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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 in the video include: Poverty, education, The Great Depression, Wealth, inequality, 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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Oct 20

Based off the video a new vocabulary term I plan to use is “redlining”. Redlining is the practice of denying services, either directly or through selectively raising prices, to residents of certain areas based on their racial or ethnic of those areas. While some of the most famous examples of redlining regard denying financial services such as healthcare or insurance the most common example resides in Native Son Bigger’s family were charged an excessive amount for a one bedroom apartment because they were black. While whites are charged much less for the same type of room. Redlining affects the lives of many black families because families are placed in a neighborhood with homes that aren’t worth a lot and this affects their school funds. This can create opportunity problems.

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Oct 20

This video helps me understand "Hunger’ by Richard Wright. It makes me understand how truly hard it was For the main character. Why the mother always pushed her son to get ‘thicker skin’ because she was trying to help him. Also even Native Son, where Mr. Dalton didn’t really care for how his prices were higher for black people in his facilities. This video explained why and went in depth on the discrimination of black people.

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Oct 20

A potential bias could be the author of Wright’s biography. A limitation with the article is that the author isn’t specifically mentioned.

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Oct 20

Richard Wright’s biography relates greatly to his autobiography Black Boy and novel Native Son. Black Boy is about Wright’s experiences with racism and poverty in the south during his childhood. In Native Son, Bigger and Wright both grew up in poverty without a father.

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Oct 20

Topics covered in this video include racial wealth gaps, the economy, slavery, and relining.

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Oct 20

This line is following a rant by Thoreau discussing the general inaction of the people. In the line itself he asks why a government even a republic will fight to prevent its citizens from questioning its failures. Currently many governments both have laws against spreading misinformation about the current virus and are many have failed dealing with the virus itself leading to many deaths. While it in most democratic societies are not used to silence the people and protect the current government. In authoritarian nations like China or others it is not used sparingly to help save the lives of the people but to protect the power of those in power. Any government, organization or person will have flaws and can be reformed but much of those in charge of it will be unable to. Because of the troubles with understanding what can change it is the duty of everyone to both do better and try to help change those around you to better themselves through constructive critism.

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Oct 20

I plan to incorporate “racial wealth gap”, “median white household health”. I feel like these phrases would bring up a good discussion to talk about important economical factors within the black community.

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Oct 20

I’m not quite sure that this is a credible source, yes the presenter gives facts about the year, the acts put in place, the situation of that era in time, etc. However he only speaks from only the perspectives of the blacks in the community, this is a potential bias as he doesn’t go over what or what could’ve been the whites’ perspective in all this. He also left some questions unanswered or maybe just didn’t phrase it in a way that we knew he was answering them. It’s not quite credible but close, in my opinion that is.

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Oct 20

From Richard Wright’s biography, I learned about his upbringing and life. From learning about his life I can see how the things in his life influenced his writing. Him being in the Communist Party is reflected in his novel Native Son.

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Oct 20

The topics covered in the video are racism, injustice, and power.

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Oct 20

Like Native Son segregation was in act, as the video explains how certain areas were separated, I contrast to the video and Native Son, the novel does not show many signs of redlining, it’s not the focus of the novel but a small reference to it would be nice.

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Oct 20

This video relates to Native Son as part of Bigger’s problems was that he wasn’t given a chance to go to college and social inequality didn’t allow him to seek it. All because he was part of the black community and went to a poor quality school, which he had no control over either.

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Oct 20

Watching the video gave me more information on how the school system finds ways to make like harder for people in minority groups. From watching the video I can imagine how bad it must have been when Bigger went to school.

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