The point of this project was to was to see other peoples perspectives and hear the own thoughts about what the think about the equal rights in our country. We all have our own view on what we think America presents, some people think we are broken and need to be fixed and most people feel like we are in a good place. With the pasting election in November, almost everyone in America is worried about what will happen now that Trump will be our new president, people are wondering how this will affect our equal rights we have now. Such as gay marriage, deportation, and etc. In the video I have made I ask people what they think about different equal rights, such as woman rights, gay marriage, and racism acts. Each person came up with an answer they thought was right and not worrying about what others think about the opinion. Also I wanted to tie this project in with our hero's project we had did for exhibition, so I asked them if they had a hero they looked up to because I realized that when there are things happening to use weather it is personal or has to do with equal rights we all have a person we look up too, this person can be a family member, friend, or a celebrity, even a made up character from a story or tv show. A hero is someone that can help us smile when we are down, be there to give us good advice about things we are having trouble with in our life. The reason I made I video for my honors project is because one day I want to be a film direct and I want to be able to tell peoples life story to show other people that they are not alone in whatever they are facing in life, we all go through problems even when you see someone happy all the time, most of the time they have somethings going, its just they know how to hide their feels more than others. The process of making this project told me 2 months to make I wasn't able to get as much as I wanted but I'm happy with the end results.
African Americans comprise only 13% of the U.S. population and 14% of the monthly drug users, but are 37% of the people arrested for drugs-related offenses in America ( Bill Quigley/ dosomething.org).
The study shows that 88% of black people think that the goal for racial equality requires more work, while about half (43 %) are skeptical that changes will actually come about. When compared to whites, 40% are hopeful that the country will continue to work towards giving black people equal rights as white, while 38% believe that the country has already made the necessary changes ( Lilly Workneh/ m. huffingtonpost.com ).
In July 2009, the Senate approved the Matthew Shepard Act, which outlaws hate crimes based on both sexual orientation and gender identity ( Civil Rights Division Home Page/ dosomething.org).
Suffrage leader Lucy Burns (1879-1966) was imprisoned at the Occoquan Workhouse in Virginia, probably in November 1917, after she and others were arrested for picketing the White House in support of a federal amendment granting women the right to vote ( Sarah Pruitt/ history.com).