This Is How I Stand Up For Myself, By Shane Koyczan

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“This is who I am, this is how I stand up for myself” as quoted by Shane Koyczan was about his identity by people labelling him as pork chop. In school, many students had experienced bullying that can destroy someone’s identity such as a girl who called ugly. Therefore, it is all about bullying about the appearance of a person. This slam poem was about the internal and external surface defining of an identity; the idea of conformity. With that in mind, Koyczan talks about what is being against normality. He was against this conformities and stand up for himself, and at the end of the day, we needs to accept who we are as He stated “I will love myself despite the ease with which I leaned toward the opposite”. Koyczan describes the rejection…show more content…
One of the article quoted “discrimination imposes a disadvantage on certain persons relative to others, and those who are treated more favorably are not to be seen as victims of discrimination.” (http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/discrimination/#ConDis) The next video was “Is this your bike?” is a social experiment about gender and racial identity. They demonstrated discrimination. I admit, I never liked social experiment because it tends to be a bias subject. This experiment shows the first impressions. I truly believed after seeing this video, as we already judge or felt bad for the African American guy, we will judge or criticize Americans. Isn’t it ironic? In this situation, there is really no win-win situation. One of the video I watched by Jackson Katz “violence about women”, I was amazed on his introduction. This is sort of related in a way that he mentioned when the society tries to synonymous one subject to an identity. This video demonstrated that the African American was synonymous to crime or the lady is judge by her weakness, they even helped her. Why is that? As he said that the dominant group is not paid attention. This was illustrated by the Caucasian guy who tries to steal the bike. Therefore,…show more content…
This video is another slam poetry about Kai Davis’s appearance as not being socially accepted due to the fact of her skin color. For example, her word of choice is more proficient or advanced than her classmates. She clarified that we do not have to judge the person by its color. Even though, it only talks about two race here in United States, she was trying to imply that the identity of a race can be define and discriminated; in a way white people are the dominant and ideal race. Therefore, she articulated her opinion. Some of us are so ignorant in a way a certain ethnicities such as Africans do not have the ability to be
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