The Color Of Fear And Tatum 's Description Of White Identity Development Models

852 Words Oct 13th, 2015 4 Pages
Over the last several weeks we have completed many assigned readings, watched several movies in class and had many class discussions. I have enjoyed all the assignments so far and I feel that I have learned a lot from the time I wrote my first journal. In particular, The Color of Fear and Tatum’s description of white identity development models in Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? have really caused me to stop and reflect and have had an impact on me.
The Color of Fear was very relevant for me because I feel that I have a lot of people in my life who are exactly like David Christensen. He was definitely prejudiced towards people of color but he did not realize that he was at all. Many of my family members are exactly like this and say prejudiced things every day without even realizing what they are truly saying. David and Victor really emerged as the main talkers in the discussion group and Victor became very passionate when David was continually putting his foot in his mouth. I was really impressed by Victor because no matter how angry or upset he was still very articulate and extremely skilled at trying to explain his point of view and had very solid arguments.
Victor’s passion really intimidated me. This is because when I look at someone as passionate and knowledgeable as him it scares me, because I feel like my efforts to fight racism would not measure up to his. It also makes me feel guilty that I have not fought harder before. In addition…
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