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Think about all the groups you have been a part of (e.g., school groups, church groups, social work groups, organizational groups, summer camps, etc.). Were you ever a part of a minority* (in terms of gender, race, or any other dimension)? If yes: 1. Explain the situation: the context, why you were a minority, when this happened, etc. 2. Did you feel differently because you were a minority member? For example, did you feel less confident or less comfortable speaking up at meetings? Provide some details (e.g., explain the situation when you felt less confident). 3. Did others (the majority group members) treat you differently? How? 4. Which stage of Bennett’s learning stage (see R2 on Moodle) do you think most of them were? Why do you feel so? 5. How did your minority status affect your performance? Did you perform better or worse? Why? * Use Loden’s classification of diversity dimensions (see R1 on Moodle) to decide on a group in which you were a minority member. If you have never been a minority member, talk to someone who is a member of a minority group; ask him/her to answer the above questions.