Reflection Paper On The Recording I Made May 28
Initial Responses to the Recording
The most prominent response I felt in listening to my original recording was sadness. I heard myself speaking so tentatively, so carefully, as if I was afraid of the consequences if someone happened to listen to my monologue and I hadn’t given the “right” answers. Looking back, I know I held a fear of being embarrassed and humiliated for my ignorance and blindness. I imagined being “schooled” by a very angry African American woman in a sort of Jerry Springer-type manner. Who this woman would be, I really don’t know. Certainly, no one in our class fits the image of my imagined accuser.
Another affect or emotion I noted in my responses was apathy. My answers seemed to be…