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Multi-Cultural Awareness week kicked off with James McBride the author of The Color of Water speaking in front of about 100 people He seemed like a real person who wasnt out for the money but to get his mothers story told I thought he was an extremely reliable source because who better to tell a story then someone who was there One person who I know thought he wasnt reliable was the Jewish English professor who felt he wasnt responsible in explaining the Jewish aspect well enough Mr McBride is not speaking outside the realm of his knowledge he is speaking because he experienced all this in his lifetime He does though leave out many things that were only answered because questions were asked by the audienceThe book spoke throughly about his mothers tale of woe Describing all about how she fought through the hardships of where she lived and about being an single parent with 12 children to feed McBride was able to describe vivdly through his writing of what she went through I did feel that he is a reliable source because of all the examples he uses in his book and he lived through those instances so he is able to be considered accurate The teacher who argued with him about how he didnt research the jewish values good enough I think she was speaking with to much emotion and not really thinking about how this book was about his mother and not a research book about jewish values She did not have any valdity to her statements and it sounded like she was almost having a little attitude with him He was able to use different methods of keeping the audience alert and showed that he was a real person The language he used and his non-chalant attitude aloud the students to enjoy and feel connected more to the ideas he had The audience I feel was very receptive to what
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