The song “Changes” by Tupac is mainly about African-American injustices. Within the song, he gives us a look inside the life of a African-American during that time. He touches basses with the racial-profiling, the poverty, and the racism that usually comes with describing an African-American . In the song, he starts off saying “I see no change”, which says that since the civil rights movement in the 1950’s and 60’s, there has been little or no improvement as to how they are treated. He seems to be expressing the idea that if changes are made, then the poverty and racism that they face will cease. To him, the Civil Rights movements were supposed to end the unfair treatments toward the African-American population, but years after, the discrimination goes on. He uses social issues that eventually link together. For example, he says “I’m tired of bein’ poor, and even worse I'm black.” HE is using that to explain that it is bad enough that there is poverty, but if you're black, then it seems to be worse for you. Overall this song has many valuable life lessons, not just to African-Americans, but to the general population as well. THis teaches me that just because we attempted to stop something, it doesn't mean that it has stopped. we are constantly changing rules and laws to vary along with the changing society around us. “Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” I hold this quote dear to me, because it is explaining that there are always going to be challenges in your life, but it’s those challenges that are to help you become who you want to become. This year was challenging, yet it helped me realize that I was stronger than I thought. The mistakes I made helped me grow as a person and realize that there is more to life than just a social life. In just my sophomore year, I realized that I was going to have to work twice as hard. Being a shy, quiet girl in drama, I was scared. I didn’t talk very well in from of classes or a big crowed of people. However, as the year went on and as I performed over and over and over again, I started to become less self cautious of myself. We performed everything from Greek tragedies to pantomime to improv. However, as the time in drama passed, so did the time for group projects. At the beginning all we did were group projects, but then the groups started to get smaller and smaller until the performance only consisted of two people. Throughout the year, Mr. Marting was always talking about this ‘Drama Showcase’. I always put the thought of it off until a few weeks ago. Around mid March, he said that we needed to start talking about what we were going to do for the showcase. Then it hit me that he was serious and that I wasn’t ready for a big show like that yet. As the weeks passed the showcase got closer and closer, until it was May 19 and the rehearsals had officially started. A week later our show was out on. Being as honest I could possibly can, it was understatement to say that I was scared. I was petrified knowing that I was going to be performing in front of about a hundred people. As the show went on, it was finally time for me to go on. I performed what I had to and after the applause, I walked off, looked to my friends and said. “That was the best thing that I have ever done in my life.” Let me just say that chemistry is not like biology. Unlike bio, chemistry is the creation of substances. Some may say that chemistry is one of the hardest classes that they had to have ever taken. However, I think that chemistry is one of the easiest classes that I have ever taken. In a class like that, you have to pay very close attention to what is being told or instructed because one mistake can mess up everything. One of the easiest chapters that I learned, was that involving moles and dimensional analysis. In chemistry, you are very hands-on. In the labs that we do, we use substances that are not harmful and some that can…
The Civil Rights Movement in the Deep South is one that is well known and familiar to us all. We all know of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the charismatic preacher who was undisputedly the leader of the civil rights movement in the South. We have all also heard of Rosa Parks, the black woman who would not give up her seat in the bus and was thus arrested for it, she was the catalyst that sparked the civil rights movement. They were the famous people often mentioned in the Civil Rights Movement. However…
Country in religious turmoil
Lutheranism a key movement – addressed central question of what an individual had to do to be saved = enter into a personal relationship of trust with Christ.
Calvinism followed – salvation only there for those who choose to allow Christ’s death to have that effect. Theory of predestination.
Provoked a deep anxiety in many Christians – did they have signs of election or damnation?
Roman Catholicism virtually an underground movement.,
1603 – James 1 in power – unpopular…
of three distinct movements in the United States. They first played a violent role against African Americans in the South during the Reconstruction Era of the 1860s. The second was a very large controversial nationwide organization in the 1920s. The current manifestation consists of numerous small unconnected groups that use the KKK name. They have all emphasized secrecy and distinctive costumes, and all have called for purification of American society, and all are considered right-wing.
kyklos, meaning “Circle,” and the Scottish-Gaelic word “Clan.” The KKK was involved in terrorist raids against African Americans and white Republicans at night, employing intimidation, destruction of property, being imprudent, assault, and murder to achieve its aims and influence upcoming elections, and many other vicious acts.
The Ku Klux Klan’s declared mission was to “maintain the supremacy of the white race in the United States.” In order to do that, they believed it was right to wipe out the…
Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the mid 1950s in Britain and in the late 1950s in the United States. Pop art employs aspects of mass culture, such as advertising, movies, comic books and mundane cultural objects. It can be interpreted as a reaction to the then-dominant ideas of abstract expressionism, as well as an expansion upon them. Pop art is aimed to employ images of popular as opposed to elitist culture in art, emphasizing the banal or kitschy elements of…
Can We Really Accept People Who Are Different Than Us?
February 15, 2015
Gay Rights: What does that mean? Gay rights according to Google by definition is “equal civil and social rights for homosexuals compared with heterosexuals.” What does it mean to be gay? It simply means that a man loves a man and a woman loves a woman. Does that really seem all that bad? You can’t help who you love sometimes. In reality it is no different than a woman loving a man…
(“Harlem Renaissance”, n.d., p.1).
The Harlem Renaissance, also known as the New Negro Movement, paved the road to success for many African Americans and immigrants from the West Indies during the 1920’s and 1930’s. Beginning with Blues Gospel in 1920, Stride Piano in 1925 and Hot Jazz in 1930; The New Negro Movement was a cultural, literary, artistic and intellectual movement for the fight towards equal rights for African Americans. The cultural barrier that separated blacks and whites during this…
Latitude and Longitude
Equator: The imaginary circle circumscribing the
earth being equidistant from the poles and drawn
through the center with a plane perpendicular to the
Latitude of the Equator: 0°
Latitudes of the Poles: 90°N and 90°south
Lines of Latitudes are circles parallel to the
Altogether 180 lines of latitude or parallels at 1°
Of the parallels equator is the great circle.
Lines of latitude get successively smaller to the
north and south…
Explaining what is going on to them
Develop perception based on the experience they had
2. Cinematic conventions
a. Circle of civilization
Reflecting how we think about ourselves
People within that circle, when they stop their camera, earn something about their hopes, which is the human eyes of the circle
b. Hierarchy of dependency
c. Shadow of humanity
d. Force of darkness
3. Continuing change
State’s Society: Qing Dynasty…
realities of African enslavement in the 1700s to the restrictions on human rights such as unfair practices such as literacy tests before being permitted to housing and voting in the 1950s. Fast forward to modern day, and the progress that blacks have initiated in America is evident through legislation like the Voting Rights and Civil Rights Act. Both are pieces of legislation which stemmed from the Civil Rights Movement. Despite the advancement, the repercussions of such mistreatment of blacks by…