Racism in Everyday Society
Seeing Racism in Every-Day Society
I was very confused about the topic I was going to choose when I got to know about the project. At the beginning we decided to meet with some friends and make a play or something similar. At first I thought it was a great idea, but then I realized I wasn’t so interest in doing that. I wanted to do something that really concerned me and was at the same time of my interest, a topic I would learn of. I had chosen Mr.McGough as a tutor so I decided to make of my Personal Project an art project. I found the idea very interesting and we started working on my Project immediately. I started by doing a list of topics which I wanted to know about. I specially focused on topics that had to do with problems that the world is suffering, problems our society, the world community have to face. I found out about some topics that seemed really attractive, like homeless people, Racism and discrimination, destruction of the environment, women role in society and children of the street. I saw all this different subjects very interesting. But there was one, that by reading about it, I found out it was a big problem which a almost didn’t know anything about. This was racism or racial discrimination. I didn’t know what this really meant. I only knew it was when somebody discriminates another because or their skin colour, black or white mainly, because of their language, culture, etc. I saw this as a very far away problem, but I realized this happens around us every day. I had to focus on one little part of racism because there are many things related to it and it would have been very difficult to cover the whole theme. I decided to focus on racial discrimination because of skin colour, focusing mainly on black and white skin colour people.
I started researching and reading about racism and I started concerning more and more about this problem. I found many interesting ways of researching for my project. First of all I made two surveys. Were people from all ages, mainly teenagers, were given a couple of situations and they had a number of options to choose from for each situation. I was very surprised by these surveys, I noticed most teenagers prefer to act as they...