Reluctance to advance alongside our newly found diverse society has had a negative impact on foreign citizens, who try to adapt to the American Culture. By changing their language and appearance, which has resulted in feelings of embarrassment amongst citizens who seek but are denied acceptance in the United States. It has commonly been known throughout the United States that African Americans, Indians, Hispanics, and Chinese have been legally discriminated against. Most people lose sight of the problematic effects that contributes to their mentality. In addition, to the negative social environment they are surrounded with, they have to deal with the difficulties of overcoming the negativity in their mind.
Life in Mexico is hard enough because of all the blackmailing that goes on, and our culture is just another difficult hurdle that we must jump over. Family is an important component when it comes to the Mexican culture. In many Mexican families, we have the “abuelos and abuelas”, these
She believes her accent is something that defines her. She explains “Chicano Spanish is considered by the purist and by most Latinos deficient, a mutilation of Spanish” (Anzaldua, pg.35). Because of this she isn’t accepted as a native speaker by those who speak Spanish or those who speak English. However, she doesn’t identify socially with either of those groups anyways so her language itself is appropriate for people who speak it. People who come from a multifaceted, intricate, complex background.
Parents often choose to enroll students in single gender schools because they have a reputation of being academically rigorous, or because they believe the opposite gender obstructs their child from a proper education. These views are the same as white individuals believing that allowing black individuals to use the same facilities as them decreases the effectiveness or value of the facilities. America should eliminate single gender schools because they give privileged students more opportunities, promote negative gender stereotypes, and segregate students causing others to be judge them by gender rather than character. To begin, the opposition argues that single gender schools increase learning productivity by removing learning distractions and pressure from the opposite gender. A two year project in six California public schools showed that, “single-gender classes actually exasperated teasing and disruptive behavior among boys and cattiness among girls” (Jost n.pag.).
Most schools would suspend both students right away. What if one student in the fight had a good home life, his parents punished him, and he never got suspended again, but maybe the other student’s parents did not care, he would just simply get some time off of school, and continue to act out. If all students were talked to about what they did wrong and punished inside of school, there may be a chance to drop the percentage of kids that get in trouble. Yes, it may not be the school’s responsibility to punish the kid, but if they do not and neither do the parents, then who will? Giving out school suspensions may give the student that needs to be punished the most, time off from school, which is what they would prefer.
Many Asian-American teenagers feel unable to connect with others to express their worries because they don’t have friends that relate to their predicaments or they feel as though they need to conform to the stereotype and grit their teeth and plough through without any complaints, their need to be perfect causes stress. Many Asian-Americans do not socialize with other Asian-Americans even though they feel alienated because they assume others are under extreme pressure to perform and may cause them to feel stressed and pressured too. This general grouping of Asians has led to racial discrimination and bullying amongst teenagers, some may be called hateful names and are often picked on because of their race. Many teenagers find difficulty in communicating with their parents, some due to no communication or miscommunication (Paterno 1995). CNN news did a piece on suicide amongst Asian-American women and the highest suicide rate of Asian-American women are within 15 – 24 year-olds, even children have thought of suicide before.
Just because African Americans have a different skin color doesn't mean they should be treated different. Today, people have predispositions and presumptions about black people which causes unfair treatment (Robinson and Harris). Due to African American semblance, white people don't acknowledge their advantage of their skin color. In, How to Make Love to a Negro without Getting Tired, Laferriere describe how white people hate to live in the same apartment complex as black people because of their smell. Judging African Americans as a whole by their smell is nonsense.
However, curanderismo allows other cultures to accept Chicanos due to stressing the importance of intercultural communication skills in society. For instance, even though some Chicanos have insurance, they tend to follow these holistic practices and are afraid to mention it to their primary physicians because they fear being rejected from society. According to Maritza Montiel, “A recent study concluded that 69% of Mexican Americans do not report the use of herbal remedies to their physicians” (Montiel 83). Becoming aware of the cultural differences, encourages cross cultural sensitivity by reducing the tensions between other cultures and practices. In addition, professionals can understand their patients’ needs by understanding the social framework of the biological illness.
Henzell-Thomas (2004) identified the major problems which were perpetuated by Islamophobia and one of them being “the misleading association of Islam with specific cultural identities and practices, especially Asian and African. Sajid (2005) further reiterates this by “Islamophobia is a new form of racism whereby Muslims, an ethno-religious group, not a race, are nevertheless, constructed as a race.” The media in western hemispheres have been responsible for the misunderstanding of the Islamic faith as it is constantly depicted as a religion that condones acts of violence, terror and political unrest. It encourages the thoughts of individuals that Western culture is superior to that of Islamic culture. The media also fails to differentiate between Islamic beliefs and Islamic extremists, who are two different things which also facilitates misconceptions about their beliefs. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva asserts that the bigger picture is
Without a doubt, if knowledge is not applicable, it could be irrelevant in certain aspects. However, discarding knowledge that doesn’t appear to be applicable is a remarkable mistake as any sort of understanding holds importance as it can expand valuable perceptions. For instance, Latin American immigration waves towards the United States have been a major cause for the loss of spoken Spanish. Many Hispanics claim that the irrelevance of Spanish in a country that communicates through English has been the main reason for the abandoning of the language. Once the immigrants assimilate and have children, some decide not to teach them their first language.