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Journal 3 “What is the essence of being black?” This was a good question that was posed because it made me really think about race, and what actually makes a person and how we define them in their “race.” In class a question was asked if we would be able to tell the race of the person that we were talking to if we couldn’t see them. Right off the bat I’m going to say yes, without seeing the person I could tell if they were white or black. The things that I would pick up on would be the tone of their voice, sentence structure, and the assurance in their voice. When talking with someone black, I’ve just noticed that their voices tend to be deeper and they have a lot of self-confidence in what they say. When talking about sentence structure, I don’t mean that blacks all talk in slang or use Ebonics. Just the structure of their sentences is different. I’m not trying to sit here and say that all blacks fit into this category. There are always exceptions to every rule, but I would say that most
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course PSYCH 301 taught by Professor Goldfarb during the Spring '07 term at Westminster MO.

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