This summer I also had the opportunity to take HDF 110, a class about the roots of oppression. I took this class online during the summer because of my busy Fall and Spring semester schedules. Before this class, I had limited knowledge on how oppression truly impacted our society. I knew that there were oppressed groups, but I never understood how those groups came to have fewer privileges than other groups of people.
Not only did this class educate me on the foundation of racism and oppression, but it also helped me realize the actions I can take to help make our world to a less oppressive place. I learned that in the context of oppression, anyone and everyone can be a leader. You just have to be aware of your actions and how they impact others.
HDF 110 made me aware of the oppressive system that is in place in The United States. However, it also made me aware that I have the power to make a difference and to do my part in making our world a better place.