An Unfortunate Result to Cultural Collision With the increased technology of today’s world, cultures collide constantly, and these interactions can either have positive results of a blended culture, or negative results of horrible tragedies and acts of violence. However, this trade of cultural ideas has been occurring for several thousand years, all over the world. The novel, Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe, is a breathtaking novel about the struggles of the African tribe of Umuofia to change their lifestyle to comply to that of a powerful group of white foreigners that invade their land. The collision of cultures is adapted to by some better than others, and the novel seamlessly conveys the results of each response to the newcomers, as
I think deviance is rooted in some way of the issues that are related to these factors. We see today the importance that race has had on our societies with all that is happening in the current news. The senseless crimes and the outpour of media have been dominating our societies. As it relates to deviance based on middle class norms, it seems that it’s more of an understanding on who is deviant and how our society labels each other like ‘’middle
It is pivotal in reaffirmation and creation of attitudes we have. This is also reinforced by the Social Learning theory (Bandura, 1969) in which mass communication is also a propellant, those who control the media has the power in allowing us to learn just by observation alone. This power has been undermined by individuals at times, however, it has a key role in providing a platform in addressing unjust circumstances and social inequalities. Though there have been improvements in media landscape the marginalization of ethnic minorities in the media is accountable for a lot of prejudicial and discriminatory behavior towards
Viewers perceive the stereotype and ideal contents of races and genders through the media because it is an important element which affects the socializing, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors of its people (Gunter 21, n.d.). As the media has become the main source of information, audiences in the different part of the world perceive different meanings of gender roles and tend to have more stereotypical ideas about it. It is quite clear that
Misconceptions are formed from stereotypes and are usually rumors with no truth behind it. Many stereotypes and misconceptions have been developed from many years back, along these lines, we’ve adapted to these stereotypes and misconceptions to name people by a specific title according to physical appearance. In today’s society stereotypes and misconceptions are used due to the fact that people are so quick to judge others by appearances and by what is said rather than learning what is behind an appearance and rumors. Many millennials are prone to judging others or being judged by
Racial Profiling/ Discrimination: Issues around the world Racial Profiling is a serious issue that has risen in the past few years. This is when discrimination is made against certain ethnic races. Contrary to popular belief, this can happen anytime and anywhere. It is important for us to realize that racial profiling is disrespectful to the people who are targeted and it is a crime. People should not be targeted just because of their race or color.
Imagine being in a group of people that has been categorized and judged because a couple people decided to ruin the self-image of the group by using negative stereotypes to affect the way the group is portrayed. A stereotype is a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular group or thing. Stereotypes have been around for a long time and have continued to grow and evolve into this generation. Stereotypes are based on a truth but are usually exaggerated. The exaggeration of a truth leads it to become a stereotype and ends up leading to the social categorization of a group of individuals.
It is therefore but natural that such a person who has been thus ill-treated will jump to any opportunity he can avail of, in order to revenge himself upon the person who has so ill-treated him. This anti-Semitic tradition of ‘Jew baiting’ finds further support in today’s era, because of the Holocaust or the mass genocide of Jews in the Nazi Germany. In fact, the very play of The Merchant of Venice, as evidence suggests, was frequently staged in the Nazi Germany for almost about thirty times between 1934 and 1939, as the justification for their hatred towards the Jews (qtd. in Watts 10). That Shakespeare probably had in mind Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta as
The 'Jew ' is the question; why did the Jew did what he did?, what made him the spited Jew, Shylock?. I plan to dive deeper into the making of the Jew in this paper. The Merchant of Venice is a play spurred into action by love and to a far extent by hate. Hate has been associated usually with Shylock ,it was hate which made him exact revenge through his profession, however, evidence points it to all of the characters of the play. It was hate which made him exact revenge through his profession.
A perception is a thought, belief, or opinion, often held by many people and based on appearances, and media gives people the ability choose how things appear. For both consumers and topics, unknowingly forming opinions based on information displayed in a biased manner is not only bad, but also, in some cases dangerous. Media has evolved over the years to become a powerful force that helps drive our perceptions about nearly every person, place, thing, and even events that have occured, are in progress, or will be taking place. When an individual consumes media, they are likely consuming some form of a person’s biased opinion and this impacts their own perceptions. Thankfully, there are many telltale signs of when bias is present in some form.