Personal Narrative: Back To The Black Community

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I think that this activity gave me the extra push I needed because over Thanksgiving break I spoke up to one of my family members for the first time ever when they said something negative about Black people. I know that I still have an incredible amount of progress to make, and that it is something that I should have been doing all along, but I am still glad that I finally made a step in the right direction. In addition to continuing to speak up against people who are participating in racism in my presence I also need to continue to be aware of current events in the future. Every once in a while we would have a discussion in class about what’s been going on in the media, and almost half of the time I was not aware of what was going on until somebody brought it up in class. I cannot expect to be a good ally if I do not stay educated about what is going on in our country and around the world with respect to minorities. If I do not even know it is happening, how can I expect to get involved and give as much support as I can to those who need it? The last thing that I want to continue to be aware of after I leave this class is just my whiteness in general and how growing up for the majority of my life in my own little White bubble has influenced, and will continue to influence my thoughts and actions in the future. I think it …show more content…

I had a love/hate relationship with them. I think they were very interesting because I got to read the responses of many of my classmates who do not always speak up during class. I am also one of the people who never speak up, so it was nice to be able to get my opinion out there. I really disliked having a set number of classmates that I had to respond to, because sometimes it made me feel like my responses were forced, and I was not only commenting on the ones that I was really interested

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