My Life That Made Me Who I Am Today Essay
What follows is a reflection of the various influences I have had in my life that made me who I am today. I will discuss various experiences that have shaped my worldview, specifically on the topics of race, class, sexual orientation, gender, and age.
While my mom was not overtly racist, I think she most certainly had some implicit bias. She grew up in the Midwest during the civil rights era and I am sure that had an effect on her worldview. I mention it here, because I am sure it had an effect on me as well, particularly when it comes to implicit bias. For instance, I am fairly certain my Mom was not a fan of interracial relationships. I do not think she would have approved if I dated anyone who wasn 't white. Although she never said it outright, somehow I knew that was the…