Friday, February 10, 2012

Ain't Scared of your Jails

I actually found this film very interesting and intriguing because there was so much more to these sit-ins than I realized. There were two parts that really stuck out to me and were my favorite. The first was when they asked the politician if he felt that segregation was morally okay and he said, "That is a question that a man must answer, not a politician... and no it is not okay." It just makes even more sick that they proceeded to let innocent people get hurt for something that many did not support anyways. I also liked when the second bus stopped in Montgomery and they contemplated getting off of the back of the bus like everyone wanted them to, but then they decided they were going to get a beating either way so they proudly stepped off the front of the bus and the poor white man with them took the blunt of the blows at first because he obviously supported the freedom riders and that was not okay with the other white civilians. I don't even know if I could have had the courage to do the sit-ins and just wait to be beaten for doing something that I know society did not approve of. That took a lot of courage and to this day I don't know how anyone can hurt another human being for being different, when if we were all the same life would be so boring. Being different is what makes us all beautiful and unique.


  1. I completely agree with you, I don't understand how some people can be so cruel. Most people I believe don't have such negative feelings but go along with a persons thoughts of higher status where as if they stood up for what they believed the world would be a much happier place. Luckily this is what these people did, even though most were the downgraded (African Americans), stand up for what was and is right.

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  3. I completely agree with you that my favorite part was also when they got off the bus proudly, knowing they were going to get beat by the mob of whites. Their bravery shocked me incredibly, but I am proud of them.