Oppression

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Deborah cooper
10/11/12
College of Success
MY PERSONAL DEFINITION OF OPRESSION:
There are many different definitions of oppression. My definition of oppression is when a person own rights are taken away by force and they do not have any say in whether or not they can keep them or not. The only thing that the person can do to get their rights back is fight for them. I have to be honest and say that oppression has not affected me directly; however, it has affected me indirectly. I feel that oppression doesn't affect me directly; I do not change the way I think or act because of oppression in our world today. Every time I see movies when people are being oppressed it puts tears to my eyes and I feel very thankful for my rights, but the next day I forget about it, and don't think about it until I watch another movie like that. I feel bad saying that, because people fought for the rights I have today, but it is the truth. I think oppression has affected me indirectly because of the rights and freedom I have. Without the courageous people who fought for oppression, God only knows what the world would be like today. My view of oppression has changed completely. I honestly didn't have a clue of what oppression really was. I knew the gist of the word, but not how much it affects our world today. Oppression is happening all over the world and I didn't know about it. I am, surprisingly, glad that my teacher assigned the class so many oppression projects. Oppression in my personal life has defiantly affected me. I had a problem with one of my family members and I wrote how I felt in my oppression journal. My mom read it when she wasn't supposed to, because I didn't want her to know that I was so bothered by my relative. She had a talk with my relative
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