Not a lot of people don’t know, that I really love drinking coffee and tea on a daily basis, rather than buying coffee from my school, I can stop by a Chinese bakery near me that sells awesome coffee, I used to drink coffee from Dun-kin Donuts, but now I really found my place where I can go to drink coffee before my way to school. I really cant stand Starbucks’s coffee, it really doesn’t suit my taste-buds. The better and smart convenient way is to get a coffee maker that you can use for a long period of time, there are many things to look out for if anyone is ever interested in buying a coffee maker, the type of coffee maker, capacity, user-friendly, if there are filters, quantity, how much are you willing to pay for it, counter space, and there can also be extra features to consider when in the process of buying a coffee machine based on your preferences.
While watching this movie, I felt that I can relate somehow to Malik Williams in the sense that I being born as a Muslim American is very tough especially living in the United States where so many people believe in everything that the media portrays and some people are so foolish enough to believe anything that people tell them. The groups upon my knowledge, I believe are whites, blacks, and Anti- Semitism groups that have evil thoughts in their minds, and these are the people that will lead people to the wrong side of the direction. The terms diversity, race, culture, racism, ageism, sexism, anti- Semitism, and heterosexism. So if I had to define the terms in my own words, here is how I will go about defining them. Diversity has to do with how people with different race and religion get along in any public setting with no bias whatsoever. Race is where a group of people shares common characteristics as another person like facial structure or similar skin color. The term culture deals with the values, norms, the way in which that mixed variety of people interact with each other in a social environment, and having own moral and religious beliefs. Racism has to do with the attribution of superiority, or inferiority on a place where they are very different in every aspect of life. Sexism deals with where people judge genders typically woman where one gender is better than the other. Ageism is the basis that deals with discrimination against a particular age group. And Anti- Semitism deals with discrimination or prejudice of hostility towards Jews. The “isms” that I saw in the movie is the terms of anti Semitism, racism, and sexism. Fudge and Remy are part of this anti- Semitism group where Remy would constantly tell Malik that he cant do anything because the whites are still in power of the black race, and there was this one time where he would tell Remy to go down in the floor as well as this other guy who lived next door, and these groups are not even educated. The stereotypes that were displayed dealt with prejudice and racism against black minorities. And Malik got it all wrong when he confronts Phillips about a paper where he calls his professor a sellout for the “white establishment” and Phillips would respond angrily “ that the world owes Malik anything, and he must work hard for his own good in order to make a difference in the world.” If I were to describe the main character, I would say one was a girl who was white named Kristen, and she was short, while the other character was named Malik who was black and short, and he is involved in running at track next to his school. And throughout the movie, the interactions between the two roommates were very well, and they both generally got along without any conflicts, while Fudge’s roommate gets upset and angry for music being played so loud and late, since the room next door wouldn’t turn down their music, Fudge’s roommate who was studying for an exam decides to go somewhere to study. The aspects of college life that were shown in this film were both had to do with academics and social life, which is very similar to my college life.
When I first had this class, I really had great expectations and things I didn’t get to do as much in English 125. As I am coming closer to the end of my semester as a freshman, I will try to keep in mind when we were assigned variety of reading works and 2 essays, with one research paper, I will try to take in the different types in how to address the question very thoroughly and finding some way to find a theme within the assignment, and get secondary sources from a scholarly journal site.
I also learned from great professors like (Prof. Namphy and Abbott) whenever we are doing any essay, and if we happen to like a quote by the person of the book or article, we have to try to give credit to the author by putting quotation marks whenever we get any quote that is not ours. I really have to admit that I really loved this class in particular because even though Prof. Abbott, is a new professor at York College, I really like how she tells us when she writes stories herself, she always proof reads it and peer reviews with everyone so she can learn from her mistakes, and when I first heard we had to do peer reviews in class, I was at first confused, because I have never done it before, and when I finally got used to it after a while, I would have a different reaction and to me it was very unique having the privilege of reading other classmates’ paper and them reading my paper, and every time I would try to take everyone’s suggestions and comments to improve my paper even more. There was another time where we met in the library to help us with citations and how to have access to scholarly journals where Du Si was nice enough to take his time and help us with any confusions we may have and how to have access when offline.
Another reason why I really enjoyed this class is because in my first semester in English 125, I was always afraid to raise my hand because I was afraid I would say something stupid, and then in English 126, I always raised my hand and I really loved participating, and at the end I wanted to finish strong by coming to class everyday, doing class assignments, participating, and doing the three writing assignments which were apart of the rest of the requirements. When I go to graduate York College in the future and when I am doing my job that I will really be passionate about, I want to try to work with people, where I will try to improve in my writing more further so people don’t judge me based on how I write or how I present myself to them in a good manner when I speak in front of people.
How can we have and elect such a president who is always saying whatever he feels like on Twitter, who is always spreads hateful comments on people, groups, and organizations, there has been over 700 hate crimes already within the first two weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency. Society and media really needs to change its perspective by having more of an open mind and embracing differences between one person to another, in many Muslim communities like those seven countries also recall campaign promises that they wouldnt be welcome when Donald Trump gets elected as president, so to elabarate more further in this travel ban, where they pushed through a ban before to deny visitors with passports and visa entry into the United States on basis of their home country.
My use of social media is not Presidential – it’s MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL. Make America Great Again!
Crazy Joe Scarborough and dumb as a rock Mika are not bad people, but their low rated show is dominated by their NBC bosses. Too bad!
Watched low rated
@Morning_Joe for first time in long time. FAKE NEWS. He called me to stop a National Enquirer article. I said no! Bad show
I heard poorly rated
@Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came.
The FAKE & FRAUDULENT NEWS MEDIA is working hard to convince Republicans and others I should not use social media – but remember, I won..
Police work is very dangerous and sometimes they are put into situations where excessive force is needed. But it often goes to a level where there is too much force used and it seems to often target African Americans in particular. This topic should really be looked upon by police commissioners and also should be addressed to the community of New York. The job of the police should be to protect and serve the citizens of New York City and make sure the law gets put into place. The black community experiences racial profiling through excessive force from the police.
African Americans experience more arrests than whites. 79% of people who have been surveyed are not satisfied with the way the justice system deals with individuals. Studies have shown that police are more likely to target black males in cities with violent crime. Race and color can be one of the factors that they specifically target. Blacks are more likely to get pulled over and be killed instead of whites. As of 2010, blacks were the most likely racial group to be arrested by marijuana possession in United States. In 2013, statistics of New Yorkers being stopped by police showed that 56 percent of those stopped and frisked were black males. In comparison, only 11 percent were white males.
The police use excessive power when dealing with minorities. 84% of people who have been surveyed say that they have witnessed other police officers using more force than needed to make an arrest. Blacks are more likely to be stopped 80 percent of the time and arrested 69 percent of the time. According to 2012, the stats show that 87% people who are shot by police are black, while Latino make up 9%. These statistics are more than a coincidence.
Some individuals may argue that race is not involved in police brutality. Peter King, a Republican, said regarding Eric Garner: “There was no damage to the wind pipe and no damage to the neck. If he had not been obese, if he had not had diabetes, and if he didn’t have asthma, this probably wouldn’t have happened.” Eric Garner’s death was ruled as a homicide caused by compression to his neck and chest, as well as the way he was positioned on the ground by police officers. His asthma, obesity, cardiovascular disease were also factors that led to his death which made the grand jury not to indict the police officer. Those who don’t believe in police brutality such as King did not factor race into the Eric Garner death at all.
In conclusion, there is plenty of evidence that the police use too much force when dealing with black males. We should move forward by putting body camera’s on police officers so there is more transparency and less debate of what actually happened. Peaceful protests by all communities should be welcomed. There might also need to be retraining of police officers so they can be better officers who serve and protect the community. The black community currently doesn’t have a trusting relationship with the police and feel targeted many times. The police department must work together with all of its citizens to stop this misunderstanding.
After viewing this film, I was reflecting on my childhood life, on the impact that my family has made on my life, they always supported me and helped me in any possible way. When I one day finish my education and pursue in the career that makes me and everyone happy, I want to really give back to my family and I am someone who would do anything for my family, and to me I feel that the idea of a family is very important in order to succeed and continue in life.
People always have to remember that what legacy do you want to leave or what you do to want people to remember you by. Even though Bilal has miscommunication and lack of trust between him and his family, I would have to say that I will have to agree with what choices he has made after his uncle passed away, the idea that what is the point in living life, if you cant have a career or job where it makes you happy. Some problems that take place during this films involves Bilal, struggling between attending college, and managing his family’s taxi business. One of the problems in this movie deals with going to the college he wants to go, but certain things happen that prevent him from going into that college, until he gets involved in the senior project with the idea of ice carving so he can get scholarships. Bilal’s role as a family member is to work in the taxi business and go to school. While the role that Bilal takes part in his school community doesn’t take place until his senior year, where he has to do decide what colleges he wants to attend in the near future, I would say that these are conflicting roles that Bilal faces throughout the movie because he keeps secrets and not telling his family important things like college applications, and instead gives in his college application, and takes up ice carving without telling anyone in his family, and that contradicts with the daughter ask her mom at the end of the movie if she wont let Bilal do what he wants to do, then she wont let her daughter do the same. Some of the similarities I would say that I share with Bilal involves the idea around how can I give back to my family and how will I make the world a better place with my own interests and traditions.
This film will act as a lasting catalyst for both my personal growth and awareness because whenever I am involved in any decision making, I always try to consult and share with anything that I do, because I don’t ever want to end up doing something that my family will not approve of because like I said there are many things that I really value in life and family is the most important aspect of my life, and it is also because you may not know some thing yet that your family already knows about. I really don’t quite agree with Bilal when he makes decisions in life without the regard and respect of his family. Everyone should always ask himself or herself why are they here for, what aspect in life do they really want to accomplish and who is it that they are ultimately doing this for and what will leave behind for people to remember them by. I will always remember that I am not living life so I can be happy, I want to try to make a everlasting impression on my family as a whole, who else will I will be working hard for if my family wasn’t there.
The key to an successful life is in my opinion, is having a good family oriented relationship, trust, communication, and always being responsible, and it doesn’t matter if you’re the youngest, oldest, or in my case the eldest child. In general, we are all human beings sent by God to do-good things and live life to your full potential. Whether we like it or not, god is always testing us and always sees everything that we do, and how we are impacting the world and making it a better place with our inner talents that we all share, and how we are helping the less fortunate or people in need.
In Shirley Jackson’s story “ The Lottery” the story illustrates the purpose of family traditions, how it should be important in a social community. In “The Lottery” the elder that takes part in the village tries to maintain order and stability in order to keep traditions and values alive, even though community members try to avoid or feel disconnected from this annual ritual that has been going on for a long time. I described the elder that is known as Mr. Summers this way because he has such a great personality where he would have no wife or children because he was so passionate in what he was doing for the community and never had time for anything else. “ The lotteries were conducted as were the square dances by Mr. Summers who had time and energy to devote to civic activities.” Preserving rituals often leads to peace within the community preventing violence or from other who are being tyrant. The society in “The Lottery” portrays a violent community. Through my analysis of The Lottery, I am trying to prove that a society should be kept harmoniously based on important traditions and values.
Based on my own interpretation, I believe that this story by Shirley Jackson deals with plot, where many people would gather in this event, where the person who is in charge of all the events picks names of people and when it was Tessie Hutchinson’s family’s turn, she would pick a paper with a black mark on it, which would result in Tessie and her family in becoming angry and at the end she would end up saying that it is just not fair and she would get stones thrown at her. The plot that I enjoyed reading the most was the part when Mr. Summers who was in charge of the events that take place would have names of the people and see whether they were actually there, where Tessie Jackson would pick out a paper that would happen to have a black mark on it.
Likewise in The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, it deals with a society, on how they have trouble accepting change or it takes people a while to get used to new things. Even though Mr. Summers put his entire life into taking the responsibility of taking care of the events and rituals of the entire village, his job was to run the coal business and he loved devoting and giving his time to civic activities at the village, and a lot of the people felt sorry for him because he had no wife and children, and he has such a good personality because he is always giving his time to his duties and the people. One of the character who is against the rituals that take place in the village is Old Man Warner, because he thinks a lot of the people have to stop taking part because it will make them turn into a savage and cruel state, and how he doesn’t like change, and how he wants it to go back the way it used to be, and how he believes every year the people taking in the tradition are always changing it for the better. If I were to describe more in depth of Mr. Summers character, I would say that he would fall in the three archetypes called The Sage, The Ruler , and The Innocent. I picked the first archetype because I feel that Mr. Summers has the gifts of being optimistic, having hope, and simplicity. In the category called “The Ruler, I feel that the thing that stands out and helps describe Mr. Summers where it says the category of gift/ virtue has to do with responsibility, control, sovereignty, savvy system. And I picked “ The Innocent” because the gift and virtue is similar to the character of Mr. Summers, how he shows optimism, trust, hope, faith, and simplicity. I picked these specific archetypes to show that Mr. Summer is someone who wants to keep order and stability within the community, and how he always devotes his time to the community with no regard to having his own family.
Although traditions in a social community would lead as a result of chaos and violence, I believe that in general of a social community should try to live in peace where people and certain families follow traditions that have been a certain part of their culture from generation to generations and it will lastly bring a very important impact for future age groups and peer groups. Reading the lottery by Shirley Jackson have made get a better understanding of the story as a whole and it also made me think of different people from different cultures like to follow traditions and values shared within a family and it also made me look at the other perspective of people going against traditions.
All my life, I always faced some type of situation and always tried to overcome them. People always say who do you look up to and who do you want to be like? Well my answer to that question is that I want to be just like my parents. I know that there is no perfect person in the world but to me than being blessed with two hardworking parents and two awesome loving brothers
I feel lucky and honored to be born in a family where everyone cares about one another and I am also very lucky to be born in a smart family where my parents went to the best schools in Bangladesh, my big brother works hard to be a successful neurosurgeon someday, and my little brother is in City College also excelling in his studies. I just want to thank god for giving me the best family and I certainly do have a big responsibility and that is working hard and making my family proud of me in every step of the way. I learned never to take anything for granted and that life is short.
This made me appreciate having my family by my side even more. I feel lucky to spend every day with them. Many experience in my life motivated me to succeed in life and become what I always wanted to become. This is important for because this is what led me ahead in life and relates to the person I am today because of how I am as a person to family and friends.Since then I realize that whatever my parents told me are definitely true, the only way you can live a happy life is if you work hard now, and you won’t have to worry about about living a tough life.
I also want to make my father’s sacrifices ever since my mom passed away even more worth it. I don’t need any more motivation to succeed. My experiences with my family and the world around me built me into the student I am today. These moments made me stronger and more aware about what I have left to accomplish both in college and later on in my life. I will continue to use these memories as lessons and motivation to work harder to succeed in my college career. I will seek to improve my academic and communication skills going into college and being an asset to the college community.
When I first got accepted to York College by the Seek Program, I was happy to be a part of the SEEK family as a student with so many benefits that SEEK program has to offer that no other school has to offer the same benefits. What was ironic during the same time was that the person who is in charge of the SEEK program as a whole told me in a email after a few days that I was not accepted because my passport was expired so I had to do the whole process all over again and I even had to attend an orientation where I was supposed to write 2 required essays of why I chose to be here at York College and how will I contribute to the SEEK program as a student and to the whole school. And when I was starting my first college semester @ 8/27 and this was my first day of classes and I was a little nervous as well as everyone would be when they themselves would be starting a new beginning of their life way different from high school and slowly getting used to being a part of York College as a whole. And slowly when I began to adjust to my first year of freshman life as well as everyone else, I would go to all of my classes in which I was so thrilled because I would see so many familiar faces and friends who happened to be my classmates who were here for the same reason to do well overall and get rid of their general requirements so they could be mainly focused on their major. And when it was my second semester at York College as a freshman, I would be also be thrilled to come back and meet my new professors, and see what was expected towards the end of the semester and possibly meet new friends.
I personally as well as my brothers truly believe in the concept of “ The American Dream” , or the start of a new beginning, my parents life and our life deals with this concept of a new beginning where in the beginning my grandmother would be so proud of my mom for graduating college and so close to making her parents proud, and this is what me and my brother try to keep in mind and do as a result to make my mom and dad proud as a result of all of our efforts to be happy in the supposedly career we are interested in the upcoming years. My focus in life has to do with Sociology as a whole, but there are different fields in it which I am still not quite sure which one I am really interested in. And I am still not sure whether I will transfer to a better college so this is why I am trying to work hard and ace all my classes and having a good overall GPA. And even though through my years at Francis Lewis High School, I feel like I didn’t do such a good job in my part in becoming an ideal or an successful student and I will try to overcome this obstacle by not doing the same mistake and I always learned something through my years as being a part of my family and I really want to contribute to being there for my dad along with my brothers in taking care of my father in the near future by trying to work twice as hard than my brothers. I am also happy for being involved in the Human Resources club and Entrepreneurship club, so it can help me more with my future.
Yesterday as everyone heard, Phil Jackson who was the GM of New York Knicks got fired by James Dolan who is the owner of the team. This is really the first step in making the team even better and stronger as when Phil Jackson was there. Yesterday I think I heard my brothers telling me that Phil Jackson was sleeping during a top prospect who went to another team earlier in the draft before the NY Knicks had a chance to pick at 8th pick. Before the draft even took place, there were rumors that Kristaps Porzingis who is a very good player for the NY Knicks was going to get traded because he missed the exit meeting. This is good news for me about Phil Jackson being fired, because I am really trying to find a backup team to follow if the Cavaliers and Lebron James dont do well next year. I still do believe that Lebron James is a GOAT, than as of Kevin Durant, he is an awesome, hardworking, and someone who is good with leadership when it comes time for playing the game. As far as Carmelo Anthony is concerned, I really hope the Cavaliers figure something out in order to get him, and another big piece in order to beat the Warriors next year.