Why We Need to Discuss Race
Yes, race is so critical that it gets its own subject area on my blog. Racial tensions have reached the forefront of the American consciousness and needs to be discussed openly- without the stone of ‘political correctness’ around our necks. America has always been a melting pot- and for the most part, it still is. But there are groups which haven’t ‘melted’ into American society and it bothers me. I ask myself, “Why? do you not want to be part of American society? do you actually wish to be separate? if so, why?” Being part Korean, having a native Korean for a mother, having a native Dominican Republic step mother, I definitely have experience with the immigrant experience. We, none of us, want to be separate from other citizens. In fact, we have always yearned and strived to be an integral member of American society- a member with our own unique perspectives and mini-cultures and with a voice. Why do some people feel they are separate?
My posts in this section will focus on these questions. Join me and let’s gain critical insight into this issue.