In class we talked about what a stereotype is, it is a view of a person or group of people that is normally false and can be positive or negative. For example, we talked about how Chinese people are all super smart, and we talked about how Mexicans makes a lot of tacos. These are a few stereotypes we discussed in our groups in class but we came to a conclusion that the more people stereotype about a specific group the more problems we could have in the long run. For instance, if someone takes it the wrong way the person who said it could be put into a bad position.
According to Conley, Race can be defined as a group of individuals who share certain characteristics, usually physical ones and are said to share what is called a common bloodline. Race is a social construct that changes over time and across different contexts. Individuals have many different physical appearances such skin and eye colors, hair texture. Therefore, it is mystifying to hear that biological racial differentiation doesn 't exist. To discuss the myth race is to say that it is to a great extent social development, an arrangement of stories we instruct ourselves to compose reality and understand the world, instead of a fixed natural or biological reality.
In conclusion, the way that experts see race and how it had affected and change over the years has demonstrated that there is no empirical definition of race. There is no biological construct of race that has ever stood the test of time or science. Yet the concept is so imbued with social meaning that it remains, despite the lack of scientific evidence regarding this issue. Moreover, the social, cultural and political divisions that have arisen around the idea of race have also created more differences between social groups. Today, race is defined primarily as a matter of perception – how one perceives one self, and how one is perceived by others.
Race is nothing more than an idea, it is society’s way of diving people. There is not a gene in our body that classifies us as being part of specific race. It is not biological and it does not define traits such as intelligence, talent, or athletic abilities. Traits derive from different genes and are inherited separately. Acquiring one trait, such as skin color, does not insure you’ll inherit another one, such as nose shape, to classify you as being part of a specific race.
. Race has always been a big controversial topic around the world. We always hear on the news of situations involving race, and lets face it, if it’s on the news it’s probably something more negative than positive. But, being a young adult causes me to be exposed to many more things on my own without the news or outside influences distorting my own point of view. I can say that I’ve formed my own beliefs solely on what I’ve experienced.
Adverse actions, behaviours and thoughts towards different groups in society has come to inhibit the lives of many black individuals in Canada. Even though society today has become much more accepting of different groups of people they are still held to a different standard and seen in a different way limiting what they can and cannot do in comparison to ‘white’ men and women. The Black Lives Matter movement is a major part in Canadian society today in order to help change the view society has of ‘black’ people. This movement helps to create acceptance and social equality within these peoples’ lives. This paper will begin by explaining the Black Lives Matter movement and what they do, it will then proceed to examine the prevalence of racism
Race is a grouping of individuals who share lineage, and or physical characteristics. Ethnicity is more about culture, and tradition, people with common interests. Is there a relation between race and ethnicity? I think yes, to a point there is. The people you associate with, for the most part, are similar to you, share the same culture, and same interests.
A nation’s power is mostly generated by the bond that connects it to its people. People from distinct countries possess distinct thoughts and cultural habits; however, people unite because of humanity. Furthermore, the need to live and flourish in a world full of hatred and discrimination empowers the unity and concord between individuals of various backgrounds. The value of nationality overcomes the importance of brotherhood, for it acts as the essence of one’s value in the society. Discrimination has been occurring frequently in the course of the last decade.
Race and Ethnicity Race and ethnicity are used interchangeable by society but they are two very different things. One is used to describe science and the other sociology. Race describes physical characteristics and ethnicity describes culture characteristics. “Race is associated with biology, whereas ethnicity is associated with culture” (LiveScienceStaff, 2012). Race uses biological characteristics such as skin color, hair color, and eye color to separate it from one population to another.
The traditional definition of race and ethnicity is associated to biological and sociological influences correspondingly. “Race is arbitrary manner of subdividing the species Homo sapiens sapiens based on differences in the frequency with which some genes occur among population” (Perry & Perry, 2009, p.224). A person's physical features, including their bone structure, skin, hair, eye color, or tendency to develop a particular disease are used to describe his or her race. An example of race is African American or Caucasian. “Ethnicity is a group’s distinctive social, rather than biological, traits” (Perry & Perry, 2009, p.224).