Category Archives: Rhetorical Analysis

The Ten-Point Program

  1. We want social and economic benefits for all citizens and non-citizens, regardless of age, race, gender, and ethnicity, in the form of but not limited to: Social security, health care, therapy, self-care, etc.
  2. We want the fair trial of every case brought to court with the imposing of adequate sentences and representative juries; including punishment of any perpetrator who is impeding such justice regardless of their position.
  3. We want education to be free and accessible to all, with funding of every school not being in accordance with the income of the residents around it, therefore providing that the school is given proper resources.
  4. We want childcare to be free and accessible to all; employers should allow accommodation for parents/guardians to be excused within reason. 
  5. We want a raise in the minimum wage, ensuring that it applies to every state and ALL jobs.
  6. We want the refinement of the tax system, to which the process is handled more efficiently where taxpayers are not subject to figuring out what they owe; earning more does not cut benefits; and the introduction of new taxation on the rich.
  7. We want to stop all companies, software, and government from collecting personal data that can be sold or intrude on personal liberties.
  8. We want birth control to be free and accessible for all, with the encouragement of the development of birth control for male individuals so as to be held equally responsible as women.
  9. We want proper assignation of rent based on the living conditions of the home, meaning but not limited to: if the room allows for an individual to walk freely around each bedroom, if the heater/ac/fire alarm/paint are up to code, if the appliances are up to date, if it allows for up to 2 people to move freely between kitchen and bathroom areas. 
  10. We want the limitation of social devices for individuals in accordance with age to promote the growth of the mind for children and the promotion of human relations for everyone included.
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Ten Point Program

Adam Mapoy

1. We want mental care and health institutions for the homeless.

2. We want to get rid of hostile/anti-homeless architecture.

3. We want cops to protect our people in high danger areas.

4. We want equal job opportunities for all people, regardless of who they are.

5. We want everlasting peace between all nations.

6. We want more funding for public schools.

7. We want our teachers and professors to be paid more for what they do.

8. We want more diversity in feminism.

9, We want to take measures to protect and save our Earth.

10. We want to get rid of implicit bias regarding race and other factors in the healthcare system.

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Ten Point Program

Amy Lee, Summer Green, Ethan Jusino, Hope ki

  1. We demand affordable higher education.
  2. We demand an established secured process in order to acquire a gun.
  3. We demand a redistribution of the governments spending to the homeless and the city instead of the military.
  4. We want companies that use non renewable resource energy to be taxed and use that towards environmental groups.
  5. We want women’s reproductive rights to be left alone and to be fully up her.
  6. We demand affordable healthcare.
  7. We want the conservatives and progressives to make an equilibrium point.
  8. We want government officials penalized for wrongfully abusing power on an innocent citizen.
  9. We want drugs restricted on public grounds.
  10. We demand equality to everyone no matter the gender.
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Ten point program

Maggie Lin, Jing wang

1)Hate crime of different races should be stopped

2)Free shelter for homeless people

3)Drug off in public areas

4)Limit the amount of the gun purchase per each person 

5)We want free or more affordable healthcare 

6)We want women to have the freedom of abortion 

7)Equality for different gender, group, work field and race

8)Immigrants having opportunities to stay

9)No war with other nations unless other nations started 

10)More funding for public schools

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Group 2 Ten Point Program

Jianping Chen, Ralphie Fajardo, and Mia Munoz

  1. We demand more attention to the quality of public school education, including refurbished facilities and quality lunches.
  2. We demand more vital arm forces to maintain peace in society.
  3. Fast and convenient immigration response to all, and more tolerant of diversity regardless of their background.
  4. We demand stricter control of the internet community, preventing the spread of rumors and any illegal information.
  5. We want decent and quality health care for all, regardless of poor or rich.
  6. We demand the government reduce the use of non-recoverable energy, and promote green energy.
  7. We want more tolerant of the minority group.
  8. We want stricter control of hate crimes toward minority groups, and stronger punishment.
  9. We demand more funding for homeless relief stations and provide financial and employment support for homeless people.
  10. We demand a strong limit on drug use in public areas, especially in school areas.
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Film: These women were the unsung heroes of the Black Panthers Party

I chose this film because I was interested in the impact that women had in Black Panther Party. Although the video is short, it shares the most significant/important information, despite the fact that it doesn’t mention all women. First, Elaine Brown, the chairwomen of the Black Panther Party (1974-1977), a writer and therefore the editor for the party paper. I like the fact that she has books sharing her experience with the Black Panthe Party. For people that want to know more about the party, this is a great opportunity, knowing that some sites may have wrong or false information. Kathleen Cleaver, a female revolutionary, was involved in the civil rights movement. I noticed that they use the influence they have to help more their community. In the other hand, Angela Davis, writer and feminist, who left the party due to misogyny she experienced. I wonder what would have happen if she stayed with the Black Panther party.

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Film Review

The New York Time’s Black Panthers Revisited was very informative and covers the entire background of the Black Panthers. It was an important reminder of the past goals of the Black Panther Party and the many that are still addressed today. They aimed only to eliminate all violence against African Americans from the people of power. But today, unlike in the 1960s, there are no shootouts between any protesters and police. The film helped me draw a comparison of how the movements are vastly different from what they used to be. There are no organized groups calling for armed a revolution to take place to overthrow the authorities. The increased interest in these issues have shaken black communities to the core. The main question I was wondering during the film was whether police departments and elected officials will be any more responsive to demands for change and accountability than they were 50 years ago.

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Film Review of: The Man Who Armed the Panthers

As I was watching the video “The Man Who Armed the Panthers”, I was genuinely surprised to see the face of the man who supplied such an iconic representation of black power. I hadn’t thought about how the guns came to be, maybe the guns suddenly appeared, or they were from an underground market. But in actuality, they were given by a man named Richard Aoki who also happened to have been an undercover FBI informant. He was of Japanese descent, whose family came during World War II. He grew up in an impoverished black neighborhood, he was in a gang, he was a political leader who joined associations for social justice, and was in the army.

So the genuine question is how can someone with such a complex story play on both teams? Maybe it was a strategy, to gain insight from both sides. However, its truly sad that we will never hear any of these details, from either the FBI who supposedly say they have no intel on him, to the Black Panthers who refuse to comment on him and Aoki himself as he, unfortunately, took his life in 2009, leaving two pressed uniforms in his room: an army uniform and a black panther uniform. Aoki close friends have never know about his two lives, stating that he was a mystery man. Despite this, we should give our respects to a man who did his best, and who joined a revolution that has changed time. Knowing we will never know the full story reminds me of how suddenly everything can disappear, that everything is so finite, such as all the history we will never know from the past, the legends, the myths, the hundreds of files in the library of Alexandria. I hope that for any future events, everything gets recorded because this is History and History should be remembered by us, not the oppressors.

Richard Aoki was known as the “minister of education” for the Berkeley, Calif., chapter of the Black Panther Party.

Judas and the Black Messiah: Film Review

Like many others who are often focused with trivial life things like school, work, enjoying time with family and friends, we forgot for a while about the complete social injustice there is. And then when we see it being retold, again and again: a police man shot a black man, families being kicked out of homes, racism in healthcare and impoverished communities, we snap back. I experienced such things when watching documentaries about group struggles or movies like “The Pursuit of Happiness”. So “Judas and the Black Messiah” was no exception to that, I was infuriated and completed disgusted with the legal system. But I was also completely heartbroken to see that every time we take a step forward, someone always pulls the rug and we drop and hurt bad. I wanted to shout and repeat each statement.

And the ending? It left me with disbelief but also expectation, an expectation that I learned real young, that power is for some and not for the many. The film did teach me a lot, especially about how simple life can be taken. And often then not, how simple it is to fabricate stories. But despite that, the BPP did their best with what they did. They didn’t want one group to be better than the other, they wanted everyone to be on the same page and it really showed towards the end with The Crowns who were sworn enemies with the BPP, offered a sum of money so that Fred could escape. Ultimately, there was only one idea that you can sum up of the BPP after reading and watching and learning all there is, there were for the people more than government was and ever will be. And they showed that when action is not being taken, you have to step on it and make your move. Their actions might have been very infamous especially with their use of violence, but the sentiment was still there that power is with the people: where their is power, there is people.

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Why revisiting the Black Panther revolution resonates today

This video was an interview on Stanley Nelson the film that he made. Stanley Nelson talk about how he black panthers were being misunderstood. The film that he made were to explain what had happened before with the black panthers. He also talks about how music in a film are one way to make the audience feel how it was like back then. He then talks about how people might thinks black panthers party’s were something outside of civil rights but he thinks that it is part of the civil rights movement. I think making a film that talks about black panthers are a good way of explaining and stopping the misunderstanding of the party. It’s also an easier way for people now to understand and feel what it was like before.

At first I thought the movies was going to be not boring/not attractive but as it goes on I found it pretty interesting. It wasn’t just giving information about the panthers. It’s actually grabbing the audience into the movie. While watching I’m able to feel the feelings the emotions that the actors are trying to give and shown. The movie shows the leaders of the black panthers and struggles that the panthers are facing from the FBI. Throughout the whole movie the FBI is trying all different ways to kill the leaders of the panthers. They had ask the member called bill where the panthers are. The FBI went in the apartment start shooting the guns at everyone. Calling them out and then they went up to Fred who was being drugged. Fred ‘s wife who is 8 month pregnant was told to get out the the room and by the time she walked out they had killed Fred. This shows the brutality and violence of the FBI. They seems to wanting to hide something to brainwash people from thinking like the black panthers. Trying to avoid the black panthers in helping other getting their equality and rights.

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These Women Were the Unsung Heroes of the Black Panther Party: A Film Review

A photo taken at a Free Huey Newton Rally in 1968 with five of the six women identifiable—Delores Henderson, Joyce Lee, Mary Ann Carlton, Joyce Means and Paula Hill—provides testament to those who actualized the daily operations of the Black Panther Party. NMAAHC, gift of the Pirkle Jones Foundation, ©2011 Pirkle Jones Foundation

The film, “These Women Were the Unsung Heroes of the Black Panther Party”, speaks about women’s contribution to the Black Panther Party and the success behind it. While media often tends to show more male leaders in the movement, the film brings a different light into the picture as women also played a significant role in the creation, success, and expansion of the party. Elaine Brown, chairwoman of the Black Panther Party, founded several nonprofits (like the National Alliance for Radical Prison Reform) that focused on improving the justice system. Kathleen Cleaver worked as the National Communication Secretary, however, left due to the misogyny she faced within the Black Panther Party. Angela Davis was a fighter for the Black Panther Party, advocating for the abolishment of prison. These women all played a notable role in the party but still have not been credited enough for their actions. Although they fought as equally as men did, they lack in recognition for their work.

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