Having been raised in French and South Korean education system, I only learnt about it through history textbooks as an event in the past. Also, I have not yet witnessed and experienced any racial discrimination. This made me underestimate its adverse impact on the people and deluded into thinking that that it’s almost nonexistent now. On the other hand, the mass media kept showing me images of African Americans rioting against it, causing me to assume that it is “their” problem, not “ours”.
Incorrect stereotypes and misconceptions about certain groups of people can have a devastating impact on one’s future. Many of these stereotypes and misconceptions have been passed down from previous generations and some are based on false assumptions or lack of education. Stereotypes are a label that categorizes a group of people for behaving or thinking a certain way. Misconceptions are created by stereotypes and are based on untruths. We have stereotypes and misconceptions because many individuals learn to be biased from one’s parents or society.
To my disadvantage the counselors did not care about my previous grades in Puerto Rico. Seeing that my parents were only able to speak Spanish, the school deduced my English was not well-developed enough and consequently I was placed in English-language learner (ELL) classes. After testing me in reading, writing, and hearing I was
“No English”, I said to her than look at my … and took me to the right class. Time passed and I tried to lean English. I really had a hard time to learn English but I didn’t gave up. I had a hard time to study English because nobody were able to speak, write, and read English in my family. I finished four years high school.
People always get misjudged and want to say who or what a person is like before they even meet him or her. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, has many examples of misjudging people, and some of those people could be better, or worse, than what that person judged. Most of these characters in the book do not have the sense to meet someone before they judge them. Even if a character knows a character, they still judge, and they judge wrong most of the time. People just don’t have enough sense, or manners, to not judge.
Discrimination is a battle many have struggled with throughout our history. There is always a group of people to treat poorly because they are different. History has shown us that we can learn to accept differences in others, but we still have a long way to go. Early in the 19th century minorities lacked many of the rights of others, but as people begin to associate themselves with minority populations they develop a greater acceptance of their differences. Often times, discrimination is oblivious.
I am always uncomfortable when I am working with colleagues with face veils, not to talk of service users I do not know much about their culture but l made effort to learn how treat and I learnt some new language different from own. It is required
If someone was unhappy with how the country is being ran, there’s a wide variety to choose from for them to act. It could be said that despite so many, it’s not as effective because the people aren’t heard out as well as intended, which isn’t an entirely true claim. Citizens work very hard to influence the laws passed and laws that should be revoked or amended, and for the most part, are heard out and have things done because of their hard work. Lucky for the people that they are granted such opportunities, which others in other countries aren’t given the same amount of
You could just chalk it up to being a kid, however, I never knew how much it would affect my life going forward. I ruined my credibility, reputation, and relationships with certain friends and teachers through my actions and some of those relationships remain the
Most of the time I did not know what the phrases meant and I was too shy to ask my friends what they meant. I was afraid that my friends would make fun of me because I did not know what they meant. Therefore, I always acted like I knew what they meant. However, after a while it was bad because I did not understand many things since phrases were used a lot. So I started to ask my friends what they meant knowing that they might make fun of me, but they did not make fun of me.