The article by June Jordan really struck a chord with me because it highlighted some things that I have often found myself wondering about as well. As an African American woman, I have a very different perspective on race, class, and gender that directly correlates to how I have lived growing up, which is generally true for just about everyone on a unique basis. Having been able to break several stereotypes regarding race and class, I feel that the differences among these categories are much less distinct that one might assume. However, there is one area that I feel those in each particular category can relate to and that is gender. Jordan highlighted this in her article when she discussed how the three women, including herself, were different in so many ways and yet similar at the same time. I think the purpose of her attempt at bridging the differences was to show that although race and class are used to create separation and distinctions among us, at the core we are similar in more ways than we realize. I think that by highlighting the fact that there were three different women, all in various situations, but yet they were able to rally together to help out a woman in need shows just the essence of human nature.
We Are Different, But Yet We Are Also The Same