Theory of Knowledge Mugged

Theory of Knowledge - Brown 1 Evan Brown Robert Girton Theory of Knowledge AA 30 November 2009 Mugged One night during spring break my friend and I

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Evan Brown Robert Girton Theory of Knowledge AA 30 November 2009 Mugged One night during spring break, my friend and I were mugged by two tall, stocky, black “thugs.” I was already skeptical of them as soon as I saw them near the apartments close to my house. For me, they envisioned what a typical “thugs” would look like (big, black, baggy pants, rough-looking). I wanted to walk past them without trouble but before I knew it, I had a gun put to my chest and my pockets were being emptied. At that time I was a nervous wreck, I couldn’t believe it, I had been taken advantage of. These black thugs took my wallet, phone, iPod and my half empty pack of gum and I later realized they didn’t rob me with a gun. It turns out that the “gun” was a cell phone that was partially poked out of a sleeve. I couldn’t believe it. After the thugs left with all of my stuff, thoughts raced through my head; Why me? Why would anyone do this? At that time, some of the most racist, stereotypical, thoughts came afloat. My perception of black people was deeply affected by this event that took no longer than three minutes. If I didn’t know hard working, positive black people like Ernest, Jessica E., Johnecca and Ashton, I most likely would have been closed off to any ideas different than all black people are poor, violent, in gangs and sell drugs. If not for previous, positive experiences with black people I would have let
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ENG 111 taught by Professor Patterson during the Fall '07 term at Miami University.

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Theory of Knowledge - Brown 1 Evan Brown Robert Girton Theory of Knowledge AA 30 November 2009 Mugged One night during spring break my friend and I

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