“to exist humanly is to name the world, to change the world”

In reaction to our discussion about racism and the racial microaggressions we are all capable of this quote could not mean more.  From what I gathered in class, we all know that these exist and we all know that we probably are guilty of such microaggressions but do we ever really sit back and think about them or take the time to know what they really mean?  We also know that racism is not a good thing and we know a change should be made but with out really knowing all of the forms, that change can not take place.  This statement makes so much sense when you think of it that way…how can we teach others about racism and the potentially harms if we can not name exactly what it is.  As it turns out, racism is something different to each person, knowing those differences will help us teach others and to make that change.