March 23, 2012

What Would You Do?

Society, stereotypes, biases and assumptions can really play with your mind. This video is an experiment that I, too, failed horribly. In my mind's eye, the young white male, initially, just seemed to have lost his key. I doubt if I would have given him a second glance. However, I immediately felt the young black male was "up to no good". I'm angry with myself for feeling that way...was even angrier with the stark contrast in the people's responses to the situation. But how can I legitimately be upset when I harbor some of the same feelings?