Locate someone to
interview who is part of a minority group who is over 65 and who may have experienced
the effects of racism. The person can be a family member, a neighbor, someone
you met at the Senior Center. Do not use a client if you are working in the
*****When Doing this assignment please make this believable. This
is suppose to be an interview with a 68
year old African American Woman please see below and Please answer the
questions accordingly as if you were really interviewing that person.******
Review and modify
the interview protocol posted below. Select the protocol that is most relevant
to the person who you will be interviewing.
focus of your paper should be on how the person you interviewed experienced the
impact of the macro system on their life.
specific examples (or stories) that the person shared with you.
• What were
the examples that they shared that demonstrated for them what it was like to be
poor or female or black or gay.
• Which period
of life did the person find most difficult, in terms of negotiating their
well-being as a person of a minority group? And which period of life was the
• Did the
person bring in other macro systems that negatively or positively affected
them? For example if the topic was racism – did they also talk about gender or
poverty? Give examples, or stories, that they recounted.
also want to also include (where appropriate)
adaptations did the person reveal that they have used over their life time to
adapt to or confront the feelings of being marginalized or discriminated
• Was the
person able to report positive experiences of being part of their
ethnic/racial/gendered group? What were they?
• How has
their life changed as they aged?
• As the
person spoke about their current life, what if anything did they report they
have learned as life lessons about oppression and strategies of survival and/or
• In your
conclusion, include what was most surprising to you in doing this interview.
*****The person I chose to
interview is an African American 68 year old female who grew up down South,
specifically Orangeburg South Carolina. Her name is Lucy Fils-Aime, and she
experienced segregation and racism while she was growing up. Lucy talked about
her experience feeling isolated as she took the segregated city buses. ******