Monday, May 24, 2010


My visit to the archive

I picked the Interview with Richard Lieberman & Daisy Kinard

The source I have read is an oral history the audience I suppose would be those who are listening to the text or in my case reading the text. Daisy Kinards tells Richard Lieberman about the life style she had once lived as a young teenager. Daisy Kinards talks about the hard times she had faced while living in the south she talks about the major issues like segregation and education. Kinards talks about the hard times at work and her experience while working under excruciating hot weather and dealing with tobacco. Richard Lieberman asked Kinards about New York and she says she had heard fantastic stories about New York but after she had experienced it, New York was not what she had thought it would be she talks about roaches, rats and people sitting on stoops, and becoming disappointed but she realizes that if she goes home she is not going back to much. Then she gets to talk about the classes that New York has to offer like the working class, the upper middle class and the rich and that naturally you have to know where you fit in so she gets to tell Richard Lieberman about her fulfillment which is attending LaGuardia.Kinard says that she changed her mind about new York because she likes integrating and new York is like a melting pot.

Richard Lieberman got to know a little bit about Daisy Kinards life by asking the right question in order to see how Daisy Kinards had blossom, even though she had bad times everyone can somehow relate to her situation, like her expectation of hearing nice things about a place then realizing its not what she had in mind when she got there to that place and leaving something behind in order to accomplish more and live a better life. Because this interview can relate to people and experiences this document somehow uses the same characteristics that Studs Terkel uses by involving people who are experienced or have experienced and evolved from an impact in their life or have suffer trauma from there experiences. Richard Lieberman and Studs Terkel asked psychological question based on experiences and because they are able to provide readers with facts about these people emotions it feel real by the way these people exposes their feeling to the interview you can actually know that they are hurting and want to move on to a better and more comfortable life. In a way these people who are interviewed feel as if there is no way out and are stuck in the beginning but latter these people finds out a solution and deal with their stress positively by changing their perspective in life.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010



In Mikes Lefevre’s interpretation on his view of working he feels upset with the fact that he is a blue collar and that he deals with operating a matching that pick up and put down heavy metal; this become a routine for Mike he feels upset that he does not have time for his wife or 2kids.mike holds in a lot of stress and is on the verge of a major break down; Mike lets some of the stress go in a bar with a random person who picked up a fight with him. You can also tell as you read ‘’who Build The Pyramids’’ by studs Terkel that he does not hold back Mikes feeling by the way he used Mikes profanity you can actually feel Mikes pain. Mike lets the reader know that he wants his kid to be effete snob. Mike sets himself as an example as what not to become. Mike also wants to feel like if he has done something important in his life so as he constructs he breaks and makes dents on walls so he can look back and say that he did that so in a way he takes a little pride in his job because he also says who else is going to do it.

Watching the movie ‘’Born Rich’’ is hard to compare with Mikes story in Studs Terkel’’ Who Build The Pyramids’’ for the fact that the kids in the movie just inherits money unlike hard working people. Yes they feel isolated because they are only to associate with their own kind. But the truth about this movie is that these kids are brought up to become paranoid. These kids suffer form depression not stress because they don’t have any task to look forward to considering that they are set for life. One of the kids in the movie actually tries to get a job but he gets laugh at when he explained to the guy that he was rich and needed a job. These kids feel stuck in a way that they want to be able to accomplish something and make there parent proud but there is no strive to improve or make better because they have it all. Rich kids would rather earn their money instead of inheriting it.

The connection I had conclude from both Mikes story and the movie born rich is that people want to be able to feel as they have accomplished something in life and that no matter what you do in life with money comes great stress depression and fear.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

blog post 2

Wensis Aviles

Karen Olsson writes an essay called “up against Wal-Mart”. Karen Olsson specifically gives examples of how Wal-Mart breaks law and abuses their employees. On page 343, she says, “the way they pay you, you cannot make it yourself without having a second job or someone to help you, unless you’ve been there for 20 years or you’re a manager.” She also shares key points on how Wal-Mart refused to provide employees with a union. On page 345, she says, “in ten separate cases, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Wal-Mart repeatedly broke the law by interrogating workers, confiscating union literature, and firing union supporters”. This information clearly indicates that Wal-Mart mistreated their employees.

This paragraph comes from the beginning of the essay, but also towards the middle. I believe my strong point in this paragraph are the quotations I provide the readers with, which also provides evidence. I feel that my paragraph lacks thorough explanation of which it is I am talking of.