video shown in class 2/3
In the short movie “Nickel and dimed from the American ruling class”, the author tries to illustrate how the riches are rich and the poor are staying poor despite the fact that the poor citizens are trying to work hard in their lives. Some work over time with minimum wage. Cheap labor will continue because the employers will do anything in order to stop the rising wage of their workers. It is sad how the movie also has illustrated that the comfort of the rich depends on the abundant of the poor. The movie also says that most of the Canadian citizens live a life as homeless. It is sad how people in the higher class have the authority to decide the wage. As a result, the decided wage is inconceivable to the expenses in the real live of the average people. Professor Charles Quist-Adade added, the money is there, however, it is not being use in the prosper ways.
video shown in class 1/3
One of the video shown in class that resonated in my mine is “the danger of a single story”. This is one of a very powerful speech that given by Chimamanda Adichie. I think it is powerful because it reminded people how every story has multisided. We should keep our mine open for other potential details and the truth that come with the story itself. I like how Adichie exemplified her childhood experience on the book she read and her imagination that go with it. Also, her thought about the poor boy who come and stay with her family. Her experiences illustrated that only if we allow our mind to see all side of the story, we will see sides of each stories. Otherwise, if we do not open our mine to the potential detail that come with the story, believe only one side of the story, there would be a potential that we will regret the experience. As Adichie warns, the single story is an incomplete story and can only make the stereotyping.
video shown in class 3/3
On “cultural criticism and transformation”, bell hooks talks about how the ability of the power of representation influence people’s mines. Given the example of the power of white male privilege, white actors play the good role and black actors play the bad roles. As a result, people would have some specific stereotype in their thought as the mass media also has the ability to control our imagination. This is one of the movies that gave me a thought of how what we see can affect our thoughts and the decision that we choose. I strongly agree with hooks that we can not deny the direct links between the representation on the mass media and how we live our lives. Given the example of seeing images of violence and think it is all right if it happens to us. She also said that learning is usually can be found where popular cultures are. Bell hooks believe that significant thing that the institutes should give to the students is critical thinking and support the students to grow the imagination. This will help the students to transform their lives and always have thoughts of the entitlements that they have to their lives, the bright future. However, most teachers would just educate the students about the basic knowledge that they needed to learn in order to graduate.
instructor’s article 3/4
In his article “who will Liberate Liberia,” Charles Quist-Adade has identify how the Bush administration’s plan toward Iraq and Liberia. He introduces this article by informing the readers about how US was willing to pay fortune amount of money to allow the war continue instead making those money to be spend in more prosper ways. He adds, it would be more prosper to spend those fortune amounts of money to help the children in poor counties. However, it is sad and inconceivable that “justice is blind and selective”. This indicated that in the perspective of George Bush, despite who is in need. He can decide who he chooses to help. Based on the author perspective, the decision of sending help to the country based on the benefit that the country can offer. This indicated that Bush actually fighting for oil instead of sending the sincere help. This article saddens me because justice is blind and selective. In other word. Justice is unfair.