Asian Americans lives are shaped by many different factors that are affected by history till this day. While some change has occurred, past perceptions of Asians still exist in people minds that can be seen through the historical, social, cultural, political, and institutional forms.
Microaggressions are daily verbal, behavioral, or humiliation, that conveys hostile and derogatory insults towards minorities. Many perpetrators make statements that are racist without them knowing it. It’s due to the lack of education and awareness of other cultures that they feel the need to ask racial questions or comments. I will take a look at microaggressions at an institutional level, specifically the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Due to these understatements, many POC feel aggravated, oppressed, alienated, and unsafe on campus. Given the long history of white supremacy and exiling out minorities, these stereotypical ideas still exist in the minds of people today. Microaggressions occur because of insufficiency of education of minorities’ history and culture.
Recently, I have been listening to relationship problems from friends and family. I’ve noticed that during these situations active listening doesn’t take place, which escalates the issue further and typically ends messy or bad. I’m sure everyone has experienced these types of situations before, which I believe stems off of miscommunication, poor communication, and not actively listening. There can be many reasons and situations, but it all really comes down to these two important tools. These two tools are the basis of solving problems, so the situation won’t end with bitter feelings towards each other.
"Following the mass shooting at Virginia Tech 12 years ago, professor and poet Nikki Giovanni delivered a stirring address that included a simple truth.
'No one deserves a tragedy.'
It is a mantra that bears repeating in Virginia Beach and across a commonwealth that on Friday witnessed yet another senseless act of violence," writes The Virginian-Pilot Editorial Board.
"San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is a pro-business, pro-immigrant, common-sense leader of a border city with deep business, social and cultural ties to Mexico," writed Francis Wilkinson. "He's also a Republican, which means he belongs to the political party responsible for a steady stream of hysteria, lies and rage about the Mexicans who are his neighbors and trading partners and the immigrants whom Faulconer has warmly welcomed to town."
As excitement ramps up for Super Bowl LIII, Anne Philpot and Michael Farren take umbrage at the fact that Georgia taxpayers are likely to spend more than $1 billion over the course of a deal that funded the venue it will be played in.