Nglish-discussion board personal thoughts

There will be a brief reading assignment that will give the class a core theme to discuss for the week, but it is up to you how you will discuss and react to the reading. Below are some questions to get you started. They are meant as a starting place; you do not need to feel as though you should answer all of them. The idea is that you will find new ways to respond and react to texts that you read, apart from the more rigorous academic work you are doing with your research paper.

Reading assignment from Strategies for Writing Successful Research Papers:
a? Martin Luther King, Jr., a?I Have a Dream,a? pp. 279-282
o Go to YouTube, search for Martin Luther Kingas a?I have a dreama? speech, and view it.
a? William Raspberry, a?A Journalistas View of Black Economics,a? pp. 282-288

What is your reaction to MLKas speech? Is it the same to read the speech as it is to watch him give the speech? What is the difference? In light of Kingas speech, how do you react to Raspberryas essay? Is it fair to pair these two texts together: Kingas speech is famous and historical, and Raspberryas is more contemporary (1990). Kingas speech was given in 1963. How has this discussion about what Raspberry calls a?black economicsa? changed? Does Raspberry treat the Civil Rights Movement fairly in his essay? How is he taking a more contemporary view of the situation? Raspberryas essay itself could be considered a historical document because it was written more than two decades ago. What is the current situation? Have things changed from Kingas time? From Raspberryas time? From a year ago?