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Ms. Jones's History Classes (El Centro College)
Thursday, 10 September 2009
Mood:  bright

this is eddie from your 12:45 class and heres my look on Reparations for African Americans


Reparation money has been given out to Native Americans for years, for the way that their ancestors were treated years ago. This kind of money was also given to the Japanese after world war II. This money was considered as compensation for the way American government mistreated that group. For years it has been asked if African Americans should receive reparation money for the enslavement of their ancestors. A lot of controversy is formed when asked this question among different ethnicity. In my opinion no one should receive reparation money unless they are directly connected to the mistreatment. If reparation money would be given out to every culture and ethnicity that has been mistreated by American government then everyone would receive money. For example the Arab community was mistreated and discriminated after September 11th, so wouldn't they be able to receive compensation as well? The Irish would be eligible to receive money also if this rule were top apply to all cultures for the way they were mistreated during the mass immigration in the early 1900's. It is nearly impossible to rule out any culture, but reparation money spending is not a way to compensate for the way these cultures were mistreated.

Another question raises conflict “will African Americans ever receive reparation?” The answer is no. This is simply because America will not allow for anyone to receive money in our current financial situation. America can not afford to hand out money for no reason. With all that set aside if the country was in a stable situation Law makers have their own ethics and inner racism that would not let them help African Americans or any other culture besides their own.

Posted by eddiecarreon08 at 3:11 PM CDT
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Wednesday, 9 September 2009
Should African-American descendents of slaves receive restitution or reparations like American Indians and Japanese-Americans? Explain why. Do you think they will ever get this money? Explain.
Mood:  cool

Dear Ms.Jones,

My name is Michael Eyanagho Hist 1302 MW class Id # 1736245. This is my first time of using this blog thing!

I really thing that African Americans should be given some kind of compensation for slavery. This could come in form of money, educational program offerred to African Americans for free and make life little bit easy for them too!!!

I think the Govt is trying all it could to help them but not doing enough. Also, the other racial groups need to understand that helping or giving African Americans money as a form of compensation is ok and welcomed with open hands-thank you.

Posted by runpaul72 at 5:26 AM CDT
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Saturday, 5 September 2009
Another point opportunity
Mood:  sharp

For 50 points (live classes) or 5 point bonus on worksheets (online class), answer the following question and send it to me.  This came up in one of my classes and I thought it would be an interesting exercise. 

 Should African-American descendents of slaves receive restitution or reparations like American Indians and Japanese-Americans?  Explain why.  Do you think they will ever get this money?  Explain.



Posted by tx2/ecc at 4:02 PM CDT
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Wednesday, 2 September 2009
Oh, I give up!
Mood:  not sure
Here's the answer the the Beatles quiz if you can't find it on Facebook.  For 50 points, Ms. Jones is "I Am the Walrus."  Is that weird or what?  wj

Posted by tx2/ecc at 10:34 AM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, 2 September 2009 10:45 AM CDT
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Tuesday, 1 September 2009
Labor Day Program - Confusion on Date
Mood:  hug me
There has some confusion about the date of the Labor Day Program.  At this time, I have been informed it has been moved to Tuesday, 12:30, in Performance Hall.  Sorry about the misinformation.  Hope to see some of you there...wj

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Sunday, 30 August 2009
50 point exercise (live classes Treasure Hunt)
Mood:  chillin'
Now Playing: See below for Online Class bonus points

Check out my page on Facebook (; name:  Wanda Downing Jones).  Click on "profile." E-mail ( the Beatles' song that is "me" for 50 points.   This mean which Beatles song did I (wjones) turn out to be on the quiz.  I like the ones you have suggested better than the one I actually got.  Be sure to include your name and course/section numbers.

Online class may participate for 5 point bonus on Unit 1 Internet Worksheets grade...wjones

Posted by tx2/ecc at 4:37 PM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, 2 September 2009 10:13 AM CDT
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Friday, 28 August 2009
Crime Alert
Mood:  incredulous
A very bold theft occurred yesterday afternoon at approximately 4:15pm when two black males, one wearing a backpack, walked up to a male sitting behind a table at the Performance Hall foyer and took his laptop. The suspects fled via the first floor Main Street exit. The Dallas Police Department was immediately made aware of this offense. 
SUSPECT ONE:  Black male, 6'0", 180 lbs, black hair, thin face brown eyes, patchy facial hair, wearing red shirt and baseball cap with backpack
SUSPECT TWO: Black male, 5'7", 210, black hair, round face black eyes, wearing a green shirt
Please advise your students to keep their property close and report all suspicious activity to campus police at 9-1-1 (from a campus telephone) or 972-860-4290 (from a cell phone). Please encourage your students to program into their cell phones the 972-860-4290 number.

Posted by tx2/ecc at 1:59 PM CDT
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Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Common Reading Program
Mood:  happy

The Common Reading program is ready to go this semester.  For those of you who don't know about it, the Common Reading program provides a free book to students who wish to join the community of readers.  Students will be expected to attend some events such as discussion groups, films, speakers, and other presentations.

The book this semester is How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez.  You may read this book and attend one of my Oprah Book Club sessions at the end of the semester to complete requirements for honors in History 1301 and 1302.

I will taking a count of those interested so I can get the needed paperwork.  When that is completed, I will get your books for you.  wj




Posted by tx2/ecc at 7:10 PM CDT
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Sunday, 23 August 2009
The Beginning of the Fall '09 Semester
Mood:  cool
Topic: Welcome!

Well, it's the beginning of another semester.  I have an odd sense of both excitement and anxiety.  I've been out of school three months.  I wonder if I will remember everything.  I guess the first few days will be interesting.  I hope all of you share my excitement but not the anxiety.  I will do whatever I can to relieve you of that.

I want to invite everyone to our Labor Day Celebration Program.  It will be on Thursday, Sept. 10, from 12:30-1:30 in Performance Hall.  My students will have an optional 100 point exercise to complete relating to the event.  There will be a panel discussion including me as the "official labor historian."  There will also be music and snacks after the program.  So, plan to attend if you can.


Posted by tx2/ecc at 12:22 PM CDT
Updated: Monday, 31 August 2009 9:51 AM CDT
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