“American Woman” by The Guess Who: Why is considered a protest song? When you first listen to the song, you might think that it’s about a guy telling a girl, whose trouble, that he doesn’t want to get involve with her or maybe a patriotic song that pays tribute to the women of America. This is not the case for this song. This song wasn’t made by an American band, but by a Canadian band, The Guess Who. By the lyrics you might think it’s a protest song against the United States, but in reality this song was made by complete accident and not intentionally. But people still took it as a protest song. Even when the band was asked to performed at the White House, they were not allowed to play “American Woman” for President Nixon because of its supposedly “anti-American” lyrics. The origins of this song go back to the 1969 when the band was playing at a club called the Broom & Stone in Ontario, Canada. After the band had played their first show, the band members we’re either preparing or just doing their thing before the second show. Guitarist Randy Bachman broke a string off his guitar and so he had to tune a Les Paul he had as back up. He played a riff and it caught the audience’s attention. While this was happening the lead singer, Burton Cummings, was trying to cut a deal with some guy over some records he wanted to get for his collection. He hears the riff Bachman was playing and he realized it was time for the second show. Cummings then starts singing some random lyrics, “American woman, stay away from me!” That was the first time they played that and thought that it was the last. Luckily, there was a kid in the audience who was recording the whole show as
minority they (we) have no say over our status. Whether your African and from Africa or your African American and your from America one thing that you have to realize is that whether your one or the other you have one thing in common, you are both the minority the least majority of any other person of color and it’s just as simple as that. No American knows their roots so you could be African American but with roots from Africa.
We as the minority are set out and stereotyped in history to be belligerent…
3 December 2012
I often look at myself as a regular African- American woman trying to make it when the odds are truly against her. When I was younger I really didn’t stand up to the people who tried to make me seem as though I was less of a person. I actually never did anything, I wouldn’t tell my parents or any teachers and not because I was afraid, but because I was more embarrassed than anything. So I used to accept every negative and positive label I…
More than 60 million girls worldwide are child brides
603 million women live in countries where domestic violence is not yet considered a crime
American Women earn 78% of what men earn
It’s estimated that women and children are trafficked 14,500 to 17,500 in the U.S
Over 100 countries have laws that deny women's participation in the economy
“Ain’t I a Woman?” by Sojourner Truth
"Well, children, where there is so much racket there must be something out of kilter. I think that 'twixt the Negroes of…
Revolutionizing the Role of an African American Woman: Jessie Redmon Fauset
An everlasting image that has been placed on African Americans is one of inequality, being non-desirable, and incompetent in excelling in academics. In particular, this stigma pertained to African American women. However, there were women, such as Jessie Redmon Fauset, who sought to surpass the limitations and expectations imposed upon African Americans. She lived during the Harlem Renaissance, which was a time of empowering…
1. I would say that this campaign is operating in an informational reference group, to inform the African American woman about the Toyota Camry.
2. The American Core values they are trying to tap in to are the African American successful woman and the reliability of purchasing a good car such as the Toyota Camry.
3. The values and aspirations that the campaign taps into are those of the African American woman and the reason why she purchases every other midsized sedan…
grace. Similarly, the Southern author utilizes racism as a major theme in the popular short story, Revelation. In this short story, Mrs. Turpin, a hypocritically religious woman, converses with the characters surrounding her in a doctor’s waiting room. As the story progresses, Mrs. Turpin and those surrounding the extrovertive woman begin expressing racist sentiments. Mrs. Turpin utilizes an ethical and emotional approach in an attempt to defend and soften her views. In contrast, one of the surrounding…
lady, Dorri, is the daughter of Farhad; she speaks English fluently with an American accent, is not dressed in stereotypical Middle-Eastern attire, and she is young. I could infer that she may have been born in the US or brought to the US at an early age and is probably recognized as a young Persian-American woman.
The Caucasian man on the other hand is an example of a bad stereotype of the patriotic, white, American man. Firstly, he owns a gun store (the stereotype that men like him have a bold…
26 January 2014
All woman that have made history in America should all be considered equal and important, because they have all made a difference one way or another. There are multiple woman who have changed the ways of the worlds such as Woman Rights, and child labor. Although the topics may be different, they are all something to consider as relevant in the change of America.
There is quite a variety of woman who helped make this world a better place but…
The Population of Woman
The Population of Woman
The changes in the roles of woman have changed drastically the past few years. Effecting nearly all institutions in society from their families to the workplace, even in politics. Woman are certainly not who they use to be. They have moved out of the home and into the workforce.
In 1920 millions of American woman exercised their right to vote for the first time. It took 100 years for activist to achieve this right…
November 5, 2014
IRAC: 2011 Pepsi Commercial
Issue: Does this commercial accurately depict the relationships between African-American men and women or is this commercial merely comedy; and thus, what if any impact does this commercial have on the business world and/or the images of African-Americans? What, if any, legal action can be taken successfully, and if no legal action can be successfully taken, what can be done if you believe that there is a harm caused by…