posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 06:54 AM
reply to post by GradyPhilpott
I understand what the host was driving at, and I can grasp how complex the situation will be for the future of California and the educational systems
on many different levels, but I was not really talking about the political meaning of "minority" maybe I should have made that more clear. What I
meant was there is a psychological element involved when someone is the minority in a situation. Which somewhat seeps into politics but that is more a
symptom of when the laws(etc) were made and who was the majority at the time. I will put it this way, I know a man who is a counselor and he told me
that never in his life did he understand the true meaning of being a "minority" until he was looking for somewhere to accumulate hours for his grad
program and he ended up at a Lesbian Gay Bi and Transgender counseling office in an urban setting. I should add he was a straight white male.
Most people who are not victims of oppression in society (yes it exists, no not openly, no not on signs, but its there) fail to realize that it exists
or understand how it works. It is often not intentional. But people who are the minority experience it day to day. Therefore, because in America
Whites(straight) are the majority, and are often seen as the oppressors, I wanted to know if people thought this might change the way issue such as
oppression, privilege, and the like are viewed by the average person.
edit on 17-11-2010 by acmpnsfal because: for clarification