Humanities Moments

Humanities Moments

We’ve all had “humanities moments” — when our lives were made richer, more poignant, and meaningful because of the insights the humanities provide.

Black Man's shoes

Contributed by The POC lives that were lost and impacted to share

Description

Growing up as a light skin slightly racially ambiguous black girl I never really experienced true discrimination. It took the violence toward POC to open my eyes and realize that racism isn't dead its just been lurking in the underbelly of our society. There have been several shows to come out discussing this difficult topic of race and privilege and these made me think about how hard it would be to live in a black mans shoes. How everyday can prove to be a new struggle possibly facing violence or various forms of discrimination. Being around largehearted men of color all my life I still can't grasp how individuals can still keep someone down that is systematically at an disadvantage. These stories and shows made me realize that the world is still changing that from the outside looking in we have progressed but upon closer inspection we still have a long way to go before we live in a just, unbiased world.
pexels-photo.jpg

Why is this a Humanities Moment?

This moment is a collection of several moments where my eyes were opened and my heart bled. These moments made me look at my brother, father, uncle, grandfather in a different light. These moments impacted my life heavily and I cant be anymore grateful for the new found empathy I have obtained.

Share This Moment

About this Moment

Title

Black Man's shoes

Subject

This moment is a collection of several moments where my eyes were opened and my heart bled. These moments made me look at my brother, father, uncle, grandfather in a different light. These moments impacted my life heavily and I cant be anymore grateful for the new found empathy I have obtained.

Description

Growing up as a light skin slightly racially ambiguous black girl I never really experienced true discrimination. It took the violence toward POC to open my eyes and realize that racism isn't dead its just been lurking in the underbelly of our society. There have been several shows to come out discussing this difficult topic of race and privilege and these made me think about how hard it would be to live in a black mans shoes. How everyday can prove to be a new struggle possibly facing violence or various forms of discrimination. Being around largehearted men of color all my life I still can't grasp how individuals can still keep someone down that is systematically at an disadvantage. These stories and shows made me realize that the world is still changing that from the outside looking in we have progressed but upon closer inspection we still have a long way to go before we live in a just, unbiased world.

Date

2017

Contributor

The POC lives that were lost and impacted to share

Identifier

black-mans-shoes

Collection

Search