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.
Throughout my childhood, I never recieved many direct messages regarding my racial identity. I was never truly exposed to the idea of racial identity until the age of around 11. The sheltered community I grew up in, Hinsdale, was 94% Caucasian when I was born. In turn, many of the male adults in Hinsdale were, and still are, in the center margin. This created a general silencing regarding race, teaching me that I am not supposed to discuss race, which is evidently false.
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.
Racial conflict approach is a sociological perspective that looks at disparity and tension between different races or ethnic groups. Racial conflict can be seen in things such as the shooting of blacks by white police officers, gang violence, slavery and more. Throughout time this can be seen with things such as the enslavement of the native americans and then the ware that later happened or the enslavement of the blacks and the later war to free them and even today there are police shootings and and gang violence. People have had this problem since we could remember because of how we are humans are grouped animals and we dislike or distrust things that are not in our group. This happens when we define someone or something as
In the article “US Socioeconomic and Racial Differences in Health: Patterns and Explanations” they explain the effect socioeconomic and race plays on your health. We have discussed in class over and over again about the poor treatment that are minorities have. We also discussed how they have a higher chance of living in a location that is close to polluted waters or near factories that don’t practices the proper method of disposing of harmful waste. When they explain that the federal government only recognizes five races I became infuriated. There should be one race “HUMAN” we are all equal.
Race is a term that is connected to biology rather than ethnicity. Race is a population with the same exact species. Ethnicity is more based on culture than race, because it’s focusing on religion, customs, and language and to be part of that you must be involved with the qualities. My friend is a Chinese and American race wise however, he does not practice any Chinese customs and doesn’t speak the language at all, so ethnicity wise you could say he’s
In this report, I will state and explain certain elements I learned as an emigrant that was completely different from my home country and why I consider it as a cultural shock. Differences Social can be represented by nationality, Personality, socioeconomic status, language, the level of "education, occupation and demographic differences and family. I stayed in my home country of Cameroon for twenty-four years and I never have the opportunity to travel to any country. My immigration from Cameroon to a Belgium leads to the emergence of cultural shock. My story began from the time I entered the plane and moved to Belgium and now to the U.S.A. I moved from an area dominated by brown skin people into an area dominated by white skin people.
The Racial formation theory has its basis on the assumption that race of an individual is an identity that is socially constructed. As per the paradigms of this theory, the content and significance associated with racial categories are found to be determined in terms of political, social and economic forces. In the context of the society of the United States, the concept of race is found to be used in order to indicate the physical differences that exist between people as well as to signify the perceived and actual economic, behavioural and cultural differences that exist between people (Omi and Winant, 2014). In the early 19th century, the United States faced a major change due to the immigration of the Irish.
There are many cultures all around the world and they all have different beliefs and customs. For this essay I will be focusing on two of the many cultures around the world. The first of the two cultures that I will be talking about and comparing is American. The other culture I will be focusing on is that of somebody from Mexican or Spanish descent. One of the first thing I noticed in my book, Leaving Glorytown, is that in Mexico there are many more small village type places than in America.
Another cultural difference Aurea found in America had to do with racism. She does not try and sugar coat the fact that Brazil definitely had its issues with racism. Yet still, the blatant racism and hostility toward immigrants that was so casually thrown around in America was a shock. Aurea herself never had much of an issue being a foreigner.