I Feel Like Race? Essay

1019 Words Nov 13th, 2016 5 Pages
Personally, I feel like race is a difficult subject to talk about. I never want to step on anyone’s toes, and I feel as if I don’t have the right to talk about race. I have never experienced a disadvantage because of the color of my skin, but I am aware that I am held at different standards because I am white. I realize that racism is an issue that many people deal with on a daily basis. Therefore, I try to be aware of my biases and try learn more about myself. The presentation and the film were both so real and raw. I think that is one thing that impacted me the most. Being able to see the statistics during the presentation and to hear the real-life testimonies is what really got to me. I remember during the film that at protest an older white man burned a Mexican flag and continued to threaten the lives of those against him at the protest. I was just stunned to see that his racism ran so deep inside him and that if I were to ask him, he would see nothing wrong with his actions. I think it was really impactful to actually see how people experienced racism daily. I live my life as a white women, and my life is much different than those that were talked about during the presentation and the film. I got to see how others are treated and how impactful our words can really be. I think both of these materials were just a really good eye-opener to the issues in America. I know that I wish that racism was not real, but me wishing something away does not help the cause. The…

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