Author Archives: jthompson29

Jordans Final Credits Post

My favorite heroes that we discussed were Melba from the Little Rock 9, Bonnie and Clyde and Martin Luther King Junior. I thought all three of these heroes had great stories. I think the violence that the Melba and the Little Rock 9 had to endure was sad but fascinating. I also thought that the Little Rock 9’s youth made … Continue Reading

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Jordans MLK XC Post

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.” This quote is if from Martin Luther King Juniors “Letter From Birmingham Jail”. I thought this quote was very powerful, and rich with meaning. I took this quote to mean that in any instance laws are … Continue Reading

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Jordans Post 10

In To Kill a Mockingbird the noble hero Atticus Finch made a number of sacrifices. By taking on the case against Tom Robinson he takes an extraordinary risk. He endangers his own life as well as his children’s by standing up against the lynch mob. Another instance of danger is when Bob Ewell tries to attack his children. By taking … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 10 (Jan 18-20) "Sacrifices" | 2 Comments

Jordans Blog Post 9

The protests against injustice I chose to research are the protests regarding the shooting of seventeen year old Trayvon Martin in February of last year. The shooting took place in Sanford, Florida where the unarmed teen was murdered when he was killed by the twenty eight year old George Zimmerman.  Zimmerman saw Martin walking in his neighborhood, quickly calling the … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 9 "Kings & Leaders" (Jan 16-17) | 19 Comments

Jordans Blog Post Blog 8

As defined in the prompt blog post, terrorism is the systematic use of terror and fear, especially as a means of coercion. I agree with this definition, acts of terror have often been used to make political points, oppose governments, oppose ideas, or simply to invoke fear into particular individuals who may be of a certain race, believe in a … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 8 (Jan 15) Terrorists? Outlaw? Justice? | 2 Comments

Jordan Blog Post 7- Pat Tillman

Pat Tillman In my opinion soldiers are heroes, they make a vow to the United States to protect and serve under any circumstances. Soldiers leave their families behind in order to keep our country safe. Soldiers have to fulfill their duty under the most extreme and dangerous circumstances in some of the most hazardous places in the world. I believe … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 7 (Jan 14) SOLDIERS | 21 Comments

Jordans Blog 6

M is for Monster, the monstrous act of spreading disease among the city, the monster that the government has made V and the monstrous uprising from the city due to the government’s actions. V: “What was done to me created me. It’s a basic principal of the universe that every action will create an equal and opposing reaction.”   In … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 6 "V IF FOR..." (Jan 11-13) | 51 Comments

Jordan Blog 5

Coach Herman Boone from Remember the Titans Coach Boone is an African American football coach hired to coach the T.C. Williams High school football team. The story takes place in 1971 and the school has recently been integrated. The tension between the players, the staff and the city were at an all-time high.  By taking on this role Coach Boone … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 5 (Jan 10) Fave Film Character | 2 Comments

Jordans Blog Post 4

In my opinion Beowulf is team saint, although his tone at times can be pagan like. Throughout the entire text Beowulf makes it clear that God plays a role in his victories. For example he says this about killing Grendel and let him getting away to die in the swamp. “Less his body escape; I was wholly unable, I could … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 4 (Jan 8-9) Team Saxon? Team Saint? | 2 Comments

Jordans Blog 3

Examining Courtly Love: Rule Number 7: Being obedient in all things to the command of ladies, thou shalt ever strive ally thyself to the service of love In my opinion obeying this rule could get a knight into trouble. In many situations obeying a woman’s commands could not be the best course of action. For example, if a married woman … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 3 (Jan 7) Knights | 4 Comments