This week i had to learn about Japanese Internment. What surprised me the most when learning about this was that the Japanese only had 5 days to sell all of their things or find somewhere to put it. The most surprising thing was that the Japanese sold their refrigerators for five dollars and a woman who had a multiple room hotel only sold it for 500 dollars it made me feel like the gene in this GIF. I still wonder what everybody did with the money that they made.
Friday, April 29, 2016
For this blog post I thought that i would talk about how black people were treated different than white people even if they did the same thing. The first way that black people were treated worse is that when a group of black people would be walking on the side of the street a group of undercover cops would come out and check them for weapons and drugs. The reason why this shocked me was that white people were more likely to carry drugs but the black people were aggressively checked for drugs or weapons. I still wonder what it would be like if this happened to me.
Friday, April 15, 2016
For this blog post i thought i would talk about something called The Women's Suffrage Movement. The Women's suffrage movement was the movement when women tried to get rights so they could vote. The thing that surprised me most about this movement was that the National Women's Party had proposed an amendment to the constitution. The reason why this surprised me was that the women wanted their rights so bad that they did what ever they had to do. I still wonder what it would be like to witness this movement in real life.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
For this blog post i am going to talk about the way that men felt as womens rights went up. Back in the day men were the only ones who were able to vote so women felt left out. Later on womens rights went up and they were equal to the mens. The way that this made men feel was that they were loosing rights as womens went up, but what realy happened was as womens rights went up they became equal to the mens. I still wonder what it would be like to watch womens rights improve.
Friday, April 8, 2016
this week i had to learn about immagrents. when learning about them we had to learn about the old immigrants and the new immigrants. the old immigrants are immigrants fro Europe germany britan ireland and scandinavia. The new immigrants are from poles hungry russia and greece. i was supprised by this because i thought new immigrans were immigrants from a newer time and old immigrants from an older time.
Friday, March 4, 2016
Learning everything that I have in the past ten weeks has changed the way that I look at the rich and the poor, iphones, and inequality. I have learned many different things that I never knew about and how they have affected other people. One of the things that I would like to address is Inequality. Back in december I had to answer questions on what I thought Inequality was in terms of economics. When I look back on what I had wrote I was shocked at the fact that I had no clue what is was. Back in december I had said that inequality was when you segregate the rich from the poor. I now know that inequality doesn't just have to do with segregating the rich from the poor but it also has to do with difference in the amount of money, and the population of a country.
Another thing that I would like to address are places entitled Foxconn and the Democratic Republic of Congo. I would first like to start out with the Democratic Republic of Congo. This is where all of the materials used to make Iphones are mined from. These materials include Platinum, Aluminum, Copper, Gold, and Silver. After workers in the democratic republic of congo mine and dig for all of the materials used to make Iphones, Ipads, and any other I product you can think of, they ship the materials to a building called foxconn. Sometimes people who would like to work at foxconn stand in line for hours a day. Take a look at this picture; this is a picture of people who have been waiting in line and are going to work to make I products. After the whole process of waiting in line and getting into foxconn takes place, workers begin to make the products that we need so very much to keep our lives in order. The thing that surprised me the most about the whole working at foxconn thing was the fact that people didn't come knocking on your door and saying you're going to make I products for me; but the fact that people waited in line to get a job making I products and are happy making these products.
One of the things that I went wow when I read was the triangle fire. The reason why I got so shocked about this was because of how some of the girls died and what happened. When The girls died they had two options and they could have been life saving or life changing. The life saving option would have been to jump out the window on the ninth floor. Sadly this didn't go as plan. When the girls jumped the impact from the fall caused the to internally bleed until they died. The life changing decisions were to go out onto the fire escape and wait for help which also didn't go as planned because so many of the girls had piled onto the fire escape and all of the weight had caused it to collapse which sent them to their death as well. The final thing that they could have done would have been to open the door and run to the streets. Sadly, this didn't work either since the door had been locked and caused the rest of the girls in the building to burn to death on the scorching hot flames ripping the building apart.
In the ten weeks that I have been in this group the one thing that is going to stay with me is a thing called global poverty. The reason why this is going to stay with me is because In a project I had to try and solve global poverty. This didn't work out so well when I found out that global poverty is much more than people not being able to afford food or a house or even a car. The thing that really shocked me was the fact that with every thing that we have as of right now the United States of America is ranked sixteenth out of one hundred and sixty eight. It is pretty good to be up this high on the CPI (Corruption Perceptions Index) but I thought that we were number one.
Therefore this is why with every thing that I learned these are the things that surprised me the most.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
I think that this is working well with Jolie because when I get off topic her and Sarah bring me back on topic so that I don´t miss anything and so I can help my group. I think that I could've performed better in this theme because I got off topic a lot and I didn't ask questions when I didn't understand something. In the final trimester I think I need to focus more on the task at hand and try to ask questions when I don´t understand something. I plan to do this by not sitting next to someone who I will talk to and paying attention more. I think my blog posts were not as good as they could've been. I believe that my blog post average went down. I think the reason why this happened was because I didn't understand a lot of the content. I can change this by paying attention more.