In the article, "(Proto)Typical White Denial: Reflections on Racism and Uncomfortable Realities", written by Tim Wise he informs his readers that the article is not his first about white denial. He also reminds his readers that when talking about white denial, someone is bound to get offended. Wise received an email from a man claiming that Wise's article was racist against whites and that Wise stating that whites are in denial would be like him making the broad generalization that all blacks are criminals. Wise informs his readers that a generalization based on stereotypes in racism and if the generalization is based on actual proven facts, it is not. Wise proves his point within his article by showing his readers the facts. He gives his readers the surveys and experience that either he has found on his own or that he has found in doing research on the subject. As Wise wraps up his article he explains that until whites that until whites can prove in these tests and surveys that they are not automatically putting blacks in one category and hispanics into another, whites are in fact in denial about being judgmental towards other races. For instance, after reading Wise's article it brought back a specific memory I do not particularly enjoy. It was when I realized that some people hold themselves higher than others. In this case, she was better because she was white, I was better because I was white, and someone who had a dark skin tone was a criminal. White privilege was very apparent. I was in the eighth grade and my best friend Codee Ricks was half black and half white; which meant absolutely nothing to either one of us. One morning after a sleepover we decided to walk over to the gas station across the street from my house to get some donuts. We had gone there before plenty of times but this time was much different. There was a new person working, she was a fairly young white woman, we walked in and smiled, she half smiled and from the moment we walked in
0ct 8, 2013
Sleep Deprivation Becoming a Problem
Sleep deprivation has been a big part with the 21st century. Children are becoming more advanced in technology, but lacking the advancement in school performance like in this article. Staying up late at night usually browsing the web or playing around on their electronic devices and having to wake up early for school is becoming critical in a student’s life. Sean Coughlan provides a wide range of….
English 1010, Professor Adams
Project 3 Summary/Strong Response
Due March, 08, 2012
In Mark Edmundsons article “do sports build character or damage it?” Edmundson makes a very good case that supports his idea that sports can build character. He also gives good reasons as to why some people think that sports just breed brutality, and are a diversion from the business of education. Sports are a complex issue, and this article proves it is clear that we as a culture are unsure how to think….
September 9, 2014
Summary/Strong Response Essay
Losing someone close to you can feel like losing a part of yourself. A piece of you goes missing. Imagine living your life with them there and then having them ripped away from you. It really is as horrible as it sounds. In “The Unmothered” Ruth Margalit explains her experience of losing her mother to cancer. She tells about what it’s like on certain days of the year such as, her mother’s….
Below the title of the article, the authors, Graham and White, presents a sneak preview of the contents of the article that enticed me to keep reading. In the first sentence, the authors write of a “perception that hoons are a major danger” which made me curious as to the reality of the situation. Then, the writers state that young drivers are disproportionately involved in crashes. Citing a statistic that everyone knows is true made me feel on common ground with the authors. The writers….
ashtray" (King 136).
In the third section "The New Greenhorns", she states the "anti-smoking campaign"
(King 137) wants us to believe that college graduates are less likely to be smokers than those who were educated no further than high school. The white blue-collar working class are the smokers, especially uneducated, women, factory workers age 18-24 who do not know any better.
Although King is able to display her feelings openly and portrays the article well from her point of view, she fails to….
Part A: Writer Michael Pollan discusses in his chapter “The Potato” from his book The Botany of Desire, the advantages and disadvantages of the development of the “Newleaf”, and also touches on hopes of perhaps discovering whether, why and how this “Newleaf” alternative may alter the relationship between people and food. Michael Pollan’s “The Potato” is well expressed adding an insight to consumers.
Part B: A world filled with falsely represented genetically modified food. That very thought may….
have suffered the terrible consequences of living in this country. Getting whipped and starving is just the start. I have had friends that have died because of Trump’s racism. The color of our skin has nothing to do with the people we truly are. The white supremacists are actually taking over OUR country. Yes! I say our country because it is. We know enough and have worked hard enough to be in this country. The US is….
THE HOLOCAUST DENIAL
Running head: THE HOLOCAUST DENIAL
The Holocaust Denial
Alonso Martinez Western Governors University WGU Student ID# 000229971
THE HOLOCAUST DENIAL
Holocaust Denial During the past two decades, the Holocaust Denial has been given considerable attention. It has become a topic that has created controversies among cultures, countries, politicians, newspapers reporters and internet web site writers. According to Barbara Kulaszka (2007), a Canadian lawyer….
undignified whore. Some of us try to deny reality and live in a fantasy world. We see a lot of this denial in Blanche DuBois, the protagonist in Tennessee William’s play, A Streetcar Named Desire. Blanche fabricates her whole identity, creating a self-image as a woman who has never known indignity; she denies her past as a prostitute. This is why I say that Blanche DuBois is the Queen of Denial.
When we first see Blanche she says, “they told me to take a street-car named Desire, and transfer….
Summary/ Strong Response
In the piece, " The U.S. Invasion of Iraq Was Not Justified," Mr. Michael T. Klare argues that there is no possible way to justify the invasion of Iraq by the United States government. He objects nearly every conceivable justification for the invasion; namely, the argument that the Bush Administration never had evidence of Weapons of Mass Destruction. He objectively blames the Bush Administration for the deaths of American soldiers, only to be followed almost mimicking….