This article provides a imaginative look to whether or not race matters or not. When said imaginative, meaning that in order to realize if race matters or not you need to step away from statistics and learn for yourself if race really does matter, by asking people there experiences revolving around race. This relates to one of our questions as in does race still matter? I wish it did not but until we all put in the effort to learn more about it and be excepting it will always remain. "And if we want to change the way race operates in America, we have to keep the personal stories in mind".
The article explains the outcome of single-mother parenting. Some of the negative effects listed were performing poorly in school, poverty, and many emotional effects which lead to abuse and fighting. This source connected to my book in a big way because Wes only had his mother and a lot of the effects listed in my article happened in the book too. “Individual parenting style of the single parent is also a big influence on the child’s development.” was a quote used in the article and it sums up the whole idea of the article and the book proves this quote right as well.
This image explains the many reasons why people turn to drugs. Many teens today experience many of these things listed above.The image also list many of the struggles that Wes went through in the book. “Peer pressure” is what the main focus is on and that’s because peer pressure is one of the biggest reasons for drug use, in today, and in our book.
In the image there is a person clearly struggling with a drug addiction. The person in the image needs help. Drug addiction has become a big problem in America and in our book. In The Other Wesmore there is drug use and addiction in many parts of Wes’s town and he gets caught up in it. The word “help” is the only word in the image above but it defines the whole meaning of the image.
The image above reveals a taunting view of segregation between whites and other races. It is truly sad to see at one time in our line of history it was forbidden for the colored and whites to use the same water fountains, especially when noticed the whites water fountain happens to be in much newer condition than the colored. Although segregation may not be seen to the extant in our lives today segregation definitely still remains. This relates our book "The Other Wes Moore" as one of the Wes's was treated poorly by the white children at his school when Wes had portrayed nothing to be treated that way. The picture provides the words "White" and "Colored" and segregation will always remain until no human knows the difference between the two.
In this article the show the attitude that race effects everyone differently. Which does make sense as every person is different therefor it will effect everyone in a different way. This relates to our main question as to what is race? Race is seen different to everyone however. Although, with out races life would not function right. "You see the social structures that simultaneously generate unique group histories and link them together in society." Stating that all races may come from different backgrounds and situations without each others different ability's we would not be able to unite.
This video reveals the excessive problems revolving around poverty. Poverty is a growing problem that we see in our every day lives. Poverty is also seen the our book "The Other Wes Moore". The Wes families both live in poverty locations in some of the most poverty cities. We see the complications that arise when the mothers lose their jobs or have to take on more than just one job to be able to support their children. "More than 46 million people are living in poverty."
How to raise a black son in america- In this video it shows that not everyone is equal no matter what age. Also it shows that the black people in america have to work harder than the white. He say that he was raised different from the white boy and girls same with evey black kid he knew they had to be show different views and to accept what is said to them. A black kid can’t act the same as his white friends. Because in this great country a black kid with a super soaker can be mistaken as a real gun. “All ways have your hands where they can see them, don’t move too quickly.”
We need injustice-The united states has a lot of colored men in prison or jail. He says his mama told him he was special and to not drink alcohol and to this day he is happy and alcohol free at 52. This shows you don’t need forms of drugs to be happy. 10,000 children have been sentenced into adult prisons. He talks about how most of his clients are kids because the united states is the only place that can sentence kid to life in prison. Then he goes on and says that there are more black men incarcerated than white men .“34% of black people can’t vote in alabama.” Because they have a criminal record.
This video show's the real life obstetricals this single mother has to overcome in order to keep her children supported. Living in poverty is already a big problem doing it alone makes it just that much harder. This relates to our book "The Other Wes Moore" as there mothers are also single mothers living in Poverty. Doing whatever it takes to get by. "It's better than nothing".