Eagle Observation 6

9:00

  • Looks like its windy
  • One parent is in the nest, the baby eagles are HUGE
  • The baby eagles are growing their adult feathers
  • Parent Eagle is looking around make sure nothing is going to sneak up on them.
  • The baby eagles are trying to sleep
  • End: 9:21

Movement at UNE

Ryan DeLuca

April 21, 2019

ENG 123

Dr. Drown

Anti-Racism Movement

Movements are started when a bunch of people agree with what you are trying to accomplish when trying to advertise the movement. When the civil rights movement started it started with a group of people with strong ties with each other who thought the same thing, then as word got out that the strong tie group were protesting civil rights people with weak ties with the group who may or may not have talked to any of the civil rights activists before joined the protest.

For a movement to be started at the University of New England I don’t think would be very difficult, a majority of the UNE community I feel have very similar views on certain subjects such as Race. If one person were to be racially profiled on campus I believe some sort of action would be taken to do something about the person who racially profiled that person. For there to be a protest on campus about one person being racially profiled, I think it would be difficult to start a movement just from a single incident. People don’t like to act the first time an incident happens but only after its happened multiple times, because after a racial incident has happened multiple times in a week or month then people start to see that something is wrong and think, we should do something about it. A lot of white people deny there is a race issue simply because they don’t see an issue or don’t hear about many race confrontations. With that said in order for there to be a movement over anti-racism, the community at UNE would have to see a problem with racism on campus, and since there is such a small percentage of black students on campus I think the community would have a hard time seeing a problem because the black community at UNE is so small so they don’t really have a huge voice.

I also believe since the black population is small and is mixed with the predominantly white community I think the black students could easily get people in their friend group together to start a movement for anti-racism because their strong ties are the people that listen to them the most. The black community’s voice may be small, but since some of the black community made friends with the white community this creates a bigger voice by adding numbers to the anti-racism movement. The types of issues I think the movement would run into is skepticism, people thinking that there isn’t a race problem, so they will just ignore the activist. We would use examples of racist acts that happened as examples to show that there is a problem. A social habit we would promote would be equality, We would promote these new social habits, everyone should practice including everyone regardless of race for any activity. If you see someone sitting by themselves, don’t profile them and watch them sit alone. Invite him or her over to sit with you; you never know you might just make a lifelong friend by being inclusive. Awareness would be a big part of the Anti-racism movement, that would be the achilleas heal of the movement, informing everyone of the issues that are happening all over America and all over the world.

Movement at UNE – Revised

Ryan DeLuca

April 21, 2019

ENG 123

Dr. Drown

Movements are started when a bunch of people agree with what you are trying to accomplish when trying to advertise the movement. When the civil rights movement started it started with a group of people who thought the same thing, then as word got out that they were protesting civil rights people who agreed with their protest joined the cause to show their support.

For a movement to be started at the University of New England I don’t think would be very difficult, a majority of the UNE community I feel have very similar views on certain subjects such as Race. If one person were to be racially profiled on campus I believe some sort of action would be taken to do something about the person who racially profiled that person. For there to be a protest on campus about one person being racially profiled I think it would be difficult to start a movement just from a single incident, people don’t like to act the first time it happens people like to act after it happens multiple times because after a racial incident has happened multiple times in a week or month then people start to see that something is wrong and we should start doing something about it. With that said in order for there to be a movement over anti-racism, the community at UNE would have to see a problem with racism on campus, and since there is such a small percentage of black students on campus I think the community would have a hard time seeing a problem because the black community at UNE is so small so they don’t really have a huge voice.

To counter what I just said, having the black community so small it could have the opposite effect since the black population is small and is mixed with the predominantly white community I think they could easily get people together to start a movement for anti-racism. The black community’s voice may be small because of small numbers, they made friends with a large portion of the white community which amplifies their voice by adding numbers to the anti-racism movement. The types of issues I think the movement would run into is skepticism, people thinking that there isn’t a race problem, so they will just ignore the activist. We would use examples of racists acts that happened as examples to show that there is a problem. A social habit we would promote equality and inclusiveness, we would promote that everyone should practice including everyone regardless of race for any activity. If you see someone sitting by themselves don’t profile them and watch them sit alone invite him or her over to sit with you, you never know you might just make a lifelong friend by being inclusive. We would also promote that everyone gets treated with an equal attitude as well as be put on equal ground so everyone has an equal chance at being successful.

Movement at UNE

Ryan DeLuca

April 21, 2019

ENG 123

Dr. Drown

Movements are started when a bunch of people agree with what you are trying to accomplish when trying to advertise the movement. When the civil rights movement started it started with a group of people who thought the same thing, then as word got out that they were protesting civil rights people who agreed with their protest joined the cause to show their support.

For a movement to be started at the University of New England I don’t think would be very difficult, a majority of the community at UNE I feel have very similar views on issues involving the environment for example and problems with the ocean. If One person were to start a protest to protest plastic straws on campus I think at first all the marine science peeps would be a part of the movement. Then once word gets around that there is a protest on plastic straws people that are outside of the marine science department would join if they believe in the cause and would gradually get bigger. But if the protest was for something that affected a majority of the student body and faculty and staff such as parking then I think everyone would join in. One person would have to start a protest or demonstration and since the issue affects basically everyone who has a car on campus at the university the turn out would be massive.

In order for a movement to be started it has to affect a majority of the people in the community or a majority in the community need to see the benefit of joining, what is the out come going to be. If people in the community don’t see the benefit in the movement or if the movement doesn’t affect them then people won’t join, If the movement were to affect them such as the parking movement for example then people would be more apt to show their support because it would directly affect anyone who has a car on campus.

Krover – Privileged

Ryan DeLuca

April 18, 2019

Eng 123

Dr. Drown

In the Krover essay I see string ties at work at the beginning of the essay working towards the middle of the essay, he talks about his friend ship with Thabo and how he is close to him and how they have each other’s backs and supports him through anything. Krover also talked about his relationship with his team and how he supports all of them 100% and has all of their backs. The social habit Krover is trying to do away with is that race isn’t a big issue and that his black team mates have the same privileges as he does. At the beginning of the essay he talks about how his first thoughts of his friends arrest and injury wasn’t “Is he okay” but were actually “What was Thabo doing out at a night club on a back to back?” he didn’t give the thought that it was race related because if it were Krover in that situation Krover probably wouldn’t have had an injury or been charged with anything.

The ways Krover is going about making these changes in his social habits are by changing his thinking and we’ll put it the way he put it, “Shut up and listen”, Krover says after hearing about the experiences of his team mates his eyes and ears opened and after that he knew he had to stop talking and start listing to better understand the issues his black co-workers are facing when it comes to racial incidents on the basketball court and outside of the basketball court.

Essay 4 -Final

Ryan DeLuca 

April 7th, 2019 

ENG 123 

Dr. Drown  

Is there a solution to Racism? 

Race has been an issue all around the world and there seems to be no definitive way to stop it. I examined multiple sources to try and come to a conclusion if race is real and to see in what ways millennials and professional’s think about race. Now let’s talk about how people in the whiteness and blackness project both acknowledge…. professionals thought on race relate to reality and then think about what it would take to put a stop to racism.  

After watching and listening to a documentary called the whiteness project I was shocked to hear this is how millennials think about race, a lot of the speakers acknowledged that there is a bias towards white people but also take advantage of the perks of being white, they see the issue but it doesn’t seem like they try and stop it. One person from the Whiteness Project named Connor who is white pointed out that he would have been in prison if he wasn’t white he also thinks the reason he hasn’t gotten in big trouble is because he’s white, Connor says “I always kind of knew that if I got in trouble I could get a lawyer, suit up, show up and it would be a slap on the wrist.” Connor has been arrested multiple times for possession of drugs but has never gotten charged or put in jailAnother person from the whiteness project voiced his opinion on race his name is Wade, he says “The people that say the most awful things that I’ve ever heard in person are those people, are those white people that get drunk and sit at my bar and spout off nonsense and makes me really disappointed that I have to be lumped into the same category as them.” From Wades point of view, he is disappointed that he is categorized the same as white people because of the awful things that white people did in the past. 

After the whiteness project was created it was talked about a lot on the T.V and some people in the black community thought it would be cool to do the same style documentary but getting the opinions from black people in the black community the documentary is called The Blackness Project. The Blackness project is made the same way the Whiteness project was created minus the white people, it was created by interviewing black people and getting their opinions on what they think about race in American and what they think the issue is. In the Blackness project some shared their personal experiences of racial inequality, a woman named Verniece shares an issue she sees and experiences in the work force she says, “If you go into a bunch of folks, you’ll realize that we work just as hard if not harder, because often times my grandfather said you gotta be twice as good in order to get half the credit.” Verniece grew up in the racially divided America of the 60’s she experienced firsthand racial inequality especially in the work place, when she was growing up like Verniece stated blacks had to put in double the effort in order to get partial credit, we have come along way at combatting racial inequality in the work force, but we still have some ground to cover. The racial inequality among work places and other places has caused the black community to “Cover” their true identity and show a more stream lined, a more professional man or woman to make a statement. 

Kenji Yoshino is the creator of the concept of covering, Yoshino says people use covering to protect themselves and that’s exactly what a man named Ramon Ray has done. Ray is business entrepreneur he dresses business casual because he wants to look professional but that didn’t stop people from profiling him as “The Help”, white people also profile black men as “Menacing” or violent so to combat this he started keeping his distance from white woman in order to make sure he isn’t disturbing the peace just by minding his own business, Ray had to change is behavior to keep away from white woman in certain areas even though he is probably a nice guy and would greet them nicely with a smile. Verniece adds to this by stating, “I always knew that we were black, and I had an obligation and a responsibility to conduct myself in a most skillful way and that is one thing that I am grateful for and being raised in a family that was conscious of not only our selves but the society in which we operated in.” In order to maximize the chances of success black families had to raise their children with high standards set to ensure their children have a chance to break past the racial barriers. If raising your kids to the highest standards doesn’t seem to be breaking down racial barriers, what will it take for racism to be done with? 

One man seems to have the answer to racial division, his name is Steve Olson and he wrote an article about how mixed Hawaii is and if racial mixing would solve the problem of race he also talked about is race is genetic or if its mythological. In his article stated Hawaii’s high rate of intermarriage has painted the picture in our heads that in order for racial tensions to diminish everyone would need to be racially mixed. But Steve Olson proved this to be wrong Olson says, “Despite the high rate of intermarriage here, ethnic and racial tensions haven’t really disappeared.” Although Hawaii has the highest rate of intermarriage people still think that there racial mixing is better than someone else’s racial mixing someone may be mixed with people that have had power in the past or be related to royalty, some people think the more mixed you are the better you are even though they all may have started in the same spot and more than likely have similar racial mixing. This makes the argument that mixing everyone racially would solve racism, it really wouldn’t, a new issue would arise yes, we would all look alike but some would be mixed more than others and they would use that to their advantage. 

Alright so if mixing everyone won’t solve the race issue, we have here on planet earth then what will solve this issue? I personally think racism will eventually make its way out, with all the history and with all the knowledge about racism it will be difficult to end racism tomorrow this is something that takes time 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Literature Cited  

“The Invention of Race | Specials.” WNYC, New York Public Radio, www.wnyc.org/story/invention-race/. 

Hauser, Christine. “How Professionals of Color Say They Counter Bias at Work.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 12 Dec. 2018, www.nytimes.com/2018/12/12/us/racial-bias-work.html. 

Yoshino, Kenji. “The New Civil Rights.” The New Civil Rights, pp. 479–490. 

 “Whiteness Project.” Whiteness Projectwww.whitenessproject.org/millennials. 

“The Blackness Project | Black Rose Production House” SkoVu TV, skovutv.pivotshare.com/media/the-blackness-project/72976/preview. 

Essay 4 – draft

Ryan DeLuca

April 7th, 2019

ENG 123

Dr. Drown

Is there a solution to racism?

Race has been an issue all around the world and there seems to be no definitive way to stop it. I examined multiple sources to try and come to a conclusion if race is real and to see in what ways millennials and professional’s think about race. Now let’s talk about how millennials and professionals thought on race relate to reality and then think about what it would take to put a stop to racism.

After watching and listening to a documentary called the whiteness project I was shocked to hear this is how millennials think about race, a lot of the speakers acknowledged that there is a bias towards white people. One person from the Whiteness Project named Connor who is white pointed out that he would have been in prison if he wasn’t white he also thinks the reason he hasn’t gotten in big trouble is because he’s white, Connor says “I always kind of knew that if I got in trouble I could get a lawyer, suit up, show up and it would be a slap on the wrist.” Connor has been arrested multiple times for possession of drugs but has never gotten charged or put in jail. Another person from the whiteness project voiced his opinion on race his name is Wade, he says “The people that say the most awful things that I’ve ever heard in person are those people, are those white people that get drunk and sit at my bar and spout off nonsense and makes me really disappointed that I have to be lumped into the same category as them.” From Wades point of view, he is disappointed that he is categorized the same as white people because of the awful things that white people did in the past.

After the whiteness project was created it was talked about a lot on the T.V and some people in the black community thought it would be cool to do the same style documentary but getting the opinions from black people in the black community the documentary is called The Blackness Project. The Blackness project is made the same way the whiteness project was created minus the white people, it was created by interviewing black people and getting their opinions on what they think about race in American and what they think the issue is. In the Blackness project some shared their personal experiences of racial inequality, a woman named Verniece shares an issue she sees and experiences in the work force she says, “If you go into a bunch of folks, you’ll realize that we work just as hard if not harder, because often times my grandfather said you gotta be twice as good in order to get half the credit.” Verniece grew up in the racially divided America of the 60’s she experienced firsthand racial inequality especially in the work place, when she was growing up like Verniece stated blacks had to put in double the effort in order to get partial credit, we have come along way at combatting racial inequality in the work force, but we still have some ground to cover. The racial inequality among work places and other places has caused the black community to “Cover” their true identity and show a more stream lined, a more professional man or woman to make a statement.

Kenji Yoshino is the creator of the concept of covering, Yoshino says people use coving to protect them-selves and that’s exactly what a man named Ramon Ray has done. Ray is a business entrepreneur he dresses business casual because he wants to look professional but that didn’t stop people from profiling him as “The Help”, white people also profile black men as “Menacing” or violent so to combat this he started keeping his distance from white woman in order to make sure he isn’t disturbing the peace just by minding his own business, Ray had to change is behavior to keep away from white woman in certain areas even though he is probably a nice guy and would greet them nicely with a smile. Verniece adds to this by stating, “I always knew that we were black, and I had an obligation and a responsibility to conduct myself in a most skillful way and that is one thing that I am grateful for and being raised in a family that was conscious of not only our selves but the society in which we operated in.” In order to maximize the chances of success black families had to raise their children with high standards set to ensure their children have a chance to break past the racial barriers. If raising your kids to the highest standards doesn’t seem to be breaking down racial barriers, what will it take for racism to be done with?

One man seems to have the answer to racial division, his name is Steve Olson and he wrote an article about how mixed    Hawaii is and if racial mixing would solve the problem of race he also talked about is race is genetic or if its mythological. In his article stated Hawaii’s high rate of intermarriage has painted the picture in our heads that in order for racial tensions to diminish everyone would need to be racially mixed. But Steve Olson proved this to be wrong Olson says, “Despite the high rate of intermarriage here, ethnic and racial tensions haven’t really disappeared.” Although Hawaii has the highest rate of intermarriage people still think that there racial mixing is better than someone else’s racial mixing someone may be mixed with people that have had power in the past or be related to royalty, some people think the more mixed you are the better you are even though they all may have started in the same spot and more than likely have similar racial mixing. This makes the argument that mixing everyone racially would solve the racism, it really wouldn’t, a new issue would arise yes, we would all look alike but some would be mixed more than others and they would use that to their advantage.

Alright so if mixing everyone won’t solve the race issue we have here on planet earth then what will solve this issue? I personally think racism will eventually make its way out, with all the history and with all the knowledge about racism it will be difficult to end racism tomorrow this is something that takes time. In order to ensure racism makes its way-out politicians need to stop using the word so liberally and calling every part of our economy racist in order to gain votes. Part of the reason it’s been sticking around is because politicians use it as ammo to help their political agenda which isn’t right. What I think would help with racism in America specifically is to have politicians stop using race as ammo to gain followers and power only to do nothing about the issue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Literature Cited

Hauser, Christine. “How Professionals of Color Say They Counter Bias at Work.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 12 Dec. 2018, www.nytimes.com/2018/12/12/us/racial-bias-work.html.

Yoshino, Kenji. “The New Civil Rights.” The New Civil Rights, pp. 479–490.

This is the PDF so you can see all the MLA stuff

Eagle Observations 5

start 9:00am

  • Mother eagle is standing up looking around, no sign of the chicks
  • Looks like its windy and sunny
  • One of the chicks popped their head up when the father eagle flew by
  • Baby eagles are getting big, not sure we can call them babies anymore
  • Mother eagle is picking at something laying in the nest, looks like a dead animal
  • not much action just a lot of wind and looking around
  • End 9:18

Essay 4 – Revised

Ryan DeLuca

April 7th, 2019

ENG 123

Dr. Drown

Is there a solution to racism?

Race has been an issue all around the world and there seems to be no definitive way to stop it. I examined multiple sources to try and come to a conclusion if race is even real and what ways people think about race that relate to reality and finally what it would take to put a stop to racism.

After watching and listening to the documentary called the whiteness project I was shocked to hear that this is how millennials think about race, a lot of them acknowledged that there is a bias white being more favored over blacks one person from the Whiteness Project named Connor who is white pointed out that he would have been in prison if he wasn’t white he also thinks the reason the hammer hasn’t been brought down on him is because he’s white, Connor says “I always kind of knew that if I got in trouble I could get a lawyer, suit up, show up and it would be a slap on the wrist.” Connor has been arrested multiple times for possession of drugs but has never gotten charged or put in jail. Another person from the whiteness project voiced his opinion on race his name is Wade, he says “The people that say the most awful things that I’ve ever heard in person are those people, are those white people that get drunk and sit at my bar and spout off nonsense and makes me really disappointed that I have to be lumped into the same category as them.” From Wades point of view, he is disappointed that he is categorized the same as the drunk people who speak gibberish at his bar Wade probably reaps the benefits of being white without knowing but if he had any control over it he would probably give up those benefits.

There is another documentary that was created in response to the whiteness project called The Blackness Project. The Blackness project is made the same way the whiteness project was created minus the white people, it was created by interviewing black people and getting their opinions on what they think about race in American and where they think the issue is. In this documentary some shared their personal experiences of racial inequality, a woman named Verniece says “If you go into a bunch of folks, you’ll realize that we work just as hard if not harder, because often times my grandfather said you gotta be twice as good in order to get half the credit.” Verniece grew up in the racially divided America of the 60’s she experienced firsthand racial inequality especially in the workplace, when she was growing up like Verniece stated blacks had to put in double the effort in order to get partial credit, we have come along way at combatting that issue, but we still have some ground to cover. All of this racial inequality among workplaces and other places has caused the black community to try and change the way they are portrayed by covering their true self and showing and over the top very professional clean as a whistle man or woman as a statement. A man named Ramon Ray has a story it is about his as a business entrepreneur, he dresses business casual because he wants to look professional but that didn’t stop people from profiling him as “The Help”, white people also profile black men as “Menacing” or violent so to combat this he started keeping his distance from white woman in particular in order to make sure he isn’t disturbing the peace just by minding his own business. Verniece adds to this by stating, “I always knew that we were black, and I had an obligation and a responsibility to conduct myself in a most skillful way and that is one thing that I am grateful for and being raised in a family that was conscious of not only our selves but the society in which we operated in.” In order to maximize the chances of success, black families had to raise their children with high standards set to ensure their children have a chance to break past the racial barriers. If raising your kids to the highest standards don’t seem to be breaking down racial barriers, what will it take for racism to be done with?

One person seems to have the answer, his name is Steve Olson and he wrote an article about how mixed Hawaii is and if racial mixing would solve the problem of race he also talked about is race is genetic or if it’s mythological. In his article stated Hawaii’s high rate of intermarriage has painted the picture in our heads that in order for racial tensions to diminish everyone would need to be racially mixed. But Steve Olson proved this to be wrong Olson says, “Despite the high rate of intermarriage here, ethnic and racial tensions haven’t really disappeared.” Although Hawaii has the highest rate of intermarriage people still think that there racial mixing is better than someone else’s racial mixing someone may be mixed with people that have had power in the past or be related to royalty, some people think the more mixed you are the better you are even though they all may have started in the same spot and more than likely have similar racial mixing. This makes the argument that mixing everyone racially would solve the racism, it really wouldn’t, a new issue would arise, yes we would all look alike but some would be mixed more than others and they would use that to their advantage.

Blackness project V. Whiteness project

Ryan DeLuca

April 9th, 2019

ENG 123

Dr. Drown

The way black people and white people think about racism in America come from two very different perspectives. White people know racism in America is a thing but they don’t think it’s as big of an issue as it actually is but there is a wide spectrum of opinions, but I believe a majority do not think about how black people have had to change the way they live to avoid being a victim of racial unjust. One person from a program called “The Whiteness Project” thinks that there isn’t a big issue simply because they doesn’t see black people as black people only as people, her name is Sarah, she says “I don’t really see people as black, Asian, Hispanic, or white it’s kind of like, boy, girl, 25, 15, you know its just people to me”. In her mind race isn’t something that she takes seriously because she doesn’t see any issues with, she adds, “When me and my friend who is a different race and I tell her I don’t see a difference, I feel like she gets mad at me for something I can’t control.” Part of the issue with millennials now is they are so naïve and close minded that they fail to see the big picture of racism. From a black persons perspective racism and race in general is a big part of their lives and shapes the way they show them selves in public, black people that are in professions such as doctors especially doctors who deal with the public every day feel that certain white people think blacks cant be doctors or can’t be nurses, so black people work harder and make them selves look over the top professional in order to be recognized as a professional in their field.

To supplement “The Whiteness Project” a group people produced a program called “The Blackness Project”, this was created by blacks to show case their opinions on racism in America. They share their opinions on what they think about “The Whiteness project” and they share what they think is wrong with our current social system. One man named Juan Shared his opinion on “The Whiteness Project” he says, “If they were trying to be sincere I commend them, but I believe they’re shunned from, I can’t say reality because it’s their reality, you can’t judge someone for the world that they live in.” Juan understands the people from “The whiteness project” were raised in a different reality than him, he doesn’t agree with most of what was said in “The Whiteness Project” but he seems to have an understanding of how white people think and act. Another opinion of “the whiteness project” comes from a woman named Lakisha she says, “The whiteness project was a bunch of ignorance, it was basically people talking about things that they really had no knowledge about.” One thing that is a reality for black people is how much harder they have to work to only achieve half as much recognition, Another person from the blackness project named Verniece calls out this issue by saying “If you go into a bunch of folks, you’ll realize that we work just as hard if not harder, because often times my grandfather said you gotta be twice as good in order to get half the credit.” White people from “The Whiteness Project” don’t really acknowledge this issue, some think blacks have the same change of becoming successful as them when in some areas of America, the system doesn’t work for them it works against them.