Reflexive Writing Assignment For this journal you are to write about a particular experience in your neighborhood (Brooklyn,NY) that you feel can significantly be used as a generalization. That is for example, if you were to write about policing and feel an interaction you’ve had with the police, or an encounter you witnessed provides data which is important to how we understand policing and race, you could write about that. Same goes with gentrification. Have you experienced gentrification amongst other topics? Be reflective about how your own identity, privilege, social ranking, etc…plays apart in your experience. Refer to Smith’s “What happens when your hood is the last stop on the white flight express” as an example of self-reflexive writing.