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February 27, 2006

About Essay 2

What I think about my second essay was it wasn't too differcult to write about. The hardest part about writing the essay was picking one subject or topic and just write about it. Especailly, developing ideas. What I've learned was that the ghettos needed money because of the problems that are held there. Schools in the ghetto need more money than suburban schools. I think this was the most interesting part that is written in my essay. When i read about George who didn't go to school for about three weeks, I was shocked by what he had said. George rather be dealing with drugs and die in the next ten years. It's like he can predict his future and he knows where he is going to end up with, which is "Death". I think that is very ridculous that all these children do is depend on drugs. It looks like there is no adults to tell them that "Drugs" doesn't get you anywhere. That's what i like about my essay. The essay was helpful by connecting the two books and see what their relationship is. I could see alot of related issues that both of these books talked about, like problems that the children have.
Right now, I have no idea what's going on with my site. I haven't even started working at my site. I am still waiting for their phone call or e-mail. Therefore, I'm getting frustrated with this. I feel like I don't want to do this anymore.

February 22, 2006

Thoughts

Well, my thoughts on this course so far is I think it's easy going not too differcult. Bascially, I haven't even started my service so I have no idea about it. I'm still waiting for their message or call. By the end of this week if they do call me then from that point on, i can get started to work, but if they don't then I'll have to call them for sure. I'm still excited about going at that site "The Boys and Girls Clubs". I am guessing that they are busy and must of forgotten about calling me. Actually Jesscia and I haven't got any calls from them. For the most part that my fear comes forth is when getting comfortable at that site and getting use to it. I mean, I'm really looking forward for the music section that they have because I remember when I went to the orenitation they mention about a piano that they haven't used or no one touches it. Therefore, I want to be the one who touch because i can play and know a little about piano. Otherwise if this doesn't work for me then I have to talk to Jerry.
I think the readings in this course are interesting and something new to learn (for me though). For the writings assignments in this course are easy but I just can't do it. It's like when something easy to do and you don't want to do it. I don't want to do it. I mean I like what we're writing but i guess I don't have much to say about it.

February 13, 2006

Connnection

What i see between in the book Urban Injustice and Our America is crimes and dealing with drugs. Like Jonny from Our America brought a drug to school. I see many drugs possession. In Urban Injustice, many black men or women went to jail for the reason of dealing with drugs. i tihnk this connects to employment because life in the ghetto is hard to get a job. Most people in the ghetto earned their money from selling drugs. There's also a connection where people in the ghetto are expose to crimes or violence. Both of the book mentioned about children or life in the ghetto involved with violence.

February 6, 2006

Similarity Between the History of North Minneapolis

The difference between both pieces are the Jewish Communities are more motivate into clubs and when one organization move to one place to another, they all follow each other. It's like they stick together. The Jewish had many clubs or organizations. Also, they are more active because they do many activities such as sports, clubs, and family events. For the story HellHole, the nieghborhoods are very diverse and dangerous. It has violence and late at night it's never safe. Comparing that to the Jewish Commmunity, it's more safer to walk on the street late at night. The Similarity between both are coming across racist and violence. Their neighborhoods are always together and violence is around the corner.