The behaviors we have here in the United States may be actually violating a norm in a different culture. In other culture they have acceptable and unacceptable behavior within their own eyes and how they see it. If different cultures followed our social norm here in the United States; we would give a smile and feel welcoming. If a norm is violated, we tend to become displeased and sometimes disgusted. For the ones who do not like people violated the norms will get judged and be frowned upon.
Discrimination against others is bad in general, because it makes those who are oppressed feel inferior in society, but there are also positives in this situation. Although the separation of cultural groups based on linguistic distinction leads to a hierarchal ladder of discrimination,
It occurs in media, music, Hollywood, and everyday life. The cultures which are mistreated are ones that have been abused in the past as well. This distortion of culture is often harmful and offensive, and it a problem that needs a solution. In modern society, culture is an issue that is debated often, as people argue whether the misrepresentation of minorities in media is really a problem that needs to be addressed because many do not realize the harm of it. Erich Hatala Matthes, professor of moral philosophy, says, “Cultural appropriation can often seem morally problematic.
They argue that it has many major flaws, but they acknowledge that parts of theory have some truth to it. Throughout this essay, cultural relativism will be questioned, but also supported in some ways. The idea of cultural relativism reminds me of a sociological term--ethnocentrism--that essentially means the opposite. Ethnocentrism is essentially a bias about your own culture against other cultures. One can only see their culture (usually as dominant to the others), rather than attempting to see the perspective of whatever culture is in question.
This involves awareness of one’s own biases or prejudices and is rooted in respect, validation and openness toward differences among people. Cultural knowledge is the knowledge of the client’s culture, worldview and expectations. Cultural skills are the ability to intervene in a manner that is culturally sensitive and relevant (Mirsky,
Since the concept of stereotyping holds a broad scope, the essay will narrow down the focus to ethnic groups and their culture. If we assume that the use of stereotypes helps us to gain an understanding of the world, we may establish different profiles and characterizations on certain groups of people. For example: Jews are greedy, Muslims are terrorists, black people are criminals, Americans are obese, homosexuals are weak and so on. These assumptions are typical examples and have become so common today, that people may mistake them to be correct classifications of the certain groups and types of individuals, because they have been misunderstood or generalized due to one incident as well as influenced by certain factors. For example, History has played a
and (d) How do your current attitudes and beliefs affect your interaction with other culturally diverse clients and people of the dominant culture? Most important, this model allows for investigation of clients ' level of conformity and idealized identification with the dominant culture as well as their rejection of their own culture.”
Guns, violence, ignorance, and marines; how do these all link together? Over periods of time certain groups get stuck with reputations, which are either good and bad. Humans have a tendency to make assumptions or make sense of things, so individuals categorize people into groups. Many of these groups share common characteristics and abilities which can be misunderstood by individuals. This is where stereotypes and misconceptions are formed.
Warren also stated that “If we judged ourselves by how our actions are perceived by others, we may become more sensitive and understanding of any hurtful responses by them” (Warren 1). Even judging by actions is not right because things can be meant to help, but can instead result in something going wrong. Something that one person sees as disastrous could be seen as good by another person based on what each person knows and the intention. Thus, judging by actions is still not an effective way to judge a person, one must only judge by what is unseen; personality, morals, and intentions. There are many places where one can see how judging based on appearance affects people.
Lastly, groups can help push ideas into society or individuals by creating a following or likeminded individuals. So, why do people choose hate groups? While there are many cases and theories we can study, the consensus it can be for a number of issues ranging from lack of responsibility and needing someone to blame, sense of power and authority and to have a “safe” place to share similar ideas; and then there are the stereotypical reasons, broken home, sexually abused and poverty. My working definition of what a hate group is and does, hate groups attempt to build the individuals perfect nation by gaining support of likeminded persons and projecting those ideas onto society through various methods, which brings us to how do we stop the
In Rand’s Anthem, O’Neill’s “Hairy Ape”, Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter, and Miller’s “Crucible”, an individual’s bad choices determine the reputation assigned by a conformed society. These four books have characters that have different personalities from each other but still end up sharing similar problems within a conformed society. A conformed society is where people follow certain rules just because they are afraid of the consequences that come with not following the rules. Conformity impacts the way that someone thinks because of the influences around them. It can be a good thing, but in these character’s live they make bad choices that impact their reputation.
Humanity prejudges others for many various reasons whether it is based on race, gender, culture, sexuality, etc. We sometimes forejudge others without even knowing it just because we grew up thinking that its’ “okay” or “normal”. It’s not okay but society has that impact on us all and we feel as though we can do it without facing consequences. Based on what I’ve read in "C.P. Ellis" by Studs Terkel and "Veiled Intentions" by Maysan Haydar, both authors believe that prejudice is something a person is taught, but they both experienced prejudice differently; Ellis was the one feeling prejudice while Haydar was the one being prejudiced.
Aside from this, one other factor that influences the existence of moral exclusion is a person’s natural tendency to differentiate and categorise individuals who possess varying traits from their own (Tajfel & Wilkes, 1963), a tendency which can then lead to neutral characteristics becoming labels that lead to discrimination of different groups. While moral exclusion might only lead to outcomes such as indifference for groups or individuals aside from one’s own, it can occur in degrees that extend up to what could be considered evil (Opotow,
I agree with the author Claude M. Steele because I think the effect of stereotyping have on someone is that it strips the person of their individuality and put them in a group that they don’t belong in. it’s make people make assumptions about others based on age, gender, and appearance and make it’s hard to get to know that people for who they are. If a person try to prove someone wrong about a stereotyping than the other person might call them racist or be rude to them. So they just let people to say a negative stereotype about them even if it not true.
To explain these remarks we must first define prejudice. Prejudice is an opinion that was formed unreasonably about a person or a group of people. Cultural norms heavily influence our ideas, behaviors and values. And being in groups of like-minded individuals has the tendency to strengthen the beliefs one has. Even just one repetitive member has the ability to persuade the masses.