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Currently, they barely any viewers that visit our blog posts. The last visit we have only had two visitors. I believe we can fix this by post more on social media and using hashtags when posting. We can also follow more websites that support or share the same cause as us.

Police Brutality: What is it? What do people think?

In our technology class, we were assigned to do a video presentation on a topic of our choice. I chose “Police Brutality: What is it? What do people think?” I approached this question by asking my fellow classmates for answers. Sit back and enjoy this short video. 🙂

I made this presentation with the help of some classmates that volunteered to answer my question. I asked them a very simple question, “Is police brutality a problem and why?” At first, I gathered my research on the opinions of racism for the starting point of my data. After, I put together a short yet complex question to ask my fellow classmates. Then, I designated a day for me to ask a couple of my classmates that question. After editing the short clips, I put together this video to best display their answers and other people’s answers.

This fits into my project because it shows what police brutality is to people and why it is a problem. This short film is a visual representation of what people think about police brutality. I learned many things from making this experiment along with many social ideas for further projects. I learned how to approach people for surveys, how to ask a question, what type of questions to ask, and how to accept everyone’s answers. Through videos like these, people can see the raw answers given by regular people and even those who are in school. Feel free to share this video to a friend or two, and leave some comments or a few.

Statistics of Racism

In this article we will review statistics on racism, such as how people of color feel about discrimination. The results will be in charts and in the video there are explanations of what the charts show.

In order to make the video, I first found the information and data I needed. I used Google Slides and made about a 1 minute presentation. I had no idea how to create the slides into a video, so I used my phone’s screen recording option and recorded the whole presentation. Additionally, I was faced with another problem — I did not know how to put audio onto the video. The app iMovie had music, but none of it was the type of music I wanted. I did not know how to download music from youtube, so the video was left with no audio.

I learned many new things by creating this presentation and video — the majority of blacks feel discriminated in their everyday lives, such as walking outside or even at work. However, there is a good amount of blacks that face no discrimination, showing that their is a chance that racism is being limited to certain people.

Opinions on Racism

I made a video about different opinions on racism. I talked about how I think of the author’s opinions and added on to what they said.

I went online and researched three different websites on different people’s opinions on racism. Then I included the three quotes in my video. I used a voiceover to explain what the quotes mean. I also talked about what I think of the author’s opinion. I found background pictures for my video with the racism theme. This fits in my project because not only did I include my own opinion but I included other authors opinion on racism. I learned that racism affects everyone not just certain ethnicity groups. Comment on my video on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r59zZAWX4Ws&list=PLwDN1hta9SfBE9gSKNeCtCJ1TmG8qWBGm&index=5

Police Brutality facts

  • Blacks, especially women, are more likely to have been unarmed when killed by police than non-blacks, and that risk appears to increase in police departments with a greater presence of non-white officers, according to a new study of nationwide data from Washington University in St. Louis.”
  • “Nearly 94 percent of those killed by police are men; about 46 percent are white; about 22 percent had a history of drug abuse or mental illness.”
  • “The ages of unarmed people killed by police in the database range from 5 to more than 100 years old, including people who were 101, 103 and 107.”
  • “More than 57 percent of African American women were killed while unarmed; white males were the least likely to have been unarmed when killed at just under 20 percent.”
  • Everding, Gerry. “Police Kill Unarmed Blacks More Often, Especially When They Are Women, Study Finds | The Source | Washington University in St. Louis.” The Source, 14 Feb. 2018, source.wustl.edu/2018/02/police-kill-unarmed-blacks-often-especially-women-study-finds/.

Petition Update

Our petition is doing amazing! We currently have 826 signatures as of May 3, 2019. We are almost at our 1000 signatures, proving that police brutality is a problem and people out there are willing to help support our cause. If you haven’t already, sign out petition: