Reflection On 'Casey And Cassie: A True Story'

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“May the bridges I burn light the way.” -Dylan McKay Introduction The year is 2016, and there continues to be racism, sexism, genderism, negativism, discrimination, bigotry, aparthied and unfairness. When will it end and will it be in this lifetime? Well we know how it began. So maybe its ' end is near. Those previous words, spoken from a person who sees the glass as half-full, and is considered an idealist; I am that person. Taking the Adult Learning and Development 600: Multicultural Foundation of Urban Adult Education this summer with Dr. Elice Rogers has emphatically strengthened my understanding of multiculturalism in a pluralistic society-with a vengeance. One thing remains the same, "White Privileged" still exists. According to, (McIntosh, …show more content…
This reflection paper, will explicitly describe how prejudice, and being a mentor to a transgender individual aligns with what I have so gratefully learned in ALD 600. Casey and Cassie: A True Story (Permission has been granted by, Cassie C. giving permission to tell her story only to, Dr. Elice Rogers, Associate Professor, Cleveland State University). The outcome of this narrative is so different than, Bruce and Caitlyn. Spring semester 2009, Cuyahoga Community College-Western Campus. Deaf Intepretive Services (DIS). Patricia Bettis-Eddie (Patte) received a call from one of the professors in charge of the DIS program at Tri-C. Dr. C.Jeanne Hall called early that afternoon, asking for a personal favor; Patte 's life will be impacted by that favor forever. I was sitting in the Interpreter 's office at Beachwood High School shortly after returning from Christmas break. Sorry--Winter Recess. Not everyone celebrates Christmas, epecially in the Beachwood Community. I received a call from Dr. C.Jeanne Hall around 12:30 p.m. I remember because it was right after lunch and right before American Literature. She politely said: "Hey Soror, how are …show more content…
The Field Experience II class is when the student interpreter does her practicum, student teaching portion or internship. I have always been the go-to interpreter for Field Experience because of my heavy course load: American Literature, Pre-Calculus, Human Rights (History and Eugenics) and Psychology/Sociology. Therefore, any student interpreter planning on being an Educational Interpreter would obviously have the best experience offered. Additionaly, I loved mentoring. Unfortunately, not all veterans or seasoned interpreters felt the same way. Mentoring was an option back in 2009; I did it without compensation for twenty-five years. Shortly before I retired in 2015, a small stipend was offered. Needless to say, all the interpreters had a sudden interest in mentoring-"No Judgements!" Dr. Hall on to explain why this was such a high favor. Casey was not a very good student skill-wise, and Dr. Hall thought I would be able to help her improve. She went on to say that Casey was facing some personal problems. "Patte he is in the process of a sex change and no one will take

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