Reflection On Class, Gender, And Race

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Over the last couple of weeks, the readings, lectures, discussions and video have been very informative. A vast amount of the information and findings in the readings are what people experience daily or witness with their own eyes. The issues going on with class, gender, and race can be upsetting because the reality of the matter is; the society is growing more segregated and divided. Topics in the lecture that stood out were racial inequality and social movement. When it comes to racial inequality, I experienced a similar situation while in undergraduate school. A professor at my school displayed hidden racial misconduct towards an African American female student in the course.
While in undergrad, I often conversed with several classmates
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The professor was allowing some Caucasian students to retake their quizzes due from poor internet connection, but was not allowing a black student to retake the quiz for the same reason. I noticed the discrimination one day while talking with the African American female student in my class. She expressed to me her grade on the previous quiz. She also expressed problems she experienced with the internet connection and how she emailed the professor to ask if she could re-launch the quiz. The professor said no, therefore the students quiz was not scored and she received a zero. Days after, I was talking with a Caucasian female in the class and she explained how the same problem occurred with her; however she also emailed the professor to ask if she could re-launch the quiz, and the professor said yes. I was very shocked to hear the different experiences from both students. Immediately I knew that the …show more content…
As a student in undergrad, I was young and I was focused on passing my classes. Detecting racial inequality was not the first thing that came to mind, until it was spelled out like in the situation mentioned above. The effect this course has on my life is that it confirmed that there are people who still prejudice and racist. When reading the course material and viewing my values, it becomes hurtful to accept such poor treatment because I am black and that racial inequality could happen to me. I value fairness to all people. As a human service professional, this experience will encourage me to speak up if I see a coworker or clients behaving unethical. As a professional it is up to me to identify and report inequality. It will be hard for me to let injustice actions take place. It takes a leader to stand up for what is

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