Thursday, February 9, 2012

Ain't Scared of Your Jails

This movie made me see things in a whole different way than before. I know it was rough back then, but not that rough. My heart went out to those students, I felt so bad, I wanted to protect all of them. I thought it was inspiring. Those students who stood up for what they believed was really amazing. A lot of us believe in different things, but most of us won't stand up for it, we give in. The fact that during the sit ins when whites would come up and beat the crap out of them and they just sat there and let it happen shows just how much against violence the blacks are. What those students did, was something a lot of us wouldn't do. It hurt to see how little protection they had.
The quote that caught my attention was Diane Nash was talking to Mayor West. " Is it wrong to discriminate on someone because of their race and color of their skin?"

We are all people and we all are in the same boat and have the same emotions. So why does that make it fair for us as whites to treat someone so poorly just because they are of different color and of different race? It just doesn't make sense to me. What made us bigger than them? What made us more powerful than them? I just do not understand why we couldn't be equals. I guess what I am trying to say is that no one is more powerful than anyone and no one should have ever been treated like that.


  1. I agree also. The fact that most people today wouldn't do Diana and Martins followers did back then.

  2. I think people were just to scared to give up old habits. Throughout human history it is very clear that humans fear change.