In class when we talked about race and if your born in a low social class, you are most likey to hang out with your socil class and that we are born into a social class, many people do not change social classes and when we talked in groups we all realized that this was true all of us dont talk to millionares . i learned that people do not change social classes
In class we talked about the one drop rule and how if only one drop of black blood is their you are considered black, even if you look more white than black, we also talked about how your son didnt see himself as black he thought the tv was black but not him. when we got into groups to discuss this my group talked about how this statement is so true , how if someone looks a tiny bit black they are considered black. i contributed in giving my opinion and agreeing with what the others had to say. I learned not to judge a book by its cover
In class when we talked about socalization and how we are born in to social classes and we got into groups to discuss what place of origin we think we all came from and all of the group members originated from England making us all simular but we also learned that we could be closer related to someone in africa then we could be to our siblings. this supprised all of us, just to think we could have cloer genes to a person on the other side of the world who we do not know and isent even the same colour as we are. I learned that we were not so diffrent from other people as we thought we were.
In class when we talked about how people dont like to stand out and like to ‘go with the flow ‘, you had us get into groups and talk about how we would feel if we were put in to an elevator with people and they all turned a certain way, and what we have done in that situation. In the group i gave my opinion saying i wold have turned the same way in the elivator so it would not have been awkward for me, i would have tried to stay out of the center or attention and maintained a low profile. Through this i have learned that most people dont want to stand out and just ‘go with the flow’ because standing out to most people is not done.
In class when we talked about race and how people even though they dont think they are racist, to soeone else they might think you are racist because of the way you said it or looked when you said it. in this way i contributed in the group discusion by giving my opinion and then one of my group members presenting my opinion and how our group as a whole thought about it. this helped me understand the way other people see things and how to nlpook a things in a diffrent light.
Through the course of the semester I have started to look at things in a different way, looking deeper into things instead of before I was looking only at the surface in and not the other way around. By using debunking I have learned so much, for example I realized that I would say some things that to me sounded fine but when I thought about it some more I realized that it was kind of racist like the example you gave in class where that guy kept on asking you when you were going back home, so I stopped. Another important thing I learned was that I would assume that were all the same because I have a number of friends of that certain ethnicity I assumed all of them are nice but in reality it all depends on the person and everyone is an individual and should be treated differently depending on what they are like. There are still bad people in life they come in all ethnicities and races I have also learned that we are all the same but different in the way that none of us have exactly the same gene type and I could be related to someone in Africa more than my sister. And that in a sense there is 7 billion races because not one of us is exactly the same as the other. I used to look at people as races and classify them on previous experiences when I should be treating people independently and as a specific person not as a group/ ethnicity. The chosen core concept I chose is debunking, in the beginning of the year we talked about you and your students on a field trip and how the students noticed every detail that the locals have seen before but see it all the time it has just become a shape and faded away so when they walk by they don’t notice it because it is something they see all the time, we become accustom to things we see all the time and notice change when it occurs. If they were to remove that item from that spot the locals would notice something is missing. Throughout the semester I have learned how to look at some things in a different light and how to change the way I think and talk about things and people. This class has helped me understand how it would feel like to be a minority and bullied and how minorities see things compared to how majorities see the same thing. Ultimately this course has helped me become a critical thinker.
April 22nd, 1994 (aka Earth day) I was born at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. My interests include travelling, boating, camping, hiking, photography, cooking, and soccer. I played soccer since I was 6 years old until Grade 12. I grew up in a Catholic community attending HolyCrossHigh School. I am now attending KPU where I am studying to get my Bachelors of Criminology. Ever since I remember I have wanted to become a Police Officer.
I am the oldest of 3 kids and we have a dog named Daisy. I have two younger sisters Nicaela 13 and Jessica 15 years old. Nicaela is a competitive gymnast while Jessica enjoys dancing. My mom is an accountant and my dad is a manager.
Fun facts about me – I got my boaters licence before my drivers licence. I have an appreciation for nature. Participated in City of Surrey courses ie: Leadership 1, Communicating through Conflict, etc. Attended WE Day, volunteered at soup kitchen and am an Extra for the movies.
I have travelled to many places around the world. Starting off at a young age I went to Cancun where I played with the Iguanas. My next vacations included trips to Disneyland (6 to be exact), and Disneyworld which was my favourite. I travelled the West Coast starting in Vancouver and ended in Utah, visiting CannonBeach, Florence where we went ATV’ing through the dunes, San Francisco onto the Golden Gate Bridge, toured Alcatraz, and white water rafting in the Moab desert. I spent a month travelling the east coast starting in Key West up to Main. Visiting along the way Savannah Georgia, a ghost tour in Charleston, continuing onto Charlottetown where I went gator watching, then to places like Virginia, Washington DC where I saw Apollo 13 and the White House, the space museum, next Providence, New York and Boston. New York was an amazing experience where culture had no limits.
I have also done the Mexican Riviera, visiting Cabo, Mazatlan and Peurto Vallarta and ended in San Diego. I also have been to the Caribbean on a Cruise visiting many different places. I have observed many different cultures but my favourite trip was when my parents, for Grad, bought me a camping Contiki trip in Europe. In Europe I immersed myself in the local culture. Eating local food, learning alot about their history and drinking alot of their local beverage (aka beer and oozo). My trip started in Rome, then off to Venice, Austria did a white water rafting tour through Paramount Mountains, in Prague a river cruise followed by a bar crawl, Munich’s beer hall, and in Amsterdam where we enjoyed the local festivities. We also toured one of the concentration camps in Berlin as well as Anne Franks house in the Netherlands. Another hi-light was the Berlin wall. I met up with my family after this trip in Rome and cousins where we boarded our cruise ship and set sail for the Italian Coast as well as Greece (Santorini, Mykonos, Athens, Katakolon, and Corfu), then back to Croatia visiting Split and then returned to Venice. It was a once in a lifetime trip.
With Holy Cross I was selected along with 29 other students to work in the Philippines building homes for the less fortunate. We learned many things from our new friends but most of all to appreciate what we have.