I decided to express my Sociological Perspective based on Race and Ethnicity. Being born in the United States I was taught in school; men and women have equal rights and opportunity. Even though this is correct; as a Latina, social patterns taught me differently. As a Latin American woman it’s strange to admit how traditionally, I was raised to be a mom and wife first than anything. Being that both my parents moved to United States to gain equal opportunities, this chapter explained to me how society shapes what we think and do in pattern ways.
Victoria C. Plaut, a social and cultural psychologist, discusses in her article why it is necessary to use diversity science in order to properly address the ethnic and racial issues of our time. She also explains why color-blindness and multiculturalism are two ways to think about difference. Before reading this article, I defined color-blindness as a concept or word that we use as a deflection mechanism to avoid dealing with the problem. When it comes to race, I feel that society has decided that it is better if we do not notice if they are people of color or white, or if we do notice, that we do not talk about it.
In Latina/o Transpopulations, Marcia Ochoa explores substantial gaps in Latinx transpopulation literature and origin. Ochoa attempts to understand US trans latina/os’ experiences through the notion of populations, which is useful for three reasons. One of the reasons was that by terming populations, it signals literature and policy on public health on the migration of Latin America to the United States. One of the goals of Latina/o Transpopulations is to inform the reader of the numerous categories and forms of social organization in the diverse groups among Latina/o transpopulations. Ochoa looks for tracks of Latina/o trans people, including major events such as the creation of the border upon the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, after which
Hispanics in America Video Worksheet 1. The statement is made: “Few cities have been changed by immigration as much as Miami”. Discuss how the Cuban Immigration had an impact on Miami. Give examples.
The Hidden Borders in the United States Educational System The United States is often referred to as the melting pot of the world, however I believe this metaphor is outdated. The U.S. census bureau wrote a book called Celebrating our nation's diversity: a teaching supplement for grades K-12, it discusses how the initial thought behind the metaphor was a notion that people from different cultures/ethnicities would come together and lose their own distinction (2). The authors continue on to give examples of other metaphors that are perhaps more accurate, such as a tossed salad due to individuals having their own characteristics that build the whole. These notions and metaphors are great positive propaganda for the U.S., but there are issues
Two score and thirteen years ago, President John F. Kennedy stood before the American people, on the verge of a civil rights upheaval, and declared a self-evident principle of this great nation, namely that “…the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened” (1963), further substantiated by the premise that the foundation of this country lies on the principle that all men are created equal. It is a country established in defiance of despotism, and has been hitherto a symbol for equality elsewhere, so long as we are reminded of this fact and provide no exception. It is the duty of the American people and all men (“men” herein referred to as gender inclusive) who ascribe to these principles, to defend it at any
In the world we live in, equality has always been a foreign concept. On an everyday basis, people are being assessed on things that make them distinctive or unique, and there is no such thing as two people being equal. There has never been a time in history where people came together as one immense community. We have always and will continue to be broken up into groups based on the gender stated on our birth certificates, the color of our skin, the religion we practice, and countless different factors. One of the most evident factors of inequality is demonstrated through racism based on the color of one's skin.
African American Studies was a great experience. Has opened my eyes to my surrounding and the world around me. This course with Dr. Sheba Lo, was something out of me confront zone. I learned so many things from race to cultural to the importance aspect of African American. We are isolated to an environment that hide so much history that we all don’t think they are important to who we have become.
Taylor Hayes M8 Discussion Discrimination in Latin America Discussion The eradication of discriminatory practices can only be achieved if each, and every person in the world is educated identically, if everyone has the same personal experiences, and basically if the entire world would have no diversity. Seeing how that is impossible, discrimination will always exist. However, discrimination can be largely decreased with education that educates about traditions and cultures rather than belittle them. As education increases, people will become more open-minded, and more inclined to embrace differences rather than begrudge