In the narrative: Boyz ‘r’ us by Scott Monk, we comprehend the author’s depiction of Mitch. That he is an incorrigible young adolescent with many obligations, upon his shoulders. We perceive that Mitch is confined within a gang, a gang that is pessimistically changing his life, it is also having disdainful influence on his deportments and it is carrying out that influence with him in his life. We are exposed to the theme of change in Mitch’s life when encountering some drastically different: characters, setting, situations and outcomes. The author certifies Mitch’s life one-step at a time, by exploring the depth of Mitch’s predicaments, in other accounts; inquiring into the theme of adolescent etiquettes and by positioning us in the centre of the contingencies.
Some challenges between anti-social behaviors and geographic are evident in the film Boyz n the Hood. It a 90’s films created by John Singleton, about a boy Tre styles who is sent to live with his father Furious styles in South Central Los Angeles after he got into a fight at school. At his father 's house, he is taught morals and values of being a respected man. On the other hand, his friends Ricky and Doughboy who are half-brothers has a different upbringing with no real support system, resulting in forming a gang, involvement with drugs and a tragic ending. This film is based on the African American experience in terms of environmental conditions which results in a great deal of African American males being pushed into the criminal justice system.
“Boyz n the hood” takes place in South Central Los Angeles in 1984. The main actors in the movie are Cuba Gooding Jr as Tre, Morris Chestnut as Ricky, and Ice Cube as Doughboy. In the beginning of the movie it says, “One out of twenty-one Black American males will be murdered in their lifetime” followed by “Most will die at the hands of another black male”. Later it shows the main characters in the movie Tre, Ricky and Doughboy as kids each of them having plans in life. Ricky’s dream is to become a football player and Tre going to college and doughboy still not deciding what he wants to do in life.
I did the music video on the movie The Wiz. The Wiz is a Broadway musical based on a girl named Dorothy. The movie focuses on Dorothy and her friend’s adventure to go and see the Wiz. Dorothy is a school teacher and she really liked her life just the way it was. Her aunt Em encouraged her to start teaching high school instead of Kindergarten. However, Dorothy liked teaching Kindergarten and she’s not a big fan of change. She liked her life just the way it is. Her aunt Em encouraged her to broaden her horizons but she just didn’t want to.
“The Boys in the Band”, is a play about male homosexual relationships and the revealing truths of being gay in the 1960s. The play gives audiences a distinct perspective of homosexuality on the stage up until that time. The setting is in a New York City apartment that is owned by Michael. He and his gay friends are preparing a birthday party for Harold. Alan McCarthy, a former college roommate of Michael, also shows up at the party unexpectedly. In this paper, we will focus on Alan and Harold and their behaviors and impacts in the play.
A short essay “ Guys vs. “Men” written by Dave Barry, presents Dave’s perception on the difference between “Guys” and “Men”. Dave presents his essay in a comical way that generalizes the “men” vs. “guys” and also gender biased generalization. Dave argues that men hold too much of responsibilities and many expectations in which guys do not and they live happier life. One of the methods he uses to support his argument is a comparison. Other method he uses is the description of how he views “men” vs. “guys” and gives his perspective. And the last method he uses to further his argument is the use of hyperbole, exaggeration through out the essay.
Why do people think that ethnic stereotypes operate in the same ways for men and women? That’s just being ignorant in common sense. Honestly they may never operate in the same way for both genders. In “Ghetto Bitches, China Dolls, and Cha Cha Divas”, Jennifer Pozner makes it very clear that women in are judged heavily in a feminist point of view. Ethan Watters examines Joseph Henrich’s research and explains how researchers have failed to corporate how the connection between culture and cognition affect psychology.
Within the content of this paper, I will be describing the four theories learned from the readings this week. The theory’s that will be covered are Racial Identity Theory, Social Capital Theory, Critical Race Theory, and what Cultural Competency is. I will also provide examples of each theory along with a brief video and movie clips to further demonstrate my comprehension.
“Free will and determinism are like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt is determinism. The way you play your hand is free will.” (Norman Cousins) “The Lost Boyz” by Justin Rollins, is a remarkable, personal recount of the author’s dejected youth as well as a deep, raw and vivid insight into the ways and consequences of a broken youths’ mind (Rollins, 2011). Throughout his book, Rollins depicts the divergent factors responsible for his descend into the criminal lifestyle, ultimately attributing them to two key criminological theories; classicism and positivism (Newburn, 2017). Classicist criminology, or the classical approach to criminal behaviour is centred around the idea of free will and rational thinking, defining the criminal
Everyone is tempted by sex, drugs, easy money and the power generated from violence and vengeance. The film “Boyz N the Hood” follows Tre, who moves to a neighborhood in the socioeconomically disadvantaged South Central with his father and becomes involved with new friends. The movie best portrays how being of low socioeconomic status during that time had a devastating effect on an adolescents development. For many young people during that era, the future is a day that never came.
Hope, Jenny. "Is Your TV Killing You? Every Hour of Viewing Takes 22 Minutes off Your Life, Couch Potatoes Are Warned." Mail Online. Associated
Tyler Thigpen introduces the Cajun Summer Camp at Lakeview Park and Beach through the article "Saturday Night at the Zydeco". Cajun Summer Camp was established in 1960s, and reborn 2003 when current owner purchased the camp. Thigpen delivers the owners' effort to manage the camp, and conserve the visitors' valuable memories. Thigpen builds the article around the interview with the camp owners, Kyzar, Laura Pitre and Lance Pitre, who are directly associated with the camp; the article is considered bias due to the respondent of the interview.
John Singleton’s Boyz N the Hood is an American teen drama film released in 1991 that focuses on three black teens who live in the dangerous neighbourhood of Crenshaw, Los Angeles. The main characters Doughboy, his half-brother Ricky, and their friend Tre grow up together but meet drastically different fates as young adults. As Swanson (2011) points out, it is important to understand the tension within black communities in Los Angeles at the time of the film’s release; the Rodney King beating had taken place only months before and LA’s gang wars were reaching a peak. As a Los Angeles native, Singleton’s goal with the film was to alert people about the situation around them, as he said: “I couldn’t rhyme. I wasn’t a rapper. So I made this movie” (Swanson 2011). To reflect the environment as accurately as possible, the film was shot on the streets of South Los Angeles, so the crew was just as on edge as their characters would be; there were even threats of gun violence from local gang members.
Dogtown and the Z-boys is a movie that represented the concept of youth subcultures. It expressed social conflicts associated with class, and culture. Although, the Dogtown movement first started off as a surfer subculture. Later, environmental, and historical consequences created the skater subculture. What is seen in this film is a minority group of teenagers from the outskirts of South Santa Monica and Venice beach. The skater subculture in Dogtown was created by the Zephyr club. In which it consisted of teenagers with similar backgrounds and styles. For example, they all came from broken down homes, they were aggressive, competitive, and much localized to their community. In a sense, like in any youth subculture, skaters were consider outcast, and full of trouble. Although, factors relating in social, environmental, and historical impacts lead this subculture to become very influential during its time period, and to become skating trailblazers.
Lil Dicky (aka David Burd) popped onto the scene in 2013 with his first mixtape titled, So Hard. Since then, the 27-year-old comedic rapper has been gracing the internet with personalized hip-hop narratives that champion the average Joe. His most recent single Professional Rapper (feat. Snoop Dogg) details his aspirations to flip the rap game script by focusing on the goofy, mundane and everyday aspects of life instead of the hyped up, bottle popping, glock- cocking themes common in todays hip-hop. The song is structured as an interview between Snoop Dogg (as himself) and Dicky as he vies for a professional rapper position at Snoop’s fictional record label company( Rap Game Inc). The cartooned music video for Professional Rapper foregrounds