homework

When it comes to creating an anti-racist movement, there are many things that you have to think about in order for it to become known. I would think about who my strong ties and weak ties are. Strong ties are a close friendship and during a social movement you can tell them about your movement, and it would just stay within your clique. When weak ties are a tenuous friendship and during a social movement you can tell them, and they have different friends that they can tell. These are important when it comes to creating an anti-racist movement.

 

If I were to create a social movement at UNE, I would begin by finding a topic that has a social backing and I would tell my strong ties. My strong ties would be my friends, roommates, Erica Rousseau, and professors. However, I just tell my strong ties, my movement will not go anywhere. From then I would tell my weak ties. They could then tell people and my idea of the movement could grow and become something big.

 

When creating a movement, you need to think about your social habits toward that topic. Social habits are the unthinking behavior of a large group of people. When it comes to race, people who are white just tend to look past it. Social habits that targeting for change is racism, diversity and looking to get involved. Our social habits are to focus on our race more than those who are of another race. In order for my movement to work I will need to figure out new social habits will promote my movement. Those would be bringing new ideas from our movement to change the diversity and to talk about exploring new opinions to bringing in more diverse classes and creating an open mind when it comes to race. I will need to spread my ideas and habits around campus. I will do that by having booths in the commons and hanging up posters.

 

There are many important things to think about when it comes to creating a social movement. However, when it comes to creating a movement on a campus like UNE the movement can become more successful. I could talk to my strong ties and weak ties to come up with plans on how we are going to get the word out to people. From then I would continue to have meetings and ask people to join.

 

creating an anti-racism movement

When it comes to creating an anti-racist movement, there are many things that you have to think about in order for it to become known. I would think about who my strong ties and weak ties are. Strong ties are a close friendship and during a social movement you can tell them about your movement, and it would just stay within your clique. When weak ties are a tenuous friendship and during a social movement you can tell them, and they have different friends that they can tell. These are important when it comes to creating an anti-racist movement.

 

If I were to create a social movement at UNE, I would begin by finding a topic that has a social backing and I would tell my strong ties. However, I just tell my strong ties, my movement will not go anywhere. From then I would tell my weak ties. They could then tell people and my idea of the movement could grow and become something big.

 

When creating a movement, you need to think about your social habits toward that topic. Social habits are the unthinking behavior of a large group of people. When it comes to race, people who are white just tend to look past it. Our social habits are to focus on our race more than those who are of another race.

 

There are many important things to think about when it comes to creating a social movement. However, when it comes to creating a movement on a campus like UNE the movement can become more successful. I could talk to my strong ties and weak ties to come up with plans on how we are going to get the word out to people. From then I would continue to have meetings and ask people to join.

Alivia Shattuck

ENG 123

April 9,  2019

When people talk about race there are two things to keep in mind. One is the challenges they’ve gone through and two, the way they are treated. When it comes to the whiteness and blackness project, they have many things that are in common and things that are different. In the whiteness project, white millennials from Dallas, Texas talk about how they are faced with racial judgments and how it makes them feel. However, they might look white it may mean they are not. In the blackness project, black adults talk about how they have been treated differently for decades. These people. may face challenges. that are similar. however, in my opinion, those in the blackness project have been treated the worst. As we know from history, white people have been put on a pedestal. when black people got treated like animals.

Homework essay

Alivia Shattuck

April 5, 2019

ENG 123

 

 

In this paper, I am going to examine different people’s view on race in order to understand though people use to think and talk about race relate to reality. Black millennials interviewed by Korey Green in the Blackness Project talk about their view on race and how it affects them.

 

In Kenji Yoshino’s Covering, he describes covering as “to tone down a disfavored identity to fit into the mainstream.” (Covering, Preface) People use covering as a way to hide who they really are and what they have gone through. To go along with covering, Hochschild’s article I Spent 5 Years with Some of Trump’s Biggest Fans, she uses a similar concept of covering and calls it a deep story. She describes a deep story as “is a feel-as-if story—it’s the story feelings tell”. When Green interviewed the black millennials, he got the inside of their deep stories. In the interview, Merkel states “Some might start addressing me as black, negro or African American. Let’s just say I have a nationality. So, the first thing is, you denationalized, dehumanized for being black or African American.” He told his deep story to Green about how he felt growing up and things people would say to him. Everyone has a deep story. It might be something they were hiding, or it might be how they were treated and how it affected them mentally.

 

The interviewees from the Blackness Project explain what they have gone through while being black. There are many challenged that white people and black people have to face. One of these challenges is their privileges. As we know from recent social media, black people tend to get targeted by the police. Maxwell states “police brutally it doesn’t just happen in New York it happens all over the world as you can see once it went to social media and people had cameras and stuff, we were able to see it and not just hear about it”. Those who are black feel as if they apt more in getting in trouble by the police. When it comes to school, black people feel as if they just get stuck in their race and not who they really are.

 

The blackness project was created because of the Whiteness project. The Whiteness Project was white millennials from Dallas, Texas that talked about how they are faced with racial challenges. Those in the blackness project did not understand how they are faced with these challenges when they were white but people who are black get mentally and physically tortured every day because of their skin color. As I view both projects, I felt sympathy for both. However, I agree more with the blackness project. That is because as we know from history people who were black has been mistreated since they came to this country.

 

Informal Essay

Alivia Shattuck

ENG 133

March 30, 2019

Dr. Drown

 

 

For centuries, the idea of race has been an ongoing important topic. After reading many different articles, I have found an understanding of what race means to other people. In Hochschild’s article I Spent 5 Years With Some of Trump’s Biggest Fans, she emphasizes the idea of a “deep story”. She describes a “deep story” as “The deep story reflects pain; you’ve done everything right and you’re still slipping back.” (Hochschild, Page 24) As she talks about what a “deep story” interviews many different people. These people she has spent five years with and has a view of how they live with a different perspective. One of her interviewees stated “You are patiently standing in the middle of a long line stretching toward the horizon, where the American Dream awaits. But as you wait, you see people cutting in line ahead of you. Many of these line-cutters are black—beneficiaries of affirmative action or welfare. Some are career-driven women pushing into jobs they never had before. Then you see immigrants, Mexicans, Somalis, the Syrian refugees yet to come. As you wait in this unmoving line, you’re being asked to feel sorry for them all. You have a good heart. But who is deciding who you should feel compassion for? Then you see President Barack Hussein Obama waving the line-cutters forward. He’s on their side. In fact, isn’t he a line-cutter too? How did this fatherless black guy 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 your money to the undeserving. It’s not your government anymore; it’s theirs.” (Hochschild, Page 14) People are coming to the United States from all over the world and as they entered this country, they are getting treated how they shouldn’t be. As we know from Kenji Yoshino’sCovering, covering is “to tone down a disfavored identity to fit into the mainstream.” (Covering, Preface) Hochschild’s interviewees use covering as a way to hide their “deep story”. People who enter the U.S also use this as a way to hide how they came here as a way to hide who they really are. Yoshino also talks about the idea of True Self and False Self. True Self is “the self that gives an individual the feeling of being real.” (Covering, Paragraph 13). The false self is “the self that gives an individual the feeling of being unreal.” (Covering, Paragraph 13). Those with a “deep story” try to hide their true self and false self in order to avoid racial judgments. Steve Olsen’s The End of Race: Hawaii and the Mixing of People and Covering see eye to eye on this idea. Olsen explains how moving does not solve the problem of racism. No matter where you go, you are going to be faced with racism.

 

The real way to get the answer on how somebody feels when they are faced with racial challenges is to ask them directly. A website called Witness Project, asked white millennials from Dallas, Texas ideas on race. Many of them had experience with racial judgments and others have viewed it. Lena age 21, described her experience as “I would tell my dad not to come to my basketball games. don’t come to my volleyball games because he looked very middle eastern and so when people saw him, and they found out I got called tritiated and people were very rude to me.” and Liam age 18 describes his experiences as “If you ever watch an NFL game and you look at a white receiver vs. a black receiver you know the white receiver is a lot of time will be described as he’s such a smart receiver he knows how to run his routes very well. A lot of the times when they describe black receivers, they say this guy is a real athlete. This guy can make any sort of catch.”  Each person has their own story of how they have experienced racism, but you can never know how it feels until you experience it yourself.

 

 

 

Essay 4 Prewriting pt.3

Bullet 1:

People are hidden behind theories that shape the U.S. However, behind those theories are people’s deep story. Everyone has a story behind who they are and what the believe in. Sharon describes the deep story as “reflects pain; you’ve done everything right and you’re slipping back.”(Page 14) From my understanding of a deep story, a deep story is something that people hide to protect them. They use this as a way to cover their rights and for personal protectionism.

Bullet 2:

No matter your race or social-class people judge everyone. However, people of the higher-class tend to get more judgments towards them. People who have money are stereotyped.

Essay 4 Prewriting pt. 1

The article explains how the United States has a smaller amount of mixed marriages than Hawaii does. Since people began settling in Hawaii, the “high rate of intermarriage here, ethnic and racial tensions haven’t really disappeared.”(Page 252). However, they have changed.  My understanding of this is that people who are with different ancestors move to Hawaii and begin their life there. As they get married and have a family, they create more inter-racial families.

Research has shown that a collection of genetic form has been drawn from shared genetic legacy.

**I had a hard time answering these questions**

Essay 3 Prewriting pt. 5

02-28-2019

As Mike Rose’s time in Voc. Ed. he learned that people surrounding them are all different in many ways. Attending this school has surrounded him with many different people backgrounds and I believe that helped shaped who he is. He came to the understanding that surrounding yourself with people who. are unlike you in one way to identify who you are. As Rose was attending Voc. Ed. he became close with Ken Harvey. In class one day Harvey said, “I just wanna be average”. My understanding of Rose’s answering to Harvey’s statement is that people but into their mind what “average” is. Rose’s definition of average is different than Harvey’s as he states “who wants to be average?”(Page 28) As you sit in a classroom or in the matter of fact anywhere, the person next to you definition of average is different than yours. As Rose becomes close to Harvey, he obtains his reflection on his identity and coverings. Harvey may be a person who inside he does not like his identity and tries to cover it. He makes the statement “I just wanna be average” because he looks at how other people may grow up and who they are and he wants to be just like them. My understanding of this that people look around and see how other people are and form an opinion of average. They then feel as if they are less than those people and they begin to try and cover who they really are. Ta-Nehisi Coates is an African American who would view this situation in a different view. If Rose were viewed Harvey’s statement as if Harvey was black Rose’s answer would not be the same. Rose would think that Harvey wanted to be white because he wanted to be average and those who were black were mistreated and wanted to be the other race.

Essay 3 prewriting

02-17-2019

In the article,  Coates explains how the American Dream was built on the destruction of black bodies. As he speaks throughout the article, he gives many different descriptions of those who were harmed for being black. “And you have seen men in the same uniform pummel Merlene Pinnock, someone’s grandmother on the side of a road, that the police departments of your country have been endowed with the authority to destroy your body.”(P.9) This quote explains how the higher authority is trying to destroy those bodies are black. Another quote that has relevance to the destruction of black bodies is, “… I knew that there was a ritual to a street fight, bylaws, and codes that, in their very need, attended to all the vulnerability of the black teenage bodies.”(P.15) .This shows that teens who are black are more vulnerable to the destruction of their own body.  They know that as they step out of their front door they are more vulnerable compared to others around them.

 

On page 7, Coates uses the quotes “But race is the child of racism, not the father.”. By this quote, he is responding that race is not something that is new. It is something that has been going on throughout America since the beginning. He states “Americans believe in the reality of the ‘race’ as a defined, indubitable feature of the natural world”(P.7). Race is something that is passed on through generations.  He believes that judgment against race is “natural” to anyone. As he talks throughout the article to his son, he describes that no matter where you go you will either face racism or see it happening. To go with this Coates adds, “But democracy is a forgiving God and America’s heresies-torture, theft, enslavement-are so common among individuals and nations that none can declare themselves immune”(P.6). This quote explains how people who see or are judged for their race are immune to them. Coates whats his reader to understand the racism is something that is not new and people have been facing with it since they came into this country. He also wants people to understand that racism is something that people are immune to. However, in my opinion, I believe that is something that people should be immune to.

Feedback of peer review reflection

For this essay, I was paired up with Doyle and Grace. I was able to read their papers and add comments. I made comments on the information they needed to clarify and things they should add. When it comes to reviewing, I need some help. I do not always say things in a nice way.  I have a hard time finding the key concepts for my work so it is hard to help others for me. When I read my peers writing I look to see if they have the key vocabulary and have defined it, the most important concepts and what the article is about. When I can constructing my comments I read what the writer has around it to see if that sentence or statement fits will in the paper. I try to make suggestions on how they should fix it or what they should add. I believed that peer review is very important. When you are reading your own paper you know what you’re talking about but your peers may be confused. It is good to always have someone else’s opinion. I tried to add more but they were too big. Also, I do not understand why they are blurry.