This is a political cartooon made by Jim Moran and published on Miami Herald. It is a drawing of a Southern lynching and Eric Garner's murder in which the corpses say, "I can't breathe." It shows how this country is a dystopia for many people of color. Aside from showing the killings that mark America's past and present. These killing mirror the story of "Of the Coming of John" by W.E.B Du Bois.
-People are oppressed, poor, starving, terrorized by the government or police (or higher sources), and lack many freedoms (speech, independence, and access to information, etc. -Nature is not trusted and avoided -Government controls many aspects of society such as technology, religion, education
-Just as seen in a few dystopias, kids show cruelty towards others though physical abuse. However, thanks to social media this cruelty can lash out on social media platforms
"Somewhere in America" is a slam poem performed by Belissa Escobedo, Rhiannon McGavin, and Zariya Allen. It criticizes education, rape culture, homophobia, the atrocities committed in the past, and violations of freedom of speech.
Through the presidency of Donald Trump, people have come to believe that this may symbolize the downfall of the American society. Many believe it may become a dystopia due to things such as the denial towards many problems faced by America as well as his connections with Russia, which has targeted America mutiple times
- This scene showcases the suffering and despair of America's past and how it can impact the mental state of people in the future. - Ignore/hide the ugly parts of history and present the happy/patriotic side to keep people in a "controlled" state.
I think this song relates to the topic because he sings, "We never learn, we've been here before. Why are we always stuck running from the bullet?" This relates because it emphasizes that so many things have happened in society, but we never seem to learn from our mistakes and we keep doing the same bad things over and over again.
This article is an opinion piece from the Chicago Tribune. It revolves around how people are fearing America is losing its sense of democracy. For example, the writer talks about fear of losing and the threat to the First Amendment.