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.
As I grew up, I only thought literacy only affected my school life because when I went home, I didn't have to worry for 8 hours of school work. Now that I'm older and is reflecting on my life and what I want to do with school and my future career, I realized that literacy is important to me. I don't dread it like how I dread other subjects and topics in school. I realized that literacy has always been a part of me and I appreciate it because it has helped me become the person I am today.
Rehabilitation is the solution into making our world a better place because it works on making the mind and soul healthier, which is the component to how we affect others in our daily lives. “Learning to face reality, refusing refuge in cliches and lies, fighting to find a way out that's what rehab is about.” by Antonio Bird.
South Korea has been facing gender inequality, especially women who make up a small percentage of decision-making roles. These women also face sexual harassment during hwaesik culture traditions at corporate/company celebrations. While there is being active change being made, there is a larger issue at hand.