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How Race Is Lived in America The three articles I had a chance to read were from The New York Times project examining the changing dimensions of racial and racialized experiences in the United States The Minority Quarterback Coaches Chose a White to Call the Plays The Campus Found that Hard to Swallow a story of a white minority in an all black university The Way We Live Now 7-16-00 Round Table Writing about Race And Trying to Talk About it and A Conversation on Race America Seen Through the Filter of Race were the three articles I read from the newspaper series How Race is Lived in America These readings related very much to our class discussions and in our text books about race and communicationprejudice concepts In the article The Minority Quarterback I found that the title itself baffled me at first The title showed me that I even have prejudice From the definition formed in class that prejudice is based upon a faulty and inflexible generalization For me when I think of a quarterback I think of a white playing the position Since in the past of football most quarterbacks were dominantly white So when I read the title I thought it was about a black quarterback playing the role and his struggle being the leader of the team But the article was exactly opposite which gave me a kick out of it for thinking that way The story was about a white quarterback accepting a scholarship to play for a big time football school among black colleges He was going to be the first white to start quarterback in the history of the black Southwestern Athletic Conference His teammates were really unhappy about the situation they believed that he got the position because he was white and not on his ability The players picked on his weaknesses and made jokes that he was the typical bland white athlete This is
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