Sociology has opened my eyes to the many layers that society has. Debunking was not a term I was aware of nor was I putting into action. To debunk is to look past the obvious in an attempt to find less obvious and deeply rooted explanations of why society is the way it is. In the debunking mind set we cannot take for granted anything in our world that we are used to: we must seek the unfamiliar in the familiar and the familiar in the unfamiliar to see how the world is linked. In taking the time to view the world from multiple perspectives we can find, like I did, a new respect and interest in the world around us. I have learned many new concepts in this course and in each of these concepts debunking has played a major role. For any sociologist to discover a concept they need to debunk. For a person like me in a classroom to understand these concepts I need to debunk. I didn’t realize I had a preconceived notion of “race” until I was able to listen to Mr. Quist-Adade in class. By listening to his view of “race” and racism and taking time out of my day to look online and think about how I use the terms, I realized I did have a preconceived notion. To me “race” was natural, true, and obvious. I obviously did not take time to debunk. I believed that “race” was very slowly becoming a thing of the past. Now when I realized how I believed in “race”, I realize that it is nowhere near becoming a thing of the past. Society has played its part with me by engraving the so called rules of “race” into me and it is my job to debunk and unwind my automatic thoughts. “Race”, after taking this class, makes NO sense at all. In the debunking process I discovered that “race” is just a sad excuse for ethnocentrism. There will always be people who want to be better than other people and “race” is a terrible method of demoting one group and promoting another. It still boggles my mind how people can discriminate and segregate based on simple physical features. We are all the same and science proves this. I know how frustrated I would become if I entered into a conversation with someone who truly believed in “race”, but I would love to engage in an educated conversation like that once in my life. I cannot begin to understand how someone would be able to believe in “race” after taking a class like Sociology or by seeking scientific evidence. The power of “race” and racism are very true, I can see that, but why does it continue to have this power? This question will be with me for all my life as I, sadly, do not see the term “race” falling out from the human vocabulary. One day when it does fall out of the vocabulary I can’t even being to imagine how wonderful the world would be.