Archive | November, 2012

Frames of Reference

28 Nov

This piece angered me because i hate racism its stupid and hurtful. For example my friend from church Keeno would tell me about kids being mean to him and assuming that he was a bad kid just because he is black. This made me so angry i was ready to go kick butt because he is like my little brother and he is just a geeky little guy. I agree with the author for the most part except when he starts talking about republicans and assuming that all republican’s are racist. That in it of itself is the same thing because both are stereotyping. 

Do you think the AP was wrong to label the 2 pictures that were pretty much the exact same differently? The one label with negative connotation and the other label with positive connotation.

Do you think the author is guilty of stereotyping just like the AP? 

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There’s no place like home

26 Nov

This piece is about how more people are starting to support local businesses because more people are staying put in one place. This makes them care more about the area around them. Also people are not constantly moving and adjusting to a new place they will actually become invested in surrounding business. Since some people are starting to work online from home they save time because there is no commute this means they have time to go out in the community and do something. As this society moves to a more stable suburban life style they have more time to spend in local businesses. In some cases this is true but in my small town where I come from which I have lived in for 14 years I don’t go to many of those places and I have no idea who owns them. But I do know some of the local officials and stuff simply because they were involved in the schools but that’s it.

Do you think this will help or hurt the economy?

Was this the case in the town you came from?

See baby discriminate

14 Nov

This essay is very repetitive. It has a good message but even though it showed that it was a problem it didn’t show how to fix it. I never really thought about it because I grew up in a diverse school and even before I went to school when I was in Pre-School it wasn’t just Caucasian or African American we had Laocean, Egyptian and many others. To me it didn’t make a difference and honestly it all boils down to what attitude the parent has towards the other race. To me I didn’t see my friends as different I only saw them by their name. Granted now I do know the difference but race doesn’t matter to me its attitude and beliefs that makes me decide who to hang out with. That being said when we had foreign exchange kids at my school even in high school I was very interested in learning about them and being their friend.

How does race effect how you choose your friends?

Did your parents talk about race? Did whether or not they did affect how you saw race?

The Great American Bubble machine

12 Nov

This essay was clearly written buy some one who got burnt by the stock market. While he does argue and give “facts” non of which can stand up because they have serious Economic issues even people with basic understanding of economics could see. His math is skewed so it seems like its worse than it is. Don’t get me wrong Goldman does have issues but it wasn’t the cause of all the things it said.

Do you believe what this guy is spewing?

Do you think its actually accurate?