Monday, April 25, 2016

Blog: Intro to Poetry Reflection

1. I think that a poem should tell a story but, the story has to be hidden in some way so then the reader can try to figure out what is the meaning in the poem. A poem should have a strong and emotional meaning behind it, since most poems are emotional or deep in some manner. Maybe the poem can mean something that is relatable but you won't really realize it until you've read it a few times.

2. A poem probably shouldn't have very long stanzas and lines that basically give the whole life lesson away before you can even figure it out. A poem should be challenging and some what entertaining because you should be able to get the "realization moment" once they have founded what the meaning is. Let's face it, if you write your stanzas super long, go write a novel instead.

4.  Well,  both talk about one simple choice, mistake, or thing. In the case for the Williams poems, it talks about the ability to not able to resist so,ethnic and an item that is small but important. The Bradstreet poem talks about love, a simple thing that can a make two people very happy. These are the simple things that make life fun, good, easy, and basically a lesson.

3. The differences in the two poems, other than that they talk about different things is that one poem expresses itself in more detail than the other that is small but very meaningful. The Williams poems are very short but somehow send a meaningful message. The other poem, is a bit confusing and takes a while to process but soon, you'll figure out the message it is sending.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Blog: About my father Jackie Robinson

1. I suppose that Sharon Robinson wrote that article because she wanted to make people aware that her father broke the color barrier when her father, Jackie Robinson, played with white men. She wanted to let the people know what her father did to change history.

2. As Sharon said in the beginning, her father broke the color barrier, which is what separated black and white men from playing in sports. Branch Rickey brought her father, Jack Roosevelt Robinson, to come in to play with a white men baseball team in order to break the barrier. This article is about how  noto hing is impossible. Sure there will be obstacles in the way in order to get to your main goal, but that goal could change the world forever. Jackie did that. He broke the color barrier and now African Americans can,play in sports and have many other freedoms.

3. The color barrier didn't allow negro players to play in the Majors. How? Since there was mostly white players on the team and since most people disliked the negros, negros had their own separated teams and sports. By that, it means that they can only play with people of their colors and couldn't play with the best of the best in the Majors.

4. Obviously, Rickey needed to have a good ball player on the field if he was going to bring in a negro. Robinson had a nice record in his days of college and baseball. Rickey needed a good man, someone who could play ball, and someone who can mange not to fight back. From the good records Rickey saw in Robinson's past, he was pretty sure that Jackie would be the right one.

5.  Rickey needed someone who wouldn't fight back. The players and audience would do anything to anger him, something in order to make Jackie look bad. Something to make the negros look bad. Something that would mess up their reputation. Jackie needed to show that he had the guts in order NOT to fight back, to make it clear that negros can do amazing things. To show that any colored people should be treated the same was as the white people. He needed someone who can be a role model, a leader to everyone and that person was Jackie Robinson.

6. Robinson has earned respect. He won many awards and won many games for his teams. Now a days, we see people of all skin colors playing on the fields. Everyone is breaking barriers from sports, religion, languages, and many other things. We can be sure, that Jackie Robinson helped in contributing to break the color barriers. Today people are continuing to break barriers.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Blog: 42 Reflection

Discrimination is when a person is judging a person of another race with insults, physical abuse, verbal abuse, peer pressure and other things that seem very harmful. For example if a white man call an African American man a bad word then that would be discrimination. Or like how Donald Trump wants to import Mexicans back to Mexico. Another example would be if  a group of white children exclude colored people away from their group.

One time I was in Kindergarden and there was mostly white kids in my class. Many of them excluded me and the other Mexican kids from their groups. They said we were very "mean and aggressive". They basically judged us because of our skin color. It was sad. I talked to my teacher about it and the kids didn't seem so happy when I had to play with them. In the end we all got along and we managed to stay friends for some years.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Blog: When is there dignity in silence?

Well, I guess it depends on the situation. For example if you don't yell back at the person who is accusing you or who is yelling at you, they could take it as respect and that you know you shouldn't yell back. Other may take it that you have actually done it and will definitely take it that you have done the wrong doing. Silence can also let the people know that you are strong and you can take the obstacles that come your way, whether it be insults or yelling. Silence can also show that you take things in a serious manner and that you know it isn't no joke. Silence can also earn people's respect because they know that you are serious in your area of your job. They know that you will take the job seriously no matter at what cost. Silence can earn you respect on some ways.