Class Reflection

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It has been an interesting class; fill with current topics that I believe are important to talk about. Honestly at the beginning of the class I did not think that this was going to be interactive at all. My first thought was that this was just going to only lecture, as many of my other classes. Professor Morgan, you really bring that energy required to talk about such delicate topics; an openness that actually pushes us to participate with our own opinions and personal points of view. I have to admit that this is not the first class I have had that talks about gender, race, ethnicity, and religion. Therefore, I was already familiarized with many of the terms learned from the lectures, the stories, and some of the news shared in class. Nonetheless, …show more content…
I found out about the news that I had no idea that were happening here in the United States. I knew about some delicate issues such as race because as mentioned in another essay I am used to social/class discrimination, not to racial. The textbook was not hard to read but was helpful to learn the meaning of many of the words we use every day. Learn how to use them and their right context. It also had some of the histories of the many minority groups that coexists here in the United States. Each week there were many activities and videos to learn from that just compelled me to want to do my assignments. The other textbook I enjoyed because of the many activities it has that made me think about my own approach and understanding of what is happening around me. I have never had a class that made me think about my own life in such a way. One that made me notices about my own prejudices, stereotypes, and generalization that were actually poisoning my way of seeing and judge people that simply come from a different culture than …show more content…
I am used to be in class surrounded by strangers, random people that I do not bother to get to know because I will not see them again and even if I do have another class with them, I would keep my distance. I am an only child that has spent all of her life alone, aware that I was responsible for myself. That is why I am a girl of few friends, but those few worth more than hundreds. I admit that I am a little shy when I do not know people and being my true self does not come easily; I rather observe and listen before I react. I am conscious that many people could get offended if I talked my mind out because most of my thoughts are either white or black; I am not a fan of gray shades (or the movie). There are just many barriers that I have to fight against but at the right time. Leaving myself aside, many of my classmates were also strong minded people who had no trouble saying what they thought and that is admirable. My classmates surprised me–in a positive way–with many of their reactions to the questions you asked us and the agree/disagree activity. They had different points of view and many of them made me realize that one single problem can be seen from different perspectives. They made me understand that there are many approaches about an issue and they all had some validation in their arguments.
In conclusion, the class has been fantastic with its many important issues and topics that are relevant today. I know

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