Racism, Sexism, Homophobia, And Homophobia Essay

1329 Words Dec 4th, 2016 6 Pages
Before taking SGST 200 class, I had a very narrow view of sexualities and gender’s problems, but I was fine with that for such a long time. Even when I decide to take this class, I wasn’t expecting to change or have a whole new view of problems like racism, sexism, and homophobia. In SGST200, I learned that there is nothing wrong with being different from others, we should be proud of ourselves and be respectful to others. We can’t change the biological diversity; everyone is different since they are born and they have rights to choose what they want to be.
Although I’m racially marked due to my Asian identity, I wasn’t aware of the racial problem until I came to the United States for college. In China, I’m one of the majority people who have yellow skin. Unlike China, the United States is more diversity. I wasn’t aware of the oppression until I experience it. I have this strong feeling after I watched “On the Edge of Each Other’s Battles”. Every group of identity has their own oppression. If one doesn’t speak out through the silence, others who didn’t experiencing the same thing as they do will probably never know their oppression and others can’t help them. Silencing makes people can’t come together and fight together. And the silencing will also cause a group of identity be isolated from their neighborhood because they and their neighbor never get a chance to understand each other. Without communicating, neighbors will misunderstand each other, it will cause the…

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