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About connormclaren

I have two cochlear implants that help me to hear. Without them I hear virtually nothing, but with them I hear almost as well as a hearing person. I am incredibly grateful for this amazing technology. My favorite academic subjects are Psychology, foreign languages, English, and Philosophy. I love to write poetry and am fascinated with foreign languages and words. I aspire to learn several languages in my lifetime and their corresponding sign languages. My short-term goal after college is to teach for a couple of years, most likely Psychology, American Sign Language (ASL), or another language at the high school level before going to graduate school. My long-term goal is to become a psychologist who works not only with hearing people, but also with the deaf through the use of ASL. I'd also like to combine my passion for foreign language with my passion for psychology and treat foreigners in their native languages (French, Spanish, German, etc). And of course, I'd love to write one or two best-selling novels on the side. But when it comes right down to it, I'm always open to change and will see where life takes me.

What is discrimination?

Discrimination is the prejudiced treatment of different categories of people, especially on the basis of race, age, and sex. Sexual discrimination is typically seen through the lens of males discriminating against females, a pervasive problem in the work place. What … Continue reading

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A Double-Edged Sword

http://www.styleite.com/media/abercrombie-fitch-shower-kiss/ This Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F) advertisement both challenges and reinforces popular stereotypes of gay males. On the one hand, the ad contradicts the stereotypical, negative, and distorted view that gay males are weak and not interested in sports, such … Continue reading

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