The case study I have chosen to describe is Sarah, the 24 year old White female who has sought out treatment of anxiety and depression. In the Helms White racial identity development model I have to chosen to apply the Autonomy status of being. Sarah appears to be accepting of her own identity of being white and a lesbian. Sarah and her partner are not hiding their relationship and have “come out” to both of their families and at work. Even though Sarah appears to have successfully graduated college, has a career, and involved in a long term relationship, she has most likely some discrimination and stereotypes herself, given her sexual orientation. The case study does not really take a deep dive into how she feel or identifies as being a white female who is lesbian.
Throughout the semester, the course has taught me a lot about myself and those around me. I have learned that based on Cross’ racial identity model I am in stage 5. It was new to me to find out there was model based on racial identity. Stage 5 means that I able to talk to anyone in and outside of my racial group. Which would mean that I would not have to seek counseling to correct an issue because there isn't one. During my life, I was at other stages of the model because I did not feel as comfortable talking to people that were not in my racial group. When I was younger and I did not speak English very well, I would stick with those that spoke Spanish. Being around them made me more comfortable because they were like me and spoke the same
Conflict is caused by many things, and conflict affected many lives. There are many ways to deal with such conflict, one of them being conformity. Conformity is convenient and effective tool that is used in a time of conflict. Susan Bartoletti, the author of Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow, told the story of Sophie Scholl’s conformity and Joanne Oppenheim, the author of Dear Miss Breed, shared the experiences of young Japanese Americans in internment. Both these authors, along with a few other authors, showed how conformity can help in a time of conflict, reasons not to resist the ways of the other party, and how one can comply while resisting the ideas of the other party.
Hispanic Immigrants are one of the most oppressed Hispanic groups in this country. Regardless of feeling oppressed in the United States, they usually had it worse in their native country. Pew Hispanic Research center conducted a survey asking people why they chose to immigrate to the United States 55 percent of those survey responded that they came to this country for economic opportunities. (Pew Hispanic Research) Upon arrival to the United States, immigrants all experience different changes or processes. Some people go through the process of assimilation which means that they let go of their culture of origin while incorporating norms and behaviors of the new culture. Others go through acculturation which allows them to integrate elements
While race and ethnicity share an ideology of common ancestry, they differ in several ways. Acknowledging something's existence comes to play with identity. People are deeply driven by their sense of identity, of who they are. Often times an individual race shapes their identity. Therefore, motivation and hate makes a case on how an individual identity is constructed by race.
People have different ideas as to what it means to be of another race. Many individuals believe that race should have no affect on their lives today. People who have the same qualifications shouldn't be persecuted because of their skin color. Cultural identity is how people live in response to their surroundings and beliefs. For example, people that grow up in the heart of Tokyo are bound to be different and think differently than those who grow up in a idyllic setting such as Worland. Langston Hughes, Colleen McElroy, and Lucille Clifton all have different standings on the cultural standings of their times.
It was recently heard from one of Barry University’s biology professors that all human beings are about 99 percent alike on the genetic level. However, there is so much division between the same humans in the world today. How could this occur between individuals who are essentially the same in regards to DNA? The answer can be found in one’s consideration of personal identity. The uncertainty of racial identity has been a pressing problem for African Americans since the days of slavery. As a result of a twisted form of local and national conditioning, many young men and women of African descent have grown to be ashamed of their skin. In a successful attempt to bring
Race is the social construct of social identities. We distinguish the uniqueness of individuals in such ways that our genotype and phenotype are closely associated to classifying these individuals into a particular race. Our culture, physical characteristics, and ethnicity separates us into five different categories of race: Black/African American, Yellow/Asian (including Pacific Islanders), Red/Native Americans, Brown/Hispanic/Latino, and White/Caucasian. Throughout history, darker complexions were often looked down upon. White skin becomes more favorable and are seen to be more superior than the other colors, creating this ideology that justifies inequality. Thus, creating the foundation of discrimination and social inequality in the United
This research paper will focus on multiple different factors that can have a significant influence on the way a person’s identity develops and what it develops into. The factors that will be covered in this research paper are as follows: race, gender, name, and Need for Cognition (NFC).
According to Velazco, what he means by calling American racial identity “bipolar”, he means captivated with race.For example, black vs. whites. Black can be seen as a non-white and opposite. He explains, that American racial identity between these two races black and white as a continuing movement. This concludes that with black and whites with their odds, the Mestizo, mixed races between latinos or browns being involved by somewhere in the middle of these two races.
The way society view people depends on a number, of social factors, among these are Race and Ethnicity. “Race can be thought of as a genetically distinct sub-population of a given species.” (Hartmann, 2007) By contrast the term “ethnicity is used primarily in contexts of cultural difference, where cultural difference is associated with an actual or commonly perceived ancestry, with language markers.” (Fenton, 1999) The problems of inequality within ethnic and racial groups has improved in the last number of years. However, we still live in a world filled with stereotypes
Culture is defined as a system of shared beliefs, values, customs, behaviors, and artifacts that members of society use to cope in their world and in world as a whole. According to Lynne Shallcross (2013) “counselors should view multicultural competence in a similar fashion to a professional certification” (par 3). Multicultural competence refers to approaching the counseling process from the context of the personal culture of the clients which include such features such counselor self-awareness, knowledge about culture, and skills (Ahmaed, Wilson, Henriksen Jr, & Jones, 2011). There are opportunities for practitioners to reach out and build connections within communities so as to offer services that are available to diverse ethnic and racial
What defiens a person? Can we rely solely on their apparel or actions? How can we truly understand one another, if all we 're looking at is the surface? Have we forgotten to acknowledge the beauty that lies within one 's heart? Our background , identity, interests, and talents are ways we can exude personality and share our own stories.