movements failed due to social habits, weak ties, social ties. In the article the writer expresses “  social habits are why some initiatives become world-changing movements While others fail to ignite. And the reason why social habits have such influences because at the root of many movements be they large-scale revolutions or simple  fluctuations in the church as people attend is a three-part process that historians and sociologists say show up again and again. Of movement starts because of the social habits of friendship in the strong ties between close acquaintances. It grows because of the habits of the community and the weak ties that hold neighborhoods and clans together. And it endures because of movements leaders give participants new habits that create a fresh sense of identity and feeling of ownership.” Charles Duhigg Is trying to shine light on the Rosa Parks bus incident incident and to show how even though what happened to her sparked a huge Civil Rights Campaign and also a new social pattern because of her social habits within the community, there were situations where the weak ties were often more important than the strong ties because we ties give us access to social networks where we don’t belong otherwise.  this is where the movement started to fail because they were fighting more against the social system then trying to reach out for allies in it. there were obligations in the community that Martin Luther King thought was obligated. the community which in Rosa Park was from felt pressure to stand up for what happened to earn to shine light on this issue and to stand together in fear that anyone who didn’t do that wasn’t someone that they wanted to be friends with. the social habits in this movement weren’t strong enough because they weren’t able to extend on their own so this led to the community to become struggling.

In Korver’s I talked about racial incident that happened that Daniel and also but feeling people that watch their games. Korver expresses that “  when it comes to racism in America think that builds in spots bility tends to be as seen as more or less the same thing. But I’m beginning to understand how there. As white people are we going to have to send our forefathers? no I don’t think so. But are we responsible for them? Yes I believe we are. And I guess I come to you realize that when we walked back from the systemic racism police reform, workplace diversity, affirmative action, better access to healthcare reparation? It’s not about guilt. It’s not about pointing fingers are passing blade. It’s about responsibility. It’s about understanding that when we’ve said the word equality for Generations that we really mint for certain group of people. Not understanding that out when we spell the word inequality for the generations that we’ve really met slavery and its aftermath what is Philippine to this day. But understanding on a fundamental level. They still have it.” Kyle’s trying to talk about how you’re not guilty for what the people before I said but we are responsible for what is yet to Come and how to make a choice by taking responsibility for what others said.  this week we also looked at it our article by Duhigg that shines light up on the subject of social change movements. that depend on strong ties, social habits and weak ties. Within this new article we can see how the social habits of others are outweighing strong ties of the week ties. to have a social movement that will work and that will make a change needs have a balance between these three aspects. In Duhigg’s Article he shares that “ social habits are why some initiatives become world-changing movements While others fail to ignite. And the reason why social habits have such influences because at the root of many movements be they large-scale revolutions or simple fluctuations in the church as people attend is a three-part process that historians and sociologists say show up again and again. Of movement starts because of the social habits of friendship in the strong ties between close acquaintances. It grows because of the habits of the community and the weak ties that hold neighborhoods and clans together. And it endures because of movements leaders give participants new habits that create a fresh sense of identity and feeling of ownership.” What Duhigg and Korver  are both saying is you have a strong movement that’s going to make a change and what they believe is wrong need to have a strong front line waiting to leave the community that is struggling and to be under a lot of pressure to stand up for what is right and to create ownership of the situation.

 

As a college stident ar UNE we need to take ownership for the lack of diversity here.  As a community we need to target UNE’s social habits of diversity and looking to get involved which can be done through specific strong ties like Friends, Specific departments, Roommates and Professors. Bringing new ideas from our movement to change the diversity and to talk about exploring new opinions to bringing in more diverse classes and to creating an open mind when it comes to race. As a community we need Start an open conversation with a community of respect to get people comfortable and bringing the problems forward and implicating ways to fix it. To do so we can pread ideas across campus to other groups to be able to introduce this social movement.

Privileged Kyle Korver

In Korver’s, I talked about the racial incident that happened that team and also but feeling people that watch their games. Korver expresses that “  when it comes to racism in America think that builds in spots ability tends to be as seen as more or less the same thing. But I’m beginning to understand how there. As white people are we going to have to send our forefathers? no, I don’t think so. But are we responsible for them? Yes, I believe we are. And I guess I come to you realize that when we walked back from the systemic racism police reform, workplace diversity, affirmative action, better access to healthcare reparation? It’s not about guilt. It’s not about pointing fingers are passing blade. It’s about responsibility. It’s about understanding that when we’ve said the word equality for Generations that we really mint for a certain group of people. Not understanding that out when we spell the word inequality for the generations that we’ve really met slavery and its aftermath what is Philippine to this day. But understanding on a fundamental level. They still have it.” Kyle’s trying to talk about how you’re not guilty of what the people before I said but we are responsible for what is yet to Come and how to make a choice by taking responsibility for what others said.  this week we also looked at it our article by Duhigg that shines light upon the subject of social change movements. that depend on strong ties, social habits, and weak ties. Within this new article, we can see how the social habits of others are outweighing strong ties of the week ties. to have a social movement that will work and that will make a change needs have a balance between these three aspects. In Duhigg’s Article, he shares that “ social habits are why some initiatives become world-changing movements While others fail to ignite. And the reason why social habits have such influences because at the root of many movements be they large-scale revolutions or simple fluctuations in the church as people attend is a three-part process that historians and sociologists say show up again and again. Of movement starts because of the social habits of friendship in the strong ties between close acquaintances. It grows because of the habits of the community and the weak ties that hold neighborhoods and clans together. And it endures because of movements leaders give participants new habits that create a fresh sense of identity and feeling of ownership.” What Duhigg and Korver  are both saying is you have a strong movement that’s going to make a change and what they believe is wrong need to have a strong front line waiting to leave the community that are struggling and to be under a lot of pressure to stand up for what is right and to create ownership of the situation.

Civil Rights to Megachurches Writing

In this article from Civil Rights to Megachurches the writer talks about how social change movements failed due to social habits, weak ties, social ties. In the article, the writer expresses “  social habits are why some initiatives become world-changing movements While others fail to ignite. And the reason why social habits have such influences because at the root of many movements be they large-scale revolutions or simple fluctuations in the church as people attend is a three-part process that historians and sociologists say show up again and again. Of movement starts because of the social habits of friendship in the strong ties between close acquaintances. It grows because of the habits of the community and the weak ties that hold neighborhoods and clans together. And it endures because of movements leaders give participants new habits that create a fresh sense of identity and feeling of ownership.” Charles Duhigg Is trying to shine light on the Rosa Parks bus incident incident and to show how even though what happened to her sparked a huge Civil Rights Campaign and also a new social pattern because of her social habits within the community, there were situations where the weak ties were often more important than the strong ties because we ties give us access to social networks where we don’t belong otherwise.  this is where the movement started to fail because they were fighting more against the social system than trying to reach out for allies in it. there were obligations in the community that Martin Luther King thought was obligated. the community which in Rosa Park was from felt pressure to stand up for what happened to earn to shine a light on this issue and to stand together in fear that anyone who didn’t do that wasn’t someone that they wanted to be friends with. the social habits in this movement weren’t strong enough because they weren’t able to extend on their own so this led to the community to become struggling.

Essay 04/14/19

For these past weeks, we have looked into different sources of media that give us the answer to what is race. As we think about ways we could work towards ending racism you notice that all these sources we have read, have led to working towards finding a solution to end racism. We focused on media that showed people talking about personal experiences on how race has affected them but almost how they have had encounters with other races. People will cover their true identities because they feel that they need to fit into the mainstream of today’s society and to meet everyone’s expectation of what a real person should be like and act like. Some examples of covering are pretending to be a different race, sex or hiding your sexuality. In these sources of Media that include Yoshino, Hochschild, the Blackness Project, and the Whiteness project we can see how the future depends on how we want to make a change.

In the Blackness project the people sharing their stories and experiences of there version of the deep story. These people want others to understand what the life of discrimination is like and how race shapes everyone’s reality. In the video a man named Byron shared “In a time when there was rampant discrimination and when African-Americans and other people of color were being unfairly denied opportunities and affirmative action programs were designed to level the playing field in this day and age many of those programs have been dismantled so those that think there are still many programs in that 1960s 70s affirmative action space. I think they’re wrong about that I think in this day and age when people are able to break through when people are able to succeed it’s because they put in the work is because they have the talent is because they’ve accomplished what they need to accomplish to be able to be in the position that they’re in”. Byron expresses how back then the African American community was denied opportunities and now they are stilled denied opportunities or segregated where they may be. Another man Julian expresses that “ I mean we have a new president who shows that he really doesn’t care about certain nationalities which are blatant racism and that’s our president so it’s definitely here in full effect in 2017 and we hope to get better but it may get worse as long as we as a people do our part and we come together.” We are in a time and place where our government is applicating racism and it may take a while for it to get better and it may not get better but working together to solve out these issues is the best solution. It starts with understanding that you have to love your people in order to love yourself and those who want freedom without fighting for it need to change their perspective. As the narrator goes on about racism and it’s issues he says“Black is a multidimensional thing It starts with understanding that you gotta love your people in order to love yourself and those who want freedom without fighting for it, people who want the rain without thunder and lightning, being black is being strong” Before they are able to change if you just want the freedom that will come with a fight. This comes with talking about the issue instead of brushing it under the rug. There are always people that are going to try and bring you down based on their own beliefs. The people that express their belief in this way are trying to tell there side of the deep story and trying to tell the reason why others assume based on their beliefs.

In this assignment and our last assignment, there are many similarities of what Hochschild is talking about and what these people from the Whiteness project videos are talking about. Now in the world, there are so many things that aren’t socially acceptable even if you’re representing what your beliefs are. In Hochschild, her interviewee explains “Then you see the immigrants Mexican, Samolis,  the Syrian refugees Yet to Come. As you wait in this on moving line you’re being asked to feel sorry for them all. You have a good heart. But who is deciding who you feel compassion for? Then you see President Barack Obama waving the line Cutters for. He’s on their side. In fact, isn’t he a line cutter too? How was his father was black I’d pay for Harvard? As you wait your turn Obama is using the money in your pocket to help the line cutters. He and his liberal backers have removed the shame from taking. The government has become an instrument for redistributing in your money to the undeserving. It’s not your government anymore it’s theirs.” When people say that immigrants that have moved here are undeserving and are line cutters they aren’t. There are people here illegally but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a right to be here or are taking the easy way out. The majority of the US ancestors are not originally from the US. Everyone has different ethnicities and ancestors that came over like these people now. The people that express their belief in this way are trying to tell there side of the deep story and trying to tell the reason why they follow trump and why they base their belief off what he believes in.

In the Whiteness project, we got to look at many people view of what their life has been life. There were two people that stood out to me: Wade and Nicholas. For Wade, he expressed that “ I’m not necessarily happy that I am white. Because of all the extra stuff that came with it because of like the way our race has acted like through the course of history like they’ve done the most evil messed up things I’ve ever seen other than like using rape as a weapon in the Congo but white people have definitely done worse than that in my opinion What the place I work and stuff like that the people that say the most awful things that I’ve ever heard in person or those people are those white people to get drunk and sit at my bar and spout off nonsense and it makes me really disappointed that I have to be linked lumped into the same category as them for me is why I like the way that I look because I am separated in that way I think people of my generation are less tolerance to blatant racism but a lot of them don’t understand like what all comes with like the underlined racism systemic racism that’s happened I’ve seen like on the internet and on television and stuff like that a lot of older white men complaining about them being discriminated against because they’re right but I don’t necessarily agree with that . Wade is calm but also angry that he is white and that he represents a race that says such awful things and he is ashamed to be white. Nicholas however is a bit more forgiving by expressing that “The being white help them become who they are cuz they take a lot of pride in the fact that their family may have not been Rich, to begin with, and are not rich what I when I got my job example I walked in there and I just look clean-cut white person and they hired me pretty much because of that and it’s just small small things that no one really notices but I see a little bit easier being white I think we’ve come a long way since the Civil Rights Movement but kids nowadays tend to grow up thinking that the problems in the past and if they’re still just a civil like there’s an unjust civil system I don’t feel guilty about the fact that I’ve been given these advantages I just feel the need to use these advantages subtly or how it whichever way I can to try to make sure that other people of other races can have the same advantages that I have. Nicholas seems to be accountable for the way his race is and also happy that he was given the advantages he has but at the same time sorry that others can’t have that equality. They are talking about the issue instead of brushing it under the rug and by what was said in the article for this current assignment is unethical. Our civil rights should protect every aspect that we are as individuals and a group. There is a difference between individual and Group rights. Group rights are rights held by a group and individual rights are rights held by individual people. In this article, the writer talks a lot about individual and group rights and how we are categorized as groups with our identities. He wants individual rights so people don’t have to continue covering their identities.

 

With both these recent assignment, we are able to see a bit of Yoshino’s covering and hiding your true identity. In Yoshino’s covering he says“We must indeed build a new civil rights paradigm on what draws us together rather than on what drives us apart because covering applies to us all it provides an issue around which we can make common cause this is the desire for authenticity are common human wish to express ourselves without being impeded by reasoning demands for conformity.” Everything that defines us is what authenticity is and the writer wants us to realize that it times to build a  new civil rights paradigm which can bring us closer together than driving us further away. Covering is something we do to shield us from hateful comments but we should have rights that say this isn’t okay. Race is something that drives us apart but if we talk more about it we are able to make a change in the beliefs that people in Hochschild view that race and being an immigrant is something that makes you a line cutter. Ia Yoshino’s view he is able to defend the people who are choosing to cover up their true self. Yoshino is an advocate for these people struggling to show their true colors to our society but no one is doing anything about it. Every day there is a someone hiding their personality, sexual orientation and parts of themselves that make them unique. He talks about how he wants people to embolden their identities so they don’t lose part of themselves. Yoshino’s wants to open everyone eyes to how we as human beings should have the basic right to be defined as the way we want to and not to have to cover our identities.

 

Throughout this assignment, I have seen how peoples words can make a change in the way others think. With Yoshino’s Covering, we see how we don’t need limitations that limit something that comes naturally to us and is an instinct. These limits that society puts on these human being is unethical and makes these people hide their identities because of fear of criticism. Being themselves gives them a way to be authentic and unique. They need to show who you are and to define yourself. In The Blackness project and The Whiteness project, we can see how race can put an identity on you that affects your life. Before they are able to change it you just want the freedom that will come with a fight. This comes with talking about the issue. There are always people that are going to try and bring you down based on their own beliefs. The people that express their belief in this way are trying to tell there side of the deep story and trying to tell the reason why others assume based on their beliefs.  many people speak up on the issues that racism has brought upon us. These people want others to understand what the life of discrimination is like and how race shapes everyone’s reality.

Yoshino, Kenji. “Covering.” Kenji Yoshino, kenjiyoshino.com/KY/covering/.

“The Blackness Project Is a Featured Length Documentary Film about Culture and Race from the Perspectives of African American and Other Minorities.” The Blackness Project, theblacknessproject.org/.

Dow, Whitney Dow, and Michelle Byrd. “Whiteness Project.” Whiteness Project, whitenessproject.org/.

 

Hochschild, Arlie Russell, et al. “Special Report: I Spent 5 Years with Some of Trump’s Biggest Fans. Here’s What They Won’t Tell You.” Mother Jones, 23 June 2017, www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/08/trump-white-blue-collar-supporters/.

Whiteness vs Blackness project

For these past weeks, we have looked into different sources of media that give us the answer to what is race. As we think about ways we could work towards ending racism you notice differences through the Whiteness project and the Blackness project.

In the Whiteness project, we got to look at many people view of what their life has been life. There were two people that stood out to me: Wade and Nicholas. For Wade, he expressed that “ I’m not necessarily happy that I am white. Because of all the extra stuff that came with it because of like the way our race has acted like through the course of history like they’ve done the most evil messed up things I’ve ever seen other than like using rape as a weapon in the Congo but white people have definitely done worse than that in my opinion What the place I work and stuff like that the people that say the most awful things that I’ve ever heard in person or those people are those white people to get drunk and sit at my bar and spout off nonsense and it makes me really disappointed that I have to be linked lumped into the same category as them for me is why I like the way that I look because I am separated in that way I think people of my generation are less tolerance to blatant racism but a lot of them don’t understand like what all comes with like the underlined racism systemic racism that’s happened I’ve seen like on the internet and on television and stuff like that a lot of older white men complaining about them being discriminated against because they’re right but I don’t necessarily agree with that . Wade is calm but also angry that he is white and that he represents a race that says such awful things and he is ashamed to be white. Nicholas however is a bit more forgiving by expressing that “The being white help them become who they are cuz they take a lot of pride in the fact that their family may have not been Rich, to begin with, and are not rich what I when I got my job example I walked in there and I just look clean-cut white person and they hired me pretty much because of that and it’s just small small things that no one really notices but I see a little bit easier being white I think we’ve come a long way since the Civil Rights Movement but kids nowadays tend to grow up thinking that the problems in the past and if they’re still just a civil like there’s an unjust civil system I don’t feel guilty about the fact that I’ve been given these advantages I just feel the need to use these advantages subtly or how it whichever way I can to try to make sure that other people of other races can have the same advantages that I have. Nicholas seems to be accountable for the way his race is and also happy that he was given the advantages he has but at the same time sorry that others can’t have that equality. They are talking about the issue instead of brushing it under the rug and by what was said in the article for this current assignment is unethical. Whiteness project the people in the video talk about personal experiences on how race has affected them but almost how they have had encounters with other races.

 

In the Blackness project the people sharing their stories and experiences of there version of the deep story. These people want others to understand what the life of discrimination is like and how race shapes everyone’s reality. In the video a man named Byron shared “In a time when there was rampant discrimination and when African-Americans and other people of color were being unfairly denied opportunities and affirmative action programs were designed to level the playing field in this day and age many of those programs have been dismantled so those that think there are still many programs in that 1960s 70s affirmative action space. I think they’re wrong about that I think in this day and age when people are able to break through when people are able to succeed it’s because they put in the work is because they have the talent is because they’ve accomplished what they need to accomplish to be able to be in the position that they’re in”. Byron expresses how back then the African American community was denied opportunities and now they are stilled denied opportunities or segregated where they may be. Another man Julian expresses that “ I mean we have a new president who shows that he really doesn’t care about certain nationalities which are blatant racism and that’s our president so it’s definitely here in full effect in 2017 and we hope to get better but it may get worse as long as we as a people do our part and we come together.” We are in a time and place where our government is applicating racism and it may take a while for it to get better and it may not get better but working together to solve out these issues is the best solution. It starts with understanding that you have to love your people in order to love yourself and those who want freedom without fighting for it need to change their perspective. As the narrator goes on about racism and it’s issues he says“Black is a multidimensional thing It starts with understanding that you gotta love your people in order to love yourself and those who want freedom without fighting for it, people who want the rain without thunder and lightning, being black is being strong” Before they are able to change it you just want the freedom that will come with a fight. This comes with talking about the issue instead of brushing it under the rug. There are always people that are going to try and bring you down based on their own beliefs. The people that express their belief in this way are trying to tell there side of the deep story and trying to tell the reason why others assume based on their beliefs.

Blackness project and NY times writing

In the Blackness project the people sharing their stories and experiences of there version of the deep story. These people want others to understand what the life of discrimination is like and how race shapes everyone’s reality.

In the video a man named Byron shared “In a time when there was rampant discrimination and when African-Americans and other people of color were being unfairly denied opportunities and affirmative action programs were designed to level the playing field in this day and age many of those programs have been dismantled so those that think there are still many programs in that 1960s 70s affirmative action space. I think they’re wrong about that I think in this day and age when people are able to break through when people are able to succeed it’s because they put in the work is because they have the talent is because they’ve accomplished what they need to accomplish to be able to be in the position that they’re in”. Byron expresses how back then the African American community was denied opportunities and now they are stilled denied opportunities or segregated where they may be. Another man Julian expresses that “ I mean we have a new president who shows that he really doesn’t care about certain nationalities which are blatant racism and that’s our president so it’s definitely here in full effect in 2017 and we hope to get better but it may get worse as long as we as a people do our part and we come together.” We are in a time and place where our government is applicating racism and it may take a while for it to get better and it may not get better but working together to solve out these issues is the best solution. It starts with understanding that you have to love your people in order to love yourself and those who want freedom without fighting for it need to change their perspective.

In an article that was written by the New York Times, professionals are varieties of fields spoke up about discrimination of race in the working world. They shared their experiences were people questioned there professionalism and their licenses. The writer’s shares “ when the physician Fatima Cody Stanford later explained that she always carries her medical license to help this arm Skeptics in situations like the one she had experience other professional said they too have developed strategies to brace themselves for people who will doubt them. Those are professional Fields historically dominated by white people including law, medicine and politics oh, say that the pressure to be prepared for these moments can feel particularly acute. It affects how they dress what they carry in their wallets and how they behave.” These professionals that are trained to either be someone that saves lives or to defend a person’s life have to change who they are so they won’t come off a certain way to others. They need to be cautious of what they wear and what they carry around them may make assumptions based on what they believe.

Between these two projects, we can see how race can put an identity on you that affects your life. Before they are able to change if you just want the freedom that will come with a fight. This comes with talking about the issue instead of brushing it under the rug. There are always people that are going to try and bring you down based on their own beliefs. The people that express their belief in this way are trying to tell there side of the deep story and trying to tell the reason why others assume based on their beliefs.

 

Homework 04/1/19

In this assignment and our last assignment, there are many similarities of what Hochschild is talking about and what these people from the Whiteness project videos are talking about. In Hochschild, her interviewee explains “Then you see the immigrants Mexican, Samolis,  the Syrian refugees Yet to Come. As you wait in this on moving line you’re being asked to feel sorry for them all. You have a good heart. But who is deciding who you feel compassion for? Then you see President Barack Obama waving the line Cutters for. He’s on their side. In fact, isn’t he a line cutter too? How was his father was black I’d pay for Harvard? As you wait your turn Obama is using the money in your pocket to help the line cutters. He and his liberal backers have removed the shame from taking. The government has become an instrument for redistributing in your money to the undeserving. It’s not your government anymore it’s theirs.” When people say that immigrants that have moved here are undeserving and are line cutters they aren’t. I mean sure there are some people here illegally but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a right to be here. The majority of the US ancestors are not originally from the US. Everyone has different ethnicities and ancestors that came over like these people now. In the Whiteness project, we got to look at many people view of what their life has been life. There were two people that stood out to me: Wade and Nicholas.For Wade, he expressed that “ I’m not necessarily happy that I am white.Because of all the extra stuff that came with it because of like the way our race has acted like through the course of history like they’ve done the most evil messed up things I’ve ever seen other than like using rape as a weapon in the Congo but white people have definitely done worse than that in my opinion What the place I work and stuff like that the people that say the most awful things that I’ve ever heard in person or those people are those white people to get drunk and sit at my bar and spout off nonsense and it makes me really disappointed that I have to be linked lumped into the same category as them for me is why I like the way that I look because I am separated in that way I think people of my generation are less tolerance to blatant racism but a lot of them don’t understand like what all comes with like the underlined racism systemic racism that’s happened I’ve seen like on the internet and on television and stuff like that a lot of older white men complaining about them being discriminated against because they’re right but I don’t necessarily agree with that . Wade is calm but also angry that he is white and that he represents a race that says such awful things and he is ashamed to be white. Nicholas however is a bit more forgiving by expressing that “The being white help them become who they are cuz they take a lot of pride in the fact that their family may have not been Rich, to begin with, and are not rich what I when I got my job example I walked in there and I just look clean-cut white person and they hired me pretty much because of that and it’s just small small things that no one really notices but I see a little bit easier being white I think we’ve come a long way since the Civil Rights Movement but kids nowadays tend to grow up thinking that the problems in the past and if they’re still just a civil like there’s an unjust civil system I don’t feel guilty about the fact that I’ve been given these advantages I just feel the need to use these advantages subtly or how it whichever way I can to try to make sure that other people of other races can have the same advantages that I have. Nicholas seems to be accountable for the way his race is and also happy that he was given the advantages he has but at the same time sorry that others can’t have that equality. They are talking about the issue instead of brushing it under the rug and by what was said in the article for this current assignment is unethical. With both these recent assignment, we are able to see a few of Yoshino’s covering and hiding your true identity. In Yoshino’s covering he says“We must indeed build a new civil rights paradigm on what draws us together rather than on what drives us apart because covering applies to us all it provides an issue around which we can make common cause this is the desire for authenticity are common human wish to express ourselves without being impeded by reasoning demands for conformity.” Everything that defines us is what authenticity is and the writer wants us to realize that it times to build a  new civil rights paradigm which can bring us closer together than driving us further away. Covering is something we do to shield us from hateful comments but we should have rights that say this isn’t okay. Race is something that drives us apart but if we talk more about it we are able to make a change in the beliefs that people in Hochschild view that race and being an immigrant is something that makes you a line cutter. In Yoshino’s view, he is able to defend the people who are choosing to cover up their true self. Yoshino is an advocate for these people struggling to show their true colors to our society but no one is doing anything about it. Every day there is a someone hiding their personality, sexual orientation and parts of themselves that make them unique.He talks about how he wants people to embolden their identities so they don’t lose part of themselves.  Yoshino’s wants to open everyone eyes to how we as human beings should have the basic right to be defined as the way we want to and not to have to cover our identities.

I Spent 5 Years With Some of Trump’s Biggest Fans” prewriting

What are the key beliefs in the Deep Story of the Right/Personal Protectionism? This is a right there question, asking you to summarize the Deep Story.

In the article there are people being interviewed on what they think are the key beliefs in the deep story. These people blieve that“ Then you see the immigrants Mexican, Samolis,  the Syrian refugees Yet to Come. As you wait in this on moving line you’re being asked to feel sorry for them all. You have a good heart. But who is deciding who you feel compassion for? Then you see President Barack Obama waving the line Cutters for. He’s on their side. In fact isn’t he a line cutter to? How was his father was black I’d pay for Harvard? As you wait your turn Obama is using the money in your pocket to help the line cutterz. He and his liberal backers have removed the shame from taking. The government has become an instrument for redistribute in your money to the undeserving. It’s not your government anymore it’s theirs.” When people say that immigrants that have moved here are undeserving and are line cutters they arent. I mean sure there are some peopl eher illegally but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a right to be here. The majority of the US ancestors are not orginally from the US. Everyone has different ethnicitys and ancestors that cam eover like these people now.

 

How do economics shape the feelings and thinking of the people Hochschild profiles, especially their feelings and thinking about race, immigration, welfare, and other political issues?

In todays society there is a lot of back and forth between political groups about who deserves to be here and who isn’t. Some people interviewed also express that “Pervasive among the people I talked to was a sense of Detachment From A Distant Elite with whom they ever less contact and less in common. And as older white Christians they were acutely aware of their demographic decline. You can’t say Merry Christmas you have to say happy holidays one person said. People aren’t clean living anymore. You’re considered ignorant if you’re not for that. An accountant told me.” Now in the world there are so many things that aren’t socially exceptable even if your representing what your beliefs are.  According to Hochschild“ Other people say, you’re too hard-nosed about morals. Better to be hard-nosed than to be like it is now so permissive about everything.” They also felt disrespected for holding their values: “ you’re weak woman if you don’t believe that woman should you know just elbow your way through Society. You’re not in the In Crowd if you’re not a liberal. You’re an old fashioned old fogey small thinking small town gun-loving religious set a minister’s wife. The media tries to take the Tea Party look like bigots homophobic it’s not. They resented all labels the Liberals had for them especially backward or ignorance Southerners or Worse rednecks.”There are many sterotypes for people that don’t belive that being permissive towards other peoples beliefs and trying to express them. Your looked at as a trump loving redneck if you dont appied by those rules.

 

Do you recognize any elements of the “Deep Story of Personal Protectionism” in the Whiteness Project videos we’ve been analyzing? If so, describe and explain at least two of them, being sure to indicate who is saying what and how prevalent each element is in our spreadsheet. Are there any other “Deep Stories” at play in the Whiteness Project videos? If so, what would you call them?

In this assignment and our last assignment there are many similarities of what Hochschild is talking about and what these people from the Whiteness project videos are talking about. In Hochschild her interviewee explain “Then you see the immigrants Mexican, Samolis,  the Syrian refugees Yet to Come. As you wait in this on moving line you’re being asked to feel sorry for them all. You have a good heart. But who is deciding who you feel compassion for? Then you see President Barack Obama waving the line Cutters for. He’s on their side. In fact isn’t he a line cutter to? How was his father was black I’d pay for Harvard? As you wait your turn Obama is using the money in your pocket to help the line cutterz. He and his liberal backers have removed the shame from taking. The government has become an instrument for redistribute in your money to the undeserving. It’s not your government anymore it’s theirs.” When people say that immigrants that have moved here are undeserving and are line cutters they arent. I mean sure there are some peopl eher illegally but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a right to be here. The majority of the US ancestors are not orginally from the US. Everyone has different ethnicitys and ancestors that cam eover like these people now. In the Whiteness project we got to look at many people view of what there life has been life. There were two people that stood out to me: Wade and Nicholas.For wade he expressed that “ I’m not necessarily happy that I am white.Because of all the extra stuff that came with it because of like the way our race has acted like through the course of history like they’ve done the most evil messed up things I’ve ever seen other than like using rape as a weapon in the Congo but white people have definitely done worse than that in my opinion

What the place I work and stuff like that the people that say the most awful things that I’ve ever heard in person or those people are those white people to get drunk and sit at my bar and spout off nonsense and it makes me really disappointed that I have to be linked lumped into the same category as them for me is why I like the way that I look because I am separated in that way I think people of my generation are less tolerance to blatant racism but a lot of them don’t understand like what all comes with like the underlined racism systemic racism that’s happened I’ve seen like on the internet and on television and stuff like that a lot of older white men complaining about them being discriminated against because they’re right but I don’t necessarily agree with that . Wade is calm but also angry that he is white and that he represents a race that say such awful things and he is ashamed to be white. Nicholas however is a bit more forgiving by expressing that “The being white help them become who they are cuz they take a lot of pride in the fact that their family may have not been Rich to begin with and are not rich what I when I got my job example I walked in there and I just look clean-cut white person and they hired me pretty much because of that and it’s just small small things that no one really notices but I see a little bit easier being white I think we’ve come a long way since the Civil Rights Movement but kids nowadays tend to grow up thinking that the problems in the past and if they’re still just a civil like there’s an unjust civil system I don’t feel guilty about the fact that I’ve been given these advantages I just feel the need to use these advantages subtly or how it whichever way I can to try to make sure that other people of other races can have the same advantages that I have. Nicholas seems to be accountable for the way his race is and also happy that he was given the advantages he has but at the same time sorry that others cant have that equality. They are talking about the issue instead of brushing it under the rug and by what was said in the article for this current assigment is unethical.