Privileges – Discussion Post #4
I have the privilege of having a roof over my head, an education, and receive financial aid for my college tuition, a job that allows me to buy whatever I want, etc. These privileges might affect my field research by being biased regarding my opinion of the online community I will observe. But also the lack of other privileges will also possibly affect my field research due to the demographic of my subjects which is way different than mine. The fact that I believe that there should be gun control will affect what I see/notice because the online community I will be studying believes in the complete which will influence my opinions and reactions to their interactions. When I was looking into gun girl’s fan base, they were mostly white and middle aged people who seem to be middle class in the southern region of the US. I, on the other hand, couldn’t be more different than them. For starters, I’m black or Afro-Latin to be specific. Their skin tone alone provides them with more privileges than I could ever get as well as their social-economic status. My research will include life history facts and events related to the easy access of guns in America and it might also include some personal experiences. I’m planning to look into how their privileges shape their opinion on why they believe that everyone should have access to guns especially due to the last couple of years’ spike in shootings all in the US.
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