Ethnocentrism is a silent problem which many people are not aware of. Some scholars have defined ethnocentrism as “the making of judgements” based on criteria of one’s cultural groups. It is characterized by applying those criteria in judging other behaviors and belief of people who may be from the different cultural backgrounds. Bennett, a founding director and CEO of the Intercultural Development Research Institute (IDR Institute), has defined ethnocentrism as “assuming that the worldview of one’s own culture is central to all reality”. He also suggested that people who has ethnocentric mindset tend to use their own worldview to interpret other’s behavior and that the idea of a “universal truth” is usually based on one’s own value.
As a first-generation Sri Lankan-American, people often assume I am Indian-American, which creates even more confusion than my feelings of being torn between two cultures. In response, as a young teenager, I began to feel like I did not belong anywhere and began to crave acceptance. I did not know where I stood. Fortunately, in middle school, I began taking Sri Lankan dance classes at the local Buddhist Temple. The instructor and students were Sri Lankan, and the class was taught in Sinhalese, my first language.
Hitler hated the Jews so much, for many different reasons, that he'd torture them and most of the time he'd execute them. “Germany's problems are all caused by the Jews.”, Hitler would say. He believed that Jews started World War I. He also thought that they started Great Depression. People led on to believe him.
Name:Marcos Hernandez Unit 2 Essay Did you know that during the Nazi’s reign 6 million European Jews were murdered. The Nazis were responsible for the many murders that occurred during their reign. The Nazi party was led by Adolf Hitler. They were a mass movement in Germany. The mass movement led Germany from 1933-1945.
Hitler also affected the world and how Swastikas are judged. Adolf Hitler wanted the Country of Germany to be blond hair, blue eyed, and white because he liked the look and he believed that it made people stronger and that is how he wanted the future of humans to look. Hitler also took the freedom of many people and the lives of many, but he did not break them for they kept fighting for freedom or died. Adolf Hitler changed how Germans are looked upon for an example: people today will call Germans, Nazis or say that Germans can’t be trusted. Hitler also forced Nazis and Germans to fight for him even though they did not fight back and they did not want to fight anyone or die so they were filled with fear and fought for Adolf Hitler.
Judging other cultures to one’s own culture is something that is very common in the world because everyone will not understand how other people do things because of how weird it is to them and how they do those things their way. This is and explain of Ethnocentrism, which is a reflection other cultures with one’s own culture; many people will compare their cultures to other cultures based on the values, standards, and norms of those cultures. In every culture, the living style is a lot different from the next; many people do things in different ways, for example, the way parents in The United States show the discipline to their children is not the same way parents in China punishes their children. Both cultures might compare each other’s way of punishment and may think that the other culture is weird. However, that is what Ethnocentrism is mainly about one culture comparing and contrasting with other cultures.
188). Ethnocentrism can be identified as, “the tendency for any people to put their own group in a position of centrality and worth while creating and reinforcing negative attitudes and behaviors toward out-groups” (Neuleip, 2015, Para. 2 p.g. 205). There is the common interest for both concepts of judgment towards
Cooked separately. It is then packaged in a banana leaf and cooked again. It is worthy due to the time it takes to prepare, hence why its is highly appreciated by Sri Lankans. This dish is eaten with my family on important days like religious days, birthdays or large family gatherings. Another way to define a Sri Lankan is by calling them tea addicts.
Ethnocentrism is one of the leading causes of divisions amongst members of different ethnicities, races and religious groups in society. The word “Ethnocentrism” originates from the Greek word “ethnos” meaning “nation” or “people” and the English word “centre”. The term was coined by William Graham Sumner, a social evolutionist and professor, who defined it as the viewpoint that “one’s own group is the centre of everything”, against which all other groups are judged . Although ethnic distinctions and divisions are only to provide a unique identity, it has led to racism and prejudice among people. While most of us may recognize these problems, we may not realise that ethnocentrism occurs everywhere and everyday.