This week we talked about how the media has a lot of control over our opinions. What I mean by this is that we turn to the media for everything–news, fashion, and entertainment. From this the media has the power to mold people into the “ideal image” therefore impacting a big part of our lives. We never really get to form our own opinions because we have grown up with the media practically telling us what we should and should not believe. Continue reading
I just read p.54-55 in Acting Out Culture and right from the very first sentence I was intrigued. A part of the first sentence, “To be sure, belief is partly about those things we’ve been taught to value and embrace” in my opinion, is VERY true. Since the day we were born we have been imprinted with the beliefs, feelings, opinions, and behaviors of those who are close to us. Our families, especially our parents and elders, have passed down their knowledge to us and for the most part, as children, we develop our own opinions very similar to our parents. Continue reading
My blog post for the week comes from something me and Makenna discovered while reading over each other’s papers today in class.
For Project 1, I chose to write about Bronson and Merryman’s essay, “See Baby Discriminate”. I brought in my personal history about being brought up in the south, raised partially by my grandparents who were in their twenties during the civil rights movement. Makenna suggested that I take the perspective of a parent in this situation and add that to my paper.
What would I do, personally, if I were trying to tackle the topic of racism with my child? Continue reading