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615 weeks ago @ Race Relations Project - Those Dolls Say Alot A... · 0 replies · +1 points

Seeing this video just makes me realize how many issue this 5 or 6 year olds are faced to deal with everyday when it comes to race. It really doesn't help when the media has such a strong influence on their generation. Where I am from, there is always breaking news about a hunt for a black male who gunned down a few people or a convienience store, and that would always make me afraid of them, we would rarely ever hear anything about a white man or native american man on the loose. I really am not even sure what could be done to change all of these oncurring issues. I just feel like kids need to be themselves and experiments like there might be eye opening but I truly think that they are unnecessary. I think putting a child through this no matter the outcome or payoff they may receive is traumatizing, embarrassing, and makes them feel quite shameful. It is is so sad to hear that a little black girl, if given the option, would rather be white, because the skin she has now is just "dirty," that really truly breaks my heart.

615 weeks ago @ Race Relations Project - Those Dolls Say Alot A... · 0 replies · +1 points

This video, to me is very disturbing. I understand the times that they were living in back then when the first experiment was done, I understand that they felt like actual minorities and felt like the white people or white doll in this case is superior. But, when they did the second experiment in more recent times, and the black children still thought to pick the white doll because she is prettier or because she is not dirty just boggles my mind. Even as children, i think that they should represent themselves and be happy for who they are. I know when I was growing up, I had very few black friends, but I still had a black cabbage patch kid doll because when I would go to the beach for the summer, I would get really tan and I would have skin close to that color of a black dolls. I think that is probably why I am having such a hard time understanding this issue, because at the end of every summer, I came back to school and was a different color than my friends who I thought were supposed to be the same color as me. I guess you can blame it on the one eighth native american blood that runs through my veins, but I was a very confused child.

616 weeks ago @ Race Relations Project - If men could menstruat... · 0 replies · +1 points

Not even one woman on this earth can avoid getting it, unless they are like anemic or iron deficient. Another reason I think that men enjoy avoiding this, is because they simply don't want to know, or even hear about it. But it is kind of hard to avoid when a boy is demanding for sex and you say no and then he says why not and you say well I have my period and then they get disgusted. It's like they were asking for an answer when they could have avoided it in the first place. So in the grand scheme of things, I think that men need to man up and start feeling sympathetic for us women who have to deal with this once a month! And also, going off topic, I think that Sam's "I ask my wife to leave her tampon in the toilet so I can look at it because it's art made by your body" is kind of a. disgusting and b. raunchy. That'd would ideally be like me asking my boyfriend to leave his ejaculation sit out so I can view his artwork. EW!

616 weeks ago @ Race Relations Project - If men could menstruat... · 0 replies · +1 points

I think that poor education is a good reason why most men are afraid or not used to talking about a womans menstrual cycle. The only comments I've ever gotten from a man are that "oh thank god you got your period this month," or "well we can't have sex because you have your period, that sucks!" To me it makes it seem like men have such an easier lifestyle. In middle school, when we were learning about men and womens anatomy, all the boys would laugh when they found out that girls had blood run out of them once a month, and all the girls would laugh when they found out that boys got boners. To me, it's just the facts of life. With out periods and without boners, I wouldn't be alive realistically so I am somewhat thankful for that. I also think that it is unfair for condoms to be made readily available for free, when tampons are not. Women have to put out so much money in order to take care of themselves monthly when having to deal with their menstual cycle. I think that men should have some sort of sympathy for us, and not make fun of us or laugh when they find out we have our period. Its natural.

618 weeks ago @ Race Relations Project - Prom or No Prom: Just... · 0 replies · +1 points

So for these girls, I just feel bad, and I'm really glad the American Civil Liberties Union is backing her case because she really needs that support! She is so young and unaware of whats happening in the rest of the country I'm sure, that with the ACLU's help, maybe they will have a prom after all! I just think this whole situation is really poorly effect the LGBT community, and I really think they should fight for it!

618 weeks ago @ Race Relations Project - Prom or No Prom: Just... · 0 replies · +1 points

I still look back today and remember how fun my proms were, and even thinking of that, I remember seeing same sex couples there. Although with the lesbians, one may not have been dressed in a tux, and the other in a dress, but still, they were there bumping and grinding just like everyone else. Even looking around the dance floor there were girls grinding with other girls that were straight! I feel like my school had no way to reinforce who was gay and who was straight! On another note, for them to even say no to wearing a tux to prom is so crazy! There is so much media out there today that effects us and influences us to do these kinds of things. Like for instance, mean girls! A girl wore a tux to her prom and even though she got funny looks, she still fit in because its what she wanted to be wearing!

618 weeks ago @ Race Relations Project - Prom or No Prom: Just... · 0 replies · +1 points

This article is completely eye-opening! I've never heard of such horse malarchy before in my entire life! At my high school, the school board would definitely not stand for this, and something like this would never happen. I can't believe they would tell this girl that she couldn't freely express herself and bring a date of the same sex, let alone cancel the whole prom just so that she couldn't. I understand that they are in the south, and they might have different views on sexuality, but come on! Its the 21st century now and the United States has already made so many steps in the positive direction on same sex couples, and this just forces us to move one step back! I personally think that is why is it so heavily talked about, because they want people to know that they cancelled their prom due to a lesbian wanting to bring her girlfriend, which sends out the complete wrong message to everyone across the country. Prom is a time to remember your friends from high school and make memories with the little time you have left! For the school to take this away from them is outrageous.

621 weeks ago @ Race Relations Project - All That is Solid Melt... · 0 replies · +1 points

I think that this article is really eye opening. It is such a shame that all of this history, even from this one language, has been laid to rest. I have a hard time even thinking about what may happen one day when my native language, English, is gone. Hopefully, however, that wont be for a very long time. It is hard to believe that this Bo language isn't going to be ever spoken again. I often wonder why there isn't a scripture of this language or why this lady that just died didn't teach it to anyone in her community, because she knew she was going to die someday. She was 85 years old when she died and her people the Bo tribe had been around for 65,000 years. That is a crazy amount of time for a culture to set in and then with the blink of an eye, its gone. As people hear the news of this language dying and how it will continue to happen in the future, by saying that by the time I'm gone, another 7,000 languages will be too! It’s easy enough to say well let’s just teach the next generation and they can pass it on, but the world is different now and clearly that’s easier said than done. It was even more upsetting to read about how Johnny tried to teach to the rest of the tribe but he just can’t because “they say they want to learn it, but when it comes time to do the work, nobody comes around”. Unfortunately, as sad as it was to read that, I completely believe it, people are lazy. I myself would say I have an interest in learning this language, but would not really dedicate myself to it, but then when the last person speaking it dies, I would feel shameful. People seem to care less and less about culture and our ancestors and history and more about the future, which leads me to believe that this article is just another reason to believe that as technology continues to grow, the importance of culture in our society just dwindles. The rapid growth of technology is sort of devastating because it’s clear there is so much out there to learn but everyone just is stuck on their own little technologically advanced worlds.

It’s just sad to think that all those people who spoke the Bo language were never able to spread their culture and teach others about their lives and their history for future generations, this is something, that if I knew about before, I would have been very interested in.

623 weeks ago @ Race Relations Project - Avatar and the White M... · 0 replies · +1 points

These are my feelings, and I may have researched the movie completely wrong, but even if its not like Avatar, it still related to the White Messiah story. So, I must say that I will go see the movie this weekend, because I really want to experience it the way that Brooks did, and eventually have my own opinions.

623 weeks ago @ Race Relations Project - Avatar and the White M... · 0 replies · +1 points

He soon realizes that he has a soul, and doesn't need technology everyday to live. This movie looks very fascinating in that I really want to go see it now, (good thing its playing at the dollar theater.) I think a portion of what Brooks' is saying is true, in that in most movies theres always that White Messiah that saves the day. I often wonder why this is, and the only explaination I can think of is because of Hollywood. Hollywood is a mostly white dominated place, and to them, white people are the heroes. Very seldom do we see a black, native, or any other race come in to take the lead and fight crime. I don't like the thought behind this movie because the white man shouldn't be the one to come in and take care of the country. Because he went there in the first place is ideally why they need protecting. These avatarians can get by without the help of the white man and in the end the white man becomes the leader, and the strongest, and most powerful, but they were fine from the get-go and didn't exactly need any help or anyone else in that matter to come save them.