Writing Race & Ethnicity 2015-02-28 21:22:00

February 28, 2015

As far as our class projects becoming a source for the outside world, that is difficult to come up with the "best" way to do so.  I think that social media would probably be a good outlet.  We can share among our friends the link of the classroom.  Besides that I am not sure.  I don't really know how we can get our ideas out there other than sharing with the people we know.  Although the challenge of that, I don't think it is a horrible idea.  We each know more than a handful of people. If we each share with others our ideas, the word could travel. 


Attempting to get attention can be much easier than half a century ago. When I was watching Selma, the movie about Dr. King and civil rights movement, I imagined that the progress would be made much faster than if powerful social media we have now was established that time. Most of us wish that our class can make a difference and I believe this entails the involvement of mass media. In the time that everyone can be a self media through twitter, Facebook or other social networks, a more important thing to consider here is how to let more people see our effort and join us.

Attracting attention from authoritative figure and traditional media, I believe, is the key to publicize the work we have done in our classroom. The hardest part lies on how to gain the attention from authoritative figure in the field and social media. I think an artistic and active creation is necessary here. We may video tape our class presentations and edit them to be an evocative promotional video. Planning to attract wide attention is never my specialty, but I will put my effort in order to achieve that.