My gender is male.
Part 1: Discussion. This should be at least 200 words.
This is your last discussion post. Feel free to enter final thoughts on the content of the class, or as usual a post about the news or the readings
Additionally – dated 8/18/19
More food for thought…this discussion is based on what you’d like to talk about, however, if interested, I found some very interesting articles this weekend regarding two very important historical events, and one current event –
First, in August of 1619, soon after the founding of Jamestown, the first slave ship from Africa, arrived in the American colonies, and shaped the trajectory of this country in every way conceivable: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html (Links to an external site.)
From America’s Democracy: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/traffic-atlanta-segregation.html (Links to an external site.)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/traffic-atlanta-segregation.html (Links to an external site.)
I thought this was a fascinating look at America’s history, reframing the history we’ve learned in school. There are many other articles and essays related to this project, and it’s a poignant look of one of darkest parts of our history.
Also, on this date (August 18) in 1920, 99 years ago, the 19th amendment was ratified providing full voting rights for women nationwide. But as this article explains, it was not as simple as that, as not all women were treated the same:(Links to an external site.)
And the last article I’ll share is related to a current situation, and attuned very closely to what we’ve been talking about – violence against women and the migration crisis:(Links to an external site.)
You’re free to comment on these as you’d like….