I would share with my country the knowledge that you have allowed me to obtain. My experience in the U.S will allow me to make the most out of this scholarship, I understand the countries learning system and therefore I wouldn’t have difficulty adapting. I wouldn’t face the obstacles of arriving to a new country and I know what it is like to live on your own and having your environment be changed. I wouldn’t fear being in a new place by myself. I know very well what I want for my future and I’m very passionate in what I do.
Stereotyping, isn’t something new to our generation but has been around for as long as time can tell. Stereotypes come in many forms such as, races, genders, national groups, or other groups. Stereotypes are judgements based on a few obvious characteristics, which sometimes lead to unfair assumptions. Stereotypes affect many aspects of individuals’ lives, from how people are treated in social or professional situations to the manner in which civilians are dealt with by law enforcement and the judicial system. It can be hard to imagine the negative impact of a stereotype about a group that is falsely categorized.
Following the stereotypes, one can simplify the whole picture of the world and make it more comprehensible. But very often the stereotypes appear to be too generalized or wrong. One of the crucial social issues in the United States is constant racial stereotyping of ethnic minorities, which leads to the emergence of such phenomena as racism and discrimination. Brent Staples in his essay “Just Walk on By: Black Men and Public Space” and Judith Ortiz Cofer in her work “The Myth of the Latin Woman: Just Met a Girl Named Maria” both make several important observations about the biased attitude of the whites to ethnic minorities in the United States. Although both authors present their own life experiences and reveal the harmful consequences of racial stereotyping in the society their points of view on the ways of avoiding the conflict situations based on those misunderstandings are different.
I actually had a student (who appeared very young) ask me if I was finished so that they could use the printer and he did not even consider asking me if I needed help even though I was struggling a bit (hello frontal lobe). It is important that someone with a disability be given an opportunity to participate in activities like anyone without any form of discrimination. We need to be as accommodative as possible. Another consideration is making sure that the emotional and physical needs are being meet so they are given the same opportunities as people who do not have disabilities. Physical and emotional wellbeing are important for a person’s functionality.
She strongly believed that aspects of racism can make a person feel down, or depressed. This leads to struggling in school performance. I cannot exactly contribute an opinion to this matter because I have never felt discriminated against in the school setting that made myself feel down or upset. I have gone to school upset and understand how hard it can be to focus when your mind is focused on other things. So, it is clear to me to see that bullying because of race can have a long-term effect and make it more challenging to succeed in
There are various ways to deal with the racial dispute at classroom. Stereotypes play an important role in prejudice. The tendency to think about others in terms of their membership in various groups ar categories appears to be a key factor in the occurance and persistance of prejudicial behaviour. It is vital for a teacher to have a proper understanding and knowledge regarding the children and their behaviour in order to shape them as good citizens of the society. The main cause of racial discrimination towards a child in a classroom is may be due to the fact that the worlds of those children are distinct and they rarely intersect.
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”. However, a story of Younger’s family struck me completely and challenged my previously held ideas and beliefs toward racial discrimination.
Appallingly, they were laughing at the professor due to the sexual orientation being a transgender. Racism comments went flying regarding their negative thoughts of the professor’s clothes, makeup, breasts and fake long nails. Their actions made me angry, nonetheless, I kept silent. At the time, I wrongly thought the professor would handle the situation since being in authority. The history professor never made a comment to the class regarding their remarks.