I was very much of like the I don’t see we should see race, and that sort of school of thought when I came to school here...
I was very much of like the I don’t see we should see race and that sort of school of thought when I came to school here. And then I realized that like...I don’t know, I think that the, that I as an individual will make like, initially will make like a preconceived judgment about someone from seeing them, and that’s okay as long as I realize that I’m making a preconceived judgement and then looking at then again.
You know what I mean? Like if I have, if I like walk into a classroom and see like the racial breakdown of the people in the classroom, I’m gonna have some sort of preconceived notion of about like what each person’s life has been like. But I have to understand like that’s not necessarily what’s true of their experience. And that I made a judgment because that the way that everyone’s minds works. And that I had to put that aside and realize that I’m making that’s judgement and then move on to, like figure out what’s like going on with that specific individual.
Um and I’m still not the best at it. And I still will sometimes go with my preconceived notion but I think that I’ve, because I’m more aware of it now, I’m able to put aside those judgments in a way that I wasn’t able to before.