FYS Johnson Reflection

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Johnson Reflection 1 Johnson Reflection Tara E. Larkin Penn State University February 22, 2007
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Johnson Reflection 2 Johnson Reflection As supposed to the McIntosh reading, this selection from Johnson explains, in better terms, the different privileges white people have, as supposed to the oppression blacks face. In chapter one, the very first example is of Rodney King. This story shocked me, not because the assailants were not punished, but because King just wanted peace after the incident. Riots were breaking out in his defense, but he cried out, “Can’t we all just get along?” Johnson then immediately addresses the issue of cannot or will not get along. This blunt statement provoked my thoughts even more; do I want to get along with minorities? I have never considered myself a racist, but maybe I have racist tendencies that I am unaware of and do not desire to change them. Johnson opens up chapter two by saying, “Ignoring privilege keeps us in a state of unreality by promoting the illusion that difference by itself is the problem.” Knowing that
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