Social Studies Reflection Post

In the first four lessons, I learned a lot of prejudice, stereotypes, identity and racism. I felt that during the lessons, I really reflected on how I act and what my mind was doing when I first meet someone I also got to know me better, other than reflecting on what I was doing, I noticed that identity is not something other people create for you, but something that you create, who you think you are. From the presentations, I learned a lot of about my fellow classmates, what they went through what their relatives went through. Some stories made me respect them more for example in one of my classmates story, he was bullied at such a young age not knowing what was going on. I did not just learn about my classmates, I also learned about my own family, my father. I never knew that my father had to go through what he went through for about 5 to 8 years, being bullied by other people and not being paid that same amount. I think that the important thing I got out from these four classes and the presentation is that everyone might or have experience racism, stereotypes and people will be the one judging other people based on their race and how they look.

Overall I feel that if we see another race, we will judge them from what we know. It is something that we can’t help doing. I also think that race does effect the way we see other people not us, for example. Chinese people are suppose to be skinny smart and nerdy, but I know that I am not smart for an Asian standard. I know what I can or can not do.

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