I chose this article in relation to grapes of wrath due to how it talks of socialism as well as it talks animatedly of the Bolsheviks. If you didn't know the Bolsheviks, they were basically the equivalent of what isis thinks they're doing.
Water crisis and rising air pollution in Hamouns region are stoking tensions. Just like In Grapes Of Wrath, people that have lived a certain way for decades depending on the land now face an obstacle, mother nature. The once fruitful field has become nothing but a mere dead land. Starving their cattle, and families alike.
Emotional labor is the unpaid job men still don't understand. i chose this in relation to the grapes of wrath because it shows how mens' views of women and their lack of understanding is still present. In grapes of wrath the women made sacrifices to just like the men. It shows how we as women run deep, and our strength triumphs in times of panic.
This article kinda put me in mind, of the governments view of all the ongoing troubles that followed the dust bowl. The government would make it seem as they were helping by meddling but not necessarily.
I chose this article in relation to Grapes of Wrath because it talked of labor unions. Today, much of the lower middle class works in fast food, meaning somehow they have to learn how to support families on little to nothing basically. As quoted from the article, " In the last 85 years have witnessed two seismic shifts in labor relations. First, the passage of the National Labor Relations Act in 1935 created a system of mandatory collective bargaining for most private sector employees. That system required an employer to bargain in good faith with any union chosen by workers within a given bargaining unit by a majority vote. Long story short it puts the workers voice on the back burner.
Students responsible for standing up to harmful, racist rhetoric on campuses nationwide. I chose this because at the time protest and strikes were common in the book as well as in the world we live today. Just as the JOADS faced prejudice because of their social standings. People even at our institutions of higher learning face discrimination as well. So, it doesn't really where you come from you can still face trouble.
We could stand to learn a lot from John Steinbeck and the story he gifted us in The Grapes of Wrath - but decades later, we're still falling short. JOhn Steinback's story shed light on how we should still treat people with kindness. YOu never know what people are going through and where they come from. Just like many of the males and females in Graphs of Wrath.
National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre on Thursday warned conservatives that socialists are smearing gun rights advocates and seeking to eliminate their rights. I chose this article because I didn't know much about Socialism and apparently its trying to make a come back in politics
The new dimension of these social upheavals was a coalition between young educated people who think they have no future under the current system, and the least advantaged groups. This is another example of class discrimination, The Iran, and Tunsia people face social and justice issues to the point they make 5 dollars less than everyone else.
I couldn't actually believe it but we still experience droughts like what occurred during the dust bowl today, you would have thought after the horrendous outcome of what over farming land and droughts can do. The story shared in this article reflects on on man's personal experience with the Colorado drought. It puts you in mind of how many of the men felt back in the book.
As Donald Trump seeks congressional support for his border wall, Paul Lewis meets Joe Arpaio, the disgraced Arizona sheriff recently pardoned by Trump, and other local Republicans. Before this assignment I had no prior knowledge as to who Joe Arpaio was. It's almost scary to think of a mini trump, adding wood to fire, when it comes to border patrol. It's almost as the "home of the free" is a paradox, to what America really does support , considering we are the land taken by immigrants and the only true Americans are Native but that's a story for another day.
This helped me really understand salary in America as well as how it's not divided as it should be or at least how we think. During the 1930s, in the DEpression period many of the lower class citizens struggled just as bad as the higher class people. All in all america really hasnt changed with our class prejudices. IT's important thing that Steinback sheds light on.
The anti-immigrant drumbeat in the lead-up to the EU referendum was anything other than benign. This relate to the Grapes Of Wrath by showing how we still value another human being above the other or how we discriminate due to race,or place of origin. If they do not fit our current mold, of how we believe them to be we reject them. This is similar to the treatment of the okies.
Donald Trump’s presidential campaign often targeted China, accusing the country of stealing American jobs. Similar charges were heard in the 1800s, when the U.S. Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion ACT. The Chinese where treated as second rate citizens. They simply wanted to make a way for themselves in this great country. The Chinese faced name calling as well as struggles just like the Joads when they tried to come to California.