PERCEPTIONS

Is our perception of a situation always accurate? If our perceptions differ from someone else - does that mean someone is wrong? In Episode one we bring to light the issues that are caused by human perceptions in the legal system.  Plus we meet Demarchoe's family and learn about the trauma he faced as a child.

A THOUSAND WORDS

Demarchoe talks about a lot of his family members, so it was only appropriate to include their pictures. Also, while not biological family there are pictures of Demarchoe, other helpers, and I behind the scenes.

 

PERCEPTION FEELS REAL, BUT IS IT?

The Dress

A dress deadlocked a jury of 10 million on twitter over two color options - imagine all of the variables that people can see differently in a court room. Here are a couple of links about perception and the dress. 

 

What color do you see?

 The Original Dress Pictures

The Original Dress Pictures

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This is an altered version of both perceptions.

The dress on the left is what the original dress looks like to those on team Blue/Black. The dress on the right is what is looks like to those on team White/Gold. 

In the words of thirteen year old Tyree "No one, no one is wrong it's a matter of perception".

 

So... Who is Right?

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***Spoiler Alert***

I showed the picture of the dress to ten year old Iandiyah and Tyree her 13 year old brother. Both children said the dress was black and blue. When I turned to show their mother she said it was gold and white.

I looked at the children again and said you see black and blue and your mom sees white and gold. Whose right? 

Iandiyah with her ten year old wisdom said "My Mom". In that moment she had taught me a lesson. At a very young age we are taught to respect authority - to do what they say - to follow their example. 

What happens though when we become an adult with that virtue instilled in us? What if the authorities we are looking to for guidance see a different color dress - whose right?

 
So, Until Next Time, thanks for listening!
— Brooke