Acknowledgement, to some it may mean nothing, but to others it may mean the world to a lot of people. Being acknowledged means so much to people because it shows them that people are actually listening to their ideas. Being acknowledged is a very important thing to experience, but yet there are some people in our past and present that deserve to be acknowledged. The articles, Understanding Integration, White Privilege, and Learning to Read, (by Gerald Early, Peggy McIntosh, and Malcolm X, respectively) are connected in that they talk about how different people have reacted in the situations and how they were acknowledged or not acknowledged. Acknowledgement is the one thing that all human beings crave.
Acknowledging differences between people can be a good thing and a bad thing. It can be good when you are acknowledging the differences in your religion or the person’s ethnicity. I think that it can be bad when you are pointing out differences in their appearance, by this I mean like skin color or facial features. In the article Understanding Integration by Gerald Early, Gerald talks about how it is impor
In doing this maybe in the end it will "Not a victory of white over black or white over black, but rather it was black and white lying down side by side as equals"(57). I hope that this quote holds to truth and that differences that cause problems can be put aside and we can do what that saying tells us to do and just get along. And maybe this will make them have a different point of view on their backgrounds and want to become better friends with them enabling them to learn even more about them, and maybe find similarities in there differences. tant to know the differences in human beings because it will help other human beings to acknowledge and become informed of the differences. That later became a very important man in the history of segregation and was involved in speaking out against black oppression. But even though we have changed "Many doors have been opened for certain people through no virtues of their own"(121). In the article Learning to Read by Malcolm X it talks about Malcolm"tms life and how going to prison was actually the most important thing in his life. I think that it really important to acknowledge that an African American hustler went into prison a drug using thief and came out a well educated Muslim. Like when you are using it to have an advantage because you are of another race. And in a country that was the sight of "The world"tms most shameful case of minority oppression"(178). This is the one case where I think that it is important where we should not acknowledge these differences in human beings because it is causing a lot of major problems and it could be solved if people could just see through the differences on the outside of other human beings. . In the article White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh Peggy talks about how whites have had things easier than people of other races and "Whites are taught not to recognize white privilege, as much as males are taught not to recognize male privileges. In all of the articles there are different situations that an African American has been put into and it has shown that have prevailed in any way possible. It changed his life from being a street hustler to a Black Muslim priest.