Compare contrast (Asian Parenting and Western Parenting) Nowadays, in society if one was to take a look into the lives of a typically family one would see many different scenarios. The question that the people seem to ask is what makes a perfect family unit? Many believe that the style of parenting has a lot to do with how a child develops and interacts with society, it is apparent that a parenting style can influence a child’s behavior. Parenthood is a privilege but is also a great responsibility. How parents act in child rearing is called parenting styles and geographically speaking there is a wide variety of styles practiced.
Racial Socialization Racial socialization is the process of passing down of racial and worldview messages to younger generations (Araujo Dawson & Quiros, 2014). Racial socialization can be expressed through cultural language, food, history, artwork which teaches ethnic pride. Often times parents pass the same racial messages and beliefs down to their children which they received as a child (Hughes & Chen, 1997). Several factors play a role in the process of racial socialization such as age, gender, parents’ education/ socio-economic status and family discrimination experiences (Hughes et al., 2006). Parents racially socialized messages generally shift according to their child age (Hughes & Chen, 1997; Hughes et al., 2006).
When they are in The United States they stay with those of one culture, people from the same country. When Taylor, who is not of that culture, ventures into an area “reserved” for, Taylor claims it “felt it was off limits” (kingsolver 153) to her because people not related to that particular culture never dared to venture in because of the stereotype that they hold. This makes the people who are different culturally think they will not fit in unless they either stick with people of the same cultural or manage to blend in with the Americans. Esperanza had to start speaking English more to blend in (Kingsolver 221). This was because she had just travelled to the Cherokee reservation and needed to create a false identity and “the life history [she] had invented for [herself].
Being the sibling to embrace and honor your culture or being the one to assimilate your own culture either way both has a different view on their culture. The short story “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker portrays the differences between two sisters and their view on their culture or what their culture is represented by. The personal essay “Two Ways to Belong in America” by Bharati Mukherjee portrays both sisters lives in America but has a different viewpoint on either keeping their original culture of modifying it to both Indian and American. Maggie wanted her items from her descendants because they meant something to her. Maggie knew that she herself represented her own culture.
Juliet does not care for this arrangement and wishes to choose who to marry herself. In modern society, arranged marriage is still a serious issue. In other countries, such as India, arranged marriages still occur often. Arranged marriages were accepted during the shakespearian time, however it should not be allowed to continue. Arranged marriages is a violations of people 's rights and authority.
For instance, it could decrease illegal immigration, if the 14th amendment wouldn’t allow them to. According to Center for Immigration studies “ Disposing birthright citizenship would decrease the incentive to come and bring spouses and other family members with them.” Another pro if the 14th amendment was ratified and changed would be saving money on health care and social service. Some cons of birth tourism are it punishes the children who are born. They have no control over where they are born due to the parents interest in taking them elsewhere. Another con is that the population is increasing so they’re has to be more money funded to these individuals.
I spent my formative years in Singapore, and naturally, my multicultural background and education played a critical role in building my cultural awareness. I, like most foreigners and immigrants, understand how it feels to lose the comfort of one’s mother tongue, government, and citizenship that protects me as institutions. I have also been exposed to individuals from different countries all over the world, ranging from the United States to Nepal. I also have the experience of having to adapt quickly and assimilate into another culture. Through these experiences, I gained the emotional intelligence necessary to empathize with people from different socioeconomic, cultural, and racial backgrounds.
Subhash thinks about Gauri “…. Of her becoming a mother, only to lose control of the child. He thought of the child being raised in a joyless house” (115). Subhash further forces Gauri to migrate and explains her that this place is not safe for her, her in-laws are not going to allow her to live here, rather they are going to keep the baby with them (119). Here the brighter future of her and baby and also the freedom she can get in America become the reason of migration.
Introduction The lessons I have experienced for education in diversity and oppression within a multicultural society have taken many different forms, however the similarities of these lessons are evident in the following reflections I have explored. In my reflections on gender bias, sexual orientation, race perspectives, religion and spirituality, and classism, I can see there was a subtle, if not strong, disconnect between the values I learned throughout my life and the current status of diversity as it is in modern societies. A new awareness and appreciation about the value set I once defended has evolved due to the subsequent literature and varied forms of media which I have been exposed to in the past several years. Values which surround oppression and privilege are usually just below the surface of multicultural relationships. Most everyone is aware that they carry prejudices or are afforded privilege due to their specific race, economic status, religion, or gender.
The Personality-Style Assessment or Keirsey Temperament Sorter focused more on personal style based. The questions asked in this assessment varied and covered multiple areas of my life and personality. This assessment felt similar to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. In the textbook the author points out that the mother daughter duo believe that, ‘many of the differences we see in people have to do with the “way people prefer to use their minds”’(Worthington & Fitch-Hauser, 2012). In the Keirsey Temperament Sorter however, the exploration into personality was narrowed to just the exploration of a person’s temperament or, “that part of the personality that is “inborn”’(Worthington & Fitch-Hauser, 2012).