Near 50 million Latinos currently lives the United States, including legal and illegal immigrants. Each year over a million Mexicans attempt to get by the border and enter the U.S. but are caught and returned to Mexico. This has led to drastic measures taken by U.S. officials who built walls at different points along the border between U.S. and Mexico, along with volunteers who continuously monitor the border. With the amount of immigration of Latinos, who primarily speak Spanish, coming to the United States has made it one of the largest Spanish-speaking nations in the world. The increased prevalence of the Spanish language has caused some people to view it as a threat. One senator even tried to initiate an “English-only” amendment in a feeble attempt to abolish the threat all together. The country of their origin for Latinos is extremely significant to them, to the point where they don’t even consider themselves Latino but refer to themselves in terms of their country of origin. People from Puerto Rico, Mexico, Venezuela, or El Salvador all consider themselves different from the others, which is why they refer to themselves by their country of origin, so they aren’t grouped together with the other countries. Each of these countries has a social class, and for the most part, the higher classes fled their countries for the United States earlier than the lower classes, allowing them to establish themselves into businesses and institutions. But even still, there are only two Latino senators and they only hold five percent of the seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Comparing Latinos to Whites and other races and ethnicities shows how severely worse off they are then other races or ethnicities. Latinos in…
Team Project Written Paper
Race and Ethnicity Class
Vanessa Mariani, Stacey Hunter, Julie Savage, Mindy Tucker, Tzarina Salomon(Taz)
Team Project Written Paper
Our learning team project answered the following critical thinking question: In terms of race and ethnicity, how well do the programs you watch reflect the diversity of the population in the United States? The following television programs were discussed: Chicago Fire, Baseball, Law and Order, Chopped from the Food…
Ethnic Studies 001: Introduction to Race and Ethnicity. Summer 2015.
Take-Home Paper Assignment:
As Michael Omi and Howard Winant argue, “hegemony operates by including its subjects,
incorporating its opposition,” yet white Americans have also maintained their advantages and
privileges by excluding or segregating nonwhite others.
•How has race determined inclusion, exclusion, and segregation in U.S. society?
Answer the above question by constructing a clear thesis. The thesis equals your…
Individual Final Paper
Learning about the history of race and ethnicity has helped me to understand the struggles, tragedies, and hurdles so many generations have endured. All races have suffered from discrimination and prejudice. Some of the most shocking information is from the African tribes and how they sold their own people into slavery and what those slave went through. After further inquisition, this was quite common in the history of all races. The African…
The purpose of this paper is to allow each of us to have some insight into a culture, religion, race, nationality, etc. that is unique to our own personal experience. I chose to interview a friend that is in a bi-racial relationship. While I had never given much thought to the challenges a bi-racial couple in a relationship might face, these couples are often starting their relationship with many challenges that would not exist if they married within their race. Even though…
Racism and Culture
Sue E. King
This paper summarizes assimilation theories in the past and in today’s society. Neoclassical and segmented theory were presented however, the segmented theorist argue there’s a dissimilarity between Europeans and non-European immigrants in today’s society. Non- European immigrants face racial barriers in the United States. Acculturation and the four acculturative attitudes were summarized. The four acculturative…
who you are is one of the joys of writing and learning. There are many races and ethnicities in the United States, while we are all in the same country we have many differences. These differences are sometimes noticeable just by looking at a person. Other times, you can only find out about them by diving deeper into the person’s inner self and see their cultural differences. I’m going to give an example of race and ethnicity by presenting a profile of myself.
I’m a twenty-year old African American…
which is taking into consideration of race, gender, class, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, etc. that oppression and power rest upon. This does not change when we look closely at the Criminal Justice System and its capital punishment. Although it is supposed to be a neutral and objective entity, it is not. I’ve discovered that the criminal justice system is very biased and the oppression of these people is more visible than others. And as stated early in my paper, African Americans are the people…
Real World Experiences
Charlotte B. Levy
San Antonio College
This Paper is for Professor Lisa Black, Sociology 1301, and Section 095.
Real World Experiences
This paper will explain the “real-world” experiences in our society according to their color, culture, ethnicity, and background. Berger stated that social construction affects how people think and behave and what they value, ignore and punish (p. 12). This makes culture a powerful social construction, a concept constructed or made…
Professor Shu-Ju Ada Cheng
Book Report: Choosing Ethnicity, Negotiating Race: Korean Adoptees
“No matter how big a nation is, it is no stronger than its weakest people, and as long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you might otherwise.”
What once was a rarity in America is now becoming a trend in regards to transnational adoption. The number of adoptees that are emerging…
Find an experience that allows you to interact with a culture that is a different race, ethnicity, major religion, or sexual orientation from yours or one which represents a culture that is significantly different from your own in terms of one of Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions.
This project is comprised of three parts:
1. Spend at least an hour at an event that immerses you in a different culture than yours. Examples of events might be a cultural festival, religious service, an art or music…