Racism was very prevalent in America in the past. However, the state of racism in the present may alarm you.
In the past, black people had little freedom, even being restricted in which seats they could sit in on the bus. While that is not so now, black people are far more likely than others to be pulled over by the police. In the past, the Ku Klux Klan lynched (hung) black people. Currently, they are an underground organization, but they still exist! Finally, in the past black people were required to use different facilities (especially bathrooms) than those used by white people. This is one thing that has greatly improved.
Required questions about the project:
I was able to be an active listener and support and encourage others. For example, I did my best to draw out sometimes apathetic group members.
I was able to hear different points of view and disagree respectfully. For example, when we were deciding on a colour scheme I did not like some of the suggested colours and was able to politely dissuade the group from using them.
On my ability to give, recieve, and act on feedback: I made some suggestions to my group members on their projects, and I carefully considered all feedback I recieved. I put at least half of it into practise.
I think that I was very successful in working woth others to achieve a common goal. We created a beautiful strand of mandelas (which is not showcased well in the above photos because of bad lighting).
The roles and responsibilities I took on within the group were creating two mandelas; helping to decide on the order the final product was in on our strand; trying to keep the group on schedule.