Bottled Up

By Safeer Ahmed

This elevator speech is based on Response 2. Essentially, the entire focus of the piece is on the quote from page 55 of Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong, “Oh it’s all in your head“. The speech highlights evidence from two other readings from this semester, The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas and The Wretched of the Earth, to imply that the bottled-up ‘minor’ feelings that minorities in America and around the world illustrated are not imaginary — they are real.

False Identity and Racism

by Haroone Mutlek

My elevator speech, focuses on my main takeaways from SCLA102. My views have shifted as a minority growing up in America. Cathy Park Hong and mainly Frantz Fanon have affected my views on racism and issues in the United States and the world. By definition I myself have been a racist and an advocate for racism. But I continually ask myself what is behind racism? One minute is unfortunately not nearly enough for me to express my experiences and what I’ve learned. I’ve grown as a person over this semester and whilst reading and sharing my thoughts have found the same bigotry and hatred I disdained from racists in myself. 

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