I definitely agree with everything said during the "Five Faces of Oppression" discussion but I do feel there is a lot more to add. For one, I do believe that people of color are the ones who most experience this oppression but I think that people are forgetting about the many other types of people that are discriminated against. The author did mention a few times other groups that have been discriminated and oppressed but we never really discussed them in class. From a personal stand point I believe that many of the experiences people of color have, other minorities have as well. I am well aware of the fact that many people are prejudice towards Jews.
I just had a conversation with my parents on the phone the other night and we discussed how I had to make it obvious somehow that I was Jewish to the sororities I was looking in to because I did not want to be in a position where there are prejudice people that don't want me with them. I have experienced this in my life previously and I feel since it is a more discrete difference between people, people don't realize the discrimination that goes on with religions. Although I have not been followed in a store while shopping, I have met people from my hometown that simply do not want to be friends with me because of religious differences; I have had a boy I was dating make a joke about "putting me in the oven". I'm not sure if this is as prevalent in Minneapolis as it is in Chicago but it is definitely an issue that is very similar (in my opinion) to the issues discussed in the "Five Faces of Oppression". I believe that along with people of color, people of certain religions are at a disadvantage of receiving jobs if the company is aware of their beliefs. Also, along with people of color, Jewish people have had a long standing social relationship rooted in exploitation. I think there are many similarities people don't notice between racism and prejudice people.