Re: Mexico and Mixed Society
- LOL! My BA is in sociology too, and I had
similar conversations with my professors.
In Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com, wintyreeve@... wrote:
I am a sociology major and I will never
forget this "lesson" a teacher had planned...
There was this whole essay, written by some intellectual
with a six letter title to his name, talking about how
sociology students get to college, read about struggles in
society and get so depressed they just want to give up...
And how do you get students to stay in
college and want to study these topics?
I was the only one who said anything to the teacher...
I told the teacher I don't understand how
any of this can be new to a person living
in the real world, people struggle everyday.
I told the teacher that my family had struggle
and so it was important for me to be in
college--to succeed despite it all.
The teacher looked surprised that I said something
-- he wasn't sure how to reply other than to say..
I guess that happens and Maybe we should
pay attention to other experiences.
At first I was irritated then I
had to laugh--it was so surreal.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts
--nice to hear from everyone :)
In a message dated 6/7/2007 7:04:22 PM Central
Standard Time, rosanna_armendariz@... writes:
Unfortunately, in my opinion, many of these
sociology and history books are written by
"intellectuals" who live mostly in their
heads and have little real connection
to the groups which they study.