31 March 2009

The Cause Never Dies

Bringing Awareness:




A famous African American John Hope Franklin passed away a few days ago. He did race relations for the Kennedy through Clinton presidental adminstration. He wrote numerous books that explained the plight of African Americans in America and the rascism that is still evident today. There is a story written about him in the New York Times. Franklin worked with Thurgood Marshall's lawyers in the famous Brown vs. Board of Ed. case, and had a lot of other contributions in our society.

26 March 2009

My Intresting Vacation- VA







Spring Break 2009: VA Beach, VA



So for my spring break this year I knew Miami would be too much of a last minute stretch and I was sick of going to Ocean City, so I decided that VA Beach would be a good idea for a nice calming vacation.



One of the girls in my Amer. Govt class is from VA and she is constantly telling the class how racist VA is. Although I have experience some very subtle forms of racism in my life, being from Baltimore City racism is not widely seen or noted. I mean everyone has experienced being stopped by the police because they were DWB (Driving While Black). But that is something that African Americans face in all areas of the United States and is a very common form of racism.



I did believe my class mate when she told me that VA was racist. I mean it is down south. However, because we were staying in a resort area on the water front I did not thing it was possible for us to be treated with the same form of disrespect. But apparently, I was wrong.


Everytime we got in the pool in Va Beach the white people would get out of the pool and stare at us like we were crazy. One of the worse experiences of my life!!






18 March 2009

Me....

Hello everyone welcome to Golden's World of Sunshine lol....











I am new to blogging so we'll see how far this blogging thing takes me. I am a journalism major so this will be something to help me express myself, my feelings, and views on a lot of things. I am strong minded and have a lot of opinions and by no means do I expect anyone to agree with me... sooo.... yup sit back relax and enjoy =).