The purpose of this assignment is to provide you with an experience where you are in the minority, preferably going further where you are the only one of your “kind” in a given situation. First your task is to go to a place you are not familiar with and engage with those you do not know well. Select an environment where you will be different in some clear way. You may go with someone you know if needed, but remember that your goal is to experience it alone. You might feel uncomfortable, as minorities often feel.
In a 2-3 page paper provide the following:
- Briefly describe the experience which you had and the setting where it took place.
- How did it feel? How did you act differently?
- Did you feel any reaction within yourself or from others? Explain how.
- From this experience, what did you learn about being different in an environment?
- How might being a minority influence your behavior at work?
- due tomorrow 2pm cst APA format & references