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Mingle With Other Cultures: You May Suprise Yourself - Mingle with other cultures: you may surprise yourself The ethnic mix on Alberta Avenue is a learning opportunity The Alberta Ave neighbourhood is a mosaic of ethnicities with their varying world views. To some, this mix of foreign outlooks is difficult to understand and may even be frightening. What they are missing is an opportunity for intercultural interaction which is necessary to be successful in our modern world. With expanding globalization, we need to be able to interact positively with people from different cultures to lead a fulfilled life that stretches our potential....   [tags: ethinicity, communication, interpersonal harmony] 565 words
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The Peculiarities of Race and Ethnicity in the Southern Colonies - ... Indians stayed to themselves in close villages. They live in a society together with no laws or governing powers. “No law, as among the savage Americans, or too much law, as among civilized Europeans, submits man to the greatest evil, one who has seen both conditions of existence would pronounce it to be the last.” (Thomas Jefferson, Aborigines, p.93). Indians stay in small tribes therefore making crime less probable. Indians and African American physical features are contrary to Whites. Most have broad shoulders, big upper torsos, muscular body frames, brown tint skin, wide square jaw structures, and black hair....   [tags: native americans, african, ethnicity] 582 words
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Race and Ethnicity in Social Sciences - Use of the Terms "Race" and "Ethnicity" in the Social Sciences Defining identity can be complex and therefore we have to investigate the factors involved that make us who we are and how we are seen by others, collectively or individually. Social scientists have to consider the key elements which shape identity, the importance of social structures and agency involved. The differences and/or similarities between us are the focus that categorise and label us in society. Knowing who we are is important for many reasons including, social rights, obtaining a passport, housing, health, employment, marriage, and over all, being able to ascertain who we are, and belong....   [tags: Identity Gender Class Ethnicity]
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High School Graduation Rates in California and the United States Based on Race and Ethnicity - Between 1990 and 2012, high school graduation rates in 25-29-year-olds have increased from 86 to 90 percent; this overall national rise is reflected in each of the ethnicities, White, Hispanic, Black, and Asian/Pacific Islander (National Center for Education Statistics [NCES], 2013a). Prior to 2012, nationwide standardized objective measures did not exist for measuring four-year high school graduation rates; tracking educational progress varied from state to state. Thus, state education data collected from 1990-2012 are inaccurate as effective comparative groups unless knowledge of the state-specific previous methodologies is utilized (U.S....   [tags: social issues, race, ethnicity]
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The Role of Gender and Ethnicity in Perceptions of Rape and Its Aftereffects by L Schneide - An Elderly woman, normally a target in an unsafe neighborhood, carries a satchel of cash. It is the receipt of today's betting and the neighborhood knows robbing her would result in punishment that would be swift and certain, unlike the legal system. The retaliation preserves the mob's reputation and honor. The threat precludes an attack in the first place. Ed Vega's "Spanish Roulette" is about retaliation to preserve honor after a rape. The story is about Sixto, a peace-loving Spanish poet. Lino, a local gang member and drug dealer, rapes Sixto’s sister Mandy....   [tags: tamler sommers, gender, ethnicity]
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The Ethnicity Lesson - One way to distinguish a person from the billions of other people in the world is by looking into their ethnicity. Ethnicity may be simplified as just a person’s origin, but arguments have been made that there is more to the world. Joane Nagel, author of “Constructing Ethnicity”, writes about what makes up the word ethnicity along with its uses in social and political spectrums. Nicholosa Mohr also writes about the different perspective of ethnicity and the way people embrace them in her writing “The English Lesson”....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Language and Ethnicity - Language and ethnicity are known to be closely intertwined (Giles & Coupland 1991). However, prior to analyzing interrelation between language and ethnicity I faced the problem of identifying the concept of ‘ethnicity’ itself. Thus, Fishman (1997: 327) points out that ‘ethnicity’ like other notions it is in a close association with, i.e. ‘race’, ‘people’, ‘nation’, ‘nationality’, is not “an exact scientific term”. Therefore it is not clearly defined and thus is open to interpretations (Ibid). In my search I came across a number of rather vogue explanations, and the most common aggregated dictionary definition of ‘ethnicity’ is ‘a belonging to a particular social group that has a common natio...   [tags: Sociolinguistics, Cultural Literacy] 1326 words
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Confusions of Ethnicity - As I filled out my information on the SAT, I came across one question that made me pause: “What is your ethnicity?” My eyes scanned back and forth between the options “Hispanic/Latino” and “White”. Due to the lack of time I was given to answer these seemingly unimportant questions, I filled in the bubble next to “Other” and continued on. My father is half Brazilian and half Italian, and my mother is fully Brazilian. Throughout the course of my life I have come to identify myself as being white due to the fact that I never had the option to say I was Brazilian.awkward phrasing I have an olive complexion and dark brown hair like most “white” kids, and people seem surprised when they find out I...   [tags: Brazilian, prejudice, race] 588 words
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Problems with Ethnicity and Race in the Classroom - ... The main issues here are why certain races do better in education, what are the macro and micro reasons for differences between races, the statistics on race performance and factors that improve a child’s chances of getting high grades at school. Marxists believe that the purpose of the education system is to benefit capitalism, they argue that the bourgeoisie exploit the proletariat. Oliver Cox explains the ‘exploitation theory’, Marxists believe that racism keeps ethnic minorities in low paid jobs and by forcing them to accept low paid wages it means that the capitalist system can continue to run....   [tags: British education system] 869 words
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Diversity and Ethnicity in the Workplace - Let’s be lefties. Trying to be a lefty was quite challenging for me. Me being a righty, trying to get accustomed to doing things on my left hand made me extremely confused and frustrated me a bit. It wasn’t that I was not able to do my task that frustrated me; it was the amount of time that it took me to accomplish one task. This experiment took me back ten plus years back when I first moved to the states. It made me reflect back on how back then I felt as though I was doing things on my left hand instead of my right....   [tags: Gender, Women] 575 words
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Race, Ethnicity and Gender in Therapy - Personal Reflection Paper Before this course, there were many rumors about how it progressed and what would be taught. So at the beginning, which was not so long ago, these rumors were percolating in my head and have created a sort of stigma concerning learning about social context within clinical practice. I hope by the end of the quarter this set of rumor is put to rest and there is much learned to apply to my current and future clinical practice. Relational Assessment Social Context Race and ethnicity can influence a client’s experience of self and others in a variety of ways....   [tags: psychology, postmodern approach]
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Definition of Ethnicity, Nationality and Race - Definition of ethnicity, nationality and race are as follows; Race is a category system used to classify people into large and unique communities or categories by physiological, social, social, inherited, regional, traditional, language, spiritual, and/or social association. First used to refer to sound system of a common language and then to signify national connections, in the Seventeenth millennium, people began to use the phrase to connect with visible physical characteristics. Such use marketed hierarchies favorable to varying social categories....   [tags: sociological analysis] 1669 words
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Race, Ethnicity, Art and Film - This paper tries to analyze race relations, ethnicity and how art and film relates to these social issues in their cultural context. Art and film have played vital roles in advocating for a society free of ethnicity and racism. Using vivid descriptions and evidence of both text and a movie this paper seeks to relate accordingly the concerned issues and factors affecting these social vices. It will demonstrate race and ethnic tendencies in diverse cultural contexts. As a demographic phenomenon, ethnicity is belonging to a specific ethnic group possessing distinct culture and common origin....   [tags: Film Studies]
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Race, Ethnicity, and Hate Crimes - 1. Define the following terms in one to two sentences each. Ethnocentrism, hate crime, stereotype. Ethnocentrism can be defined as an individual’s belief that the ethnic group or cultural they identify with is superior to all others. “The ethnocentric person judges other groups and other cultures by the standards of his or her own group” (Schaefer 34). A hate crime is a crime, usually involving violence or intimidation committed against others based partially or entirely on race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation or membership in another social group....   [tags: ethnocentrism, hate crime, stereotype]
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Race and Ethnicity in America - Race and Ethnicity   Since the country’s beginning, race, gender, and class have been very important factors in a person’s experience in the United States of America. The meaning of race, gender differences, and the separation of class have changed over United States history. For many Americans, their perceptions of class and race and the degree to which gender affect people’s lives, often depends on what their race, gender, and class are, too. There are differences between the reality of America, what is represented as American reality in media, and the perceived reality of America....   [tags: connection between race, gender, class]
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Ethnicity and Exclusion through Space - ... 2.2.1 Equality Values Quality of people’s lives is influenced by the quality of buildings and spaces around them. Buildings and spaces can reduce or increase the sense of security, damage or improve the standard of life one lives. In the UK alone there are more than 13 million people living in poverty where there is poorly managed amenities, the public or open spaces are hardly maintained7. The challenge is on designers to design and build an environment that does not exacerbate income inequality....   [tags: sustainability, case study] 2778 words
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Proposal of a Research Essay: Ethnicity and Race - The following proposal consists of five parts which summarize our aims and sources for our assessment of research essay: 1. The broad topic that we have selected is Ethnicity and Race. 2. This broad topic has further been broken down to focus mainly on the level or quality of health care received by people of particular racial and ethnic groups and how this may differ, providing that any difference is found between these groups. For the purpose of this essay, the concept of health care refers to both medical and psychological health care....   [tags: Bibliography, Trinidad] 856 words
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Educational Institution Effects on Race and Ethnicity - ... 2000 Census data show many swings to a more culturally and linguistically mixed society (Hobbs and Stoops 7). In the United States out of every four people one is from a different ethnic background other than white. These progressions are reflected in population of schools. Moreover, 2000 census data show that there are around 1% Indian/Alaskan Native students, 4% Asian/Pacific Islander students, 16% black (non-Hispanic) students, 15% Hispanic students, and 63% white (non-Hispanic) students in the schools....   [tags: STEM education] 614 words
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Ethnicity Creates Inequality in the Labor Market - ... Even with a degree, Pakistani and Bangladeshi men are less likely to be employed than someone white with the same qualifications with a degree, Pakistani and Bangladeshi men are less likely to be employed than someone white with the same qualifications. (Joseph Rowntree Foundation) Secondly, the inequality of health between differences ethnicity groups has become a significant factor which leads London to a socially unequal city. In fact, even though the health status is partly depend on the gender, most of the people who from the ethnic minority groups always have the worse health condition than the White British group....   [tags: minority, income, working class] 1255 words
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Effects of Socioeconomic Status and Ethnicity on a Child - The socioeconomic status of a family and their ethnicity has a substantial effect on their child’s early learning and determines how much their child will accomplish through life. Life events from before birth to three years old will have significant impact on brain development (Nelson, 1999). Socioeconomic status limits how much a family could provide to aid a child’s development. Middle-class families can better prepare their children with opportunities for success than families with low household income....   [tags: family, academic achievement, behavior] 1527 words
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Policing in Regards to Race, Gender and Ethnicity - ... As the 20th century rolled in, the focus began to latch closely on the thought of policing to be an actual professional force. Ultimately, as time progressed so did reforms to change the directive of police department policies. The reforms came at a time where police officers abused their authority and resorted to unlawful practices such as corruption and police brutality. Although 20th century reforms of police departments had its impacts, it wasn’t until a later time that training personnel and recruitment policies were updated and mandated....   [tags: law enforcement issues, inequality] 829 words
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Race and Ethnicity Has a Social Construction - The chief lesson to be taken away from this semester’s class is that race truly is a social construction. This sounds a bit cliché but a deeper analysis of American history in regards to race and ethnicity cements the fact that race would not exist if it did not serve as a method of maintaining power and control on numerous occasions regardless of time or area. Internal colonialism has served as one of the most dominant processes involved in the exploitation of subordinate populations throughout the history of the United States....   [tags: method, power, economic] 864 words
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Race and Ethnicity - Upon entering the class I was anxious, curious, and also oblivious to the ideas I would be encountering. Like other students who had not previously spent time discussing topics of race and ethnicity, I myself had nervous tendencies in assuming that such a class may not strengthen my understanding of ethnic and race relations. I realized I knew little about race or ethnicity, and even the possible similarities or differences. However, I welcomed the opportunity to further discover the possibilities of the class....   [tags: essays research papers] 485 words
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Reflection on Ethnicity - Our increased mobility has given us greater access to the world and the diverse people that inhabit it. With that mobility comes the shared responsibility to negotiate with people who may initially seem unfamiliar and learn to express the experience. The word “ethnicity” is used to describe a specific population’s characteristics of fundamental aspects that all humans share. When applied loosely, ethnicity becomes a blanket term to define large populations, undermining the worth and the diversity within that group and emphasizing the differences between cultures....   [tags: Reflection Essay] 562 words
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Love and Ethnicity - Love and Ethnicity   As I entered the open doors of opportunity on my first day at a new school, faces I'd never seen greeted me - different faces from what I was used to. First, they all belonged to girls (something I was definitely not used to). Second, they were all one color, white. At first, it didn't phase me. I just thought, Hey, it's a different building, different teachers and a different schedule. There must be different people, too. But what I didn't grasp was how different these people really were....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay Example] 430 words
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Ethnicity and Soccer - Ethnicity and Soccer: The effect of non-English speaking immigrants on the establishment of soccer in Canberra in the 1950s and 1960s. Abstract: Soccer in Canberra as a sport had died prior to the war. The advent of Australia’s new immigration policy after 1945 saw a solid influx, over the next two decades, of non-English speaking Europeans to Australia and through their input they assisted in the re-emergence of soccer as a main sport in the region. From the Baltic states to the Southern Europeans of Greece and Italy, the change to the Canberra landscape was quite dramatic; soccer was one that benefited significantly....   [tags: essays research papers] 1635 words
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Ethnicity in Mexico - Ethnicity is an important yet highly imprecise concept in contemporary Mexico. Students of Mexican society, as well as Mexicans themselves, identify two broad ethnic groups based on cultural rather than racial differences: mestizos and Indians. Each group has a distinct cultural viewpoint and perceives itself as different from the other. At the same time, however, group allegiances may change, making measurement of ethnic composition problematic at best. Originally racial designators, the terms mestizo and Indian have lost almost all of their previous racial connotation and are now used entirely to designate cultural groups....   [tags: Papers] 1104 words
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Race and Ethnicity According to Anthropologists - Race and Ethnicity According to Anthropologists Examining the ideas and beliefs within ones own cultural context is central to the study of Anthropology. Issues of Race and Ethnicity dominate the academic discourses of various disciplines including the field of Anthropology. Race and Ethnicity are controversial terms that are defined and used by people in many different ways. This essay shall explore the ways in which Anthropologists make a distinction between race and ethnicity and how these distinctions serve as frames for cross-cultural comparison and analysis....   [tags: Anthropology Race Ethnic Racial Essays]
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The Ethnicity of Mexians in the United States - The Ethnicity of Mexians in the United States For centuries, Mexican Americans have dealt with an enormous amount of hardships that date back to their early Aztec roots. The source of many problems in Mexican American history can be traced in the pre-colonial period, before the United States of America was even conceived. Major problems of this era in history not only affected the Aztecs, but also the following generations of Aztec and Mexican descent, and continue to have an impact on their descendents in contemporary American society....   [tags: Mexican American Essays]
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Race and Ethnicity in the Classroom - Race and Ethnicity in the Classroom Ethnic patterns are changing every year. It seems that the minority groups are rising and are getting stronger as every new school year starts. There are many minority groups in the school setting now. " Nearly half (46 percent) of school-age youths in the United States will be people of color by 2020 (Pallas, Natriello, and McDill 1989)". A minority group is "a group typically numerically inferior to the rest of the population state... (A.J. Jongman and A.P....   [tags: Teaching Education] 705 words
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Ethnicity - Ethnicity While I was first contemplating this project, I was sitting on my older-than-the-hills brown couch in my apartment. My roommate, Michelle, plopped on the couch opposite me and asked, “What do you want to do for lunch?” “I dunno,” I responded while channel surfing through the five channels we receive. “Let’s go out and try something new,” she said daringly. I thought to myself, hmm, I could do a project and eat out at the same time. “Ok, where should we go?” Suddenly, as if it was a sign from above, a commercial for Santa Lucia’s, the Greek restaurant in town, appeared on the television....   [tags: Personal Narrative Racial Papers] 2544 words
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White: The Absence of Ethnicity - First, "White" is a singular population entity only in terms of a heritage of priviliges and in the delusional theories of demagogues. North American caucasians are an amalgam of dozens of ethnic, tribal, and national root groups, many of which have fought bitter wars with one another over the past few centuries. (The biggest of those wars were started by jerks like Napoleon and Hitler who foolishly sought to impose a singular nationhood on all Euros.) "White" isn't an ethnicity; it's the absence of ethnicity....   [tags: essays research papers] 352 words
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Health Policy Development: Race and Ethnicity as Determinants of Health - Race and ethnicity are consistent social determinants of health. Overwhelmingly minorities especially Blacks and Hispanics are more predisposed to having inferior status to that of Whites. Quite often the cycle of ill health spans generations and starts with limited educational opportunities. Poor education leads to limited job options, which leads to lower income, living in poor neighborhoods with poor housing, higher crime, more violence, limited access to nutritious foods, safe places to exercise or medical care – all of which leads to poorer physical and mental health....   [tags: minorities, quality of life]
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The Impact on People of Irish Ethnicity Living in Britain - Over the course of the past few centuries, the racialization and treatment of the Irish people in Britain has changed dramatically. This is due in part, to the paradigm surrounding the dynamic and fluctuating relationship between both nations. From the colonization, subjugation and simeonization of the Irish people, as British subjects, during the eighteenth and nineteenth century; through to the dichotomy created around the question for the British government of, what to do with the Irish?, arising from the formation of the Irish Free State and further compounded by the subsequent Irish withdrawal from the commonwealth, during the time surrounding the formation of the Irish Republic in 1949...   [tags: irish people, racialization, irish racism]
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Waltz for Three: Ethnicity Issues in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia - Waltz for Three: Ethnicity Issues in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia The unstable relationship between the ethnic Chinese and ethnic Malays in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia has long been known as one of the key dynamics in influencing the Southeast Asian region’s stability; however, since the crisis between 1964 and 1998, they have been able to maintain a steady, civilized, and diplomatic political equilibrium to some extent over the past few decades. Then again, numerous political disagreements and military tensions triggered by the ethnic Chinese and ethnic Malays within these three states are still causing security dilemmas and different challenges for the neighboring countries....   [tags: conflict, massacre, heritage] 1325 words
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Race and Ethnicity in America - Race and Ethnicity in America In 1492 Columbus sailed the Ocean Blue. Everyone knows the story of Christopher Columbus; they are taught it in grade school if not before then. When he landed in America by accident, he had no idea that he would be creating the world's largest Melting Pot. This "melting pot" provided means for a new country, made from a mixture of many cultures and beliefs, thus creating a new country with a new and ever-changing culture. One complication with a Melting Pot is that you cannot put people of different race and ethnicity together without conflict....   [tags: Papers] 1342 words
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The Bearing of Race and Ethnicity in the Criminal Justice System - ... The method this author takes is using statistics from The US Department of Justice. He also collects data from articles written by criminologists Alfred Blumstein and Ted Chiricos. This article starts out by saying one out of every three black males and six out of every six Latino males will end up in prison at some point in their lifetime. Mauer explains that the percentage of African Americans in prison does not equally match the percentage they represent in the American population. It is stated blacks make up 13% of the US population but 38% of the prison population, while whites make up 78% of the US population and yet only 35% of the prison population....   [tags: discrimination, unequal treatment] 1294 words
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Influence of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture on Childhood Obesity - The National Center for Cultural Competence at Georgetown University defines culture as "an integrated pattern of human behavior that includes thoughts, communications, languages, practices, beliefs, values, customs, courtesies, rituals, manners of interacting and roles, relationships and expected behaviors of a racial, ethnic, religious or social group; and the ability to transmit the above to succeeding generations ("NCCC: Curricula Enhancement Module Series"). Culture is a significant factor in who somebody is, and what he or she enjoys....   [tags: Tarahumara tribe, kenya, running]
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Race and Ethnicity in the United States Still Matters - Race and ethnicity is a main factor in the way we identify others and ourselves. The real question here is does race/ethnicity still matter in the U.S.. For some groups race is not a factor that affects them greatly and for others it is a constant occurrence in their mind. But how do people of mix race reacts to this concept, do they feel greatly affected by their race. This is the question we will answer throughout the paper. I will first examine the battle of interracial relationship throughout history and explain how the history greatly explains the importance of being multiracial today....   [tags: interracial, relationship, society, culture] 1274 words
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Lung Cancer: The Relationship Between Gender, Age, and Ethnicity - ... The responses were: male (2,969) or female (4,696). Second, “Which one or more of the following would you say is your race?” The responses were: White (5853); African American (743); Asian (227); American Indian/Alaskan Native (179); Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander (30); refused (42); and don’t know (99). Finally, “How likely do you think it is that you will develop cancer in the future. Would you say your chances of getting cancer is…” The responses were: very low (1,130); somewhat low (1,729); moderate (2,872); somewhat high (995); very high (353); refused (27); and don’t know (217)....   [tags: survey, HINTS, cancer related data]
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The Influence of Race and Ethnicity on a Person's Educational Level - ... The objective is to reduce the growth of disparities among children. The ways that our government could address disparity in education are by adding some sort of free programs to help advance the intellectual ability of the kids. Now we have so many people unemployed and that might be one of the reasons why they‘re struggling. Review of Literature The achievement gap in education is majorly facing low income, African American, and the Hispanic population is indeed a very complicated problem....   [tags: disparity of education, family involvement]
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ETHNICITY IN TODAY?S SPORTS - Armstrong, K. L. (2000). African-American Students’ Responses to Race as a Source Cue in Persuasive Sport Communications. Journal of Sports Management, 14, 208-227. It is important to think about all of the campaigning, advertising, and announcing that goes into sport communication. The article explains how when dealing with sports communication they always relate back to race. The study was to examine students and try to figure the response one might receive from the students from the role that was being portrayed....   [tags: essays research papers] 1424 words
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Ethnicity in Soap Operas - Ethnicity in Soap Operas Soap Operas are serial dramas set in a domestic setting; they deal with many everyday issues in a familiar surrounding to ones which their audience will live in. They are very character based and the plots often rely on the actions of one or more characters. Normally the characters are very stereotyped and are easy for the public to label as a specific group. In this essay I will be exploring whether the stereotypes and ethnicity portrayed in such shows are accurate, how they are portrayed and if it is effective....   [tags: Papers] 1406 words
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Ethnicity and Group Rights - Ethnicity and Group Rights ABSTRACT: Recent developments in biology have made it possible to acquire more and more precise information concerning our genetic makeup. There are four groups of people who may want to know about our genes. First, we ourselves can have an interest in being aware of own health status. Second, there are people who are genetically linked with us, and who can have an interest in the knowledge. Third, individuals with whom we have contracts and economic arrangements may have an interest in knowing about our genetic makeup....   [tags: Sociology Race Gender Essays] 3149 words
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Ethnicity and Latin America - Ethnicity and Latin America Latin America and the American colonies were “tamed” based on completely different ideologies. From a Latin American perspective, the most important of the European explorers were of course, the Spanish and the Portuguese. These explorers arrived in Christopher Columbus’ “new world” with the express goal of bringing glory and prestige to their homeland. In stark contrast, settlers came to the colonies seeking freedom from the religious persecution in Europe. The different approaches used in each area affected how well and to what extent the African, indigenous, and European cultures combined and shaped the characteristics of the regions today....   [tags: History Latin America Essays Papers] 1155 words
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Symbolic Ethnicity - "Symbolic ethnicity" is a term coined by Herbert Gans. It refers to ethnicity that is individualistic in nature and without real social cost for the individual. These symbolic identifications are essentially leisure time activities, rooted in nuclear family traditions reinforced by voluntary enjoyable aspects of being ethnic (Gans 424-429). "Symbolic ethnicity" is practiced and enjoyed by white Americans. It is a way for descendants of white Europeans to learn about and be proud of their heritage....   [tags: World Cultures] 1011 words
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Family Ethnicity - Name: Title: The impact of ethnicity on my family Subject: Due Date: Growing up, my family consisted of my mother, father, and my three brothers. My father was of German decent and my mother was of Irish. There was a stigma attached to being a German American back in the late 1940’s and as a result, my father would have nothing to do with this German heritage. He changed his name from Willie to William and as a great disappointment to my grandparents, refused to learn the German language....   [tags: essays research papers] 819 words
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Ethnicity and Female Equality: A personal Opinion - Abstract The subject of my essay will be a compilation of facts and opinions on the role of ethnicity and gender on female status in the United States. Equality for females and males is influenced by ones ethnicity, by the media, by stereotypes, and by the myth of equal rights. The research methods that will be used for this essay will be only the personal opinions of the author of this essay. One believes that the findings of this essay will show that ethnicity and media generated stereotypes influence gender roles and that inequality for females is a fact of life. Ethnicity and Female Equality: A Personal Opinion The role of ethnicity plays an important part in our society's view and...   [tags: Sociology Gender Roles] 1535 words
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Early Medieval Barbarians' Sense of Ethnicity - Early Medieval Barbarians' Sense of Ethnicity There has always been, and will most likely continue to be, great debate as to what we can or cant truly known about the “Barbarians”. To the peoples of ancient Greece, and later, Rome, a barbarian was ‘anyone who was not of their extraction or culture. Because most of these "strangers" regularly practiced raids upon these civilizations, the term "barbarian" gradually evolved into a perjorative term: a person who was sub-human, uncivilized, and regularly practiced the most vile and inhuman acts imaginable’....   [tags: Papers] 2429 words
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How an Offender's Race, Ethnicity and Race May Influence the Likelyhood of Pretrial Detention - Numerous studies have been done to see how race and crime correlate with each other. Although the results are somewhat changeable, some studies mostly demonstrate that certain categories of racial minorities—males, the young, and the unemployed—are singled out for harsher treatment. Other studies find that each of these offender characteristics had a direct effect on sentence outcomes, but that the combination of race or ethnicity and one or more of the other characteristics were more powerful predictors of sentence severity than any characteristics individually....   [tags: correlation betwween race and crime] 1034 words
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The Hardships of the Characters in Toni Morrison’s novel, The Bluest Eye - ... Then her classmates all apologized, because they didn’t meant to hurt her feelings like that. This shows that she is able to stand up for her rights. Therefore, now people are able to stand up for themselves more freely unlike the novel, where they get teased and all they can do is try to talk back. Furthermore, as time passed by, people learned to appreciate their own ethnicity and culture more. They start to accept who they are and accept each other instead of wanting to become someone they are not....   [tags: skin, ethnicity, culture] 825 words
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Culture is Everything in The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan - ... (Ong, 2011) Culture is important in the formation of one’s identity, and there is such a thing as an ethnic identity. Ethnic identity was defined as the identification one has with his/her ethnic group. Of course ethnic identity is mainly influenced by a person’s ethnicity. (Ong, 2011) But what if a person comes from two different ethnicities, which were brought about by his/her parents. How then does it affect a person’s ethnic identity and his identity as a person. In the novel The Joy Luck Club the author, Amy Tan, gave an almost mysterious twist on how culture differences affect an individual....   [tags: ethnicity, relationship, education, ]
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