Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

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  I have come to notice that outside of a classroom environment and a courtroom, White individuals do not refer to Blacks as Mr or Mrs. Its as if  they do not want to give Blacks their respective title.  Depending on their age and up bringing it could be that  they are used to hearing or seeing African Americans referred to classifications more inferior, such a “boy ” or “N”. Either way its disrespectful even if its seems to not matter. A small issue, maybe, but a HUGE difference when the historical signifigance is applied.

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Written by ineeduf

March 3, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. I don’t really think this is true, and a generalization for that matter. In my experience, both white and black people are called and not called Mr or Mrs the same amount. In high school, I saw plenty of white students curse out their white teachers and they certainly didn’t have a problems with her being white.

    amgostigian

    March 3, 2010 at 9:32 pm

  2. I don’t think that this comment is true at all. I do not think that someone blatantly refuses to call someone Mr. or Ms. because they are black. I think that if a person is going to give one adult respect in and out of the classroom, they will give it to everyone, regardless of race.

    tjurgonski

    March 5, 2010 at 6:11 am


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