04/26/2015 18:40

 Our identity is made up of many aspects. It is determined by race, ethnicity, class, education, gender, and many more things. By not acknowledging someone’s perspective is putting that person down, because you are degrading them and their life experiences and saying that their experiences are somehow less important than yours. Every single thing that we do or don’t do plays a role in our identity and by discounting these experiences you are saying that they are unimportant.