Walker’s urgent calling to immediately end slavery, no matter the means, suggest that he understands the value of each individual, even slaves. As previously noted, this valuing of every individual is a clear-cut result of the Second Great Awakening. Dorothea Dix was another individual who greatly stressed the value of the individual. She was an active reformist for prisons and especially for the mentally ill. She lead the movement to remove the negative connotation associated with mental illness and she advocated for better conditions for the mentally ill.
Then it begins to explain to people that there are racial divisions in society. It describes how the main character in “Ceremony”, Tayo, along with other Native Americans were being mistreated. But “Ceremony” is about healing and learning to forgive. The racial divisions in Tayo’s society are extremely serious, and Silko does not let white people go for the ways they historically mistreated Native Americans. This shows the point of view (or attitude) that Silko has for white people.
The Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass and The School Days of an Indian Girl by Zitkala-sa and Frederick Douglass himself, explores the ways in which colonialism brought about their distress. To which in turn set out a passion in them to succeed – and so they did. Both narrative essay explores death through American culture with the theme of education being their escape. Though one would think it would be the demise to their identity, upon their realization, succeeded to defeat the common notion that, un-American ethnic groups (minorities) were below the “white pale faces.” Language and education seemed to disconnect both cultures.
How come history books don’t really say how bad slaves were treated and how bad they were beaten by their slave masters? White America knows what they did and what they did wrong. History classes should teach about whitewashing of American history because it would end misinformation on colonialism, it could end racial inequality, and there would be no more false history. Exposing students to the real Whitewashing of American history impacts the lives of minorities and Native Americans. “Samantha Manchac is concerned about the new materials.”
It is important to exercise the application of sociology when attempting to find the cause of characteristics a group has acquired. The more someone is able to look beyond the immediate facades of a society, the more levels of reality will become apparent. When analyzing Native Americans, we see that Native Americans as an ethnic group have very high rates of unemployment, alcoholism, and poor health. Sociological analysis through Charles Wright Mills’ sociological imagination, helps explain why these defining traits are characteristics of Native American life today. Charles Wright Mills’ idea about the sociological imagination aids the explanation of unemployment, alcoholism, and poor health among Native Americans.
“American Indian elders have higher death rates for all other causes of death. These causes of death have implications for the health care providers and educators, as most are preventable to some degree and could be addressed by culturally congruent intervention programs.” (stanford) “Gloria Griffin, a tribal member who lost a child to drug abuse, echoed those sentiments in her comments to Tribal Council. Kicking someone off of tribal land for good is essentially a death sentence, she said — instead, tribal government should increase resources for rehabilitation” (smoky mountain news).
Indians have been living in misery for centuries now, in reservations drowned in problems like alcoholism, drugs, and illiteracy. The white government has made inumerous attempts to try to assimilate them into the US mainstream population. The effects felt by the Indian reservations due to the negative consequences of white actions are unimaginably devastating. Native Americans have to rely on the government in order to survive, and sometimes that 's still not enough. Their lives have been shaped by the government so much that the effects of the past actions made by the whites have become substantially irreversible, forcing the Native American population to suffer and make sacrificing choices in order to live in the present world.
It is with the aim of minimising the disruptive consequence in the society that the functionalist, Talcott Parsons suggested that there should exist a set of share cultural norms known as the sick role model- general expectations of the sick person and those around him or her (Cockerham, 2003:177). The sick role model legitimates the deviances imposed by illness and help the sick person to return to his or her normal state so that he or she can resume his or her normal responsibilities in the society (Omadjohwoefe, 2010:36). The most essential component of the sick role is that the sick person is not to be blamed for his or her illness but must try to get well as soon as possible (Cockerham,
To do so, Moss focuses on the differences in perspective held by characters in different generations. The older generations, Moss asserts, are bound to the ideal of cultural purity, and fear that hybridity and assimilation will result in a loss of their culture (14). This generation represents a starting point in a society that believes cultures must be mutually exclusive and distinct. But in emphasizing how Smith links her characters to the inescapability of identity, even in the case of the younger generations, Moss shows that the older generation’s fear of assimilation is not totally warranted. She then uses the birth of Irie’s child, who cannot be held to the cultural binary, as an example of the diminishing of culture purity, and asserts that this child’s existence symbolizes the normalization and acceptance of hybridity (12).
Historic trauma stems from relocation, disease, residential schools, the Indian Act, and racial policies meant to assimilate and eradicate Aboriginal people (First Nations Health Council, 2011). Contact between Aboriginal Peoples and non-Aboriginals facilitated the spread of epidemic diseases which lead to the Aboriginal population collapse (First Nations Health Council, 2011). Daschuk, Hackett and MacNeil (2006) note that different severities of diseases experienced by First Nations were directly related to the new realities of the First Nations peoples as they struggled to adapt to the world of the colonisers including economic dislocation, political changes, and changes from traditional diets all created the perfect environment for breading diseases. The government and churches actively colonized and controlled Aboriginal peoples by eroding all Aboriginal systems including “spirituality, political authority, education, health care systems, land and resource access, and cultural practices” (First Nations Health Council, 2011, p. 13). It is important to recognize that colonial structures have purposely sought to “eliminate Indigenous sovereignty, Indigenous governments and Indigenous constitutional orders” (Ladner, 2009, p. 90).
Coupled with these distorted examples, Buchanan uses strong and impassioned examples explaining how diversity has formerly failed Americans. At one point, Buchanan listed atrocities committed by Americans through the years attempting to channel an emotional response from the reader. Buchanan lists “The war between the States was about race. Reconstruction was about race. Segregation was about race” (600).
The main focus of this paper is defining the common clinical problem, and discussing the severity that postpatrum depression poses on infants and mothers. Eisner et al. (2002) argues that postpartum depression can also lead to psychos, which is more susceptible in women who had previous mental health issues such as bipolar. This pycosis requires invention imeadalty as it involves bizarre behaviours, unusal halluicantions a, which can result in the mother causing serious harm or death, to herself or the child. This article was very important as it demonstrated the severity that postpartum depression has on the child and the mother and the they risks that they impose when not intervened.
He utilizes the theory that historical trauma and victimization forced upon the Native Americans at the hands of the Europeans is part of the cause of the high rates of alcoholism in this population today. Beauvais explores how the stereotype of the alcoholic Native American perpetuates harmful stereotypes, as well as focuses on Native Americans on reservations, which is only 1/3 of the Native American population. He also raises the view of Native American as a whole culture, when in reality there are over 300 distinct Native American tribes within the U.S., each with its own unique customs, values, and struggles. Beauvais gives a historical perspective on early Europeans with Native Americans that included the introduction of strong alcohol and encouragement of alcohol usage as a means of exploitation and control. He hypothesizes