Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hip hop and its influences

Music is very influential whether its rock, country and classical.  When we listen to music it brings out emotions in us. For example if we listen to a romantic song and we are feeling very sad then we may start crying.  Now when it comes to hip hop people say that if influences people especially males to take a “tough” role.  Most of the songs in rap talk about males having all this money and all these women.  If someone listens to rap or hip hop then it may influence them to be like the singer. If they’re going to be listening to the music might as well be like them.  I’m going to get off topic for a bit and talk a little bit on another genre of music.  Many of you may not be aware at all of this genre of music but I would do the best to explain it.  As many of you know in Mexico the war against drugs is really bad. And something that comes with this is a type of music called “corridos”. “Corridos are a songs meant to tell true stories from the past for example there are some explaining events of the Mexican wars etc.  But for the past 3 years the whole idea of “corridos” has changed. Now the only thing they talk about is the drug lords that kill, some that have died. And the different people that are heroes to the drug world.  And the big issue right now is that, these “corridos” are influencing the youth that listen to them.  Everyone wants to be like the men in the songs all these nice cars, women, parties, and money.  They think it’s cool because the music makes it sound so easy. Which it’s almost like hip hop the lyrics may influence someone especially someone young because everything sounds so cool in the song. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

US Education: falling behind?

According to Newsmax, Nations such as Korea, Norway, the Czech Republic and Japan have had faster growth in high school completion, and have passed the United States on the way up the rankings. It seems that for the past years our education is falling behind. But is it the youth's fault or the school system. I feel its the school system, recently I saw a documentary named "Waiting for Superman".  It talks about how a children going to a private school rather then public schools.  In the documentary they mention that if a young child is attending a bad school, and the child knows he wont do as good. They say its a mentally think but I think its the educationa system.  If the parents pay a lot of money to put a child in a private place, then their education is super. But its not fair that if a smart child has parents that cant afford a private school, the child is stuck in a "bad public school". Then because of this he wont be as good as he would be if he was put in a private school.  I feel that the U.S should re organize the school teaching standarts ask more of the child and by doing this it will improve the system.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

How can we end racism and classicism?

When it comes to these topics such as racism and classicism, I feel that we are far from seeing the end of it.  Racism and classicism has existed for a very long time, and I have a feeling its going to stick forever. As much as we convince everyone that we are all equal, there are going to be those that rebel and say they are better than another race or group of people.  Even in the same group of people racism and classicism exists.  For example we have three classes High class, middle class, and low class. I bet in the high class there are some that belong to the high class but may have a tiny bit less than others.  And because of that there will we class discrimination against them.  Its sad to believe that we just have to deal wiht this forever, but its the truth. It would be great that we see everyone the same regardles of how we look or how much money is in our pockets.  Lets just hope that everyone can learn to deal with such big thing.