Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Draft into Essay#2 (2.0)

   We were taking the black young men who had been crippled by our society and sending them eight thousand miles away to guarantee liberties in southeast Asia which they had not found in southwest Georgia and east Harlem (3). Stereotyping and racist ideologies of life in America is very coincidental to life in Vietnam. We live the stereotype and hype of being segregated in Dr.King's era but let alone we contradict ourselves as human beings in society and send our children of all races and all different shades of black and white overseas to fight a battle that is similar to the trials and tripulations that they face each and every day on their homeland.


  1. Hi Nyashia - This could be a good start - but! be sure to introduce your text to your reader, so we know what you're quoting in your first sentence. Also, in the second, is 'coincidental' what you mean?

  2. Hello Prof. Tanenbaum,
    When I bring up the meaning of coincidental in King's speech on Vietnam, I am explaining that it is fairly a coincidence that during the time of our troops being sent overseas to aid and fight in the war, On this land that we call our holy land and our home; there was an racial war going on between both whites and blacks. It's a coincidence because two things that are fairly similar are happening at the same time.

  3. Interesting - see if you can work the language in your comment into the paragraph - it makes a lot more sense! Do you think King sees a bigger meaning in this coincidence?

  4. That is actually a good question!
    I will continue to think about this while also weaving my comment into the body of this essay.I will try to make a lot of sense into this draft while also coming up with more ideas and questions of my own.