The second week of class really sparked up some great topics that I wanted to reflect on within my paper. From who is in the LGBTQ+ community, to if allies should be considered part of the community, and to multiple identities, I thought that I wanted to do a little more research on these topics and put my knowledge to the test. Some things I agreed with within class, and some things made me question myself and my beliefs. I also came across a few statements that I do not agree with, and I want to exercise my point along with being constructive with them.
When it came to who was part of the LGBTQ+ community, I didn’t know there were so many different “parts” of the community. When I thought of the acronym, I thought of the usual lesbian, …show more content…
I agreed with what the other classmates were saying during this discussion because the University does need to give the students guidelines on how to bring change to campus, but the students need to be the ones to push for the changes. As students, we know what needs to be changed on this campus. The faculty only sees one side of the University, and that is learning aspect. I believe that the faculty should be more diverse with sexual orientation, race, gender, and ages. This would help with students who learn better with the same sexual orientation, race, gender, and age, and it would give them an even path for success. Looking in from the outside, I believe that this university does a great job with diversity, but there is always a need for improvement.
Throughout the second week I thought there was a lot of thought provoking ideas that made me question who I was and what my beliefs were. People brought up great points, and there were a lot of ideas I didn’t agree with that were supported very well, and have made me change my idea on the specific matter. I really hope the class continues on this flow, because I enjoy the way that the class is discussion
I personally relate to this post as I am a minority, being both African American and a female, as well as a science major. Although Hrabowski emphasized the ways professors and those higher up in the education system can shape college successes, I know that it requires equal effort from us students as well. After all, my education and success lies within my
Frances Lozada-Tirado a. Shall make reasonable effort to protect the student from conditions harmful to learning and/or to the student’s mental and/or physical health and/or safety. b. This item is important to me because I feel that children in this age and time are experiencing harmful condition that enable them to learn. I feel that we as teachers and family workers need to strive for our students to feel safe and secure in order for them to reach their full potential. As a family engagement specialist, it is my responsibility for my families and students to feel safe in my centers.
After introducing themselves and their work, the panelists engaged in a discussion with the attendees. The CSUN community present in the room were eager to Several topics were discussed including the importance of Ethnic Studies, mass incarceration in the united states, sexual violence against women, the removal of DACA, the importance of mental heal care, the gentrification of our communities, among many other relevant
Diversity Scholarship Essay How will you contribute to the diversity at the University of Kentucky? For some time of my life, I never considered myself diverse. To me during that time growing up, I thought to be a part of the diverse minority it meant that you did not belong.
We sometimes find ourself contemplating about who we are and what do we want in our life. As a gay man I have found myself stuck in many places, this is totally normal. We all try to find that perfect life but sometimes it involves barriers. Being wrong and owning up to what you want in life makes the ride easier. Thus being said, I would like to introduce myself with memories that shaped who I am and the struggles that I’ve achieved.
Through the course of this class I have been exposed to number of new ideas and concepts that I was unaware of. Many of these ideas play out in my everyday life which has given me a chance to experience them and observe them. Know that I have been exposed to the Ideas I can look back over my life and point out were some of these concepts played a major role. One concept that has been present in my life and played a major role in not only my life but many other people even shaping many people's future is racism. Hensil defines racism as discrimination on the basis of race (Henslin 245).
1- What does diversity mean to you? 2- How has being a student at the University of Utah been? 3- What is the University doing to make you feel welcome on campus, and how can it be more welcoming? 4- Do you feel there are enough educational opportunities for students on campus to learn about people of different races, ethnicities, and other identities?
1) The rights of LGBTQ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer) citizens are a must, and it 's our responsibility to be on the right side of history. Even though gay marriage is legalized, there is still a long way to go with LGBT rights and State and Federal Law. 2) Discriminating against anybody based on their lifestyle is a violation of human rights, and protection of human rights is the soul of a healthy democracy. 3) We should help build hope and start to create a world where everyone can live without the constant fear of being discriminated based on who they are and who they love. 4) Powerful lessons we have learned from past human right movements is that the battles we fought were painful and tough, but in the end they brought sweeping changes in American society by making it more caring and just.
Thus, I acknowledge that minorities are treated differently in classrooms at my college as well as other institutions of higher learning. Therefore, I must make a concerted effort to engage minority students in my classroom to promote their academic
All over the country children are brought up with parents that don’t consider gender and sexuality to be valid and when school don’t acknowledge this either they may need to research on their own what they are feeling, which can be damaging to a young person’s thoughts as they will believe that all the adults around them do not desire for them to have awareness of their feelings. In some cases, these children are never taught what they feel to be legitimate and perfectly acceptable. It is only when these children become adults that they realise that the way the feel is not amiss. When analysing a negative article, it is valuable to also view an article that displays the
The diversity that may be found all around the world and in our very community has always fascinated me. I am aware that it is a widely held belief that being a minority is considered a disadvantage in various aspects and I would disagree with this. Diversity and culture is a two-way street- as a community, whether that be society as a whole or simply a freshman class, we have the potential to be able to learn from each other. I believe that my status as an underrepresented minority has shaped me into the person I am today. Despite moving to the United States at a young age and being a first-generation college student , I am grateful for the privilege to be able to further my education at the University of Utah.
Transgender is the term used to describe an individual whose gender identity does not align with their sex assigned at birth. The documentary, “Growing up Trans”, is a sensitive clip to watch about young youths who attempt to navigate family, friends, gender, and the medical decisions they face at puberty. “Growing up Trans” focuses mainly on transitioned young youths. The transgender youth from the documentary links to many theories from chapter eight. Theories such as socialization, gender, sexuality, homophobia, transphobia, and microaggression are associated with “Growing up Trans”.
People once used to enslaved people and abused people who simply had different skin tones; they were not conceived as human under the law. Now as history has shown us, that wasn’t justice. In every civil rights conflict we are only able to recognize the just point of view years after the fact and when the next conflict comes along we are blind once again. (Amanda) As I’m writing down this paper we are repeating history once in for all. LGBT communities are just HUMANS who are
My school also was not the kindest to those that may have a different sexual orientation which also upset me because I had been raised to treat everyone with kindness until I was given a reason not to. Just because students had a different color skin, different beliefs, or different love, never meant that one does not deserve to be treated like everyone else in the school. This portion of IDEA is crucial to me in the aspect of equality and living equally throughout society and in a school
All students deserve to be treated fairly as individuals. When considering the diversity of the class members, we will celebrate the uniqueness that the differences contribute. Because I have high expectations that all my children can be successful, adjustments may be necessary because everyone is not the same (Burden, 2017, p. 115). It is vital that a spirit of understanding and edification is active amongst the students and from the teacher (Romans 14:19, King James Version) to produce fruits of mutual respect: reduced bias, positive academic outcomes, enhanced problem solving, and healthy group dynamics (Cousik, 2015, p. 54). For differences that stem from culture, gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status, the adjustments will involve bridging the cultural gap between the students’ diversity and the curriculum.