The 13th

The documentary “The 13th” by Ava DuVernay, presented a lot of facts and figures I were partly aware of yet not really. I’ve done two in-depth projects, both on police brutality and black lives matter, yet I sort of continue to think that the current state isn’t “that” bad. I know it’s 100% unacceptable at this point, but it’s almost like I won’t allow myself to think about how crucial it actually is. When I saw this documentary, it was therefore more like a reminder that “Hey! Yeah you! Here’s even more facts about how the system corrupts black lives, and yep it’s influenced by capitalism”. It’s upsetting, enraging and tragic, but it’s true. Though it hit heavy on my heart to see the 13th, I would be lying if I said it wasn’t a must-see. After all, if we as a people were to avoid everything that made us uncomfortable then there wouldn’t be much justice in the world.

The documentary left me educated and aware on an important issue, it was clearly made with a lot of devotion and effort. I can’t say I’m left wondering about any question, but this again is the results of a well-directed documentary.

Book Review: The First Three Chapters

“The Hate U Give” is a powerful statement written in an incredibly engaging manner. The first three chapters set the tone and theme for the rest of the book as we’re explained the meaning of the title, and how these chapters form the focus of the plot. The killing of Khalil, a friend of the main person Starr, acts as the main event of this book. This puts the focus on police brutality and, racism, and goes into depth about the effects on the surroundings of such events.

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My Thoughts on the British Election

Honestly, I don’t have a lot to say about the 2019 General Election. In my point of view, I can’t foresee what the conservative win will bring in the future because of the Brexit mess. Therefore I find it hard to make up an opinion on what I feel about the results, though I think a new leader for the Labour party will have its benefits.

 

 

 

The 2020 Presidential Candidate: Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders is a 78-year-old man born in Brooklyn and raised by a lower-middle-class family. He was the former mayor of Burlington, Washington, where he also currently lives. Later on, he was elected to the House of Representatives in 1990 and the Senate in 2006. Ten years later he became the runner-up to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary.

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The Amendments and the Supreme Court

What are the amendments?

The first 10 amendments to the Constitution make up the Bill of Rights. They were proposed by several states to prevent misconstruction or abuse of the powers of the convention and asked that further restrictive sections should be added to the constitution, as an extension of public confidence in the Government. James Maddison wrote the amendments and henceforth the suggestion was determined by the Senate and House of Representatives of the USA. Congress proposed the articles to the legislatures of the several states, in which all, or any, of the amendments, were set to the Constitution of the United States of America. 

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India; Where a Woman is Sexually Harassed Every Twelve Minutes

Though being the world’s largest democracy, India still has a way to go for maintaining that title. Both major economic and social issues have grown roots into the ways of this country, and the awareness of these issues is spreading like wildfire in today’s world of unlimited information. Among the obvious problems with sanitation, poverty, and pollution, women’s safety and sexual harassment get’s their place on the list.

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The Extent that Privately Educated People Dominate Top Positions in Society

A very distinct first-class group of the UK’s population keeps on ruling the UK’s driving callings, accepting top employments in fields as different as the law, legislative issues, drug and news coverage, as indicated by new research. The Sutton Trust instructive philanthropy has been completing comparative overviews for over 10 years, and however it reports “little signs” of progress, the current year’s outcomes affirm what has for quite some time been known – that on the off chance that you have a private schooling, you are extensively bound to get to the highest point of British open life. 

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New Chapter; Social Studies

As written in the “About me” section of this blog, I am an eighteen-year-old girl from Ålesund. I’m currently in the third and final year of high school where I am currently taking the class “Social Studies”. My reasoning for this is partly because of my liking for “International English”, a related class, in which I took last year. But then again, I specifically choose social studies instead of literature because of the main subjects piquing my interest. This being history, politics, and issues on a global scale.

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Gran Torino: Prejudice Being a Lack of Information

“How does culture influence one’s belief systems and how can getting to know different cultures change your own belief system? Use the film and your own experiences in your answer”

It’s not too rare that we’ll hear some elder person speak negatively about a certain ethnicity or country, and mostly base their statements on pure stereotypes. That type of prejudice and racism is luckily not as common within the younger generation, and I have a specific idea as to why that is.

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