lose lose situation…


Black lady being arrested by police for peacefully protesting in the street.


This picture shows a lady in a dress standing in the middle of the street. Two officers seem to be approaching her to arrest her. In the background you can see a line of officers as if there was a battle going on or a war zone.Other people in the back are watching as the look on this ladies face is very calm and peaceful. The image is front and center. Notice how the women is not being resentful. The side image allows you to see he posture as she is unafraid of the police but not fearful.The police on the left side show powers in numbers as the background on the right shows the lady all alone.This almost poses the question.. who is afraid of who?? She is being arrested for a peaceful protest. I never knew this was a crime or our right as Americans. Maybe is she were white she would have gotten away with this peaceful protest. We should all have equal rights to protest in peace and speak our mind.

Emergency call box in courtyard on 9/22/2016.

img_1064As i was walking through the courtyard by the library this object just grabbed at my attention. This blue box on the pole has a very important role at my school. You Can clearly read on the right hand site of the box where it says “EMERGENCY”. Also at the bottom of the box you can see the letters “LICE”. Explained to me at orientation that this was a police emergency call box I would infer that the bottom part said police. This box is defaced for a reason unknown to me. Next to the emergency tittle on the call box is a label that reads “HIP HOP LIVES HERE” Its is a black and white sticker. The sticker that covers the plice writing on the box is a thrasher sticker in black and white. A pink sticker that stands out the most Looks to say “Trap happy 2016”. other stickers are half ripped off and hard to read. It is a little ironic that a box that is used for a serious cause could be defaced and taken as a joke .

Visisting the game I love.

untitled     The college football hall of fame has always been a favorite place of mine to visit. The scenery of been right in the heart of downtown Atlanta and on the busy Marietta street. When ever I visit the first thing I notice about the design of the building is the entrance. The 30 feet tall entrance is shaped like a 1930s leather back helmet that players used to play with when football was first created. I’ve been inside of the college football hall of fame and the images my mind collect are breath taking, And bring back a lot of memories that impact my emotions. The helmet wall is amazing with over 700 helmets representing all College football teams. I look hard as I find my team I used to play for. The halls are filled with amazing images of old players and current players. The information posted as you walk also gives you an insight on how historic college football is to America. As I walk along the street and glare at the building next to the Philips arena I think of how I fell in love with college football in the beginning … My cousin Joe Cohen signed to play with the Florida gators in 2003joe-cohnen-350 I was a mere child at barely 8 years old. My cousin Joe comes to my house in this blue and orange jersey and I am not sure if it was because those are complimentary colors or I just like the jersey. Never the less I fell in love with the Florida gators and from then on I went to all of his home games.

I was determined to play college football when I was in high school I worked my but off in every game and caught the attention of LaGrange college in LaGrange Georgia . I got signed!! I played my freshmen year and due to money and injuries my college football career was cut short, But I loved every minute of it! As I am walking I see how the workers are very inviting greeting everyone as they see them. Its funny while working at Publix I was offered a job to work their, I still might take that offer up. At night the lights glow as if they are trying to mimic a college football game on a Saturday night. I love everything about the architectural build of the college football hall of fame it captures and glorifies image2all of the greatness that comes with playing football.

College football hall of fame description of architectural build sept. 13th.

The college football hall of fame is located on 250 Marietta st NW Atlanta Georgia. The building is adjacent to the Philips arena where the Atlanta hawks play and also across the street from the world of coke.. Theirs a heavy traffic flow on the road any time of the day especially rush hour traffic. From the front the college football hall of fame building has a long entrance with a long horizontal silhouette of football players and football field numbers. The brown piece  of the building is built to resemble a leather football helmet from the beginning days of football. The staff welcomes you in at the door. Regardless if you have knowledge or not of the game they are here to make your experience go smooth as possible. The college football hall of fame was not always in Georgia. In 1951 the first college football hall of fame was built in south ben Indiana .

Once inside the college football hall of fame there is a wall with 700  + helmets on the wall to represent every college team in America!

image4. In august 2014 This building of the college football hall of fame was built in Atlanta. Its main intent was to put a spot light on the greats of the game, and reward them for there accomplishments.Their is a loud atmosphere walking into the college football hall of fame, So many people walking on the street and heavy traffic going into the building. A lot of families come here to enjoy a day of festivities. The open space around the building lets me capture great photos and ( feel less creepy).image1


Summary on Architectural Exclusion: Discrimination and Segregation Through Physical Design of the Built Environment by Sarah Schindler

Sarah Schindler wrote an article in the Yale law journal that gives an in depth look into physical segregation used  by architects to subliminally (or not) segregate richer white communities from the poorer minority groups. In section (1A) Sarah opens up with an intriguing statement that states ” one might think it a simple aesthetic design decision to create a park bench that is divided into three individual seats with armrests separating those seats. Yet the bench may have been created this way to prevent people—often homeless people—from lying down and taking naps.” We might not look at a bench design as a way to keep the homeless away but it is a form of physical discrimination. Strongly suggested in this article is that politics usually have a hand in this construction of segregation. The segregation by physical design is used to cage people in and guide peoples behavior without them really even noticing . An example of this is used in section (1A)”That a highway divides two neighborhoods limits the extent to which the neighborhoods integrate. That a town has a square, easily accessible with a diversity of shops, increases the integration of residents in that town.” If one side of a town can’t access the luxuries as the other side, This will create a natural social difference between the two sides. For example the side of the city that can’t go shopping or have access to nice things might find things that are troublesome as “fun hobbies” This would create a whole new stand point on what was the “norm” and what wasn’t in a society.profile-bench

A slight transition to section (1B) shows that the agenda for keeping minorities out of certain areas also came down to the market in which the houses were sold from. In section (1B) “Fischel’s Homevoter Hypothesis—suggesting that homeowners are more likely than renters to vote and more likely to vote in ways that will protect their property investment—and our country’s long history of intentional discrimination and exclusion.” In this case a majority of minorities rent so they would not consider living in these neighborhoods without even thinking that this is a strategic way to keep people segregated.


It is very hard to control this in the court of law. Officials know that this social injustice occurs, But they do not see it as a big enough problem to put regulations in force. This seems to be a big issue that law makers and legislators should take more seriously. Turning the other cheek will not make the problem go away. The author feels the same way (1B)(“Exclusion through architecture should be subject to scrutiny that is equal to that afforded to other methods of exclusion by law.”)

Part two talks bout the blatant  segregation of communities to make it hard for lower income people to grow. Moses was an architect that was a prime example of this segregation and oppression . He would build bridges to low for busses to travel under the bridges to get into the higher income communities. This will discourage people of lower income to not want to come to the rich communities and go back to their neighborhoods where they belong according to architectural Norms. The author really catches emotions when she uses pathos in her argument when she describes a women whose bus could not reach her job at the mall so she had to cross several lanes just to get to the other side and were hit and killed. All of this could have been avoided if legislators didn’t turn the cheek and addressed this issue that needs to be brought to the light that has been in the dark for so long.



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MLA :    Schindler, Sarah. “Architectural Exclusion: Discrimination and Segregation  Through Physical       Design of the Built Environment.” Yale Law Journal –. The Yale Journal, Apr.-May 2015. Web. 15 Sept. 2016


academic blogs.. “twitter blabbing”

In this academic blog the author is trying to convey to people that get on social media (especially twitter) that twitter is a beautiful place for philosophers and witters to open up and express there self in social media to impact others. The  downfall in her argument is that twitter has so many people posting at once that you will not be able to read a majority of people who post and share ideas. The reason for this is that twitters news feed updates every second of the day. The result of that is bloggers and writers tweets only get seen for a brief moment then they are gone down a jungle of tweets. This is no benefit to people who actual get  a kick out of reading tweets and taking information from them.



My annotation of the Schindler article Section . A

”one might think it a simple aesthetic design decision to create a park bench that is divided into three individual seats with armrests separating those seats. Yet the bench may have been created this way to prevent people—often homeless people—from lying down and taking naps.”

Section A really hints at the point that we have subliminal architectural objects placed in society that have a deeper purpose to up hold. For example a low bridge could be used to keep low income transporter buses from reaching the wealthy side of town. The second paragraph hits a point that law makers don’t regulate enough rules to keep this type of discrimination out of an environment. They consider it a “norm” as used in the text. 

glossary definitions

Rhetoric- art of persuasion

critical theory- theory we operate under the assumption that a person is fully human no matter what their gender ,race , age , ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.

Affordance-something a design enables you to do

constraint-something a design restricts you from doing

Genre – a type of something

convention – characteristics that define a genre

Blog – genre / type of writing

paraphrase- communicating your understanding of the original text.

claim- A statement put forth as true that needs evidence to be convincing.

Thesis- main claim of an argument.