Social Race, Diversity, Community, And Social Justice

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In Common hour, we learned about diversity, community, & social justice. We learned that diversity and social identity are interconnected, one cannot exist without the other. Social identity is one aspect of diversity, while diversity is based upon social identity. However, both of these concepts depend on whether you experience privilege and oppression. Like diversity and social identity, privilege and oppression cannot exist without the other. On the other hand, it’s not necessarily acceptable that privilege can only exist as a result of oppression because people, regardless of their own personal accomplishments, are judged and discriminated by others. Take me for example, as I’m categorized as someone who has more in common with the oppressed …show more content…
So if you’re not White and is anything less than that, then you are considered a minority. Now it wouldn’t really be a problem, if it weren’t for the fact that, once again, privilege cannot exist without oppression. Just in view of the color of my skin, I’m already stereotyped. A person who is White is paid more, a person who is White are placed first before anyone else regarding searching for jobs and internships. Even if I’m walking, I feel like I have to watch myself when walking, because when I walk too fast, many Caucasians will look back and often look worriedly at me. Regardless if the person is taller, or has a bigger built, they will start to become worried. So I try to slow down (even if I’m trying to reach somewhere fast) and maybe look at my phone to kind of defuse the possible situation. It may be silly, but many people I care for like my father and step-father have to face this injustice many times in their life. Not a month goes by when my step-father comes home and tells us that he was pulled over by police without an explanation and would try to coerce him into admitting a crime that he had nothing to do because of his skin color. Same story for my …show more content…
I’m a cisgender female, and I like being a women. I know due to oppression, women are seen to be lower to men and this idea has been enforced by religion, culture, and society in general. People who aren’t even cisgender and have become transgendered females have seen the different treatment when they became women. Women have constantly proven that they know what they are doing, whether it’s in their careers or education. The 4.1% of all women who are CEOs are outnumbered by men who are named John by 5.3% in this year alone. The glass ceiling, the fact that women earn 75% of what men earn, is still true today even for White females. No women can escape it, and while a women is just as certified to do a job a man is able to she often has to prove more that she is able to do it. I remember in High School we were having a discussion in junior year about gender, and most men in their thought that women don’t do enough now to fight for their rights. In reality, there are numerous groups and organizations still fighting this inequality. That’s not all, add race into it and it grows worst. I live with my mom, so I live in a more Hispanic community than I do in a Black community. I know that loads of Hispanic and Latino families place their men higher than they do their women, this coming from mostly wives and mothers. I would say they do this more so than any other race group because men are truly treasured by family.

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