Personal Narrative: Janet Helm's Model Of Racial Identity

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I think I am at the Pseudo-Independence stage of Janet Helm’s model of racial identity development. The town where I grew up didn’t really have much diversity and when I was younger I was oblivious to racism. I didn’t realize that racism existed until I went to high school and started working. One day at work last year the store manager told me to keep an eye on a customer. He had never done that before but I realized it was because the customer was of color. I think that is when I reached the reintegration stage and noticed white entitlement. I made me angry to think that people are judged automatically by the color of their skin. I didn’t say anything because he was my boss. That is why I feel I am at that stage, I am more aware of

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