English Final Paper

 

Professor Drown

English 123

24 April 2019

Anti-Racism Activism at UNE

I am not aware of what kind of groups that deal with race are already available on campus. So, besides the fact that I have read these papers and the stories I’ve heard from people I know. I’m not the best person to ask about this. This is not even factoring in how generally oblivious within the predominantly white social spheres of UNE I am to begin with. Just as of writing this I’m currently not well acquainted with someone of color who better understands these topics specifically relating to UNE. Most of the stories I’ve heard have happened outside of UNE.

You could say that I live within a white bubble. At home in Connecticut, I was not in the total whiteout that most of the community experience, but it was still very white. My high school was different in that it wasn’t totally white but had a significant minority population when compared to other schools in the area. In fact, the race did come up in interschool conflicts. At the time I could remember feeling a lot like Kyle Korver. I was aware that these issues were present within my community and actively joked about them with my friends. Whenever it became very poignant as to cause interschool incidents, you’d think it would stir a lot more up in the general school population, but it was never taken too seriously by the student body. Life in New York was not as white as my life in Connecticut. Astoria is known for being a variable melting pot of a variety of different cultures at roughly the same economic level. As a younger kid, the concept of race was utterly foreign and all that mattered was who was fun to play with. So, it was never made apparent to me at any point, which makes it easy to push it aside whenever it gets brought up. Even when I was leaving high school one of the things, I was secretly excited for was that when I got to college nobody would care all the social structure from high school. As if childhood had started again and nothing mattered except whether you were fun to hang out with. So, when it comes to ignoring racial issues on campus. I don’t really know. I’m not going to say like I’m purposely ignoring them but I’m ignoring them. So maybe that’s the thing I could change. It’s so easy to ignore issues like a race around campus. It can be hard to convince people to invest their time at college into these issues as the opportunity cost can be high. It’s an easier sell to people of color who have gone through these experiences and understand it’s important, but to people who have lived within the white bubble for most of their lives, it can be a bit of a difficult sell. You’re going to have to rely on a lot of the methods used to build a social movement to really get people engaged in these issues.

I do believe that it’s something you could do, but again one of the main barriers to this is to get a college student with classes and tests to give these issues the time of day. So, it may be better to mix race awareness projects with either interesting events, like food or movie about these topics, or an academic session that lets you improve academic skills while learning about these topics and not missing out on study time. These strategies are like the ones employed by Rick Warren and his formation of the Saddleback Church in how he changed the context in which people discussed faith. This helps in getting people interested in the discussion beyond just what people are talking about. The channels which to conduct this project are the preexisting clubs like the Black Students Union Club. These activities should be compact in time and on days that are easy for people to attend. The activity should be engaging while at the same time not being too complicated as to confuse or mistake those attending to the issues being portrayed. One of the biggest difficulties I can see in running this club is finding enough materials that are easily digested and easily shared. Another thing this club will have to overcome is getting enough people to be interested in it and consistently show up. I have personal experience with running a club in high school and getting people to consistently show is one of the greatest challenges to running any club. One thing I found is that you must run on a weekly schedule. Running on a weekly schedule will help keep you and your club in your members’ heads. At this club meetings, you must remember that you are the guide and Steer the conversation away from normal social interactions towards the topics you are there to discuss.

Overall, it’s very doable but it will not be easy to overcome the hurdles that will be presented. In the end, I do believe it is worth it to get people more informed about these issues on campus. These are the types of issues you’d believe we’ve already solved, but we haven’t. But like in any situation being informed is the best way to solve anything.

Source Cited

“Privileged | By Kyle Korver.” The Players’ Tribune, www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/kyle-korver-utah-jazz-nba.

BARRIOS, BARCLAY. EMERGING: Contemporary Readings for Writers. BEDFORD BKS ST MARTINS, 2018.

 

Anti-Racist Activism

Updated Anti-Racism

I am not aware of what kind of groups that deal with race and the institutions it effects are already available on campus. So, besides the fact that I have read these papers and the stories I’ve heard from people I know. I’m not the best person to ask about this. This is not even factoring in how generally oblivious within the predominantly white social spheres of UNE, to begin with. Just as of writing this I’m currently not within ubiquitous disposal of someone who better understands these topics specifically relating to UNE. Most of the stories I’ve heard have happened outside if UNE.

You could say that I live in some sort of white bubble. At home in Connecticut I who is Not in the total whiteout that most of the community’s experience, but it was white. My high school was unique in that it wasn’t totaled white but had a significant minority population when compared to other schools. In fact, the race did come up at an issue in interschool conflicts. At the time I could remember feeling a lot like Kyle Korver. I was aware that these issues were present within my community and actively joked about them with my friends. Whenever it became very poignant as to cause interschool incidents you think it would stir a lot more up in the general school population. Just like life in New York was not his white as my life in Connecticut. Astoria is known for being a variable melting pot of a variety of different cultures at roughly the same economic level. As a younger kid, the concept of race was utterly foreign And all that mattered was who was the funniest to play with. So I have some experience with it but I am definitely guilty of pushing it aside whenever it gets brought up. Even then when leaving high school one of the things I secretly was excited for was that when I got to college nobody cared there’s almost like if childhood started again and nothing mattered except whether or not you were fun to hang out. So, when it comes to ignoring racial issues on campus. I’m not going to say like I’m purposely ignoring them but I’m ignoring them. So maybe that’s something I could change it’s so easy to ignore issues like this around campus. it can be hard to have really convinced people to invest their time at college into these issues as the opportune. it’s an easier sell to people of color have gone through these experiences understand it’s important but to people who have lived most of their lives that within the white bubble can be a bit of a difficult sell and you’re going to have to rely on the lot the methods you used to build a social movement to really get people engaged in these issues.

I do believe that it’s something you could do, but again the barriers to this just get it college student with classes and test to give a shit at a time when it can seem like they’re future is one bad grade away from not happening. So, it may be better to mix awareness project with either distressing events, like food and chat or movie about these topics, or an Academic session that lets you Improve academic skills wall learning about these topics while not missing out on study time. These strategies are similar to employed by Rick Warren and his formation of the Saddleback Church in how he changes the context in which faith was discussed. This helps in getting people entrusted in the discussion beyond just what people are talking about. The canal which to conduct this thought is the preexistence club like the Black Student Union Club. These activities should be fairly compact time wise and on days that are easy for people to attend. The activity should be an engaging wall at the same time not being too complicated as to confuse or mistake those attending to the issues being portrayed. Your hair difficulties I can see in running this club are finding sufficient materials that are easily digested and easily shared. One of the things this club will have to overcome is getting enough people to be interested in it and consistently show up. I have personal experience with running a club in high school and getting people to consistently show is one of the greatest challenges to running any club. One thing I found is that you must run on a weekly schedule. Running on a weekly schedule will help keep you and your club in your member’s heads. At this club meetings, you must remember that you are the guide and Steer the conversation away from normal social interactions to discuss the topics are there to discuss.

Anti-Racism Visits

I am not aware of what kind of groups that deal with race and the institutions it effects are already available on campus. So, besides the fact that I have read these papers and the stories I’ve heard from people I know. I’m not the best person to ask about this. This is not even factoring in how generally oblivious within the predominantly white social spheres of UNE to begin with. Just as of writing this I’m currently not within ubiquitous disposal of someone who better understands these topics specifically relating to UNE. Most of the stories I’ve heard have happened outside if UNE. you could say that I live in some sort of white bubble. At home in Connecticut I Who is definitely Not in the total whiteout that the majority of communities experience but it was pretty white. My high school was unique in that it wasn’t totaled white but had a significant minority population when compared to other schools. In fact race did come up at an issue in interschool conflicts. My life in New York was definitely not his white as my life in Connecticut. Astoria is known for being a variable melting pot of a variety of different cultures at roughly the same economic level. As a younger kid the concept of race was utterly foreign And all that mattered was who was the funniest to play with. So I have some experience with it but I am definitely guilty of pushing it aside whenever it gets brought up. Even then when leaving high school one of the things I secretly was excited for was that when I got to college nobody cared there’s almost like if childhood started again and nothing mattered except whether or not you were fun to hang out. So, when it comes to ignoring racial issues on campus. I’m not going to say like I’m purposely ignoring them but I’m ignoring them. So maybe that’s something I could change it’s so easy to ignore issues like this around campus. it can be hard to have really convinced people 2 invest their time at college into these issues it’s an easy sell to people of color have gone through these experiences understand it’s important but to people who have lived most of their lives that within the white bubble can be a bit of a difficult sell and you’re going to have to rely on the lot the methods you used to build a social movement to really get people engaged in these issues.

Anti-Racist Activism

I am not too aware of what kind of groups are already available on campus. So, besides the fact that I have read these papers, I’m not the best person to ask. First things first you need the social norm that exists and causes inequalities. Let’s create a hypothetical social norm as an example. handedness is kind of weird and at the most relevant so, it will make a good thing to arbitrarily divide the population with. We are going with the numbers that are saying right-handedness is 70% of the population and left-handedness is 30 percent of the population. I’m doing this because it makes the left-handed minority larger and a lot more significant within the population of UNE to be a problem. Now the social norm we should go with is something that Works in a minor everyday occurrence within life at UNE. So let’s go with food swipes into the cafeteria. Right-handed people get to use the card reader and get into the cafeteria quickly while left-handed people must input their student ID and wait until they find the corresponding ID. Despite how weird and bizarre this might be to us this is the norm in this hypothetical UNE. Now, who is inciting incident starter? Put your hands together for the amiable Jane Doe. Jane Doe has a lot of friends at UNE. She is part of 7 different clubs, 3 off campus, and, has 2 on-campus jobs. It’s easy to say that she interacted everyone on campus and is good friends with at less a quarter of them. And our good friend Jane doe just so happening left hand. A day comes by where Jane Doe isn’t firing on all cylinders. She is tried from all work she did yesterday and Is not in the mood to stand in line to get her soon ID church so she can get some food in the cafeteria she pulls out her student ID and goes up to the scanner and scans it. At first, nothing happens she walks in and gets to start eating her food, but she’s halfway done with her meal. One of the cafeteria staff comes up to her and asked her to properly get checked into the cafeteria. She is almost entirely exhausted from her all nightery studying applied hyper-baboon physics. She ignores them the card reader accepted her meal swipe the same way as if she had been, I checked in, so she continues eating her food. Eventually, the cafeteria employee called insecurity too remove her.  She’s eventually dragged out of the cafeteria and brought to security’s office with many people that know her seeing her being removed. This initial incident causes immediate action within Jane Doe strong ties. Her close friends Are very clearly outraged by this knowing current our hard work and dedication. Eventually, Her friends start to realize how BS the cafeteria System is, and they pass on this outrage to their friends and close associates. And everyone starts to Think about how this system has more Disadvantageous than advantageous. So, using the strong and weak connections that movement starts to form around Jane doe’s getting kicked out of the cafeteria. People start to boycott the cafeteria until it lets everyone use the card reader. As the cafeteria loses business students begin organizing Jenner nights where dorms get together and cook dinner together. Even though this is inconvenient people still do it because of social pressure. Even in this hypothetical scenario that is so unlikely that it’s more like a fantasy scenario you could see how movements from around events and persist the social expectations and pressure.

7 March in nutshell

In what variety of ways do our social identities shape our personal identities, our minds, our relationships, our lives, our life paths, our prospects, our sense of America and the American Dream?

 

A social identity is what everyone gets to see. It’s the you who goes to the bank, it’s the you who ride the train to work, and, it’s the one who talks to your acquaintances at the office. It usually reflects social norms with minor degrees of variants in a variety of different aspects. These slight variances are only small indicators of what lies below the immediate surface.  Weather conscious or not we all have these small little tells which signal the true person we are below. Our personal identities are far more elusive. Maybe only a hand full of people will get to see this side of you the real you behind the mask that lured them in. Even then it can be very difficult for one to connect with their true self. As it can take years of self-reflection to truly get at who you are as a person. So, if it is the case that it’s hard to contact with your personal identity can your social identity affect who you are? For instance, Ta-Nehisi Coates as a child grew up on the streets of Baltimore and his social identity was an all-consuming. This was due to the danger of the streets. The fact that if there was even the smallest crack in the social identity it could result in your death. Mike Rose grew in a similar situation but dealt with it differently he ignores it. He just kept to himself and didn’t pay attention to the streets.

 

Our minds and our relationships kind of go hand in hand. From day one of our lives our minds are shaped by our caretakers whether these are our mother and father or Legal guardians. They   Are for a time some of the only human beings you know and the only ones you get to learn from and Thus shape an immense part of your life and how you think. They can pass on cultural traditions, local social norms, and, mindsets and these sorts of things shape how you think and how your mind works. This also suddenly influences how you seek out relationships with other people. Thus, our mindsets affect how we find new relationships. Coates parents had to teach him about the street from a early age and how they swallow people whole. They had to stop that, so they need to shape him to survive the streets. To make sure he learned the lessons that would be crucial for him to survive they would need to take some extreme measures, but all necessary. Coates says it himself “My father was so very afraid. I felt it in the sting of his black leather belt, which he applied with more anxiety than anger, my father who beat me as if someone might steal me away, because that is exactly what was happening all around us.” (Coates pg16) Rose’s family where Strangers in an unknown land not knowing what kind of environment, they work in for the rules to survive they just isolate themselves from it, but this also isolates them from other people as their struggles go unnoticed by the community.

 

Our lives and our life paths again just like our minds and our relationships share a heavy correlation with each other.  As the way someone lives their life affects where they go in life. Now the way someone lives their life obviously can be in varying degrees of control of the person who lives it. So, people are not totally responsible for their life path, but it is still expected that at points in which would have required self-agency that someone take it in order to get themselves a respectable life path. however, this does bring up how circumstantial life path are at times. It’s not to say that people cannot achieve a goal even if they work for it. It’s more saying that certain people are set up better to achieve certain goals. This inequality means that certain people tend to end up in certain places in society while others tend to end up in other places. For example, a person from an upper-class family is more likely to stay in the upper class then someone from the lower classes to enter the upper classes. Now you can look at this in a lot of ways like one way is that there is a systemic biased for people being the upper class staying in the upper class and for people who were poor to stay poor or you could see it as a table of probabilities in ratios that usually trend out to stay wherever they are. Coates Would find himself at the far end probability of getting out of a situation if it wasn’t for his love of writing he would have never gotten out just like Rose “We wrote three of four essays a month. We read a book every two to three weeks, starting with the Iliad and end up with Hemingway. He gave us quiz on the reading every other day. He brought a prep school curriculum to Mercy High” (Rose pg 32).

 

So much affect someone’s path where there from, who is they family, what goals that what to accomplish. Where the limit is what education you have and what biases surrounding you. Working harder and better to clime the ladder of work and accomplishment.

 

Source Cited

Rose. Lives on the Boundary. Prentice Hall, 2002.

Coates, Ta-Nehisi, and Klaus Amann. Between the World and Me. Reclam, 2017.

M3 IN the nutshell

A social identity is what everyone gets to see. It’s the you who goes to the bank, it’s the you who ride the train to work, and, it’s the one who talks to your acquaintances at the office. It usually reflects social norms with minor degrees of variants in a variety of different aspects. These slight variances are only small indicators of what lies below the immediate surface.  Weather conscious or not we all have these small little tells which signal the true person we are below. Our personal identities are far more elusive. Maybe only a can full of people will get to see this side of you the real you behind the mask that lured them in. Even then it can be very difficult for one to connect with their true self.  as it can take years of self-reflection to truly get at who you are as a person. So, if it is the case that it’s hard here in contact with your personal identity can your social identity affect who you are? Well your personal identity usually shaped by how people treat you in life and that can wildly very even in just the United States alone.

 

Our minds and our relationships kind of go hand in hand. From day one of our lives our minds are shaped by our caretakers whether these are our mother and father or Legal guardians. They   Are for a time some of the only human beings you know and the only ones you get to learn from and Thus shape an immense part of your life and how you think. They can pass on cultural traditions, local social norms, and, mindsets and these sorts of things shape how you think and how your mind works. This also suddenly influences how you seek out relationships with other people. Thus, our mindsets affect how we find new relationships. Showing how intertwined these 2 things are.

 

Our lives and our life paths again just like our minds and our relationships Share a heavy correlation with each other.    As the way someone lives their life affects where they go in life. Now the way someone lives their life obviously can be in varying degrees of control of the person who lives it. So, people are not totally responsible for their life path, but it is still expected that at points in which would have required self-agency that someone take it in order to get themselves a respectable life path. however, this does bring up how circumstantial life path are at times. It’s not to say that people cannot achieve a goal even if they work for it. It’s more saying that certain people are set up better to achieve certain goals. This inequality means that certain people tend to end up in certain places in society while others tend to end up in other places. For example, a person from an upper-class family is more likely to stay in the upper class then someone from the lower classes to enter the upper classes. Now you can look at this in a lot of ways like one way is that there is a systemic biased for people being the upper class staying in the upper class and for people who were poor to stay poor or you could see it as a table of probabilities in ratios that usually trend out to stay wherever they are.

 

So much affect someone’s path where there from, who is they family, what goals that what to accomplish. Where the limit is what education you have and what biases surrounding you. Working harder and better to clime the ladder of work and accomplishment.

MARCH 2 IN THE Nutshell Essay

A social identity is what everyone gets to see. It’s the you who goes to the bank, it’s the you who ride the train to work, and, it’s the one who talks to your acquaintances at the office. It usually reflects social norms with minor degrees of variants in a variety of different aspects. These slight variances are only small indicators of what lies below the immediate surface.  Weather-conscious or not we all have these small little tells which signal the true person we are below. Our personal identities are far more elusive. Maybe only a can full of people will get to see this side of you the real you behind the mask that lured them in. Even then it can be very difficult for one to connect with their true self.  as it can take years of self-reflection to truly get at who you are as a person. So, if it is the case that it’s hard here in contact with your personal identity can your social identity affect who you are? Well, your personal identity usually shaped by how people treat you in life and that can wildly very even in just the United States alone.

 

Our minds and our relationships kind of go hand in hand. From day one of our lives, our minds are shaped by our caretakers whether these are our mother and father or Legal guardians. They   Are for a time some of the only human beings you know and the only ones you get to learn from and Thus shape an immense part of your life and how you think. They can pass on cultural traditions, local social norms, and, mindsets and these sorts of things shape how you think and how your mind works. This also suddenly influences how you seek out relationships with other people. Thus, our mindsets affect how we find new relationships. showing how intertwined these 2 things are.

 

Our lives and our life paths again just like our minds and our relationships Share a heavy correlation with each other.    As the way, someone lives their life affects where they go in life. Now the way someone lives their life obviously can be in varying degrees of control of the person who lives it. So, people are not totally responsible for their life path, but it is still expected that at points in which would have required self-agency that someone takes it in order to get themselves a respectable life path. however, this does bring up how circumstantial life path are at times. It’s not to say that people cannot achieve a goal even if they work for it. It’s more saying that certain people are set up better to achieve certain goals. This inequality means that certain people tend to end up in certain places in society while others tend to end up in other places. For example, a person from an upper-class family is more likely to stay in the upper class then someone from the lower classes to enter the upper classes. Now you can look at this in a lot of ways like one way is that there is a systemic biased for people being the upper class staying in the upper class and for people who were poor to stay poor or you could see it as a table of probabilities in ratios that usually trend out to stay wherever they are.

The Nutshell: Covering Final Confrontation

Identity is something that is intrinsic to any human being. A unique collection of memories, relationships, and, physical space. But We all cover something in our identity. Whether it is to make some small talk flow better or get that job you really need, but it works in an even broader sense like covering your national origin or race. Why do we hide these things, because it is not mainstream? Covering is the act of withholding part of one’s identity when in a social situation and is a critical component of assimilation. The word covering was coined by Yoshino Kenji a Constitutional Lawyer. He uses it in his book of the same name. Despite not making any sense, some people just hate other people for factors far out of there control. Now, in all honesty, the fact that you’re gay should not come up during any job interview. Let alone be one of the many criteria you’re judged by during the hiring process. As a large population, especially within the United States, still views being gays unfavorable trait and as It’s relatively unknown how they will respond to such topics. Now, active withholding this information with changing you are perceived to others is Covering. However, Kenji Yoshino says it best “Everyone covers. To cover is to down a disfavored to fit into the mainstream.”. So, for example in the statement, I said earlier about being gay. Covering for being gay would be portraying yourself as straight. So, let’s say you’re in the company showers and the guys are talking about celebrities that they think are attractive and everyones throwing out names like Scarlett Kohansson, Kim Carasson, and, Jegan Fox. You really want to say Jeff Goldblum, but you know that you’ll be ostracized for saying that, so you say Jessica Elba. It basically amounts to pre-emptive reaction to social ostracization.

 

Hiding has been part of humanity since before we were human. Actively withdrawing yourself to a secluded area too be sheltered from threats is something that all life does. However, like all survival strategy strategies, it’s only effective in the right place at the right time. Just like how you don’t conserve water in a rainforest or go to Antarctica naked you shouldn’t have to cover in. And you shouldn’t have to hide in a society that should expect you for who you are.  Covering, just like ill-applied survival, can result in serious damage to one’s health and sanity. One can become disconcerting with themselves and society. Hatred can be a natural response to pent up emotions especially to those who are the source. “The True Self is associated with human spontaneity and authenticity: “Only the True Self can be creative and only the True Self can feel real.” The False Self, in contrast, gives an individual a sense of being unreal, a sense of futility. It mediates the relationship between the True Self and the world.” No matter what in someone’s life not being able to be who you are can be maddening. It Leads to a disregard of those who put you down and not in their self-interest. Such as saying things that take their cause for social recognition back years. It is almost paradoxical as those who wish to bring their authorization to an end must be stronger than their oppressors. So, murderers are terrible people. I’m glad to live in a society where murderers are fully punished by the law. Outside of the moral ambiguity of medical procedures and horticulture. Someone with a gun going around killing other people is wrong and gets punished but Is that a violation of their rights. Do society have the right forcing people who true self is to kill others to not by punishing those who do.

 

Yoshino’s paper on Covering really shows how it connects to topics like true self and civil right. It also shows how covering is something humans have been probably doing since the beginning of the mainstream and how covering isn’t the problem but a symptom of the problem. The civil right movement Still has more ground to cover as legal representation does not mean social acceptance.

NutShell: The Covering

Identity is something that is intrinsic to any human being. A unique collection of memories, relationships, and, physical space. Despite not making any sense, some people just hate other people for factors far out of there control. For example, a lot of the time people will be told not to mention the fact that they’re gay within a job interview. Now, in all honesty, the fact that you’re gay should not come up during any job interview. Let alone be one of the many criteria you’re judged by during the hiring process. As a large population, especially within the United States, still views being gays unfavorable trait and as It’s relatively unknown how they will respond to such topics. Now, active withholding this information with changing you are perceived to others is Covering. However, Kenji Yoshino says it best “Everyone covers. To cover is to down a disfavored to fit into the mainstream.”. So, for example in the statement, I said earlier about being gay. Covering for being gay would be portraying yourself as straight. So, let’s say you’re in the company showers and the guys are talking about celebrities that they think are attractive and everyones throwing out names like Scarlett Kohansson, Kim Carasson, and, Jegan Fox. You really want to say Jeff Goldblum, but you know that you’ll be ostracized for saying that, so you say Jessica Elba. It basically amounts to pre-emptive reaction to social ostracization.

 

Hiding has been part of humanity since before we were human. Actively withdrawing yourself to the secluded area to be sheltered from threats is something that all life does. However, like all survival strategy strategies, it’s only effective in the right place at the right time. Don’t conserve water in the rainforest or go to Antarctica naked. And you shouldn’t have to hide in a society that should expect you for who you are.  Covering, just like ill-applied survival, can result in serious damage to one’s health and sanity. One can become disconcerting with themselves and society. Hatred can be a natural response to pent up emotions especially to those who are the source. “The True Self is associated with human spontaneity and authenticity: “Only the True Self can be creative and only the True Self can feel real.” The False Self, in contrast, gives an individual a sense of being unreal, a sense of futility. It mediates the relationship between the True Self and the world.” No matter what in someone’s life not being able to be who you are can be maddening. It Leads to a disregard of those who put you down and not in their self-interest. Such as saying things that take their cause for social recognition back years. It is almost paradoxical as those who wish to bring their authorization to an end must be stronger than their oppressors.

 

So, murderers are terrible people. I’m glad to live in a society where murderers are fully punished by the law. Outside of the moral ambiguity of medical procedures and horticulture. Someone with a gun going around killing other people is wrong and gets punished but Is that a violation of their rights. As we are suppressing that type of person who goes out murder someone. and are we forcing people to cover who want to murder people, so they must suppress that part of identity?