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Culture Shock Analysis - Trial By Fire

Annual Poster Session 2021
Illustration by Gabriela Newburgh: "Culture Shock Analysis: Trial by Fire"

Student Illustrator: Gabriela Newburgh

Student Author: Ariana McKenzie

Experiencing high school as a black teen can be rough. Prejudices and stereotypes follow you like dark clouds overhead. When I entered the 9th grade, I found that the racism I thought I knew had completely evolved. In this new environment, I was constantly pressured to choose between instinct and indifference…Maybe, sometimes, conformity is actually an act of resilience.

This is part of the 2021 Annual Poster Session, a collaboration between the Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice Department and the Media Arts and Technologies Department, featuring work by social science and illustration students.