17 September 2007
Judit Moschkovich, “But I Know You, American Woman”. (83-88)
Lack of knowledge and ignorance of other cultures is basis for cultural oppression.(83)
“It is not the duty of the oppressed to educate the oppressor”. It is not up to us who know to teach the ignorant who don’t want to learn. There is so much information out there, people should read and find out (83).
Many insult Latin culture, without knowing about it, so it becomes hard to want to respond to anything, or want to teach anyone (84).
Author lives in America, follows American rules, and customs and all she receives is ignorance and people who believe in myths and stereotypes they hear.
To see everyone past the need to explain their cultures (88).
To learn about different cultures. However, it needs to be a sharing experience where we all learn from each other, making it balanced. This takes time, and respect towards each other.
Sunday, October 14, 2007