May 19, 2022


Geography and Political Opinions

It seems that people tend to have similar beliefs as those who live in the same geographic area as them. We see this in politics especially. An article from gives us reasoning on why people of similar political viewpoints tend to live in the same area. The author says, “when liberals find themselves in a conservative zip code, they’re more likely to get up and move. When conservatives find themselves in a predominantly liberal area, they’re likely to do the same.” This is evidence that it is not subconscious but rather a choice that people want to live in areas where their viewpoints will be accepted and agreed with. It ay seem subconscious but if people do not feel comfortable in their neighborhood, they will want to move. And while many people don’t uproot their lives because of differing opinions, a large majority of people move into neighborhoods specifically because of the demographic.

When we talk about red and blue states, the message tends to get lost. There are pockets of each side of the spectrum in each state, regardless of the majority. That’s why the idea that people in the same zip codes political viewpoints correlating is more accurate than the entire state. However, when people congregate with people of the same beliefs, there is no room of diversity in opinions. This doesn’t lead to innovation or new ideas for either side, which could potentially hurt our society.

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Dost Thou Matter?

According to David Tennant, he stated that Shakespeare explains what it’s like to be human in the best way possible (which I disagreed to as stated in my annotations) so that’s one reason that Shakespeare is still studied, but another reason that shakespeare is still used in school is because according to the video “Why we still study shakespeare today”, we still study it because it can still relate to today’s issues such as racism and sexism. My reactions were mostly in disagreements because there are much better examples that can contribute past and current examples of issues still affecting us. We are currently studying Othello and the strategies we are using to approach and understand the play is close readings, which is taking a piece of the text and breaking it down into translation and analysis. Another strategy we are using to understand the play is answering questions in regards of whats happening in the play and why it’s important. I am mostly, somewhat confident about working with the language because i understand it most of the time but sometimes it hard to actually read the text or have the motivation to read it but sometimes, you just have to do it. It’s not my strong hold but I know that its something that i can do.

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