Audio Essay Pitch

I will probably discuss my experiences with racial slurs and general discrimination against marginalized people. When I was growing up in La Jolla, CA, I noticed that there was a lot of wealth in the area. However, a lot of this wealth belonged to white people.

I was friends with the one kid named Arthur, who’s parents were slightly narrow-minded. I’m not trying to ride a high horse when saying this, but I was exceptionally more inclusive than a lot of my friends (including Arthur), and frankly, their parents. This is simply because of the nurture I experienced due to my parents.

One night, when hanging out with Arthur, he sparked a conversation regarding the relevance of anyone who wasn’t white. I was obviously worried about this, but then he also said that being a homosexual is a choice. When we walked back to his house from a local Vons, I brought the conversation up to his mom, who told Arthur “Arthur! being gay is not a choice! It’s a disease!

I wasn’t going to try and bring up my opinion to what she had just said, however, I thought from that point on, I had to make a change in his life.

Expectations for the assignment


General Purposes to the project:

-the purpose is to make a project that provides insight into who each of us is.

-Work on the pitch when making the audio essay, be interactive ‘

-Needs to be around 3 minutes

-Make sure it’s a nonfiction audio essay

Learning outcomes include:

-reflecting on your past

-helping others understand your past

Challenges that I may face:

-I may have some technical difficulties, considering that I don’t have that much experience with audio tech

As of now, my plan is to get started as early as possible so I can play around with editing and get used to the process.

I have never done anything like this, so it should be fun and challenging.

January 30th In Class Writing


-Talked about how many people in Vince’s town were poor

-Talked about how David Brookes believes that many people tend to be more comfortable with those that are in their same social class, even similar races.

-Talked about how lots of people don’t seem to be interested in diversity or the understanding of several cultures

-Although some cities support inclusion, there appears to be blotches of areas concentrated with particular races, sexual preferences, and social class


-I personally think that these are traits that can be explained by evolution

-I Talked about how Judi Kantor believes in the emersion of different gay communities, and that it made sense for people to be more comfortable where they were all similar

-We didn’t write the same information about Judi Kantor but his points are definitely viable

– I agreed with a lot of his ideas


I particularly like Sebastian Tolentio’s response because it wraps up and represents the responses of other students in the class. He talks about how although there has been progression with inclusion people still internally prefer to hang out with people that are in a similar social class or similar race. This is definitely an evolutionary quality.


Cultural norms for myself – Non-religious, ate a lot of pasta and red meat. We are not conservative, and tend to respect other people’s cultures. My parents had my brother and I at a young age, both parents got a high level degree. Mom is a communications specialist, father is a psychologist. I am never right in any argument.


Transgenders Today


Gabriel Sanders

Tommy Zhang

Kenneth Luk


In current times, there are still many people that are unfamiliar with the word as transgender, even if they had heard about it, it’s mostly only on a very basic level. This could cause people to have misunderstandings towards transgender people as most people aren’t properly educated about this topic. And this has caused people to discriminate transgender individuals, like “denying transgender people from a job a place to live and even access to a public place or business simply because of who they are.” According to The New York Times, there have been “21 publicly recorded cases of transgender or gender-nonconforming people in 2019”. A terrifying but a major problem that is happening to transgender people.

Transgender people tend to have identity issues in today’s society, some include feeling uncomfortable in the particular community that they are living in. Bathrooms have been a problem for a while, considering that some transgender people are uncomfortable with entering a male or female one. We have implanted bathrooms that promote all gendered people, so that aspect has definitely improved. However, there are still many societal constructs that only refer to either male or female preferences. This is where transgender people can feel excluded. Many people still aren’t familiar with transgenders, so transgender people do face the ignorance of those who are ill informed. It is understandable that trans people face identity issues in today’s society, because society has been built around female and male lifestyles for centuries. We are definitely starting to build sympathy around the topic, but it may be a long time before the majority of people have respect for them.

Transgender people have faced discrimination and abuse throughout the history, and as explained above they are still facing many issues ranging from identity to abuse. However, through the work of many activists and an increasing amount of young people promoting social awareness, there is less and less discrimination and abuse among these people. For example, there are now many festivals and even a national holiday that celebrates being transgender and gives them a medium in which they can express themselves freely and not feel ashamed. Some of these include the Transgender Awareness week, which leads up to the Transgender Day of Remembrance. This week promotes awareness and educates people on Transgender people and some of the issues they face today. There is still a lot of work to do to ensure that these people do not face discrimination and abuse but there has been a lot of progress to ensure that at least, we are on the right path.


Trans + Gender Identity

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