Reality television have more negatives than positives. For example VH1’s Love and Hip Hop, which is a reality show about washed up rappers, producer, and women who have an abundant amount of plastic surgery. Love & Hip Hop is an American music media franchise that consists of several reality television series broadcast on VH1. The shows document the lives and relationships of hip hop & R&B musicians residing in varying regions throughout the United States. Love and Hip Hop is negative for different reasons, for example the degrading of women, and most of the women having plastic surgery, and being former strippers. Also Love and Hip Hop shows African Americans in a bad light, and it makes African Americans look uneducated. Love & Hip Hop
This novel takes place primarily in the city of Charlottesville, Virginia, during the period of the 1980s to the 2000s. Renee and Rob both met there in a bar named the ‘Eastern Standard’ both at the age of twenty-three. He initially planned to keep his relationship to Charlottesville strictly one of host and guest. Both he and Renee didn’t really favor Charlottesville. Then life had another plan for Rob and it was to fall in love. The setting was also a crucial part in the story because it was a music thriving environment at the time and in Charlottesville. Also, it shows that it greatly influenced the connection that Renee and Rob made with each other. The setting
Kendrick Lamar has introduced to us the HiiiPower movement which is his cry for social and mental revolution. The three fingers in the air resemble the three I’s in the word, which represent heart, honor, and respect. He believes that now is the time to rise above the lies that we have been fed since we were born. He insists for people to, “Get up off that slave ship, build your own pyramids, write your own hieroglyphs” (47-48). For one, he is commanding his listeners to work towards becoming independent and critical thinkers. When he refers to “get up off that slave ship” he is mainly referring to those part of the black community and makes the statement that shows his race should not be taken or seen as a disadvantage but believes it should
In The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, Starr Carter goes through a tragic event of losing her best friend, Khalil, during a routine police stop that shifts into murder. Starr has to deal with this event while attending the predominantly white high school, Williamson Prep, and living in her “ghetto” neighborhood, Garden Heights. Keeping her lives separate isn’t the hardest thing she has to do, it is using her voice to make Khalil’s life matters. After he is shot by Officer One-Fifteen, a movement begins to prove that all lives matter, no matter the race. In The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas challenges stereotypes through race by displaying Starr’s attitude throughout the entire trials of her life and Khalil’s death.
The Shadow of Hate helps illustrate the evergoing history of racism that is portrayed within the United States. It emphasizes that since the beginning of United States history to the present day, racism still remains a critical topic that many individuals need to be informed about. While this film talks about racism in the United States as a whole, it goes deeper in pinpointing specific racial groups that received the cruelest treatment throughout U.S. history. Once finishing the film, I found myself mesmerized by the fascinating stories and clear depiction on how the severity of racism has had an impact on the past as well as how it will influence the future. It truly shows that racism is still prominent in society, considering people from the past condoned to this type of behavior. When finding the points made throughout the film, I was able to categorize them and look at them through all three sociological perspectives- the interactionist, the functionalist, and the conflict paradigms-to understand the deeper meaning behind them.
1.) In this class we have examined the sociological forces that created the social conditions from which Hip-Hop emerged in the Bronx. Drawing upon Chang, as well as videos (Bronx is Burning, Flying Cut Sleeves etc.), discuss the sociological roots of rap. Specifically, what social forces (for example: state policies, global economic trends, technological advancements, community characteristics as well as race, class, gender politics) were present and facilitated the development of Hip-Hop?
The influence of rap on black urban youths has become a major part to the modern day music industry. Berry uses the article to show that through rap music, low income black youth are able to develop empowering values and ideologies, strengthen cultural interaction and establish positive identities. This is done by describing different components of urban black culture associated with rap which enhances the struggle for black significance in pop culture. His beliefs are supported by using rap artists and their music to show how significant it has grown to be a dominant form of expression but also a controversial issue for urban black youths. The thesis that rap music as cultural expression is
Since the founding of the United States, race has always been one of the biggest points of contention. In “The Hate U Give”, written by Angie Thomas, the themes of race, identity, and fairness are all explored in depth along with social issues such as police brutality and gentrification. While reading “The Hate U Give”, many complicated questions where asked and eye opening conversations were had. Understanding the views of others and they are influenced by external factors along with understanding why we talk about race in first place (in the context of reading THUG) as well as my feeling about the book all cropped up as conversation points.
Racism is one of the biggest problems today. As we look back, a considerable measure of our history is based on racial discrimination, hatred, and African Americans being treated as slaves. The Shadow of Hate revolves around a history of intolerance in America, and how the origins of race affected American people. The Shadow of Hate was an eye opener as it shows how the native Americans, Japanese Americans, African Americans, Jews, and Hispanics were treated back in the days. In this paper, I am going to summarize the documentary and compose my perspectives on what I think about it.
“My Life After Hate” by Arno Michaels is a phenomenal book that portrays the journey of a lost,rebellious teen into a guilty,respectful man. The story of Arno Michaels exemplifies a honest, explicit story of transformation with the discovery of basic human goodness.In this biography, readers are able to feel the emotions of what it takes to completely turn your life around from racist skin head to loving father. Readers get a clear look into Arno’s reflection of his dreadful past with all the hateful and immoral crimes he committed. One can see that it was not an easy thing to do, and
In their article, Polemic of Hate: How Mainstream Political Discourse Fueled the Growth in White Supremacy 2007-2012, authors Hicks and Hicks set out to show how the hate-filled political rhetoric during the election and presidency of President Obama increase the memberships to white supremacy groups. Hicks and hicks also bring attention to how their [white supremacy group’s] increase popularity allows them to make donations to political parties and campaigns, furthering their membership expansion. This article covers the various groups that have contribute to far right-wing campaigns thought to take over the political climate by inciting the public, creating smear campaigns, and using scare tactics to get the masses against our first biracial
Imagine an inner city kid having grown u in an environment where real life street violence is a way of life. His body, having survived personal experiences of violence, endured barely life sustained conditions, and many sleepless nights caused by the constant yet unpredictable call of death. His mind doubtful over where his next meal will come from, lost in search of some higher guidance, struggling through a world, not of innocent childish fantasies, but trapped in a forced reality. His only outlet is the loud blaring music coddling his already pent-up rage, an escape from these harsh realities, seducing him to a life of violence. In him is created a “me against the world” mentality that is manifested in
I changed my mind about rap music. Growing up, I never really liked it, the quick beats, the vast usage of inappropriate words not equipped for my adolescent ears disgusted me. I associated rap music as being "dirty," only discussing explicit topics and having no real meaning. While everyone else in high school was blaring Drake and Lil Wayne in the parking lots, I was perfectly okay with listening to Demi Lovato or John Legend. During my sophomore year of high school, my friend kept pestering me to listen to the Hamilton soundtrack, and even though the songs were raps, I realized I loved it. Eventually, I started to not associate all rap music as detrimental and discovered that some rappers rapped about important messages of adversity, conflict, and pain. This lead me to listen to Chance the Rapper's "Coloring Book, " Childish Gambino's "Red Bone and J Cole's "4 Your Eyez Only." I realized that rap is just poetry with accompaniment, poetry that has the rhythm and style to bring generations of people together.