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Jan 23

I agree putting yourself in other people’s shoes can be a good way to resolve problems. It is easy to assume that we are always right, but if we look at others views, we may think differently.

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Jan 23

But, when he started to ask for more work(skills to work), and express his thought to learn more, the two white thinks that Richard is regarding him as white. And for them that attitude of Richard might seem rude.
From this paragraph I can see how white Americans discriminate themselves to African Americans.
Even though Richard was older than those two white guys, Richard was replying with “yes sir”

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Jan 23

From boss’s reaction, I can infer that most of the African American in 1930’s do not have opportunity to learn properly; and they had very low level of education.

Also, Boss examine Richard as a prize poodle, also illustrate how white people refer African Americans. Not as a human but as a tool.

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Jan 23

Richard’s mother punished him by fighting against the white, even though her son were bleeding after that fight. Not only because she was worried about her son’s safety but I think she was worried that she will get fired from her job (working on white’s kitchen) since they know that it was her son who fight with white children. She was working hard to make money to taker care her son and her family, so she punished him for fighting against white, and remind him not to fight but hide. She knows that her son will never win that fight.

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Jan 23

Auri, thanks so much for your great comments. You bring up some excellent points about what happens when students and instructors don’t follow this guideline. I think this may be even more the case in virtual classes where it is harder to pick up on people’s body language and other cues. And, for what it is worth, I find that this is often the one item on the list that folks have the hardest time following through on. I hope we’ll be able to create a safe space this semester that allows people to feel comfortable sharing when something bothers or offends them.

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Jan 23

It gives me a glimpse into what makes you tick, Heather — how your mind works and how capable you are. And it makes the book richer for all of us to know the historical background.

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Jan 23

The discovery of Fetal alcohol syndrome was made in the same year that Baldwin was writing his book – 1973. (https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736) The scientists who made the discovery published their findings in November of that year, after Baldwin sent his writing to the publishing company for editing and printing. My mom drank cocktails while she was pregnant with me in 1961. I think it takes more alcohol than she drank to hurt the fetus, though. I came out ok.

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Jan 23

I think that this guideline is most important for this class because it is a course that is based around social issues. These issues when discussed tend to become very polar and sometimes cause harm to one or all of the parties participating. However, if you don’t articulate your negative feelings towards the situation there can be no resolution to the problem. If you do not follow this guideline, those negative feelings can fester and lead to future altercations if not addressed. You can’t expect others to be able to avoid certain triggers or to resolve the issue without telling them you were hurt about what was said. For others to respect the boundaries you have, you have to communicate those boundaries in the first place.

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Jan 23

While I would have to say that I would be interested and intrigued by home much difference there is, but I know for a fact that there are some people out there that if/when they find out differently some people see things than them, they would not take that as a good thing, but would rather try by just about any means necessary to try and change that which would not be good.

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Jan 23

All of the questions in this paragraph are what if questions and that, to me, does not make it sound to promising that it could/is going to happen. Besides, even if you can get one person to go along with it, I do not know if you could get multiple people to as well which would kind of ruin the effectiveness of it.

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Jan 23

I kind have touched on this a little in a previous comment, but I feel like it could be brought up here too. We, as humans, typically only hangout with people that agree with what we think and see the world the same way that we see it, so gaining more colleagues would not open you up to more perspectives, but rather keep showing you the same perspective over and over again which would just solidify more and more in your head that your point is the right one.

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Jan 23

I feel like this sentence has even more truth today than it did make when it was written. With everything going on with the pandemic and associated events and activities, it all could change on a dime. I remember distinctly my first day at work after everything had shut down and how the day before everything seemed normal and how eerie and quiet it felt on that first day shutdown.

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Jan 23

I feel like people tend to hangout more with people that like the same things that they do and that tend to see things the same way. So, with that said, even though this sounds like an excellent idea on paper, I do not think that it would really work out well in reality.

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Jan 23

I would have to agree with Wheatley when she says that it is hard to give our certainties. I feel like this is true because no one likes to admit that they were wrong about something.

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Jan 23

I feel like this sentence is even more true today than it was back when this essay was published. Everyday it seems like there is something new and unpredictable happening that we did not see.

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Jan 23

Our opinions are our opinions. Everyone’s opinion is a true opinion because there is no such thing as a false or wrong opinion so then why should be have to be taught to state our opinions as true if they always are?

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