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The Personal Side of Bias, Prejudice and Oppression

Growing up in Jamaica provides its own complex relationship with class-ism more than anything else and issues related to poverty and social status. Racism was not the primary issue of oppression but there was and still is some ‘reprogramming’ needed in terms of how ‘black people’ see themselves in relation to the rest of the … Continue reading The Personal Side of Bias, Prejudice and Oppression

Practicing Awareness of Microaggressions

While living in Japan, I met several persons from various countries and varying backgrounds. Many Japanese people wanted to touch my hair and actually asked permission to do so which was fine with me. The other ‘foreigners’ however hardly ever asked or waited for permission before touching my hair. I used to be annoyed and … Continue reading Practicing Awareness of Microaggressions

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