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03-19-2002, 08:16 AM
homework? I need to interview someone of a minority race for my Diversity in Education class and quite honestly I'm having a hard time finding someone willing to be interviewed. It can through e-mail or IM, only 10 questions to answer.
I'd really appreciate any guidance here - my professor is breathing down my neck because I haven't turned this in yet. Oy, like I need one more paper to write on top of the other 3 that are due this week.
Anyone want to make an assist here?? I'd be much obliged!!
03-19-2002, 10:06 AM
Sorry, Debie, I don't think I can help...except that I think I'm the only person in Seattle that hates salmon and seafood...talk about a minority! :rolleyes: Would that count? :D
03-19-2002, 10:22 AM
Jewel, you are my counterpart! That's me (hate seafood) only I live on the east coast, right by the water!
Debie- can you consider women a "minority" or are they looking specifically at race? In many instances, women are considered to be in the minority group.
03-19-2002, 10:39 AM
Considering that a 'majority' is made up of a group of 'minorities', or that it all depends on where and when you are talking, you have a lot of scope.
Why don't you contact some of the groups that support 'minorities' and ask them for referrals?
03-19-2002, 11:20 AM
Jewel - that might count!:D :D
Thanks for the suggestions. No one seems to be willing to be interviewed, and our local support groups and gathering places are proving to be useless. I actually don't blame them - it seems that they are always being asked about the "black" experience, the "hispanic" experience, etc., but with little being done with the responses they give. I feel stupid just having to do this assignment, how incredibly rude to have to go ask someone what it's like to be a certain race, and how could I made education better for them?
I'll keep working on the impossible . . .
03-19-2002, 11:41 AM
Is there another teacher at the school that would let you interview them? Someone who works in one of the offices, perhaps??
03-19-2002, 11:44 AM
I just thought of something, tying in with Jewel's notion:
There are trans-race minorities:
Age (like, over 50)
I used to handle cases involving discrimination, and all these folks (above) would be considered minorities for the purpose of the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission. Also (for disabilities) under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
I suspect you could get some good info on that and find people who are willing to discuss things.
03-19-2002, 09:11 PM
I would be happy to help you out. I am of Asian-Indian descent (I was 6 when I moved to the states). I have had some interesting times since the whole 9/11 thing as well, if you're looking for that sort of thing...or the whole marrying someone from a different race/religion....just let me know!
03-20-2002, 05:13 AM
Oh, how great of you to volunteer!!! mmmuuuuwwwaaaahhh! <big smooch>
I'll PM you this afternoon after class and work out the details!
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