How should a global citizen react to racism? Right now, this is a controversial, but extremely relevant question. In this episode, we reflect on this question and hope to give you a dose of inspiration, as well as important words and expressions related to this important issue.
- Racism and Global Citizenship
Words You’ll Learn:
- Controversial: when something is the subject of intense public argument, disagreement, or disapproval.
- Topic: subject.
- Crack somebody up: to make someone laugh.
- To turn something around: to cause a situation or organization to change in a positive direction.
- Persecute: to treat someone unfairly over a long period of time because of their race, religion, or political beliefs.
- transcendental experience: an experience that is beyond ordinary.
- Border: the line that divides one country from another.
- Race: a group of people, with similar physical characteristics.
- Gender:the socially constructed roles and behaviors that a society typically associates with males and females.
- Riot: a violent outburst by a crowd, often as a protest.
- Polarized effect: when something that contains different people or opinions, to divide into two completely opposing groups.
- Demonstration: a public display of group feelings toward a person or cause.
- Open minded:unprejudiced, willing to consider new ideas.
- Flare up: a sudden outburst of violence or hostility.
- Double down: to close down, to hunch.
- To hunch over: to round one’s back by bending forward and drawing the shoulders forward.
- (Something) clouds your judgement: something makes it difficult for you to see the truth.
- To go on a rant: to speak in a loud, uncontrolled, or angry way.
- Protest: a formal declaration of objection.
- Looting: to steal goods from a place or person during riots or wartime.
- Mom and Pop Store: a small, local business.
- Defund: stop giving money to a particular cause or institution.
- Compassion: when someone shows kindness, caring, and a willingness to help others.
- Get wings: to start to become successful.
- Fight fire with fire: to use the same methods as someone else in order to defeat them.
- Perpetuate: to cause something to continue.
- Speak up: to express one’s opinions frankly and publicly.
- Algorithm: a process to be followed in calculations, especially by a computer.
- Outrage: anger.
- Confirmation bias: the tendency to interpret new evidence as confirmation of one’s existing beliefs or theories.
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