The above linked article talks about the students in South San Francisco who helped make November 14 Ruby Bridges Day in San Mateo county. I spent time this year learning about Ruby Bridges after hearing about the students fighting to give her a day on the calendar. I am still working on learning more.
I picked up this movie over the weekend for multiple reasons. I saw the episode of To Tell the Truth a few weeks ago, featuring the actual police officer who was a member of the KKK, and it made me curious about the movie. Also, it showed up on the lists of movies I posted last week. Something was telling me over and over to watch it.
I enjoyed the movie, but wished things had been different. There were several scenes that were difficult to watch, but they were necessary for the plot of the movie.
I recommend the movie since it had a lot of information. The story was told with humor but it was a tough subject. It’s definitely worth watching.
I have been trying to read more outside my usual genres. I recommend books and pass them on as I see fit. I am doing my best to keep people reading. One person can’t do it alone. Don’t destroy cultures, read about them. Read. Learn.
I have been working my way down the 28 books list. This week, I watched 13th. It was about racial inequality, especially in the prison system.
Many of the things that are broken with the prison system were discussed. Plea or be punished if you go to trial. Mandatory sentencing. Crack is a worse offense than powdered cocaine. There were more examples, but these were very memorable to me.
It’s worth a watch. It goes through a lot of history and why we are where we are regarding racial inequality and mass incarceration. It hit home for me that many of the issues that I learned about, such at the assassinations of MLK Jr and Malcolm X weren’t as long ago as I thought. They happened right before I was born and were still fresh in the minds of politicians when Reagan was running for president.
I did stay up long past the time I should have been asleep to finish the movie and then think about what I watched. I’ll be continuing on the list during the next few weeks.
I enjoyed this book a lot. I found a lot of the main characters decisions a little stressful but I think it had a lot to do with being an adult and seeing what a teen’s decision can become.
This is a good lesson about how words can be misconstrued and how they can come back to bite you. It’s a good book for teens to read, and has a lot of lessons in the book. It worthwhile read.
The above linked article lists books about immigration, actually written by immigrants. None of these are involved in the American Dirt controversy.