Race Card Portfolio Blog Quiz U3W9

Are you fresh off the boat?

FOB (fresh off the boat) usually describes immigrants that have yet to assimilate into the host nation’s culture and language. Being born in China and immigrating to the U.S. at the age of 7, I was often asked if I was a fob. I didn’t take any offense to it because I was still young. Since I was at a young age, I learned English and assimilated to U.S. culture quickly and less people assumed that I was a fob.

“Unpacking the Invisible Backpack” was basically about being aware of being privileged of the things that you have. Such as being white or male or female. The article really brought light about many things that I haven’t thought about before. The article tells me all this information about privilege and at the end of the article, there is no solution to fix the problem. There are a lot of perspectives given in the article that I rather just not think about since its just tiring.


Portfolio–Exploring Topics U1W4

To my friend back home that has yet to have college experience,

For my rhet class, I am being assigned to write about an exigent topic and I don’t want to get bored writing my paper. I don’t need to decide right now about what I want to write about but I certainly want to begin thinking about it. I want my topic to be something that most people are aware of or at least have heard of it before. I’m thinking of something that affects the whole world and yet not a lot of people are doing something about it. Something like pollution, climate change, global warming, financial crises, U.S debt, etc. This “world-wide” topic would make it easier to write about and research since there’s just so much relevant information that would pertain to the subject. I would need to explain to my audience how pertinent this topic is and how it affects us as a whole.