Discuss your thoughts and feelings about the events of Minneapolis, MN (George Floyd), Louisville, KY (Breonna Taylor), New York City, NY (Eric Garner + Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos), Cleveland, Ohio (Tamir Rice), + at least one similar and recent news event.

Journal 1 – Self Reflection and Social Justice Events – 10% of the GradePart A (minimum = 1 page):Write about your initial impressions of what you have experienced in this class to date (please answer each question below).
⦁ What don’t you know about other races than are not your own?⦁ What don’t you know about sexual orientations other than your own?⦁ What are your impressions about other races other than your own?⦁ Where did you get your impressions about other races and sexual orientations from?⦁ What are your feelings about races other than your own?⦁ What are your feelings about sexual orientations other than your own?⦁ What are your perceptions regarding race relations in the United States at this time in history? Be honest – no “politically correct.”
Part B (minimum = 2 pages):
Discuss your thoughts and feelings about the events of Minneapolis, MN (George Floyd), Louisville, KY (Breonna Taylor), New York City, NY (Eric Garner + Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos), Cleveland, Ohio (Tamir Rice), + at least one similar and recent news event. Please answer all of the following questions:
⦁ Where did you get the information about these incidents? If a newspaper, magazine, parent, friend, etc… please list it. How do you know that the information you received is accurate? Do you think the information was presented fairly or was it delivered with bias?⦁ What were your thoughts and feelings about racial profiling prior to the incidents that have been videotaped over the past few years? What are your thoughts and feelings now about the incidents and the subsequent protests? If your thoughts and feelings changed, why did they – or if not, why didn’t they?⦁ What do you know about the arguments and beliefs that are on the other end of the spectrum from your own thoughts and feelings about those incidents?
*You can reference the Tatum readings for this assignment!
Tatum, Beverly (2017). Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in Cafeteria? And Other Conversations about Race New York (20th Anniversary Edition),