By Rebekah Frumkin Tonika Johnson is using her art to ‘interrupt stereotypes.’ Tonika Johnson is a 37-year-old native Chicagoan making a name for herself as a street photographer. - This is an article that talks about resisting racism and Trump by using photography. I think this relates because it is a way of overcoming racism, yet not using violence or involving the police or other government officials. It shows the positive aspects of color communities.
Fifty years after the murder of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968, racism remains integral to the criminal justice system in the United States despite decades of civil rights activism. - This article confronts that even after major motions of action to stop racism, that it still is a major issue. It also talks about how police brutality is still around and it happens mostly to colored people. The article says that the government looks at the political aspect of helping minorities and not the economic, social, and cultural rights. It is sad that people look through a lens already set for them and don't look around and see other things outside of the lens.
By Rebekah Frumkin The recent election of Donald Trump to the presidency stands to pose a threat to police reform efforts in Chicago, according to experts. - This article discusses the issue of police brutality in Chicago. Chicago is just a few hours away from where we live saying that this can happen anywhere. I used this article because it caught my eye that so many innocent and young minorities were being shot dead for no good reason. Many police today are set free for what they have done and do not face any consequences.
Much’s Tyrone Edwards is here to break down the symbolism in the “This Is America” music video scene-by-scene. - This video really made me think. This really shows what Childish Gambino was trying to say and tell people. I agree completely with what is said in this video. I believe distraction is a big thing in today's world of news and people don't notice it. This confronts racism and gun issues in America, and quite recent the shooting of Stephon Clark, and unarmed black man shot eight times and killed.
In this picture, the police had approached Eric Garner on suspicion of selling single cigarettes from packs without tax stamps. Daniel Pantaleo participated in this act and felt the need to arrest him. Even though by NYPD regulations choke holds are prohibited he felt the need to hold him in a choke hold for about 15 to 20 seconds. Eric Garner died after say "I can't breathe" eleven times while laying face down on the sidewalk.
This picture shows a black male drinking from a colored only fountain. From the picture you can tell that the white's water fountain is significantly better than the colored. I chose this picture because it demonstrates how it was during a past time. Today it might not look like that or you might not see that with your own eyes, but racism still shows.