• Melani wrote a new post, Citizen, on the site The Arts of Dissent 1 year, 1 month ago

    Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: an American lyric is a powerful text to say the least, if you are of any marginalized community it is fairly easy to relate to the speaker’s experiences. Rankine uses these moments tha […]

  • This New York Times review of the 1961 film production of a Raisin in the Sun, written by Bosley Crowther in March of 1961, does appreciate the film and most of it’s message at the time. This film is performed by […]

  • Reading this made me consider the present time and the social an d economic issues that continue to plague the United States. You can see that the act of a black family attempting to move into a white neighborhood […]

  • My name is Melani Velasquez, I’m a media studies major with a minor in english. I’ve been an avid reader since I was about 6 or 7 years old and I can remember being so excited to be able to read without any help. […]

    • Hey Melani 🙂 I think it’s so cool that you are interested in film production and criticism. Films are amazing forms of art and it is awesome that you want to be a part of the film world. Also, I really liked this song by The Strokes that you chose as your artifact. It is so true that everyone has their own perceptions in life, and therefore there is so much dissent in the world. I really felt that this song did bring out the message that people can just ignore each other’s different point of views and have a good relationship with one another because as the song says there are “Twenty ways to see the world, Twenty ways to start a fight” but “I’ll calm down and I’ll get along with you.”