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February 26, 2012


I know in class Thursday we were discussing race and racism, and over the weekend some friends and I were on that topic. Some of my friends who believe that they are highly educated, argued with me believing that everyone has a race and that in some way everyone has internal racism in them. I argued with them until my voice became horse. I just laughed at them as they went back and forth between the two. I advised them that I wish that they could sit in on my Social Inequaility class.
Posted by      Felicia M. at 1:49 PM CST
  Renita Lemons  says:
Race and Ethnicity
In our Social Inequality class we have been discussing inequality, but not limited to race and ethnicity. Our instructor gave the class her opinion about race and ethnicity. She believes that race does not exist, but ethnicity does exist. Many people have different views on race and ethnicity. In our American society people have been placed in groups according to the physical characteristics of each individual. For example, eye color, nose width, hair color, cultural and many more. I wanted to know if anyone else agreed with our instructor views on this matter. Race has not always been defined the same way. Who actually decided on the definition of race and why? Will our society ever grant all people equality? Here is an interesting link .
Posted on Wed, 29 Feb 2012 10:01 AM CST by Renita L.

February 23, 2012


Do not cut and paste - it takes up too much space - just provide a link. Write what you think about genocide.
Posted by      Brenielle F. at 12:31 PM CST


I hope we go over the test too. I went in feeling confident but found myself second guessing a lot.
Posted by      Carolyn R. at 9:34 AM CST

February 22, 2012


I will have the blogs graded (2 points) by this weekend.
Posted by      Stella W. at 3:01 PM CST
  Nadia Burrell  says:
The test was tricky but confusing.
Posted on Wed, 22 Feb 2012 8:47 PM CST by Nadia B.
  Nadia Burrell  says:
I hope we go over the test. Nadine Thomas
Posted on Wed, 22 Feb 2012 8:48 PM CST by Nadia B.

February 21, 2012

Will the Poor Always Be withUs ? By Nadine Thomas

The first time I heard that statement was while I was in church. However, the answer to the question was answer in Mrs. Warren's Class. They are there because of the systems that have been created. Some because of the color of the skin while other is the lack of education. I believe that is the biggest of the problem.

There is another scripture that I heard, People perish because of the lack of knowledge. If education was free, I am sure more people would attend school. It would only help the ecomny. People would have better paying jobs and would proablly spend.
It makes me think that the rich and powerful have always wanted to be on top. Keep the poor down and moving into section where they couldn't see the forest for the trees.
No hope of ever getting out of poverty sticken areas.
They have rebuilt some of the inner city by moving out some of what they label as undesireable and brought in working class people to live in these new homes/apartment.
These home /apartment were suppose to be new and of quaility but after 2 years maybe even one year of living there all of the siding on some of them fell off after a hard rain and the steps you walk up to the 2nd floor came aloose.
Things aren't really what they seem.
Posted by      Nadia B. at 12:31 PM CST
  Tiifany Joe  says:
I totally agree with you Miss Nadia things are rarely what they seem. I am so confused by it all. I have been working and believing in the criminal justice system for over 15 years. It deeply bothers me to think so many men and women are possibly incarcerated because of a system that trapped them. I have loved this business my entire life. Now I can't help but wonder who am I working for and why? Am I abetting a system that strategically exploits the less fortunate? I thought I could help people in this field, it seems to me I am doing more harm. Where are the answers? Maybe it is in the knowledge that the prophets spoke of and that you mentioned earlier. However as Ms. Warren has pointed out even the education is systematically dictated. The state controls what we learn and how much we learn. With these kind of odds against all of us who don't fall in the upper class category I think it is safe to say the poor will always be among us. If we are not careful the poor will be us, and that is SAD!
Posted on Tue, 21 Feb 2012 6:58 PM CST by Tiifany J.

Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus

A poem writen to highlight the difference between Jesus and false religion.

Please listen with an open mind.
Posted by      Pamela J. at 6:05 AM CST


I think that it's sad that society divides the world in so many different ways. Race, class, gender,even sexuality plays a part in your place in life. Titles mean do much to people. They let them determine who they are and what they will become. If we were to stop depending on labels and focused on the human race as one I feel that the world would be a better place.
Posted by      Alicia B. at 12:26 AM CST

February 3, 2012

Race, Class, Gender and Women's Works

As seen throough the eyes of a Memphis radio talk show host. Contains: adult and or strong language. Since this on air interview tok place, the host has not been back on the air. hhhmmmm....
Posted by      Jeremy R. at 10:58 AM CST

February 2, 2012

Relevant to today's class

I just happened to come across this today, and it seemed too relevant not to post here.
Posted by      Alex V. at 4:51 PM CST

up and down the stratification scale

I wonder if black people turn white when they reach a certain income level as was explained to me in class, do white people turn black when they lose their wealth. I am just wondering.
Posted by      susan d. at 7:31 AM CST
  Daniel Ferkin  says:
People who aren't white are given some privileges of whiteness as they acquire more wealth. It's all about power and privilege, but whiteness is still the normative category. Therefore, white people, whether or not they have wealth, are awarded this privilege by the fact that they are already white. They do not face the same barriers that nonwhite people will have to face. If they lose their wealth, they generally will still be awarded these privileges.
Posted on Thu, 2 Feb 2012 4:51 PM CST by Daniel F.

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