1) Me: Q: Did your parents ever tell/lecture you about being discriminated or having a hard life when they were younger?
2) Me: Q: Do you know anyone personally from work or somewhere (can be anywhere) that was discriminated or segregated?
3) Me: Q: Was there anyone in your life who was really against injustice and was always trying to be peaceful?
4) Me: Q: Are you familiar with the word apartheid? If so what images or feelings come to mind?
A: He didn’t know about apartheid, so I explained it to him briefly.K.G: The name Nelson Mandela stuck out to him. He remembers how he was a peaceful person and how Mandela fought for other people’s rights.
5) Me: Q: Have you ever been in a situation where you resolved something peacefully, if not why and what were the circumstances?
A: He couldn’t think of any specific argument, so I asked him what he’d do in a future altercation if there ever was one.K.G: Him being a peaceful person he’d react and resolve peacefully rather than deal with someone with drama or dangerous.
6) Me: Q: Would you feel comfortable in a diverse neighborhood or a different one of your preference based on your identity/background?
K.G: A: He said he’d prefer a neighborhood based on his background. He would like to be with his “peeps”. Why, he said he’d feel more comfortable and more open to his neighbors. He made the assumption that in a diverse neighborhood he’d feel negatively looked upon and judged by others. In his safe neighborhood, he said he would feel accepted rather than hated.