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White pacific islander black Asian or American Indian those were the choices I had in school whenever we had a standardized test or a document asking for my race I would sit there and wonder what exactly I was because Im from Northern Iraq in a region called Kurdistan and back then I had the understanding that Iraq was part of Asia so I would also always bubble in Asian however I didnt feel Asian and often times felt like I was making the wrong choice I had no way of knowing what race I was because race isnt real or at least its not proved by anything biological nor is it taught to young children We invented the concept of race without giving anyone a clear meaning as to who is part of what race other than physical features which often times can be misleading With the invention of race comes the practice of racism prejudice and discrimination which is the focus of the movies Blue Eyed and Race The Power of IllusionIn the video Blue Eyed I was really surprised that the blue eyed adults were accepting of the fact that what they were doing was ultimately supporting racism Most adults unlike children have seen and experienced more so its hard to change their minds on something as delicate as racism Majority of adults also grow up to have the same ideals as their parents and very few actually stray from their parents ideals so to see the blue eyed adults sympathizing and showing emotion for the brown eyed people and more specifically the African Americans was nice to see The part that made me angry was when one of the men who were African American was talking about his son and how he has to explain to him every day that no matter how hard he tries society will never see him as anything other than being a black kid because
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