Blog Revision

Well, for starters, I need to figure out why the prezi will not open. The background could be a dark color like brown or black to emphasize the evil behind Imperialism. On the left side there could be more photos because there is a gap which draws the eye away from the overall picture. Also, the picture of the Cherokee sign could be black and white instead of color. The color competes with the word “Imperialism” which is in color as well. The eyes doesn’t know where to focus between those three elements.
The quote could be in a harsher font and darker color. The font is too soft for such a hard topic. The bright blue evokes a feeling of happiness/lightness that Imperialism does not evoke.

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Imperialism is Unjust

Here is a response to the quote ” Any law that uplifts human personality if just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust” from Letter from Birmingham Jail.

 

http://prezi.com/eqhnxjndxdk9/present/?auth_key=lw9sxir&follow=owswu9g8jrx2

Resources:

http://iulzzang.hubpages.com/hub/lifeonreservations
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FCultural_assimilation_of_Native_Americans&h=0&w=0&sz=1&tbnid=GsoHvwuZalV9uM&tbnh=255&tbnw=198&zoom=1&docid=2trRDJRvA2Sd3M&ei=5m48UpKuGon48wSO4IFA&ved=0CAUQsCU
http://livinfuture.blogspot.com/2011/03/sophs-hawaii.html

Southern Black Stereotypes: They’re a joke!

People like to think that we have grown past stereotypes to describe people, well at least I like to think that so; however, I know that I haven’t. Growing up in Savannah, I was surrounded by the general statements that Dyer describes about the South in his Introduction from ” From Uncle Tom to Gangsta: the black criminal.

Most nights the local news starts off: “Breaking News, tonight on the corner of of 37th and Bull there was shooting around 5:00 pm this afternoon. Detectives don’t think it is related to the murder from yesterday morning on Broad and Liberty.” The response from most be people is “hahaha, the murderer must be a black gang member!” People laugh about it because murders are so common and most of the suspects turn out be black gang members. Guessing the culprit can be somewhat of a game to people. People make jokes about how the murderer is so and so’s cousins, laugh, and move on (sometimes directly to the so and so).

Dyer’s stereotype “of the black rapist that emerged during the South in the Wake of Emancipation” still holds a prevalent spot into today’s culture. While people do laugh about the stereotypes and make seemingly “comedic” comments, they still avoid sketchy areas of town like Hitch Village (where our underprivileged black families live) for fear of that black rapist.

If someone was passing this guy on the streets while in Hitch Village, they would cross to the other side or lock their car doors.

If someone was passing this guy on the streets while in Hitch Village, they would cross to the other side or lock their car doors.

Brodhead, Andrew. “Welcome to the Hitch Village.” 2009./Flickr