Social justice essay topic

For my Social Justice/Injustice Essay I decided to write about an experience with Law Enforcement and my experience on how they treated me after I was sexually assaulted and went to them for help.

The topic of sexual assault and just sexual assault awareness is not talked about enough and a lot of people aren’t even aware of the statistics. There’s so much victim-blaming and shaming and so much mistreatment from law enforcement when people report about it that I also wanted to talk.

Reading Reflection #2 Implicit Bias and Race

  1. I feel sad, sorry, empathetic but overall disappointed in our “justice” system as a whole. Nobody should have to deal with something like that while they’re just trying to go about their day. This seems to be something that happens alot and it’s truly saddening. I don’t personally have a story like this regarding me, however it happened to my friend in front of me. We were in a parking lot of a taco bell, eating food with my friend, we were both in our own cars and had our windows down and were talking. Someone called only my friend in and said he looked suspicious, but not me. My friend is a black man, hes very tall, and 150% he was racially profiled, the cops showed up way way more aggressively than needed and blocked his car in, it was a scary thing and hard to watch my friend be profiled for simply the color of his skin.
  2. I think what he means is, microaggressions are everywhere, even if people don’t realize they’re saying hurtful things, they are and for the people those things are aimed towards, it can be painful. He must hear them all the time, I’d be angry too.

Microaggressions in the Classroom

  1. It was my freshman year, and we were in english class, I had it with my friend Aleiya who was also on the gymnastics team with me so we were decently close, I dont remember verbatim what was said, but remember it being along the lines of someone mocking a chinese accent, and moving their eyes to make themselves look “Asian” and making a comment along the lines of “am I smarter now” and then started mocking the accent an the asian culture in nail salons. Aleiya is hmong and this highly offended her and I remember her calling the girl out
  2. It is so important for everyone to feel safe in every space and comfortable to be themselves. I know a lot of people don’t though, and it’s honestly very sad. I try my best in every situation to be inclusive. You never know what kind of battles someones fighting.


Does the topic of race belong in the classroom?

  1. My highschool was honestly very very diverse, however white privilege and blatant racism was still very very prevalent, and highly ignored when reported to teachers, that’s something I’ll never forget. White privilege is very very real. Intentionally or not, it is. White people dont have to think twice about if they’re going to possibly be shot or not during a traffic stop. Most white people get half the time colored people do for the same crimes. I could go on forever. It’s sad, and it’s disgusting, I’m tired for them. America preaches “land of the free” and ” all men are equal” but it’s complete bullshit.
  2. I think it’s definitely something that need’s to be talked about way more than it is. We’re taught the wrong things. That’s really all im gonna say on that.

Reading Reflection #1 Critical Thinking

  1. I believe that a person who uses critical thinking tends to value logic over feelings. Some people think with their hearts while others think mostly with their head and use logical reasoning, I believe that most critical thinker fall on the head thinking aspect of the spectrum. Another characteristic is confidence, specifically in themselves, they have to be confident in their ability to reason and rationalize ideas, also honesty is very important as well
  2. Weak sense critical thinkers, tend to be more biased is what I’ve noticed, they have trouble seeing other view points or sides of stories of people they’re no the most fond of. Where as strong sense thinkers can easily have an open mind and be receptive to other view points // ideas.
  3. An argument you’d have in an academic setting vs and argument you’d have with a friend or a sibling are very very different things, usually when you’re arguing outside of an academic setting ie; a classroom, let’s say at home with your brother, it’s more of a fight, there’s usually no organization behind the claims and statements being made and most of the time (at least at my house) includes yelling. However when you are in an academic setting it’s usually more referred to as “presenting an argument” where you are trying to voice your opinion on a topic and you usually write out reasons to support your claim and there usually shouldn’t be yelling involved.
  4. This is a question I’ve wondered for so long. Not to get dark or anything but I’ve tried watching documentaries into the minds of convicted felons including murderers, trying to figure out the way they think. But the answer to why we’ll never know is because, humans are constantly adapting, especially our brains and the way we work. Yes with current technology we’re closer than ever to finding out how we work but still so far.

Why Questioning : 

  1. The role of questions has a huge role in my life, as I hope it does in everyone elses. I was quickly labeled inquisitive as a kid the second I learned to speak as I was constantly asking “why”
    “why is the sky blue” “Why can’t I go play with my friends” “why do i have to do this” I’ve always been a very curious person, and have always liked being informed and in the loop.
  2. I think some children stop asking questions because they get yelled at for asking too many or because they stop getting answers. That’s what happened to me when I was younger, I was always yelled at for wanting to know too much. People like Bezos and Jobs still question because they’re so incredibly smart, they always want to know more and there’s always more to know.
  3. As a student asking questions is SO SO SO important, whether it’s about a deadline, something you didn’t understand in a lecture, etc. If you’re not asking the questions you have, you will continue to be confused and it will interfere with your education. As for the role questions play in my future profession, Im going to be a nurse. Questions are the most important role in that job. ” where does it hurt” “whats wrong” “are you allergic to this” its SO important.

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