Racial Oppression Reflection
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Imagine that you are a residence hall counselor on campus, and the student described in the incident has come to you to ask for advice.
What sort of advice would you give to the student?
Explain why your advice represents the best course of action for the student to follow.
Your essay should be 1-2 pages in length.
Scenario 1: Jessica
Jessica is a 22-year-old Mexican American who moved from Illinois to attend college in California. Lately, she has noticed that the majority of her Hispanic classmates are able to speak both English and Spanish fluently, and most speak Spanish to each other in her Chicano studies class and socially.
Jessicaâ€™s parents spoke Spanish at home but did not insist on their children becoming bilingual. For this reason, Jessica understands Spanish when it is spoken to her, but she does not speak it fluently.
Jessica has found that she feels more comfortable and relaxed in classes where most of her classmates are white rather than in her Chicano studies class, where she does not share the experiences of the other Hispanic students. This realization has upset her, and she has come to you for advice.