Thursday, September 22, 2016

Journal 4: Kristen

Part One:  I think the story about Colin Kaepernick was really interesting because I remember hearing a little about it but really didn't have a good understand about what was really going on. I think the most interesting thing about this story is I agree 100% with standing up for what you believe in and wanting to voice your own opinion. I think he had the right idea voicing his opinion because he is such a high profile person but one thing I really disagree with is kneeling during the National Anthem. I think it's very disrespectful thing because I was learning in my African American History class that I'm taking this semester that the minorities actually used to do most of the fighting for the United States. I think that racism is a MAJOR issue in our world, but I think he needs to handle it in a different way rather than kneeling during the National Anthem.

As I was reading this article, I thought about the Michael Brown case. I thought it was a huge deal when talking about Activism because there was many people who died because people starting rioting and there were many policeman that were blamed for what one policeman did. I think there is a lot of stereotypical talk about policeman these days because of the Michael Brown case. I picked this case because I believe there is both good sides and bad sides to it. I think it was wrong what happened, but I do disagree with there being riots and burning down companies because of it.This is the situation that really stressed the Black Lives Matter movement as well. There has been a lot of action taken by fellow Americans because of this case. This link is very interesting and I hope you decide to read it!

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Michael Brown's Senior Picture

Part Two: I think the reading about Dugout Dick Zimmerman was the most interesting to me. I thought that it was interesting how Dick Zimmerman said, "I started out as a hermit, but I'm in the tourist business now." I like that when he originally moved to Idaho, he had no intentions of anything. Dick was simply hitchhiking his way and made it to Idaho. I think it would be interesting to see this place because in today's world, we're so used to having luxuriates and I honestly don't think our society would be able to "rough it". I just couldn't see our generation staying in a place with a wood-burning stove made from a trash can and I thought it was funny how the more deluxe rooms had an old school-bus seat for a couch. I thought he was inspiring in a way because I admired that he lived such a simple life and he seemed completely happy with it. He loved to also share what he loved with other people and seemed to love when people would come visit.

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