Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

Minorities in Society

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This class has been more than just a credit for diversity. It has opened my eyes to the existing problem of racism and just how prevalent it really is. Our society has been lulled into a false notion that we live in a “color blind” society because we are no longer in the Civil Rights era. I have learned about the detrimental effects of residential segregation and how it perpetuates racial stereotypes.  Moreover, I have learned about white privilege and how it does not mean that whites haven’t worked hard for where they are but that minoritites can work just as hard and not be rewarded for it. This class has even exposed certain arguments that people use to avoid being called a racist such as “my best friend is black.” Overall, this class has stretched my capacity to think about race in new ways and not to be intimidated to discuss the inequalities minorities face in our society.

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Written by deanna15

April 17, 2010 at 4:40 pm

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