Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Personal Responses

What view of "American in the World" did you have coming into the cluster? Where do you think this idea came from? Has it changed? If so, what text(s) or idea(s) changed it? What do you still want to know? Thinking of the quotes we started with, are your thoughts now closer to Obama or to King?

- From what I have learned in high school; I have always seen the United States as being a country that has progressed through very difficult times and struggles and eventually it has become a very powerful country. Before coming into the cluster "America In The World" I always had the idea that the United States was not a self-interest country and that actually likes to help developing countries. As this cluster exposed us to different texts and films; I started to realize that the United States is not as good as everybody seems to think and that actually this country is very corrupted and self- interest. After learning all the negative actions taken by the United States; I totally agree with King's quote. I support King's allegations,mainly because we as class have learned how the government has used violence against different races in order to get what they wanted. As well as implementing white supremacy in the U.S.