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Subject: French

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Regarderez et réagirez une vidéo musicale française ou francophone une fois par semaine en publiant une entrée de blog.

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Quand J’ai entendu cette chanson, « Makeba » par Jain, J’aime immédiatement. J’aime les images et les idées dans le vidéo. Je pense que le style et le concept est très cool. J’aime beaucoup aussi les visuelles et comment ils changent. Aussi, les graphiques dans le vidéo sont bien. J’aime le rythme, quand j’ai entendu cette chanson la première fois, je veux danser. Aussi, je ne m’attendre a pas elle de commence de chanter en anglais. C’est plus diffèrent que les chansons que nous attendons après dans cette classe. Donc, je l’aime cette. Aussi, J’ai recherche quoi « Makeba » signifier, et j’ai trouvé les choses très intéressant. « Makeba » signifier une personne qui est attractive et magnifique. Cette chanson est pour le femme Miriam Makeba. Elle était une chanter et une activiste dans le Sud de Afrique. Elle était connue à « Mama Africa » Jain appelle Miriam Makeba « the real beauty of African rights ». J’adore cette ligne. C’est intéressant parce que j’ai pris un cours sur Afrique, et mon prof ne parle pas donc elle. Je pense Jain fait un bon travail avec le message et la culture dans Afrique, comme les danseurs et les couleurs. J’aime cette chanson beaucoup.

Subject: Psychology

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According to social exchange theory, why do people engage in prosocial behavior? Why might the avoid engaging in prosocial behavior?

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People in their relationships with others try to maximize the ratio of social rewards to social costs. By helping others, people can also gain rewards such as social approval from others and increased feelings of self worth. People might avoid engaging in prosocial behavior because the costs are too high, such as placing us in physical danger and results in pain and embarrassment

Subject: Ethnic Studies

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Select one broad theme from this section of the class and discuss how at least 3 authors discuss the theme. How are the authors similar and where do the authors differ in their conceptualization of the theme? Be specific in your response. You may use the theme that you worked on in class on Monday.

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Black Masculinity has been an overarching theme throughout section 2 of this course. Many authors have reflected on how black masculinity has been shaped and morphed and sometimes going as far as spreading toxicity into the black community. Cheryl Clarke in Lesbianism talks about how the ideas behind black masculinity has allowed for the oppression and subjugation for black women who identify as lesbians. She has talked about how black male patriarchy has shaped the black community and has determined what is acceptable and what is not. Clarke sees black masculinity as a “thing” that has left people who do not fall to the demands of the man on the outskirts of the black community, and since lesbians take no interest in pleasing the man sexually or emotionally, they have been forced into this area. Nikki Giovanni brings up the “objectified gaze” in her interview, which is another thing that relates to masculinity. She talks about how unlike women, males have the option to refuse to be looked at and stared upon in a way that makes them feel like they are inferior, and less than who they are. Looking at in an objectified manner diminishes them to a sexual being, which is such as taboo topic for them, because they do want to be seen as a sexual being, however, just not at the eyes of multiple spectators, like women have been on multiple occasions. The men are being made a spectacle in this case instead of a woman. It is an unfamiliar and uncharted territory for them which is why it makes them so uncomfortable. Masculinity is also mentioned in the Moore and Green interview. Green and Moore both talk about what it is like to be black queer feminist and how their experiences during their boyhood have shaped who they are today. Moore talks about how the women in his families were “hit by the fists” of men physically and emotionally. He talked about how he had to make sure that he outgrew and did not turn out like his father who was in jail or his aunt’s boyfriend who beat her. He wanted to make sure that as he grew up, he would not be confined to the “rigid masculinity” that most black men have .This rigid masculinity is slowly destroying the black community. Nikki Giovanni, Cheryl Clarke, and have similar viewpoints in them thinking that without males having a superiority complex and dominating the everyday mechanism of society, then the world would be a more acceptable and less oppressive place for people who identify as queer, as women, etc. The differences lie in where they see the actual problem. Such as Henderson thinking that abolishing the gender binary would be a great start, whereas Cheryl Clarke thinks that there needs to be a reduction in the power lines that men have within society and the integration of more women’s voices in to the mix to bring about change, and Nikki just thinks that men need to held accountable to the same standards that women are when it comes to being sexualized beings and people in society.

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