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.


  1. It was insane how people reacted during this time in history. For example, when the governer of alabama refused to secure the freedom riders their safety. Why not? Maybe because he was a biggot. There is no excuse for that ignorance.

  2. I agree with you on that one. It's sad to know that people were that ignorant qne believe in indiffernece of people by there color of there skin.