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Oct 21

I learned that the racial gap between blacks and whites is too large, that blacks wouldn’t be able to catch up unless a miracle happens. This helps me understand why Biggers family was so poor and unable to make a decent amount of money.

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Oct 21

Some topics that were covered in this video were the effects of slavery upon black people, why the gap between blacks and white is so large, and last but not least why recreation is needed.

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Oct 21

New vocabulary that I learned was the title of the video racial wealth gap and compound interest. I plan to use the racial wealth gap whenever I’m having a discussion about the effect of racism on blacks.

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Oct 21

They only interviewed black people and no other race which creates a bias towards other races. Another bias would be that they only interview a limited about of people that does not represent a sample of Baltimore. The sources that were used are John Hopkins University, city lab, ProPublica, and Baltimore city health department, 2011. These sources are credible because they are not biased and work to provide true information. There is no issues with relevance or reliability. A question that was not answered was has housing separation has improved or changed in any way.

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Oct 21

This video relates to many texts including Native son because it talks about racism and the unjust separation that was caused by laws. This video is different from Native son because Native son didn’t have the opportunity to buy houses and could only live in a run down apartment because they were broke.

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Oct 21

I learned that for colored people, it is harder for them to succeed because they are constantly being put down by laws and regulations that make it harder for them to breathe. When considering Native son I understand why it was so hard for Bigger to come clean when he was in Mary’s room. I understand why he had to keep on running even though it was an accident. I understand but I don’t accept his actions.

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Oct 20

Some topics that were discussed were discrimination in health, school, police, and wealth. The video also talked about The National Housing Act of 1934 and the Fair housing act of 1968.

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Oct 20

Information I learned that better helps me to understand Native Son include the acts and laws of that time period that would make a black man have resentment to white people, and a better image of the living conditions Bigger and other black families lived in.

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Oct 20

New vocabulary that I learned were distressed areas, housing segregation, The National Housing Act of 1934, Homeowners Loan cooperation (HOLC), residential security maps, and redline. I plan on incorporating low interest in my discussion when I’m talking about history.

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Oct 20

This relates to Native Son by showing that Native Son is Realism. Native Son is realism because it portrays a realistic life of a black man which isn’t the regular happy and loving plot. Also throughout the book there is focus on Bigger and his character instead of the plot and other characters. This shows that Native Son is realism.

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Oct 20

The sources used are the works of many black writers from the Harlem Renaissance. The writer’s works are credible because they came from the Harlem Renaissance and became popular from it.

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Oct 20

A potential bias is that the speaker of the video is a person of color which could at times affect the credibility of the video because he talks about the inequality that his community has been through and could be hard to avoid personal opinions. The speaker of the video is black male named Gene Demby. What gives this speaker credibility is that he talks based on his experiences because he has been through black neighborhoods and even interviewed some people. Demby only talks about from a certain perspective however we are not able to see other perspectives which leaves many questions unanswered or unclear.

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Oct 20

In Native Son Bigger has negative emotions such as anger because he isn’t happy with his life and because he is hiding his feelings. A maladaptive coping mechanism is risk-taking behavior. When Bigger agreed to rob the white man’s store, that was a risk taking behavior all because he wanted to hide his fear. When people use maladaptive coping mechanisms they hide positive feelings and instead show negative feelings such as anger. When Bigger burst into anger when Gus was weary of robbing the white man, he was hiding his fear and showed anger to cope with his fear.

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Oct 20

It is hard to believe how housing segregation even existed. I learned about how housing segregation was and the different laws that protected them. I didn’t know what that meant until after viewing the video. This helped me better understand Native Sone because white people would live in great areas and black people would live in areas with poor living conditions which would definitly cause anger. Throughout the story Bigger would demonstrate his anger towards white people because they would always receive better living conditions then them which was horrible because they never did nothing to deserve that type of unfairness and inequality.

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Oct 20

These speakers are people who were impacted by the release of Native Son, and people who were there during the release and they are sharing their experiences. This is reliable because these are primary sources and they were physically there during the time of the release and impact of the book. Also these people experienced the impacts first hand because they are black americans.

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Oct 20

Topics covered are racism and police brutality. Bryan Stevenson is an educated man who went to Harvard Law School. He is a victim of police brutality. He was just stopped and the police just pointed a gun at him with no explanation or justification. This was because he is a black man.

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Oct 20

Some of the topics covered include housing segregation, racial inequality, redlining, racial discrimination.

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Oct 20

The video relates to Native Son because the whites would live in better areas and have better resources than the black people and in the video they also talk about how the whites were most likely to have better living conditions and to live in better neighborhoods.

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Oct 20

A phrase that I didn’t know what it meant was “Residential Security Maps.” The “Home Owners Loan Corporation” (HOLC) created the “Residential Security Maps” which is used to classify neighborhoods by their perceived level of lending risk. I plan to use this phrase in my discussion when I talk about the racial housing segregation.

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Oct 20

One topic covered was health issues. Children in poverty have an increase in stress, damage in brain development, high blood pressure, diabetes, and depression. Another topic covered was parental influence. Research says that children follow their parents paths and if their parents didn’t finish their education, they have a high chance of also not finishing their education. Another topic is black children statistically having a higher rate of poverty. Research in the video shows that for white children 1 in three are poor for at least a year during childhood. Whereas 3 in 4 black children are poor at least a year during childhood.

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Oct 20

I loved how they talked about this topic. This topic isn’t always mentioned and many individuals don’t pay attention to this topic. It’s important to know what’s happening with a person and why they behave and make decisions they take. People usually don’t know the background stories of the decisions an individual takes it’s important to understand what led to this.

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Oct 20

One topic covered was the education system. Wright was daydreaming during class because the class was slow paced for him and he needed a challenge. This shows that the education doesn’t benefit all students because some children aren’t even learning. Another topic covered was racism and discrimination. Wright had multiple jobs and was fired from them due to the white employer feeling threatened and being racist. His coworkers also harassed him because he didn’t act inferior to them and submit to them.

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Oct 20

After finishing this video I just thought of myself as a black Person. It made me wonder how things would be if I wasn’t Hispanic would I be able to get opportunities like I am now or as whites. I felt so bad for the guy who got lynched by accidentally bumping into a white female. The world is cruel to blacks. I feel like people back then just wanted to murder all the blacks and wanted whites to rule and have more power.

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Oct 20

My emotions and feelings were a bit over the place. School funding shouldn’t be granted based on the neighborhoods because a lot of homes are old and aren’t worth as much as new and improved homes. I think that their is so much school funding inequality schools should receive the same amount of fundings in order to receive the same education.

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Oct 20

When finishing this video I felt sad and angry because of the wealth gap it’s not fair for someone to be earning so much money for almost the same amount of time and work and dedication one puts. Sometimes blacks worked more than whites and still didn’t get enough pay. This wealth gap is still happening now not just with blacks but with Hispanics and women.

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Oct 20

I think that it’s unfair to be treated different because of your race,ethnicity, and other things. If this was me I would feel awful because that’s just crazy. When seeing the video I saw that a lot of blacks have low incomes and are separated into areas with the “low incomes” and housing too.

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Oct 20

Some of the topics covered in the video include redlining, which was the separation of property that was based on social class and race, the acts that were made the fix problems in America, but did little to make an impact, and the different parts of lifestyle that were affected by house segregation.

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Oct 20

This relates to the different articles I read during the summer . Racial terror. Bigger used to be scared to walk near whites and he feared the white community. He used to feel unsafe and unsure about himself. He felt uncomfortable when he used to sit in between Mary and Jan he felt like he was doing something wrong because of the different views people had. He would also panic when he was in the white neighborhood he thought whites would call the cops because he was in a white neighborhood and people probably thought he was going to rape,kill, or break into a house.

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Oct 20

Words that are new to me are excoriated, caricatures, slew, and fare. I will start using them in discussions because James Baldwin used them to describe his feelings extremely well. When Baldwin used his words to describe his feelings of disgust, I felt it.

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Oct 20

This relates to Bigger because he was impacted mentally and emotionally. People called him so many names and looked down on him. The way he saw whites created a big anger issue and a big hate towards white people. Maybe everything can relate back to the passing of his father. Also the way they viewed the black boys as rapists and killers because of other incidents.

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Oct 20

This relates to the first video I saw it talked about how housings affect school fundings the more money the houses cost the more fundings school receives. This is similar to Bigger’s issue because mentioned that the education between whites and blacks was way different they didn’t have a lot of opportunities like whites

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