Brown Girl Dreaming is about how a girl named Jacqueline who grew up in a time of racism and segregation. Also what Brown Girl Dreaming is about is how to not let people get in the way of your dreams because color of your skin and the power and belief in god. In the text it says, "Jackie comes to love Greenville. While racism and segregation exist there, the place is still home to her and her grandparents. They believe in peace marches for civil rights. They know that god will bless them for doing the right thing." How this connects to my claim is that it talks about how if you just put a little trust in god then he can make anything happen. How this connects to my theme is that a lot of black people get their dreams crushed because of the color of their skin and that a lot of black people put their trust in god because they believe that if they put their trust in god then he will make great things happen.
Doubles is about how a girl was also fascinated with the bond of twins. Also doubles is about how people of color should be more into spending time with their family and community. For example, "I find the need to challenge misconceptions of people of color in America, and particularly like to highlight themes of friendship and sisterhood in black communities." How this connects to my claim is that some people of color don't really spend a lot of time with family and their communities in America and that we need to get the friendship and sisterhood back into the black community. How this connects to my theme is that a lot of black people don't really spend a lot of time in with their communities because they are always putting each other down , that is why we need to bring back friendship and sisterhood into the black community.
Black Women's Hair Throughout History is about how a lot of black women used to wear their natural hair until weave and wigs came out. Also what the video was about is how the white culture tried to assimilate black women intro changing the way their natural hair looks. For example, "Black people faced economic and social pressure to assimilate into white culture." How this connects to my claim is that it talk about how the white culture is trying to get the assimilate to their culture because since a lot of blacks do like the way the look so the white culture thinks that black women would be more happier if their hair was straight. How this connects to my claim is that a lot of black women don't feel like they are beautiful with themselves because of their hair and they think that their natural hair is a reason to have low self-esteem.
The song Freedom is about how black people in general didn't have or get the freedom they deserved back in the day and even now. Also what this song is about is thew black lives matter movement. In the lyrics it says, "Freedom! Freedom! I can't move Freedom, cut me loose! Freedom! Freedom! Where are you? Cause I need freedom too! I break chains all by myself Won't let my freedom rot in hell Hey! I'ma keep running Cause a winner don't quit on themselves." How this connects to my claim is that the song talk about how black people didn't get the freedom they deserved. Also how this connects to my claim is that this song talks about the black lives matter movement. How this connects to my theme Black Women Hood is that it talks about how black mothers had to struggle or deal with losing their sons to police brutality.
Primer For Blacks is about some black people are not happy with their natural skin color so the want to change they way the look to look like everybody else. In the text it says, "The huge, the pungent object of our prime out-ride is to Comprehend, to salute and to Love the fact that we are Black, which is our “ultimate Reality,” How this connects to my claim is that this talk about how black people need to just be happy with the way they look and that black people are beautiful in their own way. How this connects to my theme Black WomanHood is that back women have very low self-esteem about the way they look, that is why a lot of black women wear a lot of wigs, weaves, and wear to much makeup and I think that black women should just be happy with their natural selves.
Toni Morrison's sweetness is about beauty standards. For example, " She was so black she scared me. Midnight black, Sudanese black. I’m light-skinned, with good hair, what we call high yellow, and so is Lula Ann’s father. Ain’t nobody in my family anywhere near that color." It is okay to be a different skin color from the people you love and that everybody is different in there own way. How this connects to my theme Black WomenHood is that it is ok to look different from everybody else and that you don't have to change or feel ashamed about the way you look.