what i said: you have white privilege what they think i said: you have never dealt with any kind of hardship whatsoever and you are not oppressed in any way and you are a horrible person who is not deserving of love or happiness
I’ve had the experience of having people react…
This is a very keen observation and I cannot argue with it. Just beings me back to a part in the film when Elliot says, “Everyone acts the same, they just think differently.”
You have not only summed up the salient points of this exercise, but also took it a step further and delved deeper into it by adding your own personal experience and contrasting it to other’s reactions.
"The differences that divide us" are not differences at all.
We are all human. We all go through pain. The only thing that separates us from one another is how we perceive the significance of our pain in our minds.
No one is superior than another. It’s just our minds have been programmed and misguided into thinking so.
Always seems like another day in sociology class when my teacher starts off class with long conversations about the world, but today, we talked about Boston.
(I apologize for not saying much about the Boston tragedy, I hope that if you guys would like to talk about it, please message us and we…
This is true. We are only human and with that said there is a certain level of not just judgment but assumptions that are made (and can be sometimes valid on our part depending on the topic) based upon what we know from what history shows us. But just as you said, this is not always the case and our judgment should not solely depend on what facts we had from 5-10 years ago. It is evident not only through history but through this video as well that people change. Some may take longer than others and some may just take some time as simple as 24 hours as it is revealed to us through this “Eye of the Storm” film.
Now this isn’t to be said that everyone changes because not everyone changes. Sometimes people don’t change due to the stereotype that is placed upon them and how severely they believe and value (whether it be a good or bad value) this belief. The belief that they are what and whom society claims them to be.
Tolerance is beautiful, but at times can be a scary thing.
It is the thing that separates who we are from who we are believing people are saying we are.
"Because we are still conditioning people in this country and, indeed, all over the globe to the myth of white superiority. We are constantly being told that we don’t have racism in this country anymore, but most of the people who are saying that are white. White people think it isn’t happening…
This is a valid observation and I do see and agree where you may be coming from. It is scary to think about how everyone at some level does feel discriminated for any particular reason (not just skin, eye color or racial background), but what good is the knowledge, if one will not try to change this. This country has developed such a high level of tolerance (on many different levels and occasions) that they fail to differentiate good tolerance from the bad.
Nowadays people call this level of “tolerance” as “minding their own business” when in reality they are just cowering away from the situation.
With that being said, I do still agree with Elliot when she states that this project is not meant for everyone and if not used properly can do more damage than good. My heart also breaks with hers when she says that the level of “the necessity of this exercise[/project] is a crime”.