Monday, February 9, 2009

What I think on TV

I was unable to watch the Grammy's this year due to the fact that I rarely ever watch the Grammy's. Though I am kinda upset that I missed the Al Green, Justin Timberlake and Boyz II Men performance. I heard that the T.I., Jay-Z, Kanye and Lil Wayne performance was very good.
I love watching TV especially reality TV. I've watched shows from Flavor of Love to I Love New York. I've wondered if people think that's what black people are like on TV, when comparing those shows to the Bachelor and the Bachelorette. When watching these shows, I've noticed the class of people on these shows. To me, the Bachelorette and Bachelor have more classier people unlike that of Flavor and New York, which contestants are a little less classy. I know that seems wrong to say but that's the way I perceived it. It seems to me the contestants of these shows are dominated by one ethnicity, and if their is a small minority on either of the shows then that person or persons don't last long.
In changing the subject, I read White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, by Peggy McIntosh. I understand were McIntosh is coming from, her article list key points in with privilege. Number twelve is one that I can relate too. I remember back in high school, where my dad would tell me about how I'd dress. He told me that first impressions are lasting impressions, the first thing people notice is how you dress, its how you present yourself. I didn't understand it then but now I know. I do think people are stereotyped by what they wear, its sad but it is how you present yourself.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Things on my mind

Yesterday was the first day of Race, Gender, and the Media class. This class seems very interesting dealing with topics people know about but dont want to talk about. I hope this class touches deeply on these issues. Seeing that I am of a different race, I hope we will be able to talk about race and gender in the media. No matter where you turn, you are always influenced by media.
This past Sunday was the Super Bowl, though I was not thrilled about the game, what I was excited about were the commercials. This years bunch were, to me very weak. My favorites were the previews for upcoming movies: G.I. Joe's, Fast and Furious and Transformers 2. This year, I thought that a lot of the commercials, though pointless, were not as sexist as they have been in the past. From what I remember there weren't any commercial dealt with any race/color. What I mean is that most or all of them dealt with the majority not minority. My least favorite were the Budweiser commercials with the horses, to me they made no sense at all. None really stood out, in all the were OK!
This month is such a wonderful month, not only is it Black History month and Valentines Day in February, but my birthday is during this month. I will be turning 24 years old and I know 24 isn't a milestone but I love going to birthday parties and having them. This year a lot of people will be coming (so far). I will say this, I love to party and have a good time!
In all I'm looking forward to a good semester in this class and a good birthday. I'm pretty sure I'm going to enjoy myself in class.