1) Briefly discuss the quality/ value of each segment you saw, and how it compares with your regular or other sources of news?
The segment on broken relations of police is credible and of high quality. The interview session between the reporter and three experts makes it a reliable source, as an interview is a reliable source of news, while the second segment on child education is a documented report highlighting free education in different places. This source is reliable since it does show feature stories with a human interest; hence, this is an everyday news story.
2) Give a brief synopsis of each segment, and say what you learned that is new and relevant to the problems we face in this segment on contemporary history.
How do we change the broken police relations in America? <http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/change-broken-police-relations-america/>
This video is about Baltimore upheaval, and we see a reporter interviewing two experts and a correspondent about the forces stirring chaos. In addition, the discussion is about how poor relations between the community and the police can be rebuilt.
Watching this video made me realize that there are still poor relations between police and the community due to police use of force against colored people. This topic is relevant to modern history and it encourages community and police to work together if they want to foster community policing.
How do war, poverty and gender affect a child’s education?
This video is about UN’s vision of eradicating poverty through provision of free basic education to every child by 2015. However, after tracking 7 kids in seven countries for the past 12 years, the video shows how war, poverty, gender and other obstacles have prevented most from accessing free education.
Watching this video has enabled me to realize that education is still unaffordable for most children, more so in developing nations. I have also noted that poverty and war are key factors that have continued to disrupt child education. The video is relevant and has shown that education can help to bridge the poverty gap if children are educated.
3) What more would you like to know about each issue discussed?
On the education segment, I would like know why there is large number of school dropouts while education is free. While on police segment, I would like to know why African Americans are targets of police profiling.
4) What, if anything, does it remind you of from the 19th and early 20th century history we have studied, and can you apply anything from that history that might help us manage the potential problems.
The two segments remind me of gender inequality and discrimination. Girls have been subjects of gender bias, while minority groups have often been discriminated, prejudiced, and subjected to racial profiling. Thus, promoting gender parity and avoiding discriminatory remarks aimed at the minority groups can help end gender bias and discrimination..