Unformatted text preview: attitude was passed on to them. My wife’s grandmother is scared of African-Americans. Why? Because she grew up with parents who taught her that and she has never had an experience with an African-American. Should I be mad at her for that? On the other hand, I also cannot assume that everyone who sees me automatically thinks racist thoughts. Someone may be looking at me just because I’m in front of them, however a few past experiences leads me to believe that they are thinking negative thoughts. This is a constant battle for me everyday and it shouldn’t be. I am in the mortgage business and I have a website that customers can apply online for a mortgage. I decided to take my picture off the site because I thought some people would not do business with me if they saw that I was a minority. I need to change my angle of vision here and treat people how I would like to be treated, as just another person....
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 312 taught by Professor Thomas during the Summer '10 term at Ashford University.
- Summer '10