Sunday, October 9, 2011

Resonance across texts

Have a group member post in response to this prompt Monday after class:

How do the arguments in Milk's and Allen's texts resonate with other themes we’ve discussed in the other readings from this section (by Jefferson, Douglass, Anthony, and Friedan)? After having written at least five sentences (but you’re invited to write more) with your group in class on Monday to answer this question, have a group member post your group’s answer here, with all group member names included.


  1. Group Members: Flannery Norton, Josh Ingram, and Arianna Espinoza

    The Milk's and Allen's arguments resonate with other themes we've discussed in other readings because they argue for liberty and rights. Each argument states evidence factually. In the essays, accusations tend to be aggressive. The arguments also invovlve a general group that is being oppressed. They all appeal more to politicians than to the general public, striving for a political change that would inspire social change.

  2. Conor Ward, Aaron Krueger, Jordan Keeley, Daniel Wermer, Chris Robertson:

    As Jefferson suggests, everyone should be allowed equal rights. Each author was concerned with a specific group's civil rights. Each was alson trying to change society's viewpoint regarding those groups and their rights. In Harvey Milk's essay "The Hope Speech," Milk attempts to extend equal rights to gays. Gays, the like other groups, should be allowed the same rights as all Americans. In Paula Gunn Allen's essay, the author analyzes how American society has wronged Indian women, in the same way society wronged other groups.

  3. Sarah Furlano,Isaac Hastack, Andre Littot

    All of these readings fight for the human rights of one group or another(sometimes several at once). They all pertain to the right and just treatment of the American citizen, and reflect an era in history when the rights we take for granted had to be earned in blood and sweat. As each reading, one can track the progress of civil rights in America by date, and almost everyone refers back to the struggle of another group to heighten and intensify their point.

  4. Natasha Trujillo, Alyssa Ninas, Kaitlyn Gaglio

    They are all about struggles for liberation. The people in each text stand strong together to create a movement for change. This resonating theme is based around fighting for equality as Jefferson states, "all men are created equal" and each group struggles to ensure that is respected. The struggle continues through hard work, dedication and strength with these varying issues today.

  5. Paul M.G. - CV - Brian

    All of these writings involve the oppression of a culture. As well, they counteract the points made by the oppressor. Main points involve standing up for what is right and banding together. The oppressed culture calls for other minorites to come together with them and fight for their rights. Also the withholding of "god given" rights is aroused. Most of these groups have gained rights today, but some of them are still around