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Tuesday, June 5

  1. msg Joseph message posted Joseph I loved the poem by Langston Hughes paired with the modern day pictures and hope for equality. Def…
    Joseph
    I loved the poem by Langston Hughes paired with the modern day pictures and hope for equality. Definitly shows the American character that will prevail and proceeds to grow stronger no matter how hard society is on their back.
    11:47 am
  2. msg Maggie R' comment message posted Maggie R' comment The music video "Wings" was incredible. Not only was the story line well done, but the fi…
    Maggie R' comment
    The music video "Wings" was incredible. Not only was the story line well done, but the filming and choice of editing added so much emotion. Macklemore's song was a perfect description of American consumerism. It is something that almost creeps up on us as a benefit, an advantage, but soon can translate into guilt. It can blind us from what we really may want to achieve in our American life.
    11:46 am
  3. msg Joseph message posted Joseph I loved the statistics paired with the quotes from the Great Gatsby. It was kind of like the evide…
    Joseph
    I loved the statistics paired with the quotes from the Great Gatsby. It was kind of like the evidence that backed up the knowledge. The American character is a being that likes to consume and I think how you displayed it might've not had the whole picture, but the quote about her voice "sounded like money" was such a great line to put in about the essence of the American that just exudes the feeling of money.
    11:43 am
  4. msg Dove Video message posted Dove Video Conner, that video really showed that the media has a strong influence on people in America, especi…
    Dove Video
    Conner, that video really showed that the media has a strong influence on people in America, especially women. They sell products with sex and they make it seem that a skinny girl with big boobs is what everyone should look like, and its not, as much as it is a disturbing video, more people need to watch this and see what society is doing to women in America.
    11:43 am
  5. msg Connection/Love in America message posted Connection/Love in America I really enjoyed your connection/love in America because I think that it's a topic that is commonly…
    Connection/Love in America
    I really enjoyed your connection/love in America because I think that it's a topic that is commonly overlooked. Because songs, books, and movies portray love relevantly , it makes it seem that love is something to be open about. I in no way think that this is a bad thing, but it's very interesting. A question that I raised from your wall, was that maybe Americans take love too lightly? Like, do Americans not even know what it is? Do they say 'I love you' when they don't even truly mean it?
    11:40 am
  6. msg Response to The Wishful Dreamer message posted Response to The Wishful Dreamer Maggie, I liked the idea of how you gave being wishful both a bright and dark side.The picture of …
    Response to The Wishful Dreamer
    Maggie,
    I liked the idea of how you gave being wishful both a bright and dark side.The picture of MLK speaking gave being wishful a light that said it is possible to obtain what we wish for. But then your quotes also gave the darker part of being wishful, almost saying that sometimes we have to let go to our hopes and move on from the past. The chemestry between your quotes and the final picture is perfect... Great choice on choosing work from Bansky, really pushes your point further.
    11:38 am
  7. msg Change through revolution response message posted Change through revolution response What I really like about this wall is that it portrayed the past, present, and future of change in …
    Change through revolution response
    What I really like about this wall is that it portrayed the past, present, and future of change in America. There are times where I personally feel frustrated about the lack of change I see in America today, but when I was able to see pictures of the Women's Rights movement and of Rosa Parks on the bus, I realize that our country has made great strides towards equality for all. Listening to Obama's words in favor of gay marriage give me hope that our country is on the right path towards equal rights and one day we may live in a country where all people are afforded their basic human rights.
    11:35 am
  8. msg Secret Dreamer message posted Secret Dreamer Maggie, I really enjoyed your wall on the "secret dreamer" (I liked the other three dream…
    Secret Dreamer
    Maggie, I really enjoyed your wall on the "secret dreamer" (I liked the other three dreamers too), but this what resonated the most with me because I felt a true connection to it. I think you're right in saying that the 'secret dreamer' is the most popular dreamer in America. I think this is the case because it's easier to be secretive. Many times dreaming requires a person to put themselves out there and make themselves vulnerable. By not publicly showcasing your dreams, you don't have to worry about getting hurt. On the other hand, secret dreaming is the least rewarding.
    11:34 am
  9. msg From : Becca message posted From : Becca I think you were exactly right in that when you feel discontent, that means you want to work harder…
    From : Becca
    I think you were exactly right in that when you feel discontent, that means you want to work harder or be better. The feeling of discontent drives Americans to do greater things, it also, however, drives Americans to be competitive. Competition is a good thing when in small doses, but sometimes competition goes too far in America. I think part of the American character is drives American's to be a better form of themself, and so in most cases, everyone feels discontent, sometimes all of the time, and sometimes only on occasion. Great Job!
    11:33 am

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