Reflective Essay On Where I Stand

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Reflective Essay Assignment: Where Do I Stand? In today’s world, the people of the United States of America live in a very polarized culture. In politics we have the left and the right. The middle has been essentially been erased. In school we select majors and get divided by majors. However, our school does offer double majors as well as others. The whole idea of picking a side is what divides us today. Why should we pick a side when that whole side normally does not totally define us? Why can’t we be in the middle where we share opinions from both sides and see everyone’s view? In this essay I will chronicle how I define myself, the issues that I care about as well as how I formulated my opinions. When it comes to defining myself politically, I would say that I am near the middle. To support me saying where I stand, I have taken two quizzes one with the Pew Research Center and another with IDR Labs. In the Pew Research Center quiz, the result I received was New Era Enterprisers.…show more content…
In the United States, I believe that we are taking steps forward as well as steps backwards. When it comes to civil rights, women can vote, we have affirmative action, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other movements and legislation. Legislation can only go so far though. We need our people of authority to follow through with the legislation so that way we do not have wrong-doing of anyone, in particular minorities. We should not have young African-American men such as Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, and Walter Scott murdered by police over a minor violation or no violations at all. I do support the Black Lives Matter, Me Too, and the walk-out movements in support of change in our community. We as a community have made leaps and bounds but also take steps back such as signing legislation that tries to ban transgender people from joining the
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