eam Member: Taylor Slide 1 The author of this chapter is Ann Morning who is an American sociologist that focuses on race. Ann traveled around the Northeast of the United States to interview many professors that study biology and anthropology to try and discover how different people understand the concept of race. Something she noticed was that professors would often speak uses phrases like ”me” or “my” when making a case for their views. Her research showed her that almost every different professor had a different view of race and how it connects to ethnicity. Most of the contemporary scientists have ideas that are so different they cover a really large spectrum even when all of them are viewing the same data.
Not to mention, that the amount of toxins that young children get exposed to in the inner city is very alarming. One serious toxin is lead, which is affecting the behavior of youths in low-income areas of cities. Lead is a real threat and has been proven to severely damaging the prefrontal lobes while children are developing. Robert Brochin a researcher at Georgetown University states that “Lead exposure during this period can lead to severe neurological and developmental problems that may manifest themselves later in the affected child ‘s life,” (Brochin, pp.3, 2008). Even health clinics put children in these settings at risk because 68 percent of Philadelphia inner-city pediatric clinics had 10 milliliters of lead (Ruboca, pp.655, 1998).
Racial invariance positions and sociological viewpoints on race and race contrasts in conditions and should account for the racial composition or black effect on level violence rates. Examination led in 1990 gives blended or opposite confirmation to this position, demonstrating that greater concentrations of blacks are connected to increased violence after accounting for racial differences in socioeconomic conditions. Black violent crimes is highly relevant in today’s society. Most crimes are committed by African Americans due to many factors but where are these factors taking place and who else is taking place in these crimes other than the targeted ethnicity.
Greek life in Canada (mostly Ontario) is how I would assume it would be in the states however in Quebec it is much different. At Bishop’s the only Greek Life we have is Alpha Phi, there are no other Sororities or Fraternities on campus. We just celebrated our 25th anniversary in November (at my initiation). There used to be another sorority Alpha Delta Pi at Bishop’s but that was long before my time, recently someone that works on campus told us that they found some of their pins years ago and was wondering if they were ours, it turned out they belonged to Alpha Delta Pi but because of this a lot of us (especially us newer members) started doing research on them.
The Greeks contributed to American culture by opening parlors, candy shops, and most known for their restaurants. Greek restaurants started as food stands on the streets of cities, but after city council's banned food sold on streets, Greeks made the switch to permanent shops. Restaurants were the first steady income for Greeks, making them very popular. The Greeks also made a contribution by opening over 130 Greek Orthodox Churches.
From the moment they step onto their college campuses for freshman orientation, undergraduate students are encouraged to get involved and make the most of their college experience. Joining Greek life by way of social sororities and social fraternities is a well-known way for undergrads to do this both on their college campuses and within the community. Despite the opportunities that these organizations offer, some colleges and universities are considering whether or not to continue offering their students the opportunity to join such Greek organizations on their campuses due to many recent incidents within the last decade. The New Jersey Institute of Technology has shared statistics on members of fraternities and sororities on their website such as there being 9 million Greeks nationally, 43 of the nation’s 50 largest corporations being headed by fraternity men, along with 85% of Fortune 500 executives and 40 of the 47 U.S. Supreme Court Justices since 1910 and that over 70% of Greeks graduate while under 50% of non-Greek students graduate, among other
Greek life on a college campus is a major part of student life. Greek life makes students feel like they have a foundation to stand on when it is time to network with the professional world. Yet, students do not understand that Greek life has it toxic con on student’s professional career, who choose to go down that path. The Greek life’s hazing, alcohol, cost, black culture, and Alcorn’s part could or already be toxic to someone 's professional career.
As sociologists define race and ethnicity, there is a distinction between race and ethnicity. Race is inherent and we cannot change it, but ethnicity needs to depend on individual preferences and people can classify ethnicities. Sociologists define races as social category by biological traits, included Asian who is a group of original people from Asia and White who is a group of original people from Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. On the other hand, ethnicity is another social category by common language, religion, nationality, history, or another cultural factory. For instance, Chinese and Japanese are same race, but these two categories of people are different ethnicity.
Although Brazil and the United States may have some similarities in other aspects of culture, the way they view race is totally different to the United States. I found this extremely thought provoking and enlightening at the same time because I wasn’t even thinking of how other countries view race. According to the textbook, Brazil actually has way more terms describing the color of a person’s skin rather than group people by physical characteristics the way the United States does. For example, in Brazil the terms used are as followed alva which means pure white or alva-escura meaning off-white, the color gradient just gets darker from there on out.
Rationale In today’s multicultural society, the discrimination of Asian Americans has arisen in the form of comedic jokes, political matters, and more commonly, stereotyping. This has made me aware of how isolated Asian Americans actually are from their American communities. Being Asian-American myself, I’ve decided that the stereotypes surrounding my race are not only degrading to our culture, but even more dangerously, they have the potential to affect us internally. I’ve chosen to voice my opinion in the form of an online blog post, since the Internet is internationally used, and easily accessible to my audience.