Theme week 2 visit: Thursday

Theme week 2 visit: Thursday
As you all know, there has been an international week at Fontys ACI. Overall this has been a greatly anticipated week with a lot of variety in assignments and lectures. I’m going to explain what happened on Thursday that week. I’ll try to explain it as objectively as possible!
The day started rather early, at about 9 o’-clock in the morning. It started with a small explanation about the first half of the day. We were going to watch a documentary about white privilege and how white people sometimes underestimate their subconscious racism. After the talk, we watched the film and later filled in a word web to illustrate the feelings of the audience.
As a white male, I was personally affected by this film. I didn’t like it at all. Not because it was confronting or anything, but because I felt like a victim of racism myself. People assume that all white guys the same and have some kind of personal grudge against people of colour. I think this is nonsense. I’ve listened to different podcasts about this phenomena. The one that had the most impact on me and I also deem as the truth, is one with Ben Shapiro. Shapiro is a Jewish guy who lives in the States. He says that actually, the exact opposite of white privilege is happening in our society. It’s very interesting to listen to and I highly recommend you watch it. If you search his name on youtube and put ‘white privilege’ next to it, you’re bound to find it.
After that, we had a very inspiring lecture about trendwatching. The name of the lecturer is Dr Prof. Carl Rohde. He’s a trendwatcher but prefers to call himself a coolhunter. He has a unique way of teaching and working at the same time. He is a profound professor in the Netherlands and China who travels around the world to spread a message and manages to get a good income from it too. I’ll link his CV and website later on this blog so you can check it out yourself. A very interesting man and a very interesting work field as well.

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