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Individual Assignment Wk. 3: Personal Action Plan
Paul J Willson
COMM/315
October 16, 2012
Maria Fletcher

Individual Assignment Wk. 3: Personal Action Plan

My life has been an unusual life; I have chosen to leave my culture and explore many others’ cultures to find myself and who I am. I have been able to have this life’s experience because I live in a country that is accepting of diverse individuals. But, I have to live with the negative aspects of not living by the status-quo; by the way I chose to represent myself to the world. To make a long story short, I am tall, scary, and I chose to dress and conduct myself as a hip-hop urban individual and that comes with consequences; so I consider every situation that I find myself in a scenario that I would make someone feel uncomfortable. But, I will make my scenario out of my comfort zone, just being in public.

1. When in public, I observe older individuals uncomfortable around me, and thy tend to hold their purses or bags close to their bodies; immigrants tend to be uncomfortable around me due the negative stereotypes given to white men, but some are very true! And most white individuals treat me as if were sell-out or I am trying to be black. 2. Most situations are out of my comfort zone due to the ignorance of others; I always what to be respectful of others and not be as ignorant as others, so I always let them have the ‘upper-hand’ to keep the civility in the situation. 3. The main thing that I have learned from others’ negativity is that I can only control how I act, and only I can make others’ perception of me change for the better. 4. The types of things I notice about people are just as I stated before, I observe older individuals uncomfortable around me, and thy tend to hold their purses or bags close to their bodies; immigrants tend to be uncomfortable around me due the negative stereotypes given to white men, but some are very true! And most white individuals treat me as...
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