I learned some important things from this course that I will allow to stick with me no matter my profession. Diversity is something I will always have to deal with regardless if it is race, gender, or gender orientation. Importantly this course has allowed me to grow as an individual and has shown me that it is okay to learn about other races and their background. Not only has it allowed me to be acceptable of everyone in fact, it has allowed me to be less judgmental amongst others.
The stereotypes White people have we don’t acknowledge them like we do with other races. White people feel other races get to have scholarships and they don’t because we think all white people have money, Which is an stereotype. Everyone struggles no matter what the race is no race is set to never struggle in life. After watching a part in the documentary some people thought the same as white people felt about themselves and goes the same for most black people.
I believe the most important lessons that I could learn from this activity and that anyone could learn from this activity is that our mindset on racism can affect an entire race of people. For a good portion of my life I always just assumed, well if you’re in a minority you just have to accept the fact that life is harder, I never thought that something could be done to equalize the playing field. Although, Jane Elliott simply brings awareness to the problem of racism I believe a major aspect that she is fighting for is that we do in fact balance the manner in which we view and deal with people of different races.
Several leaders in the past were recognized and are still being recognized for their efforts in trying to deal with various societal issues such as discrimination from those considered superior in the society. Among them inclue Thmas Jefferson and Elizabeth Cady, who spoke in different ways about how leaders should deal with the discrimination challenges and the reasons for abolishing discrimination against the minority. They shared similarities in the way they wanted humankind to achieve liberation in different forms, although they also exhibited differences in the way this objective was to be achieved. They believed that the leadership of any society was responsible for wellbeing of its people in different ways and this implied that they
I also watched the #LetHerLearn Video, and I felt very ashamed as a white person to have known that others of my race have treated these young girls this way. They are in school to simply learn a curriculum, but yet, people still disrupt them and always have something to do about it, for no reason. But towards the end, I felt powerful, I felt their power and passion within me. I wanted to stand up and clap. The video left me with chills. I also watched Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in School and I found it to be really inspiring. The women who have gone through being pushed out of the school system now use their stories to bring awareness to the issue. I have so much respect for them that they are able to share their stories to
The first and most important thing is that all people are created equal and deserve to be treated with respect. This is something I have always known, but I loved seeing it affirmed in the video. I was also very intrigued by the differences in the scores the children earned when they were the favored group versus when they were discriminated against. I love psychology, and it was fascinating that by simply being told that they were better or that they were worse than the other kids affected their test scores. I also learned that it is easy to say all the right things, but actions speak louder than words. You may say that you believe all people are equal, but it is very important that your actions prove that as well. I am sure that everyone does things, even subconsciously, that are not congruent with what we say we believe. A scene I think I will remember a month from now is the experiment with the adults. It was very interesting to see how the different people responded to the experiment and the thoughts that they expressed
I came into this class not so naïve as some students may have been. I’ve grown up going to public schools, living in a diverse small town, and having interracial relationships in my family. Although I was informed on some forms of racism and the fact that racism does in fact still exist, I didn’t realize it was extensive as it really is. All the readings, videos, and lectures have directly related back to the purpose of the course. As a whole, I feel like this class has grown in knowledge not only about how racism affects people, but how to change and make a difference. This class has informed me a lot more about the unfortunately thriving acts of racism in the United States.
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
Frontlines video “Separate and Unequal” brings up two differing sides to an on growing concern within Baton Rouge. Both sides have one common goal and that is to better the education of their own children. However, with this mutual desire comes conflict with both parties due to the fact that some parents believe that their child is not receiving the best education they can get and thus limiting their child’s future. Frontline though does not choose to focus on this important issue throughout the video and instead alters the situation so it becomes a racial conflict instead.
According to the passage, A Tale of Segregation, William and his father had to wait to get water because when it was finally their turn to get their water, two white people grabbed them. They said that William and his father had to wait to get their water until all of the white people got their water first. This shows that black people didn’t have any respect or rights since another race just told them what to do and they listened. William and his father didn’t attempt to say anything or stand up for themselves because they knew that they wouldn’t have understand. In the video, John F. Kennedy’s Finest Moment, governor of Alabama, George Wallace, made sure that the first two black people couldn’t register for the University of Alabama. I think
The first video it talked about how the Jim Crow Laws happen and it was shocking for me because Jim Crow used to be a character for comedy based on a black person, it was basically entertainment for the Whites only. Jim Crow was basically a form of racial discrimination. One person that hated the law was our well known president Abraham Lincoln he wanted to put a stop to slavery because he wanted the
In conclusion, this was my favorite observation because I took more away from it than my previous ones. Speaking with Ms. Tomlin made me realize that there may be an equal population in one place, but not in another. I know she must of felt uncomfortable at times. It was really nice to have to step outside of my comfort zone. This observation will help me as an educator if I have minority students. It will better help me understand how they may be feeling so that I may reach out to them. In the future, I want to include more people of different races or religions into my daily
I agree with Jane Elliott’s teaching and learning methods. Her way of teaching is unarguably harsh, but the lesson she tries to bring forth is extremely meaningful. The best way to teach and understanding and respect for people who are different is to put them in situations where they will be affected. I recognize that society tries to teach equality through movies, books, and historical events, but these aren’t enough efforts to cease racism and sexism. I thought it was a meaningful experiment for these participants to undergo this for a couple of hours, because they actually felt the same intimidation and fear that colored people feel every single day. The participants definitely left the classroom aware of the struggles non-white people have to
This documentary was very informative. One of the several things I learned is how people form perceptions based off what they experience. For example, the children in the third-grade class felt they were more superior than other races because of what they had experienced throughout life. When the teacher asked them how they viewed black people, the children responded with hateful comments, this was a result of something they had heard or seen previously. During the experiment, I noticed how immediately the blue- eyed children felt some sense of power over the brown- eyed people because of what the teacher told them. Then on the next day they brown-eyed people felt superior. Not only did both sides experience discrimination, but collectively they learned that discrimination was not right. This was solely because the teacher taught them about discrimination. The scene that I think will stick with me is the scene after all the children had finished the experiment. In the end, the children experienced first-hand
This video relates to several chapters in our sociology book, the main chapter being chapter ten, race and ethnicity. This movie focused on the struggle in our country with discrimination of those