December 16, 2019

Forum

We’re sorry, but the program is over. Please check back for more details about the next event!

How do you think you would have reacted in a similar situation?  

Page 1 / 2
  RSS

(@dan-santoli)
Active Member Admin
Joined: 5 years ago
Posts: 5
October 24, 2019 1:12 pm  

How do you think you would have reacted in a similar situation?

This topic was modified 3 months ago by Dan Santoli

Quote
 Jodi
(@Jodi)
Guest
Joined: 3 months ago
Posts: 1
November 5, 2019 4:42 pm  

I would've stayed locked up safely in the classroom until the next morning!! 


ReplyQuote
 Rae
(@Rae)
Guest
Joined: 3 months ago
Posts: 2
November 6, 2019 4:48 pm  

Well it depends. If I was in Lena's shoes and knew something like this was a possibility I wouldn't have left my house in the first place and probably would have spent the night as far away from my windows as possible in a dark house watching TV on my phone to keep myself calm.

If I was in Campbell's shoes and was kind of blindsided I probably would have a panic attack. I might have been able to psyche myself up to leave but like the poster above I would probably only get as far as the classrooms before finding a place to hide and staying until morning.


ReplyQuote
 Pat
(@Pat)
Guest
Joined: 3 months ago
Posts: 3
November 7, 2019 11:44 am  

@Jodi

Me too!!


ReplyQuote
 Lynell
(@Lynell)
Guest
Joined: 3 months ago
Posts: 6
November 7, 2019 6:38 pm  

I also think I would have been tempted to remain in the locked classroom rather than venturing out into the unknown streets after dark. But peer pressure is difficult to resist as teens, and Lena was a strong character for Campbell to stand up to. As for Lena, I think she was determined to get to Black. It was almost as if she was obsessed with proving that he would be there for her. I think this relationship was her "weakness," just as Campbell's weakness was feeling abandoned, feeling like an outsider. The girls actually shared very similar feelings/fears. And yet they both demonstrated courage and resourcefulness too.

I can't see myself walking straight towards the danger zones as these girls did though. At times during the night they seemed so hardheaded, not following common sense advice--Lena wanting to meet up with Black despite everything and Campbell trying to protect her father's store against armed thugs. They saw the danger and violence first hand, even to people they knew, but still chose to remain in the thick of all this.


ReplyQuote
 demarqus
(@demarqus)
Guest
Joined: 3 months ago
Posts: 3
November 8, 2019 10:31 am  

i love the but i do not have it


ReplyQuote
 demarqus
(@demarqus)
Guest
Joined: 3 months ago
Posts: 3
November 8, 2019 10:32 am  

i love it

 


ReplyQuote
 demarqus
(@demarqus)
Guest
Joined: 3 months ago
Posts: 3
November 8, 2019 10:34 am  

@Jodi

what is your name? i can not pornous it


ReplyQuote
 Leah
(@Leah)
Guest
Joined: 3 months ago
Posts: 1
November 9, 2019 6:39 am  

Same as Jodi


ReplyQuote
 Sneha
(@Sneha)
Guest
Joined: 3 months ago
Posts: 2
November 9, 2019 12:03 pm  

If I was Campbell, I would have stayed in the safety of the classroom. I would have locked the door and stayed inside until the noise quieted down. I would have followed instructions for a lock down - keep the lights off and sit on the floor, against a wall away from the windows or doors. Ideally, move desks so they can shield me from any stray shots. 

 

 


ReplyQuote
 Shawn
(@Shawn)
Guest
Joined: 3 months ago
Posts: 6
November 9, 2019 7:52 pm  

I feel like I would have joined the protest until I knew it was getting out of control. However, for me there is no way of knowing. All of the cops in my life that I have met, are really nice people. It’s hard for me to picture just what the situation is like for a cop to be bad and mean, but I know it happens. I would have left as the fight was heating up, just because personally, I would have known that if you’re there you are basically going to be a witness and wouldn’t be left alone. I would have helped Campbell, even if she was new, because i couldn’t stand to leave a person behind. Tbh, I don’t really know what I would do, but that makes me think of this situation did happen, what would o do. Would I run and take the chance of being shot by the police, or would I stay in the classroom. Would I risk calling pops or would I intervene. I truly don’t know, but my mind wonders what I might have done.


ReplyQuote
 Beth
(@Beth)
Guest
Joined: 3 months ago
Posts: 1
November 9, 2019 11:16 pm  

I thought it was interesting how Campbell got caught up on material details like forgetting the cash box and fighting for the hardware store and her father's merchandise. If I was in a similar situation, I think I would focus on protecting human lives, and getting myself and those around me to safety, or sheltering in place like previous comments mention. I also think it's interesting that Lena is focused on finding Black instead of getting home...even after the fight breaks out at the school and after she finds her cousin. I would focus on getting home, and deal with the relationship things after. 


ReplyQuote
 Erin
(@Erin)
Guest
Joined: 3 months ago
Posts: 1
November 10, 2019 10:39 pm  

I would have called Pops when we were stuck in the classroom. Sure, her grandfather would have been mad, but she had just been caught up at a football game at that point. He couldn’t have been that mad. 


ReplyQuote
 Robyn
(@Robyn)
Guest
Joined: 3 months ago
Posts: 1
November 10, 2019 11:39 pm  

As an adult and a mom I’d like to think I would have reacted differently. However as a teen I can see how both of these girls reacted how they did. I really didn’t find myself frustrated with either of the girls’ actions once things started to get crazy. Before that I was VERY frustrated with Campbell’s actions and how she just let people walk al over her. 


ReplyQuote
 Nigeria Parker
(@Nigeria Parker)
Guest
Joined: 3 months ago
Posts: 4
November 10, 2019 11:48 pm  

I would have left Black in the beginning, so therefore, that whole situation would've been avoided


ReplyQuote
Page 1 / 2

Leave a reply


 
Preview 0 Revisions Saved

Please Login or Register