What I Hear When You Say…
1. Why did you choose that particular video, and what did you think of the topic before playing the video? (put a link to the particular video you watched in the blogpost)
I chose the videos below, because I feel that race discrimination is one of the most popular issues around the world, yet it is not ending despite the awareness in all forms; people still won’t stop. I am also curious to hear how the discriminated people feel or think regarding such topic. As an outsider, when I hear the word race discrimination, this definition comes to my mind: “race discrimination involves treating someone unfavorably because he/she is of a certain race or because of personal characteristics associated with race (such as hair texture, skin color, or certain facial features)” (Race/Color Discrimination, n.d). I have never felt the same exact feelings they do, but all I know is that it is not good. For example, I know that when a dark skinned person get bullied or so by a white person, they feel oppressed.
Race/Color Discrimination. US EEOC. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.eeoc.gov/racecolor-discrimination
2. What did you learn from watching the video that was new to you, and what confirmed what you already knew?
The idea of playing the race card is new to me. I didn’t even think that somebody can blame the other because the fact that they defend themselves from racism; racists are the ones who need “escape” from the conversation so not to be held accountable for their words and actions. Also, I discovered a new term, which is micro-aggression. According to the Race Card video, it means “relentless demeaning comments, assumptions and actions directed at minorities.” I feel that it is more specific than racism, unlike what we discussed before (othering). What confirmed what I already knew was that not only black people get discriminated, but also there are many others like Asians or anyone who look a bit different than their origin; it is actually normal because we don’t get to choose what we look like, and not necessarily all people in the same country look identical.
3. How did you feel after watching the video?
I feel that minorities actually face difficulties because of others, and I saw it now from their own perspective. All they want is to be heard and appreciated. They don’t want to be accused of playing the race card while they are only communication.
4. What will you do differently going forward based on what you learned from the video?
I will rethink my words before I speak to anyone, as anybody on this Earth may feel discriminated. In addition, I will talk more about such significant topics to open people’s eyes and let them empathize with one another.