Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race


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My friend and I always people watch together when we have a our break period in between classes. As we were walking through Turlington, he said something to the effect of I wish I was black so I could just chill over here, dance, be loud, and have no one have a problem with it. I started laughing for a number of reasons. Why would someone be under the impression that they couldn’t do what they wanted (in these circumstances) because of their race? Has society conditioned us so much that we limit ourselves to doing things that are socially acceptable to our race? And then I began to think of how humiliating it would be to walk over to a group of people of a different race and have them laugh at me for doing what they’re doing, even though there is no difference between my actions and theirs. It’s sad that society has double standards and unwritten laws. What’s even more disheartening is that we adhere to them.


Written by lehnertsl

April 10, 2010 at 2:32 pm

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  1. I understand what you mean, some people watch the way they act around certain people because they are afraid of being judged. If they believed that we are all the same, which we are, then they would not care how they were perceived at all.


    April 10, 2010 at 7:43 pm

  2. That is true, if people acted the way they wanted or always due regardless of company we would have a more accurate depiction on how people are instead of getting a front most of the time.


    April 11, 2010 at 12:42 am

  3. It’s true that this is the case. And I don’t really blame people of other races for going out their and joining them because it really would be embarrassing. When you see someone out there of another race, it’s usually obvious that they know people in the group. We talk so much about being open to other people but it’s not really the case.


    April 17, 2010 at 2:20 pm

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