The Conflict Of A Conflict

967 WordsOct 22, 20154 Pages
Written Assignment Unit 7 Tell of a conflict that you recently encountered. It could be a conflict at work, in the news, or one involving a personal relationship. After explaining the conflict, choose one of the four presented critical analysis tools from this week, and analyze the situation using the tool. This assignment should be very detailed and specific in terms of how you analyzed the different aspects of the conflict. It should be at least 800 words in length. My friend is racist and it creates and internal conflict. We met at a camp and have been through a common struggle and that makes us very close friends, but it bothers me how outspokenly racist she is about a certain race of people. I am not sure whether to express this to her or not. And I don’t know how I would do it if I could. Maybe this exercise will help me get an outlook of the problem. I could pursue this exercise in one of two ways, (1) to try and understand the root of her problem or (2) to try and convince myself to not be bothered about it. I am choosing the former. Here is a little background of her. She is a Russian, born in Russia and immigrated to United States when she was 15. I too, immigrated to mainland US when I was 15. What confuses me is that she sincerely considers me a good friend and ‘hates’ other immigrants. I am going to use the Ladder of Inference to break this down. Let’s talk about the top rung of this ladder – Action. She is outwardly racist. She will say racist things
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