I am currently taking a class at Santa Monica College which has centered on the study and further knowledge of minority groups in society and how they are portrayed in the media. Throughout this semester we have studied topics such as gender roles, race and the gay and lesbian community within society. From the Mexican American zoot suit riots in Los Angeles to the struggle for women to obtain meaningful positions within the business community and society this class has presented a new topic and community every week. The most powerful part of this class is the discussion analysis. In order for stereotypes to be dispelled fact must be presented, but I think open active discussions are more powerful.
Throughout this class we have had the opportunity to think write on this topics. While I have always considered myself a very open minded person this class has allowed me to explore additional aspects of these topics while wasn’t as knowledgeable for even open minded as I had previously thought. To have discussions with different individuals from unique backgrounds, race and sexual orientation is very cool. It allows for the free flow of ideas which each coming from a unique and original perspective.
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