Please read the short story “Wilshire Bus” and the definitions of racism and discussion of microaggressions in the Museus reading (page 12 to the top of page 15).

Respond to the two key homework questions below.

1) Do you think Esther should have said or done something? Why or why not? (Remember to refer to details in the story to back up your claim.)

2) Esther has a strong reaction at the end of the story. How have you experienced any of the effects of racism and microaggressions that Museus describes?


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