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Weekly Reading Journal Entries (Week #3) – “Combating Intentional Bigotry and Inadv

Weekly Reading Journal Entries (Week #3) – “Combating Intentional Bigotry and Inadv

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Grace Kim TA Stephanie Chan Doc1 B018 Oct. 17, 2008 Weekly Reading Journal Entries (Week #3) – “Combating Intentional Bigotry and Inadvertently Racist Acts” Blanchard states that due to the fact that most white students do not interact with African Americans until their college life, many do not have a full understanding of racial differences between blacks and whites. For this reason, “racial harassment” may be either intentional or accidental. Blanchard mentions three “codes” which were used in order to make policies to deal with the racial rejections. By educating the whites that lack the experience of racial interaction, unintended racist behaviors may be prevented. As Blanchard’s study showed, the replies of those who answered after listening to the thoughts of someone else had a positive influence. Therefore,
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Unformatted text preview: Blanchard concludes that by educating whites of the racial harms minority groups face, the influences of one another are the step towards stopping both deliberate and accidental racism. Questions/Comments: • Since I’ve always lived in a fairly diverse environment most my life, it was hard to see how some people may have never had any contact with a person of a minority. • I agree that each person can do their part and influences others to prevent unpleasant racial actions. My signature affirms that I have followed the Thurgood Marshall College Academic Honor Code. _____________________________________ _____________ [signature] [date]...
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