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.

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Contributed by Ciara Tolbert

Description

This skit was made because of multiple inspirations, but my contribution was the misuse of the word 'retard'. More days than not, I will be sitting on the bus hearing middle schoolers use the word retarded to describe something that is stupid or silly. I assume that they don't know any better and that it's not my place to correct them. Creating this skit made me realize that when it comes to anything like that, it's important to take the time to correct someone when they something offensive.

Why is this a Humanities Moment?

This is a humanities moment because to err to be human, but that doesn't mean we have let others continue to make the same mistakes over and over again.

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Do Something

Subject

This is a humanities moment because to err to be human, but that doesn't mean we have let others continue to make the same mistakes over and over again.

Description

This skit was made because of multiple inspirations, but my contribution was the misuse of the word 'retard'. More days than not, I will be sitting on the bus hearing middle schoolers use the word retarded to describe something that is stupid or silly. I assume that they don't know any better and that it's not my place to correct them. Creating this skit made me realize that when it comes to anything like that, it's important to take the time to correct someone when they something offensive.

Date

Weaver Academy

Contributor

Ciara Tolbert

Identifier

do-something

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