Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

In response to the video in class

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While going for a jog down 20th, I saw numerous people standing around a car with the cops and come to find out, that the people in then neighborhood called the police on four white students who were hanging around a car that wasn’t there. It was exactly like the video, but this time it was in a predominately black neighborhood. The irony is The students ended up living in the complex! I can’t believe that the situations really happen so close to home!

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Written by bmax2816

September 26, 2009 at 11:31 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Yup, its shocking. Its everywhere. And even if this rarely happens, it does sometimes. And I’m glad you wrote about this because I felt the videos case was a bit extreme. This can happen to anyone at any time and any race.

    dtrincado

    September 26, 2009 at 11:56 pm

  2. Just goes to show that often race, although often used to cast people aside, is really often coupled with the idea of difference. Being different, in a polarized and segregated society can draw negative attention. It doesn’t matter what the difference is, it is just that there is a difference. Humans ultimately fear the unknown and what is not understood. It’s not the dark, death, spiders, or heights; it is what is unknowingly in the dark, what happens with death, the unknown of if the spider can kill with one bite, and not understanding and not knowing if what is holding you up at a height will hold or what would happen if you fell. We fear and react to what we don’t know and what is different or not understood. This is the natural part, but the social part to colorblind racism and prejudice is that the different races do not work to understand or learn about the other. They separate and remain questionable and unsure, fearful. So the only way to fix this is to start the learning process, to mix and understand that really the differences between races and cultures are small. The bonds and similarities of humanity are much stronger.

    briangaw

    September 27, 2009 at 8:21 pm


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