Psycho-Babble Psychology | about psychological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: should you offend people?

Posted by sunnydays on July 3, 2008, at 23:02:24

In reply to Re: should you offend people? sunnydays, posted by raisinb on July 3, 2008, at 22:51:23

Thanks all. I think that the idea was that you should question people about their beliefs (specifically racist, classist, sexist, ableist). Asking someone who makes a racist remark why they made it. Because we generally agreed that just saying to someone, "Hey, that's racist" is going to shut them down and make them defensive (although actually the more you know someone, the less likely that is to happen). And some people get defensive anyway just being asked why - not being asked why with a motivation to change their mind necessarily, but just with the motivation of trying to understand where these things come from in society and how they can be addressed.

I have a real problem sometimes in that I give up my belief if I am around someone who thinks differently to avoid conflict. But I guess the point was that sometimes friction between people is going to happen if we try to make society more accepting of all.

I'm really hoping this post in itself doesn't offend anyone. We really in this class are just talking about trying to combat personal and societal biases to make society more accepting of everyone and to try to give everyone an equal opportunity.

Whoever said I'm doing fine without my T - it's interesting. I am. But at the same time I keep getting freaked out because there are things I want to check out with him and talk about and explore that I can't. So I feel like I'm missing my fall-back person.

sunnydays


Share
Tweet  

Thread

 

Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post


Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.

 

Start a new thread

 
Google
dr-bob.org www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for
in

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Psychology | Framed

poster:sunnydays thread:837900
URL: http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/psycho/20080616/msgs/837924.html