In “Bill OReilly”, “Bell Hooks”, and “Beyonce: Sex Terrorist” shows that Beyonce is not good influencer for teen women because her behavior. Basically, it means that she is a celebrity and she can’t act the way she wants, she has to put a filter on. Therefore, young girls can follow her as a role model. That is not right for our society. Everyone has a right to behave the way they want and show their real self. No one has the right to judge you for who you really are but for her people always take it in a negative way whenever she does something. I choose this picture for this media share because the society wants celebrity to behave perfectly so others can follow them as role model. However, no one is perfect unless you put fake mask on and hide your true self.
I choose this article because it talks about hip hop from the old days. If you look in the old days, hip hop wasn’t just about music. It also referred to art, style, dance, and philosophy. In the text the author talks about how hip hop began as a culture and art movement in the Bronx, where demographics were rapidly shifting in the early 1970s. In this article shows how white people left the cities and African American and Latino American were left behind. They faced many lack of economic opportunity, as well as rising crime and poverty rates. The young people in the Bronx and nearby communities began creating their own kinds of cultural expressions. These forms of expression would come together to form the four pillars of hip hop. The first major hip hop deejay was DJ Kool Herc. Mixing percussive beats with popular dance songs, Kool Herc was instrumental in developing the sounds that became synonymous with hip hop, such as drum beats and record scratches. His peers were influenced by Kool Herc and hip hop deejays developed new turntable techniques, like needle dropping and scratching. This article shows by the turn of the century, hip hop was the best selling music genre in the United States.
After reading “On Rap and White Noise” by Jace Clayton’s, I see the text refers to the racism issue. It is not easy to be an African-American person in society, and black people are going through a constant struggle to survive in this society peacefully. It says, African-Americans dying at the hands of the police, whose name-recognition is always posthumous, another. How to speak against that? You can’t. You can only unplug. I want to share this book about Freedom is a constant struggle by Angela Y. Davis. This book talks about the today’s struggles of black lives.
In the text, “Art at Arm’s Length” by Jerry Salz talks about all different kinds of selfies. Selfie is a photograph you take of yourself, usually taken using a mirror or with a camera held at arm’s length. Salz said in the text, “ If both your hands are in the picture and it’s not a mirror shot, technically, it’s not a selfie it’s a portrait.” However, it didn’t talk about the Evolution of selfies. Selfies have really turned a new leaf in today’s digital, photo obsessed world. This blog by Dayna Rothman shows how people have invented a plethora of new selfies, the sleeping selfie, muscle-man selfie, no-makeup selfie, the food selfie, and more.
It was my lost that I missed this week 6 zoom meeting, because it was so informative. So lucky to watch this class recording right now. Beginning of the class, Prof. Almeida was introducing the library’s website, which was really helpful because I have a strange relationship with library research, I understand the great value that exists in using library research; however, I rarely use the library for assistance while researching for sources or writing a essay or research paper, unless I’m advised or required to do so by my professors. It always seems so difficult for me to get started and anytime I have to use the library it makes me feel like whatever I’m using it for will be very difficult to accomplish. So she was showing how to use different sections and areas that were available to us. She also recommended a place to look for sources. I found her really informative and nice. I like how Prof. Street was brought to the class to study in a group. I feel that’s really helpful to most of us. Professor also talked about the list and how not every list isn’t good text. I was wondering about the difference between essay 1 and essay 2 but Professor explained it very well. Prof. Street also discussed, where he described some attitudes are related to internet addiction.
I’m choosing Serpell’s text for this week’s media shares. I want to share this article that is related to the text. This article shows most Americans until recently thought the cruel and unusual punishment those officers administered was a thing of the past. That the nation’s police forces had become more restrained in the excessive use of force. At its worst, unlawful use of force by police can result in people being deprived of their right to life. If police force is unnecessary or excessive, it may also amount to torture or other ill treatment. Unlawful force by police can also violate the right to be free from discrimination, the right to liberty and security, and the right to equal protection under the law. Just like in Serpell’s text, the police actions towards the girl are totally unnecessary. He try to defuse a situation without actually know what’s going on, just because of her skin color
After reading the text “My Instagram” by Tortorici, I want to share this article. Fear of missing out (FOMO) has outlived social media, sites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram seem to exacerbate the feeling that others are enjoying or living better than you. Although, he was loving Instagram and all the features but realized the side effects. He mentioned, “I came to understand Instagram dwellers as broken people my people. If I was getting depressed, so was everyone else”. The idea he tries to explain here that you are losing something that can affect your self-esteem causes anxiety and drives you to use social media more and more and you are not the only one. The FOMO is real, it may force you to take your phone every few minutes to check for updates or receive any text or how many likes you receive, even if it means having an accident while driving, losing sleep at night, or giving priority to interaction. In social media around real world relationships in our society today.