It was a rainy Wednesday morning making

It was a rainy Wednesday morning making me want to go back home and sleep for hours than to do an interview.

I arrived at the South Campus writing center as soon as it opened, looking around for someone to do an interview with. The stuff of the writing center were scarcely there but fortunately for me there was one tutor available. I told him of the interview and he agreed to help me. The tutor’s name is Michael. We started the interview conservation by him telling me about his immediate family.

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He told me that He has a family of one sister and his two parents. He lives in Omaha with his wife. Compared to him I can’t imagine what it feels like to have only one sibling, I have five siblings who are very annoying people to live with. I don’t know which is better having only one sibling or having five.He told me he celebrates all the American holidays, especially Christmas. He goes to visit his parents in Kansas on Christmas to celebrate with them. And on Christmas Eve he goes to his wife’s parents’ house to celebrate there . Compared to him I don’t celebrate any of the American holidays I only celebrate the Islamic celebrations .

Muslims have two major annual celebration called Eid, which means ‘recurring happiness’: Eid-ul-Fitr(Eid of Fast-Breaking) and Eid-ul-Adha (Eid of Sacrifice).He also told that in his family decisions making on matters are made by both parties husband and wife. If one person does not agree with the decisions that is made then they don’t do it. There is harmony in doing things in his house. So most family related feuds are avoided. But in my family decisions making is the parent whether you like or not as long as it is for the greater good. He also told me that he has not faith.

He doesn’t belong to any religion. He is kind of like an atheist and according to urban dictionary.com an atheist could be a person who lacks belief in God or gods. People who use this definition categorize atheists as either negative (or implicit or weak) atheists or positive (or explicit or strong) atheists. Negative atheists, while they don’t believe in a god, do not positively assert that no gods exist.

Positive atheists, however, do. This is the opposite of me who believes that God exists and he is the cause we are living today. I felt like getting into a debate with him but I just couldn’t afford it because of the time.He is a white American male so for this reason he feels he has not singled out for a unique treatment in life whether at school or away from school.

He also doesn’t have to worry about people judging him because of his skin. When he is driving on the streets or anywhere he doesn’t have to worry about the police stopping him but if he was a non white in America he is sure he wouldn’t have it as easy.  Compared to him I may have been singled out on job applications because of my name, my religion. Color etc. I have to be extra careful when I am on the road driving because the cops always or most of the time target people who are not white. And I feel I would totally be singled out by some if I told them I was a Muslim.He feels he has been given a lot of privileges. He belongs to middle class family so he didn’t have to worry much about taking care of himself.

He didn’t have to work and go to school at the same time because the family was low on money or anything of sort. He also said it is also a privilege to be a man than a woman in this country. Women are paid less than what men are paid.

Whether it is due to them having household chores, pregnancy or any other issue. Statistics show that on average a woman who is full-time earns 23 cents less for every dollar a man earns. Women make up almost half of the workforce, but they bring home less money each day, meaning they have less for their everyday needs of their families, and over a lifetime of work, for less savings for retirement.

 I feel that this is not fair, to see my mother work very hard every day and still make less, I feel this is a discrimination against women and something has to be done about it.He also told me that he feels that Racism and Sexism is prevalent in America and thinks this is not the path a civilized nation should take. People make assumptions about others just because of the way they look. He said “people usually don’t make negative assumptions about me just because of the way I look.” He feels people are degraded and upgraded because of looks, religion, culture or whatever but racism is prevalent. Compared to him  I also feel that racism occurs a lot for example whenever I am in class with students sometimes if the student I am working with feels that I have a little accent in me  I will be already labelled as “less smart” in their minds.

He also told me he has had more advantages than he can think of. He lived in a nice neighborhood, never thought of race until he took classes in college. In conclusion I enjoyed my interview with Michael he was a character than none but hater would hate. We had many discussions on many issues that affect the world.

The interview went well I learned a lot. Aforetime I would never have bothered interviewing anybody who was different or the same as me in any aspect. I learned from this interview that never judge someone before you have the chance to speak to them.

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