I Will Always Sign Up and Go

“I do have trouble finding friends here because I’m in the graduate program.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in the […]

100 Different Stereotypes in a Second

“It’s just a vehicle for your soul; it’s what you’ve been given.” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions How does the speaker explain her dad’s paranoia and insistence on her walking next to him? What reasons does she give for wearing a […]

Marketing Tactics

“Hey you, you look black, stand over there, and hey you, you look gay, stand over there.”   Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions Why does the speaker say she has a problem with the “whole diversity campaign in general?” What are […]

Threatened by My Expression

“Love sporting the ties and man jeans.” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions Why is fashion important to the speaker? What does the speaker mean by the term “expression?” Why does she think people are threatened by hers? Why does she “push harder” […]

Almost Like a War Cry

“On one level, it was intimidating; on another, it was curious.” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions Why does the speaker talk so concretely about his hometown when telling this story? How challenging is it for the speaker to tell this story? […]

They Look Down Upon You

“In the twinkling of an eye, the enthusiasm and expectation my friends had of America had gone far, far away.” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions What kinds of discrimination do the Chinese students experience? How does the first speaker react when […]

Are You Serious?

“If I didn’t say anything…” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions The speaker references two facts at the beginning of the clip: 1) The KKK tried to purchase the university in 1923 from the bankrupt Valparaiso College (they were outbid in 1925 by […]

The Whole Lutheran Thing Was New

“It was weird not being there before. You kind of feel like you’re invading, like you’re an outsider. But they welcomed us.” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions What tone does the speaker use in describing his religious experience at the university? […]