Purpose: Your personal journal will reflect your thoughts and insights based on:
_your life experiences
_the class readings and discussions
_pertinent current events
For each journal submission. You will demonstrate your understanding of the issues presented and share the changes in your own diversity consciousness and awareness. (These journals will help you meet the second course objective.)
1. I first became aware of being different from others when
2. Kirk and Okazawa-Rey emphasize the importance of community in creating and fostering one’s sense of social identity (RDSJ, pp. 9-15). Please name one example of “community” or “people” who have been formative in shaping your social identity — with an explanation of how they were formative.