Monday, April 25, 2016

Intro Poetry Reflection


            I think that a poem should have literally elements. A meaning deeper than it seems. I think that a poem should have this because the story and the meaning together make the best harmony that only people who seek the truly meaning see.
            A poem should not have a pointless poem! Poems are made to tell a story and paint the picture to show the meaning, the soul that this poem that has been created to give it meaning.
            I noticed some differences about the Bradstreet poem versus the Williams poems are some as such as these. The most obvious one is that Bradstreet has more writing, more detail. William’s poems have a less meaning. Such as forgiveness, and how one thing depends on the other.
            The similarities I’ve seen are that both of them resembled something truth, they have that one thing that has the truth, from the love you have, to the honesty that you have for that person/object.

Questions for Jackie Robinson


            Based on the first paragraph I think that this person wrote the article because he felt the need to be popular! He wanted everyone to know who he was! Or, he knew that many people didn’t know what this was, or when it was, or even knew this existed. This he saw as a opportunity, to show people what this was. This is why I think that this is the reason why the person wanted to write this article, to show and inform many people about this one important part into History, regarding the Color Barrier.
            The main idea of this article is too talk about how in 1945 a thing called the Color Barrier was “demolished.” I say this because of paragraph 3, when it says and quote- “In 1945, Branch Rickey, president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers…”-Unquote. I also say this because it even does mention the color barrier and it’s ”break” in the same paragraph.
            The color barrier prevented black players from playing in the mayors because of the civil war. This can be proven Thorley in paragraph 3, the first sentence it said and quote- “American baseball because popular during the Civil War.”
            Jackie Robinson’s college statics at UCLA and his accomplishments with the Kansas City Monarchs important information for Branch Rickey because this was because the “white people” thought that “N****” (the N word is the term that they used to describe “blacks”) couldn’t play ball, or that they are quick tempered. Jackie Robinson’s college statics at UCLA and his accomplishments with the Kansas City Monarchs was important to show and prove them wrong.
            It was important to Mr. Rickey that Jackie Robinson had a strength of character because it said and quote in paragraph 6, sentence 4 quote-“Rickey was testing whenever my father would have the strength of character to fight back with his bat rather than his fist”-Unquote.
            Jackie Robinson succeeded in breaking barriers in the MLB, this can be proven with the last paragraph quote- “It took 13 long seasons before every MLB team had at-least one African-American player on it’s roster. Today the MLB players come from around the world and continue to break barriers of culture, language, race, and religion.”

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Blog Title: 42 Reflection

     Discrimination, what do you think of? Jackie Robinson, Abraham Lincoln, Civil War, slavery? Discrimination in my eyes is when you make fun of, mock, or laugh at other races other than you;
Sigmund Freud says, if you don’t like a person, it’s because they remind you of something you don’t like about yourself. 
This is a quote that reminds me of  this topic. You discriminate because of something about you or them. I say that the idea of Discrimination is just when people have nothing better to do, or when you want to be "brave, strong, the wise guy". That's all just dumb. People do this because somethings they don't want to, but they don't want to be made fun of. We see this 2 times (I think) in the movie 42. 1 is with the boy in the game, 2 is when the guy brings a hate letter from a fan. This is why I think that Discrimination is a dumb waste of time, and knowledge, not to mention respect.
    I haven't seen any of Discrimination, other than in movies.

Monday, April 18, 2016

When is there dignity in silence?

     Dignity in silence, could be in school, or even life in general! When you're a child you learn not to talk back, "respect with your ears, not your mouth"-said the wise Cesar Rendon at 1:49pm. Anyway, a sign of respect is doing what you're told to. In Jackie Robinson's case, he had to take in all the verbal attacks. Punches make bruises, but they fade away. Words make bruises, that are permanent and drill into your heart, mind, and soul (Unless you have amnesia, and is Mr. Mime and have no soul{reference to something}) which wont fade away. He had to withstand the words of other people to do something he loved. Many people respect him, for example:
Jackie Robinson: You want a player who doesn't have the guts to fight back?
Branch Rickey: No. I want a player who's got the guts *not* to fight back.
Jackie Robinson: You give me a uniform, you give me a number on my back, I'll give you the guts.
Which is an quote from the movie. This leaded up to any race to be able to play any sport!
     For example, when someone calls you a name, you have 2 options. Fight back, or walk away. If you chose to fight back, then you and the person are in trouble. If you walk away, they might keep calling you names. These are some reasons of when there dignity in silence.