This has great impact on me, because it I learned why and how this divide in society is happening and how such frustrations such as in 2008, is causing people to
All four pieces were enlightening, but there was one particular piece that really opened my eyes about race and the different reasons that individuals may or may not use the concept to help define who they are. The article by Johnston, Pizzolato and Kanny examined the ways by which individuals may or may not utilize the concept of race to form their sense of identity. It may be self-centered, but I had never really thought that other people might have a different way of thinking of race as part of their identity. I had just assumed that everyone understood race as I understood it; and so that everyone else’s race also was ingrained and played a part of their identity in the way that I believed race played a role in my sense of self. However, as I read the piece and the authors explained the ways by which the participants identified race s playing a role in their identity I was surprised. I
What does “race” mean to you? How does your race affect your life? Are races really so different? You might answer these questions differently after visiting the RACE exhibit at the Museum of Natural Sciences. From understanding skin color to examining how systematic racism impacts minorities today, this exhibit is incredibly inclusive and eye-opening. One of our favorite interactive components was an activity in which you listen to a person talking and try to determine his or her race. It was very interesting because it forces you to face any misconceptions you may have about how a person of a certain race “should” sound. We all performed poorly at identifying the speakers, which caused us to inflect on our own stereotypical thoughts. The
How nothing has really changed during the time the video was released in 1991 from today. But most importantly finding out that the dominant race benefits from discrimination, oppression, or prejudice of minority race. That is how white privilege become to be in my opinion. How they don't need to work hard to receive the best benefits or services. For example, on the video, it showed on one hand how John gets a better car deal but on the other hand how Glen is not. It totally stirs up anger in me to see injustice happening. Since john and Glen had the same background. Furthermore, sad to see how just by one's race, they are treated unfairly. It didn't change how I feel or think of the issue the issue since it proves true to the claim that racial bias still exists in U.S.A. The experiment on the video proved if one is white, then they have white privilege and are not likely to face discrimination. Race determines if we are discriminated or oppress in society. Furthermore, aware that there has been no progress of the injustice. Finally, that discrimination or oppression are hard to identify because of freedom of speech, which, therefore, allows people to express their opinion. Learned how society justified's dominant race group negative behavior or attitude toward minority race group with freedom of
1.Which of the teachers Ali Michaels worked with in Raising Race Questions did you most identify with? Which of their lingering questions resonate with you? Why do they resonate? (Their response to her writing in the Appendix should be very helpful for this.)
In this paper, I will reflect my experience on working on the African American’s project with my group members. I will share the process on how we completed the project as a team. In addition, I will my assessment of each member I worked with on this project. In addition, I will include my contribution to this project. Lastly, I will conclude my overall reflection of working on this project with my group mates and my decision if I would change anything about this project.
In the past few weeks after reading more about different races and how they are perceived by other people, has got me thinking more in depth about the how’s and why’s behind this. How did racialization become a part of our world? Who came up with them? Why is racialization a thing? Between this class and ED 310, I am starting to understand prejudice, discrimination, privilege, power, and oppression much better and how it ties into racialization. It is apparent through the readings that all racializations are not equal in education.
Civil Rights is a very overwhelming event to explain. The way these men and women lived was absolutely terrible. The video explained events that I never knew existed, and provided an eye opening experience I will never forget. As a young white woman who grew up in the twenty first century, I have never had to face obstacles such as these men and women faced. When living in the United States freedom is the overall dream, but no one actually has complete freedom. I unfortunately have not had to opportunity to vote, so I cannot relate their experiences to mine. I do however understand the value of a human being. There is no “perfect” human in the world, just those who think they are.
The video we had watched was really interesting. I really resonated with the idea that no matter how hard Mexican Americans tried, they were never good enough. There are many minority groups that feel this way within the United States, including women. Civil Rights are still something people are fighting for today. This story was unique in the specific group it helped, but it was not unique in what the group was working toward. Discrimination is something that many people face and have faced, but today there are more programs and services in place to ensure that rules and laws are fair. It is important to acknowledge that change has happened because more people of color were allowed to have input in government and areas of society.
This was a presentation that everyone can get something out of whether you are white, black, hispanic, and much more. I learned that it is important to have conversations that make you feel uncomfortable and weird. It is crucial that we talk about these issues especially racism because we live in a world that needs to be reminded of its past. Our society tries to run away from slavery by saying it's been illegal for hundreds of years, but we live with the consequences of slavery.
The first thing that came to mind is why are we still having this issue in 2017? We have improved in almost everything but we are still struggling with racial bias. The message that came across to me was that race is still an issue and that the color of our skin means we are treated different. It was heart breaking watching the little boys and girls pick out the “pretty” and then “ugly” babies in the Doll Experiment. That was probably one of the saddest videos I have seen. It is so sad that these little kids already have racial bias and feel like they are different just because of their skin tone. I noticed that for the Doll Experiment that all the kids have very similar answers while being asked the questions. No matter what the color of
I continued my lesson in “race” per se by mentioning Dr. Henry Gates Jr. program on PBS called Finding Your Roots. In one episode he had a DNA test done for himself in order to find out what parts of Africa he was from, but discovered his ancestors were all European. He proposed some interesting ideas such as how this fact would affect Affirmative Action, or grants that he may have applied for and how he would respond to census and other forms. This lesson always seemed eye-opening to students. I then point out that Tiger Woods defines his ethnicity as not just Black but also Caucasian, American Indian, and Asian. In the last 10 years, the high school became more diverse and I would have students from India and Africa. They too would share their experiences on the forms stating that they would fill in whatever they felt like on any particular day because the form did not have something that related to them as far as they were concerned. It was interesting to see how US-born students were surprised that these “foreign born students” rejected the labels that they, themselves, were sure belonged to them. It also made them aware that they did not have to simply accept the label assigned to them either.
The video “Forgotten Ellis Island” was very interesting to watch. It helped me understand the selection process and hear the stories of some of the immigrants who came through there. Most of my great grandparents are Irish and Polish. So as I watched it, I wondered if they went through Ellis Island. Learning about the children in the hospital was interesting. Although it was sad that they had to be separated from their parents, it was nice to know people were trying to care for them and make them happy.
50 respondent were proposed to write an open answer on this issue. What is more, they were also asked to reflect about their experience and give examples from it if any exist. I used this method of gathering the content because it was important for me how my peers perceive the issue of race in the modern
I’d have to say that the deaf theater video changed the way I see the theater. At first glance I thought, “How will this appeal to hearing people,” but they took care of it with the actors who signed and sang/spoke. Their whole concept and style appealed to the deaf community by visualizing the music and sounds through lights, actions, and even smells. Although their method for deaf theater was strange, it shed light on the fact that you don’t need to talk to convey an expression or an emotion. But it’s how you utilize the set and effects for the sake of the deaf audience. Watching that video really encouraged me to want to see a deaf performance so I can really take in the different style of live theater.