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In the documentary film The Color of Fear a group of men engaged in a candid discussion on racism The group consisted of eight men and they were African Asian Latino and White Americans It was to show that all Africans Asians Latinos or Whites do not think alike and are diverse I believe that is why there were two men representing each ethnicity At some point in the movie it made me feel quite uncomfortable to watch because of the intensity of the men For the most part I felt as though I could relate to their experiences being a minority myself There were some hits and misses in the film but overall it was informative I believe the first question that was asked from the director was how they identified themselves racially There were so many different responses but most of the minority did not identify themselves as Americans What was surprising to me was that most of the men there were born in the United States so they are American Citizens Yet they still felt alienated from this country I believe that the minority in this country will always be viewed as a foreigner because White Americans are the dominant culture in this society For example I am an American Citizen because I was conceived here in the bay area Yet people will ask me what country I am from Furthermore I was astonished of how important it is to grow up in a diverse committee such as the bay area When I was living in Maryland I went to a school where my peer consisted of only Whites Africans and some Koreans It was such a cultural shock for me because I grew up with such a diverse group of friends The lunch breaks at school helped illustrate how each ethnicity formed their own clique and kept to themselves Also for the first time in my life I was the only
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