Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

Multicultural Forum.

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Tonight my sorority co-sponsored a forum with the Student Government’s Womens Affairs Cabinet that touched on multiculturalism among women in our cultures. Although the cabinet consisted of only women, the issues discussed were very closely related to the topics we have discussed in class, and I found myself paralleling the ideas that I have on the issues in class with the ideas that  I have on the issues discussed in the forum. In the panel there was a woman representative from African-American culture, Islamic culture, Jewish culture, Asian culture, Hispanic culture, White culture, and LGBTQ. One of the paralleling ideas that transfered from class discussions to the panel was the negative views of stereotypes. I found it interesting that many people recognize the issues that stereotypes bring to cultures, or races, and we preach that we need to break them, yet, we don’t practice what we preach. It is easier said than done, because we have all found ourselves victims to racial or cultural, or even religious, degrading slurs. With that being said, I believe that if such a large amount of people have recognized stereotypes, have realized that they are not correct, and that we need to break them and look at people for individuals, and not as whole, then we should move towards that outcome.

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Written by lp0812

March 5, 2010 at 3:19 am

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  1. I think this is a great idea to make women and men start talking about the issues that not only plague our campus but also the whole world. By having an open discussion, all the people present benefit from hearing each other’s experiences. This was a great idea and I would hope more organizations try to take this on!

    dmg24

    March 6, 2010 at 12:54 am


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