I learned that depending on the identity of a person, usually associated with gender or (and) nationality, they will act differently, either really sensitive, or not sensitive at all. For example, in one case, someone was very sensitive about an issue of prejudice regarding sexism, because of her gender, and of how she thought it affected the world (as far as I understood). I think that my opinion has changed a lot because before, I thought that prejudice was a way that someone could hurt you, however, now I understand that prejudice is when someone has done or said something that has hurt you.
1.) How does race shape the way we see ourselves and others?
I think that if you fit yourself into the stereotype of the race that you are under, then you will be judged on how that race acts. However, if you see yourself as someone who is the same as everyone else, regardless of race, you, along with all of the people around you will think the same.
2.) To what extent do our ideas about race influence the choices we make?
I think that depending on how you see yourself, you will make choices with regard to how others will view you doing it. For example, if you are a really fat person, surrounded by other fat people, you won’t mind about your eating habits, but if you’re around people who are all skinny/fit, then you’ll try to act differently, to detach yourself from the category of just another fat kid.