ENC 1101: Writing Academic Arguments

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Prompt #8
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kayleythomas wrote in uf_enc1101
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This is another YouTube video someone put together, this time exploring racism in Disney. Consider the video in terms of the argument it makes. What is the central argument? How is it supported? Is the video persuasive? Could it have done anything differently to be more successful? Consider both the content of the argument and the actual style and set-up of the video.


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The central argument of the video is that although Disney’s movies may seem kid friendly, it actually has many hidden messages about racism. To prove and support his point that many of Disney’s movies are slightly racist, the author first explains the racist act in each of the nine movies, and then he provides a quote from each of the movies which provides more support. To me the video was slightly persuasive because he did provide evidence to support his claim but in some cases, I didn’t understand the evidence he was providing.

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