Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Ain't Scared of your Jails
After watching the film, Ain’t Scared of your Jails, I have a lot more insight to the problem of segregation. Before watching the film, I had never really known much about segregation. In high school we never went as in depth as the movie did. The freedom riders stood out the most to me. Seeing the types of violence that went on towards the bus passengers was pretty horrific. It was not only towards the blacks either. Whites would beat up on other white people also, just because they were associated and helping the blacks. A quote from the movie I picked out is when a young man is talking to his worried mother on the telephone, all he can say is “be cool momma, be cool”. I am sure it was very tough for her to just be cool, knowing that her son could end up either hurt or dead.