Throughout the semester, the course has taught me a lot about myself and those around me. I have learned that based on Cross’ racial identity model I am in stage 5. It was new to me to find out there was model based on racial identity. Stage 5 means that I able to talk to anyone in and outside of my racial group. Which would mean that I would not have to seek counseling to correct an issue because there isn't one. During my life, I was at other stages of the model because I did not feel as comfortable talking to people that were not in my racial group. When I was younger and I did not speak English very well, I would stick with those that spoke Spanish. Being around them made me more comfortable because they were like me and spoke the same …show more content…
The book talks about how men are the breadwinners of the family and that the females are the nurturing kind. For my family alone, it is mostly females and therefore they had to work hard to be the breadwinners. I have never seen them be the stay-at-home mom and take care of the children. For my family, the roles are equal. If it is a mom and a dad, they both work, they both clean, they both take care of the children and they both take care of the finances. I personally like the way the females are in my family. It has taught me to be independent and showed me that if I want something, I have to get it myself. Besides that aspect, I do agree with how the Latino culture that was presented in the book. After reading this book, I feel like I have not been as diverse as I have wanted. For example, I know nothing about the Jewish culture besides that the holiday they celebrate is Hanukkah. I think if I had more experience I would be able to write more when the post asked about the Jewish culture. I honestly want to change this and allow myself the opportunity to know more …show more content…
The example I used in my post was about where I am from and how everyone tries to contribute. If someone is hungry, they will ask them if they want food, they try to work as a team and never think they are better than someone else. Also, the atmosphere is much calmer, everyone is not rushed to do things, unlike in Las Vegas where everything is fast-paced. I feel like living in Las Vegas, not everyone is a close group. There are those who help others, but from what I have seen it’s the “ let the best man win” type of attitude. I think hospitality is really based on where you live and how you were
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As soon as you understand more about a person, you can be more empathetic and understanding of different cultures. I come from a Hispanic and German background so I have had the chance to enjoy multiple cultures already. Yet, experiencing and learning about new cultures is important to create better more understanding
If you see someone struggling with something just try to help out. Also try to be kind to others because you don’t know what they are going through. What I liked about the book is when Papa came to Francisco graduation. The part of the book that i didn’t like is when Papa didn’t go to most of Francisco’s graduation’s.
The model I chose to apply to myself is the Hardiman White Racial Identity. The five stages of development are: 1. Naiveté or lack of social consciousness, 2. Acceptance, 3. Resistance, 4.
”(Park 3). This shows how they are withheld from school and learn to do housework instead of going to school like the boys. Nya also explains this concept of a girl’s job and a boy’s job in this quote from the book. “Mostly women and girls, who had come to fill their own containers; many kinds of birds, all flap and twitter and caw; herds of cattle that had been brought to the good grazing by the young boys who looked after them.”(Park 14).
The mention of men is either absent or regarded with topics they usually aren’t associated with. Slaughter mentions men throughout her article, however they are placed in the position of the domestic perspective, rather than the breadwinner character. She also mentions men, such as her husband, throughout her paper, and states that they are able to maintain a work-balanced lifestyle more easily than women. Her approach to regarding men seems to always place them in the light of constantly being more privileged. Although she doesn’t necessarily place a negative connotation on the topic, she makes sure to reiterate her point that “men are still socialized to believe that their primary family obligation is to be the breadwinner” (Slaughter 10) and will continue to have an easier work-balance lifestyle until women are fully in power.
Social identities play a key role in discovering oneself. Many resort in altering their own identities to conform to societal norms. Authenticity is one cultural referent associated with being original and genuine to cultural values. However, authenticity is a system based on expectations created overtime to satisfy cultural and societal needs. This classifies it as an act of conformity where one is accepted and validated for within their culture and the society.
In the story, “The Myth of a Latin Woman” is about the author Judith Ortiz Cofer talking about her life and growing up as a Puerto Rican girl. She talks about the struggles she had to go through, like always being under heavy surveillance by her family. She would be under their watch because she was a girl and was expected to protect her family’s honor and to behave like in her family’s terms “proper senorita”. I agree that she was forced to mature fast just at her teenage years; a point that needs emphasizing since so many people believe Cofer could never act her age.
They are the ones that support their families while women are the caregivers and the nurturers and handling the household. According to Emily Kane in “Glamour Babies” and “Little Toughies”, “gender is not a straightforward amplification of underling biological differences between male and females; rather, gender is constructed through social processes and enforced through social mechanisms.” With that being said Kane feels that we should not limit ourselves to those preconceived notions of what men and women can do. According to Kane, we should not believe that men and women could not develop certain mental or psychological attributes merely because of their sex.
“Generally, men are socialized into believing that their essential role in life is to work outside the home and provide for the family while women are taught that their main role is to be homemakers” (Akotia and Anum 5024). The breadwinner is normally thought of as a man, but Lena puts a twist on that gender role. “You the head of this family. You run our lives like you want to” (Hansberry 1948). Lena breaks the gender role
This chapter explains the difference between race and ethnicity and how they came about. It also explains the advantages and disadvantages some have due to the creation of race. Race and ethnicity have strong foundations not only within countries, but between them. Globalization has increased the individual’s ethnic identities, but has also put some at disadvantages. Having different races and ethnicities is not an issue, but ranking the different races and putting others at disadvantages creates issues.
Introduction The concept of identity has been a notion of significant interest not just to sociologists and psychologists, but also to individuals found in a social context of perpetually trying to define themselves. Often times, identities are given to individuals based on their social status within a certain community, after the assessment of predominant characteristics that said individual has. However, within the context of an ethnicity, the concept identity is most probably applied to all members of the ethnical group, and not just one individual. When there is one identity designated for the entire group, often times the factor of “individuality” loses its significance, especially when referring to the relationship between the ethnic
In a family there are many different roles; there's the role of the mother, the father, the child, the grandparents, then there’s the brothers and sisters. Every single one of those roles has different responsibilities. The father, according to most of society, is supposed to be the breadwinner for the family. However, nowadays the mother is actually quite capable of being the breadwinner just as much of as the father. As they work to show their children what it is to be an adult they are teaching them as well on how to be an active member of society.
The Racial/Cultural Identity Development Model by Sue & Sue (2012), is an active example to understand clients’ attitudes and behaviors toward themselves and their culture as well as the culture of others. According to West-Olatunji, Frazier, Guy, Smith, Clay & Breaux (2007), “This model poses the following questions (Sue & Sue, 2003): (a) With whom do you identify and why? (b) What culturally diverse attitudes and beliefs do you accept or reject and why? (c) What dominant cultural attitudes and beliefs do you accept or reject and why? and (d) How do your current attitudes and beliefs affect your interaction with other culturally diverse clients and people of the dominant culture?
Philosophy is a universal human process or exercise that cannot be exclusively being attributed to a particular human race. There is no one human race devoid of thinking or reasoning. To think is one of the characteristics element of all human beings which differentiate it from other lower animals and things which cannot think like stone; trees; rivers; etc. to say that a particular human race is bereft of reasoning is fallacious and then tantamount to a racist assertion. By this we mean that for devoid human and his western Euro-centrists to say that Africans had no ingenious manufacturers, Arts and Sciences of their own amount to a racist proclamation said to denigrate Africans as a primitive and uncultured as it had no history and positive contribution to the world’s civilization1.