Due to our Hispanic background, we lived based off the tradition familism religiously. In my experience, familism is a philanthropic view of families by always seeking to benefit the welfare of others. Familism transforms a person to create an unbreakable bond with the people you love the most, your family. This close bond generated comes as a convenience for people with similar personality traits as me. Introverts, like myself, frequently have difficulties making friends and being social, particularly in their younger years.
The American Dream is still alive by being able to live a middle-class lifestyle and by obtaining it through perseverance and hard-work. Within social mobility, many people fail to have a sense of the realization of the American Dream because of the fewer advantages and more problems minorities have to struggle through. Therefore, our social class affects our ability to realize the American Dream because we face challenges to make ends meet, intersectionality and education because of high status.
These all lead back to wealth and socioeconomic status. Whereas white families have had advantageous circumstances, blacks have floundered to get ahead because of the race dynamic in America. In my case, I am an Arab American and I consider myself to be so but according to the US Census, I’m
He became double-conscientious after being rejected in part of his childhood. This is true for many Negroes in America who considered themselves as problems. Double consciousness is viewing oneself from a different perspective particularly, others’ perspectives. (Bois, 2005 ) African Americans developed multiple identities for the different social situations. It is suggested that Negroes had struggled to deliver their message to the world because they didn’t want to overemphasise Africanism in America while simultaneously preserving their African identities, in order to form their own message based on their history.
Socially Influenced Growing up my parents raised me with values and principles to follow throughout my life. However, society proved to be a lot more complicated than just values and principles. Society is made up of a plethora of factors that influence and shape individuals for better or for worse. Race, religion, gender, place of birth are just some of the social factors that can influence people. The 3 main factors that heavily influenced who I am today are, my race, gender, and where I was born.
Life itself becomes harder when a foreigner tries to assimilate themselves in a nation where they do not even speak the language (Martinez, 1). It creates a gap for others to portray their flaws in a comedic or insulting manner, even though the foreigners do not know how else to act in their new situation. The truth is, Latinos create a huge impact on the countries they visit, especially America. “Social, cultural, political, and economic” influences can be seen in the United States, proving how much Latinos overcome the stereotypes they are stated to be (Rumbaut). Instead, they as a community further employ their strengths to change how they are
It looks like in many circumstances, blacks and whites were afraid of the immigration of Latinos, especially if they were planning to reside in the same location. One of the reasons for this is because they were either concerned of the socioeconomic and/or political changes that this could potentially bring. Research indicates that in many communities where blacks and Hispanics reside, there is a competition between those two groups for jobs, housing, and government services (McClain & Karnig 1990). There have been moments like back in the 1960s when blacks and Hispanics felt creating an alliance because of a common need such as getting out of poverty (McClain & Karnig 1990). According to McClain, “[O]ne group may do well at the expense of the other… the successes of each group may be independent but come at the expense of whites… the successes of blacks and Hispanics may
America is referred to as the melting pot of the world. It’s believed that there they accept every citizen and treat them as equal. But too often, people of color find themselves being treated like outsiders, being judged and racially profiled. From birth, colored people of America are taught that they need to fight twice as hard to earn anything that other cultures have; they also realize that they have racial barriers that keep them from achieving the most out of life. They learn from young age that if the color of their skin was a first impression, that it would be a bad one.
Cultural appropriation has been in the limelight over the years and this controversial topic has sparked off many debates. According to Sherwood (2017), the term “cultural appropriation” is defined as the act of adopting the elements of one culture by members of the presiding culture. It comes in many different forms, ranging from food, fashion to even music. While it may be deemed to be necessary for one to appreciate another’s culture, cultural appropriation, when used with the wrong intention, can potentially harm the society. This is especially so in America’s music industry or more specifically, black music.
Identity relates to self image, self esteem and individuality. Personal identity evolves over the course of our lives and may involve aspects of our lives that we have no control over such as where you grew up, the colour of your skin, as well as the choices you make, such as where you choose to spend your time and your beliefs. I believe that my environment has hugely impacted on my personal identity, however, I have for the majority shaped my own identity by striving to be the finest version of myself that I can be. Firstly, we will look at the cultural iceberg analogy which is used to help us understand that certain aspects of our identity, such as our name and physical appearance are on the