Coo guy, Ryan Coogler
In my AP literature class we have finished reading a book called Things Fall Apart by Albert Chinualumogu Achebe. The book helps bring another perspective on the Nigerian culture, rather then the stereotypical views of them being primitive and socially backwards. There is a complex social government where patriarchy is main source of power. The author was a child of a Protestant missionary and graduated with an English education, making his insights on European and African colonial expansion, religion, race, and culture more impartial.
My name is Lawrence Hong, I am Asian American and my understanding of my civil rights is to be treated equally by law enforcement as whites. Even though under the Constitution we are "created equally" the police still target colored people just because we are deemed as mischievous and up to no good. My civil rights is used to protect me from harassment by police officers due to their reputation for violating civilian’s rights in Oakland. I know my basic rights, that law enforcement must have a search warrant to check your car and home. They must also have probable cause to search you, whenever under suspicion.
My expectations about watching Fruitvale Station is to get a better understanding about institutionalized racism and police brutality, and why do they happen to African Americans living in Oakland. After watching the film, my friends and I will be able to learn how to deescalate violence with police officers. I am excited to watch this movie because it was filmed in my hometown Oakland.