Reflection: My Experience With Race In Elementary School
I had no knowledge of the Civil War, or even what “racism” was. I was not entirely blind to race, but I was free from stereotypes and racist ideology. Perhaps my perception of race would have differed if I had more diversity in my school. Perhaps my teachers would have had more discussions about race and acceptance of other cultures.
b) Middle School and High School My experience with race in middle school did not differ much from elementary school. I had very few students of color in my school, and when we did, it would seem a bit shocking. Our school lacked so significantly with racial diversity that when someone moved to the school and wasn’t white, it would slightly shock the students. Families of color in Williston were far and few between. As for education, I started to become more knowledgable about racism and the Civil War, but did not get a full grasp of it. I could not really wrap my head around why someone would be discriminated against for the color of their skin, which was genetically