Friday, February 10, 2017

Harlem Renaissance video

Jared Sullivan
Kenny Guevara

This video is our American Lit project showcasing the theme of equality. The music you are about to hear was created during the Harlem Renaissance. We want people to focus on the images as they help to show our theme. I want people to gain an overviews of Harlem Renaissance.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Chapter 6,7,8

  • Prison Stew
  • Like a hurricane
  • One toothbrush
  • The "boob" tube
  • Mcbride uses diction to suggest that his home is disheveled but also loving
"The only white person in sight" Was the mother really the only white person in the church? Was the Mother the only one who truly thought that race didn't matter in that community? "As mommy dug into hymns with verve and gusto" This quotes helps show the mothers commitment to her religion since despite her singing voice being horrible, she would put everything she had into the hymns. " Oh it's just sister Jordan" is Jordan the Mother's first name? "Mommy was Mrs.Mcbride or Mrs. Jordan, depending on whther she used my father's or stepfather's name." So Jordan ins't her first name but it is the last name of one of the fathers. "Then why is he white?" I was caught off guard by Richie's question of "Is Jesus white" as it was sudden and in the middle of Sunday school. "He ain't white, and he ain't black, they should make Him gray" This quote from Richie is a great quote in treating races equally. This chapter to me felt like the kids coming to terms with being colored and not white.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Dead Meta cognitive

The mother start's off the first chapter stating "I been dead to them for fifty years". What could have occurred between the mother and her family where they would stop talking and seeing her? "You'd be better off watching the Three Stooges than to interview them" Why does the mother seem to hold so much animosity for her own family? Did they disown her after she married a black man? She proceeds to talk about her home but she says "I don't remember the name of the town where I was born" Was she taken away from her hometown at an early age? That would explain why she didn't remember it. "Rachel Shilsky is dead as far as I'm concerned" Did she run away from home and reinvent herself to leave her family behind? "My family mourned me when I married your father" from this statement I gather that the family didn't approve of her marrying a black man. "Does anybody say we love you? Not in my family we didn't" It's confusing that the family wouldn't show their love for each other or express it. Was it because their religion or was it a dysfunctional family? "His ability to slick himself out of anything that wasn't good for him stayed with him for as long as I knew him" The way the mother phrased this sounds like the father probably up and left when the marriage and family life weren't working out. "But she had polio" It seems like that would be difficult growing up with your mother having polio.

Thursday, January 26, 2017


I noticed there are two white hands on either side of the painting. The dark people are surrounded by buildings and standing on a cog. One of the mean are carrying a briefcase, another is holding a saxophone above the statue of liberty. What are the white lines that run throughout the painting?

The people in the painting look to be heading in the direction of the Statue of Liberty and away from the hands behind them. A physical pattern is that the men in the painting look like they are dressed in suits.

The meaning behind this painting is the escape from heavy industrial cities that are controlled by white men.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Civil Disobedience

Civil disobedience to me is peacefully showing the community how unjust a law is. Rather than using violence such as ruining and damaging property, people will peacefully protest to show that whatever they are protesting for doesn't make sense and is unjust.

Thursday, December 8, 2016


The material possessions I use today

  •  My bed
  • The restroom
  • The shower
  • Toothbrush+toothpaste
  • deodorant
  • clothes
  • Bowls and spoons
  • Car

How I defined essential was anything useful for keeping the body healthy and clean as without proper hygiene, The body can be infected and caused pain without proper care.

What was essential to Suelo was only using and taking what was thrown away or left behind instead of using money to get what he needs. What is deliberate about his lifestyle is the use of leftovers that people forget.

Henry David Thoreau defines 'essential" as simple living. Thoreau quotes "Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs to be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand." This quote demonstrates Thoreau's essentials are to live a simplistic life rather than a complicated one. Where rather than having multiple things to do, take it down to 2 or 3.