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Oct 20

Some topics covered in the video include: unemployment, subprime loans,slavery,housing,wealth gaps, and redlining.

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Oct 20

I do not see any bias in this video. We are unaware of what the speaker looks like, but the speaker takes direct parts out of America’s lynching history and elaborates on the stories. There is no doubt that lynching actually happened, and happened how they did, as a celebration. Limitations of this video are that the lynchings that happened because of murder or rape accusations were not talked about.

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Oct 20

A term that I will be adding to my vocabulary is “subprime loans”, this is a category of loans with relatively high interest rates and fees that are offered to borrowers with less than ideal credit. People who get these don’t qualify for a conventional loan in other words one with better borrowing terms.

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Oct 20

This video is related to the Lynching in America articles that I annotated and read over the summer. Black people were lynched to show white hierarchy and to build fear in black peoples minds. The video talked about the same thing the articles did, that children we even in attendance at these lynching, and people sold souvenirs of the dead bodies for money which is inhumane.

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Oct 20
This video made me feel sorrowful. Cedar Bluff was lynched for accidentally bumping into a white woman to terrorize the black community and show that whites are superior. It’s sad that black people were treated like animals that you just do what you want with. White people tortured black people and hung them in crowds for display, had children come and watch, and treated the lynching of a black person like it was a celebration.
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Oct 20

This video relates to both native son and “Ballad of the Landlord” because in native son we were able to see how the black community tend to live in poor areas as real state agents wouldn’t even focus on selling homes to the blacks because they might not afford them. In the “ Ballad of the Landlord” we were able to see how no changes were made to the living conditions of blacks it also provided the idea that the black community live in poor and destroyed environment. The difference would be how in the poem the character went to jail but the video only focus on the wealth gap between both races.

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Oct 20

The source I would say is reliable and it’s credible. It didn’t just focus on the whites but also the blacks. It have us the causes and effects of both races. The speakers were experts making this more accurate and clear.

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Oct 20

This video honestly made me feel disheartened and empathetic. Eugene was stoned to his death for a simple mistake and when people went to the police about it, since he was black and his life didn’t matter to police, they did nothing about the situation. The riots cause dozens of death both between blacks and whites, and black neighborhoods were destroyed and they were left homeless as if they didn’t already have it hard. I feel this way because looking at the world now, all of the activists, and protests we participate in trying have a voice for black people are for reasons like these in the video, no justice.

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Oct 20

As I was reading this I figured that this source isn’t credible at all because it’s mostly the author’s opinion. Most was opinion and not facts but some of it talked about his life but overall it’s not credible in my opinion of course.

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Oct 20

I don’t think there is bias in this video. The video documented what happened during the riots with primary sources like newspapers and pictures taken during that time which gives the video credibility and reliability. The speaker appears to be white and does not input his own personal beliefs when talking about the Chicago Race Riots.

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Oct 20

The video goes into how African Americans were moving around the country to other states for opportunities which was kind of a forced integration that caused tension in industries. This fact relates to Richard Wright’s biography. He moved from the south to Chicago in search of jobs. Due to the depression, many people went poor including Wright. The video also relates to the summer assignment articles about lynching. Though Eugene wasn’t lynched, he was in fact tortured and stoned to his death by white people for crossing over into the white side of the beach.

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Oct 20

The source is accurate and realizable because this is his words and all. We get an insight of the person himself.

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Oct 20

The information I learned that helps me understand the novel native son and some other of his writings is that everything he writes about when it comes to segregation,discrimination,inequality and all of those topics he had the first hand experience he didn’t not just write it from another person perspective but his own and we can see how he manipulates the characters to probably show his feelings on things.

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Oct 20

The first thing I noticed of this film was that it was silent. Knowing this, it means the actors would have to show a lot of expression in order to get the videos message across. My feelings about this film was there it was very controversial, insensitive, and racist. The film incorporates black face and has the KKK starring as the good guys which I’m not fond of. I feel this way because black people were always put into bad light and labelled as guilty and dangerous when in reality the dangerous people were the white people.

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Oct 20

This video is an informative video where the speaker analyzes messages in the film. The bias of this video is that these are speakers thoughts, and as said in the video, the filmmaker, Griffith, does not think this film was racially controversial. The speaker believes that the film The Birth of a Nation was “socially and culturally filmmaking at its absolute worst.” The speaker does not limit the video to only his POV though, he interprets the writer of the film, and peoples opinions at the time the film was produced. Limitations are we do not know much about Griffith, and in order to draw a conclusion about why he made this film and why he claims it’s not racist, it’d be nice to know his views and how he was a person (if this type of information can even be found).

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Oct 20

Both his novel and “Black Boy” demonstrate racial discrimination and segregation and the effects of it. I believe that most of his writings are inspired by his own experiences that’s why he allow the audience to connect like that was them.

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Oct 20

The thing I want to incorporate is Richard Wright’s homeland Roxie,Mississippi. I want to include this because this was his town and there was a lot of racism and segregation present this could’ve lead to why Richard Wright wrote Native Son the way he did. He probably had personal experiences.

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Oct 20

This video relates to Native Son. After people found out Bigger had killed Mary, the papers depicted him as a monster as the video is also showing. The silent film shows black people being portrayed as “monstrous villains” and Ku Klux Klan as the heroes as the rode in and shot at the “black americans”, which is already racist in itself, in the film. Even before Bigger commits murder, in Book 1 he talked about there’s no use in him changing because white people aren’t ever going to see him as anything good.

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Oct 20

Richard Wright’s biography gave me a great insight on him. The things I learned such as his upbringing and participation in the Communist Party help me better understand his novel Native Son.

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Oct 20

Honestly I was a little bothered after reading this criticism excerpt, but also a bit shocked because I just automatically thought everyone would sympathize with Bigger and the black community as a whole from Native Son. I was annoyed though because she judged very harshly, without even experiencing the things Wright did that made him write his Novel like that.

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Oct 20

After reading the biography it seems like Richard Wright made Bigger in his image. I feel for the people that have been through similar things since their childhood like Wright. It makes me think that I really take my life for granted, and that I’m so lucky to have this life and exist in this time period. I also enjoyed the fact that Wright chased his dreams despite it being really difficult to do so at the time, it gave me a sense of motivation to peruse my own dreams.

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Oct 20

After watching the video it made me shocked and angry. I’ve always known there was a wealth gap between the two races but I never knew it was so drastic! It’s so huge I was shocked. It seems like we’re (African Americans & other minorities) fighting so hard to close the gap but no work is being done there’s just not enough cooperation society as a whole. It’s disappointing to see that even after so many years of slavery and segregation the black community is still being let down by this country that they helped build. The worst part is that we probably won’t live to see this gap close up.

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Oct 20

The source is bias. The source is about Ayana Mathis’ opinion. The speaker sourced is Ayana Mathis. There are no issues with relevance or reliability. There are no limitations or questions not answered.

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Oct 20

I would say that a similarity from the video to the book Native Son is that they both talk about segregation in this country and the effects that it has on the communities that are suffering from it. Another would be that they both talk about redlinig in the video it is more clear when it is being talked about but in the book it is not but that does not mean that it is not there. When in the book information about how Biggers home looked and then when it was talking about how the Daltons home looked it was talking about the differences between the two and it can be seen that the rich white family lived in a much more better condition than what Bigger and his family were living in. A difference between the two would be that in the novel the main focus is about the life of one blach american and his situation and in the video it is talking a community or better said it is talking about a whole country.

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Oct 20

This texts is similar to Native Son, and Ballad of the Landlord because they discuss the racism blacks experienced.

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Oct 20

Some topics covered include: Poverty, education, The Great Depression, Wealth, inequality,communism,and discrimination.

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Oct 20

I learned about what redlinging and housing segregation and the effects that it has on the different communties especially on the Black South African community. I would say that one way that this would help me better understand Native Son is with Bigger I feel that with the inforamtion that is given here about the segregation and racial profiling I feel like I better understand where most of Biggers anger is coming from. Now better understanding how they were separated from the others because of their skin color and treated badly as if they had done wrong I would be angery most of my time too. Knowing that there is injustice towards me and I did nothing to dserve it.

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Oct 20

After seeing the video I was disappointed because inequality is still present today and will always be no matter how hard we try to fight it. It was sad to see that even today it is still harder for a black American to get a mortgage or loan than it is for a white American. Although I am not an African American, the Latino community also faces those same issues since it is also a minority. It’s just discouraging for me to see that just because of our race we have it harder in a country the preaches freedom and equality.

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Oct 20

The information I learned was that the characters in Native Son were exaggerated. This helped me notice that Wright exaggerated the characters to “shock into racial awareness”. This article also helps me show how black people during the 1930s lived.

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Oct 20

There were many topics that were covered in this video like: redlining, policing and the effects of profiling the black South African community, the wealth of the families, housing segregation and the effects that segregation had on the school in the different communities.

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Oct 20

Many topics were covered in the article. Violence, trauma, racism, and segregation were all topics mentioned in the article.

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Oct 20

In the discussions I will make will now incoporate the world redlining. Redlining is the parts in town with the people of less income, forgieners and black americans. This word is somethings has been part of most of the conversations that taken part in class but because not many or maybe even none knew about the word and its meaning, now it can be used with underestanding of what it means and because it is really inpactful. For example incases when talking about the novel Native Son because in this novel it can be seen that the white people lived separate fromm the black people and the homes were much better then the ones in the black community and to me that would be a casse where redlining in taking place.

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Oct 20

This video relates to native son because in both the novel and the video mentioned how discrimination,segregation, and inequality affects the black community negatively we were able to see read it and hear it. The difference between both the video and novel would be the different time periods. The next difference would be the different types of opportunities schools would give you for example in the novel Bigger wanted to be a pilot but the type of education that was offered in his community was not enough to help him out in this career path.

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Oct 20

Excoriated and grotesque are words I plan to incorporate in my discussions now. Also, a phrase I want to incorporate now is “white racial imagination”.

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Oct 20

This source seems very credible. Primary resources have been presented and so have previous laws and etc. The sources used to complete research for this video may be biased. So the credibility of this website isn’t certain.

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Oct 20

What the government did at the time with the colonization of the west is very complex. While it was individuals who did things they did so under the protect of government. As people settled the west the government waged war to remove Natives and gain sovereignty of the western lands. Who does what is a very complex question and Thoreau does not treat it with the full complexity the matter needs.

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Oct 20

I relate this to Ballad of the Landlord by Langston Hughes. How there main character lived in such a bad environment and kept on telling the Landlord to fix it and was completely ignored. Which the video shows happened during this time period as well. Black people needed help and weren’t given any.

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