This is a reflection paper I had to do for Martin Luther King Jr Day yesterday. The speaker was a good choice, and I could have said much more on her points, but I got off on my own tangent. In other news, the project is turned in, and I'm studying frantically, worried about the oral exams tomorrow at 10:15:
The idea of social justice, a theme spoken of in chapel and one which Martin Luther King Jr. fought for during his life, is one I am passionate about. Star Parker, the chapel speaker, had credibility on the subject because not only is she working directly with marginalized people and fighting for them in
I don’t think most students understand the area of
I took the Ethnic and Minority Issues class my freshman year, and really appreciated it. It resounded with me- I was a minority during my elementary school years in my community, school, and church. I lived in
Before we moved away, I did come to a reconstruction phase. I got involved in what I did have an advantage in- I played basketball in a co-ed league and my height was an advantage. I went to math competitions and computer camps. I learned to appreciate the mountains rather than the beaches, where I would get sunburned. I even learned to like spam musubi- a snack with rice, Spam, and seaweed. I learned about the cultures surrounding me and appreciated them and did my best to respect them. Mostly, I learned to appreciate rich culture of whatever kind, not discount anyone’s traditions or beliefs, but try to understand them.