Reflection Paper on Race

Reflection Paper on Race



Go to and view Sam Richards and Laurie Mulvey: World in Conversation – Conversations from Penn State at

Sam Richards and Laurie Mulvey: World in Conversation – Conversations from Penn State

The 27 minute video features an interview of Richards and Mulvey , two professors who teach a class on race relations at Penn State University. After watching the video, research the topics in the KU online library. Reflect on your learning and write a 6 page reflection paper. Your paper must address the following questions, but should not be limited to them.

  1. Do you find it difficult to talk about race? Explain and support your answer.
  2. The professors make the point that White people have a more difficult time talking about race than Black people. Has this been your experience? Explain.
  3. Do you think honest and open conversations about race change peoples’ behaviors? Explain. How do Mulvey and Richards respond to this same question? Explain.
  4. Discuss at least three observations made by Mulvey and Richards that point to the value of these conversations.
  5. What observations made by Mulvey and Richards resonate with you and why? Draw on your own career and personal experiences.
  6. What are managerial challenges and opportunities both implicitly and explicitly discussed in the video?

Remember this is an APA and should NOT BE formatted as a Q and A.

Bring in outside academic research at the online library to support all opinions.

Requirements: 6 pages


Answer preview

Racism has been one of the contentious and hot debates in American society, where it draws varied responses from different groups of people. Racial discrimination is deeply rooted in American history, even before its independence (Quinn, 2020). Various reports have recently shown that American society is one of the most racially tolerant countries compared to other countries. However, the issue is seen in America, especially due to the ongoing police brutality against black people. To address this issue, the American education system is making some advancements to facilitate open and honest conversations about race where people from different racial backgrounds have a dialogue about their experiences, similarities, and differences. Sam Richards and Laurie Mulvey are among the pioneers of this open conversation that will help eliminate the existing racial prejudices and foster a culturally conscious society ( Richards, & Mulvey, 2011, July 25).

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