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Ethnic Identity - Teachers and administrators that strive to increase motivation and academic success in their students have to become of aware that their student body is becoming more diverse and so many aspects of the school’s culture must be changed. Many schools have alienated their students that come from different ethnic backgrounds by failing to make that connection between self-identity and school identity. There are many different strategies that can be implemented by school staff to make these changes and increase motivation and academic success in their students, but it comes with hard work and dedication....   [tags: Ethnic Essays]
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Everyday, Many Face the Issues They Have with Their Ethnic Identity - Reflecting on and changing the face of ethnic minority psychology is the importance of society today. Race, ethnicity, culture and diversity are pressing societal issues. Many people face issues everyday with their identity, which is the sense of self being independent of one’s ethnic background; empowering it and then transforming it; whether transforming is for the good or bad. People in our society, mainly our youth, have to deal with the pressures of being talked about when it comes down to what race they are, how many freckles they have or their face, how short or tall they are, and various other things....   [tags: psychology, ethnic minorities, ethnicity]
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Ethnic Identity and Self Esteem - In a nation whose population is growing increasingly diverse and where minority groups continue to grow, it is unsurprising that ethic identity may play an important role in the mental health of individuals in the U.S. Though the constructs of ethnic identity vary across studies, the general consensus is self-identification within a specific ethnic group (i.e. Hispanic, Asian, etc.), inclusion within this group, and display of appropriate group traits. As a component of one’s identity, ethnic identity may be related to important aspects of mental health such as self-esteem....   [tags: minority groups on the US] 2376 words
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The Choice: Ethnic Identity - A baby boy is born in a clinic within an impoverished village in Thailand. The mother, who had no immediate family and was unwed, deceased during childbirth, leaving her son an orphan. The baby was placed in foster care and soon adopted by an American couple. The couple then raises the boy in their home as their own. He grows up in a suburban neighborhood, learns English, attends public school, lives within an entirely American culture, and embraces it. He is aware that he comes from a different familial background and is of a different nationality than his parents, but he has made the choice to identify himself with the ethnicity that he has grown to love....   [tags: Physical Features, Cultural Desires]
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Racial and Ethnic Identity - The African, Mexican, and Native persons have all interacted with the Dominant American culture in some magnitude; consequently altering each different group’s racial and ethnic Identity. Throughout the semester, I have discovered that in much literature writers had an ideal perspective on their own identity as well as the identity that the dominant culture influenced them to have. While doing some research I wanted to see what would be a transitional time frame for a person to be un-conditioned of many negative symbolic meanings in regard to minorities and immigrants....   [tags: How it Feels to be Colored Me 2014]
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What Are Korea Culture and Ethnic Identity - The world has been developing, changing, and globalizing. Of course, Korean culture also has been developing, changing, and globalizing naturally by accepting new foreign culture. New culture is even formed in Korea. However, some of Korean culture are maintained. People who have an ethnic identity try to maintain their conventional culture. Then, what are their culture and ethnic identity which Koreans try to conserve. It is Courtesy, directivity of harmony, and social relations. Firstly, Korea is well known for ‘the country of courteous people in the East’....   [tags: sociological analysis] 529 words
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The Differences (or Similarities) Between Ethnic identity, Cultural identity, and Acculturation - The unprecedented increase in the rate of international migration have prompted many social scientists to look at studying the many aspects of culture that interact with the whole immigration process, and the many changes that occur not only to the immigrant groups but to the members of the host community. A review of studies on attitudinal, cultural and/or behavioural change as a result of the immigration and adaptation processes has identified three constructs that have received much attention among researchers....   [tags: Cultural Identity,international immigration]
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Ethnic Identity and African Americans - Ethnic Identity and African Americans Ethnic Identity Ethnic identity is the sum total of group member feelings about those values, symbols, and common histories that identify them as a distinct group (Smith 1991). Development of ethnic identity is important because it helps one to come to terms with their ethnic membership as a prominent reference group and significant part of an individuals overall identity. Ethnic reference group refers to an individuals psychological relatedness to groups (Smith 1991)....   [tags: essays research papers] 870 words
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Ethnic Identity and the Maintenance of Heritage Languages - Ethnic Identity and the Maintenance of Heritage Languages ‘Neither ethnicity nor mother tongue nor even identities can be treated as things, commodities, that one can choose and discard like an old coat at will’ ~Tove Skutnabb-Kangas (qtd in Fishman 55) Broadly speaking, “language policy” in the United States is thought of as a covert policy. Schiffman (2000) writes of the challenges of researching this field, given that issues of language are usually addressed subordinately to other issues....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Ethnıc Identity and Its Relation with Stigma and Stereotypes - Until the beginning of Geographical Discoveries, colonization have become an unstoppable condition. Many European countries invaded other continents and enslaved people by using their lack of technology and cultural accumulation. To justify their invasions and massacres, the Europeans created an idea that black people and other ethnic groups, who live in America and Africa continent, are ‘inferior’ to their ‘superior’ nations. This era have lasted nearly 4 centuries and effects of this long time did not disappear suddenly....   [tags: second class citizen, ethnic identity, stereotypes]
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Uganda: The Lost Counties Dispute and The Evolution of Ethnic Identity - Early history-pre colonial Uganda's strategic location along the central African Rift Valley, its condusive climate at an altitude of 1,200 meters and above, its reliable rainfall around Lake Victoria Basin made it attractive to African cultivators and herders as early as the fourth century BC. The cultivators who later cleared the forest were Bantu speaking people, whose slow but significant expansion gradually took over most of Africa south of the Sahara Desert. They also reared goats, chickens, and cattle by 400 BC.Their skills on agriculture and use of iron-forging technology allowed them to clear the land and accommodate larger numbers of settlers....   [tags: history, bantu, culture]
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Happiness: A Review and Critical Evaluation of Culture and Well-Being - Ethnic Identity and Well-Being Summary. The purpose of this research is to attain a better understanding of the potentially protective effects of ethnic identity by observing the daily stressful demands of Chinese and Mexican adolescents through a daily diary study (Kiang, Yip, Gonzales-Backen, Witkow, &Fuligni, 2006). The researchers hypothesize that ethnic identity will protect against the negative effect of normative stressors (Kiang et al., 2006). Happiness was measured by factors that maximize quality of life and minimize anxiety through the analysis of ethnic regard, ethnic centrality and the interaction of the two and their affect on well-being (Kiang et al., 2006)....   [tags: Social Issues, Ethnic Identity, Gender] 2381 words
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Trauma Found in Race - For countless amounts of people, color is the most outward manifestation of race. Race has played an important role historically in shaping identity due to America’s slavery past. Slavery holds a traumatic past which is shown in the legacy left by Harriet Jacobs, in her slave narrative called “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl”. In this novel, there are many examples in which race can be seen as a “traumatic experience” in both physical and psychological factors. In Frantz Fanon’s story of “Black Skin White Masks” he speaks about his various experiences living as an educated black man who is highly qualified, but still receives poor treatment from the white people....   [tags: Ethnic Identity, Police Force]
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Assimilation into the United States - Political Science 355 Reflection Paper: Assimilation into the United States Immigrants leave their countries in search for a better life and improvement of their situation. There is no singular reason for immigration; motivations range from better economic prospects to political safety. As of late, the number of immigrants living in the United States is an estimated 11 million. Those who immigrate are expected to contribute to the United States culturally, politically, and economically. Yet, full assimilation becomes difficult to achieve when the immigrant is made into “the other” by the country of reception....   [tags: political science, immigration, identity, ethnic]
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The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri - The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri Jhumpa Lahiri in The Namesake illustrates the assimilation of Gogol as a second generation American immigrant, where Gogol faces the assimilation of becoming an American. Throughout the novel, Gogol has been struggling with his name. From kindergarten to college, Gogol has questioned the reason why he was called Nikhil when he was a child, to the reason why he was called Gogol when he was in college. Having a Russian name, Gogol often encounters questions from people around him, asking the reason of his name....   [tags: Analysis Namesake Lahiri, ethnic identity]
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Black Ethnic Sounding Name Creates Boundaries to Have Future Success - ... As the author of “Are Black Name “Weird,” Or Are You Just Racist?” said, “It's the modern version of an old dynamic, best captures by Malcolm X's joke.'' You know what they call a black person who earns a Ph.D.. A nigger'' (Jamella Bouie 3). Furthermore, black people are not only seen as lower caste group, they are also seen as criminals; which affects their carrier life dangerously. As described before, when parents name their child they do not think that their child might be known as criminal in the future....   [tags: building identity] 1246 words
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Castell's Postion Regarding African Americans and the Identity Crisis They are Facing - Within every society there are social concepts individuals choose to (and at times are forced to) use as a model for social identity construction. The availability of a varietal range of resources for social identity construction is often limited by the boundaries set in place by the respective society. When the boundaries set on social identity construction changes the availability of social identity construction resources increases. The previous legal constraints in South Africa and America assigned certain classes and ethnicities with particular race groups....   [tags: ethnic unbounding]
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The Perception of Personal Identity - In the past, individual’s identities were often assigned to them by the hegemonic culture, largely based on their conceptualization of sameness. The hegemonic culture dominated identity discourse by drawing distinct boundaries between racial and cultural groups, separating and defining them. Modern discourse however, has seen individuals taking the power of assigning identity signifiers for themselves often in periods of great social change. While times of resistance are often the most easily recalled examples of this, subtle trends in society a tremendous impact, often without the conscience knowledge of the society....   [tags: Ethnic Studies ]
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Managing Ethnic Diversity in the Workplace - Diversity as an issue is new. It became an issue when three powerfully significant trends reached their own critical points at about the same time (Fernandez & Barr, 1993): The global market in which American corporations must now do business became intensely competitive. The makeup of the U.S. work force began changing dramatically, becoming more diverse. Individuals began to increasingly celebrate their differences and become less amenable to compromising what makes them unique. This inclination represents a marked departure from previous times when predispositions were to "fit in." To succeed in this highly competitive environment, managers must find ways to get the highest level of c...   [tags: Racial Diversity, Ethnic Diversity]
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The Concept of Identity - The Concept of Identity To answer this question, it is important to first understand what is meant by identity. Identity concerns both self-identity and social identity. It is best understood not as an entity but as an emotionally charged description of ourselves. It is about the personal and the social as well as about us and the relations of others. It has been argued that identity is wholly cultural in character and does not exist outside of its representation in cultural discourse. Identity is ultimately not a fixed ‘thing’ but a becoming....   [tags: self and social identity, colonialism] 2211 words
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Ethnic and Religious Discrimination in Malaysia - ... One of the advertisers of executive rental houses in “cosmopolitan Claymore Hill” was reported to “accept all race” except Indians (Holmes and Shibani, para. 1-2). Other property gurus make it clear “that no Indians” and those from PRC or the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are free to rent a number of properties (Holmes and Shibani, para. 3). The tenant specifications that discriminate against potential Indian tenants are “not illegal under” the law in Singapore en though they receive criticism from members of the public (Holmes and Shibani, para....   [tags: Indian ethnic group] 1340 words
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Cultural Influences on Identity Development - The question we are answering is, how does culture influence identity development. By the end of this paper you would be able to conclude that no matter what the surroundings of an individual is it will have some sort of an effect on either the physical or mental aspects of an individual. In order to answer this question we must understand how identity is developed, what culture consists of and concluding how culture influences identity development. First and Foremost in order to know what motivates identity development we must understand how identity is developed....   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays] 1486 words
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Religion Values, and Culture Identity Development - Identity is a word that is used very commonly and regularly by people in their daily life. Identity formation is a process of developing distinct, separate identity. “A person’s identity has many attributes. It is a representation of one’s unique personal experience, memory, ethnicity, culture, religious orientation, gender, occupational role, amongst various other factors. Erikson refers to identity as “some belief in the sameness and continuity of some shared world image.”Identity may be defined as one’s consciousness of one self and others’ perception of one’s individuality”, (Yamin, 2008)....   [tags: cultural identity, cultural classification, muslim]
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Eleanor Wilner's On Ethnic Definitions - "On Ethnic Definitions" is one of the shortest poems in Eleanor Wilner's anthology Reversing the Spell, but it is arguably one of the most powerful. In "Definitions," Wilner addresses issues of Jewish identity. As the title implies, she defines the Jewish people in ten lines. The nature of her definition is not immediately obvious, however. At first, readers unfamiliar with Jewish theology may believe that Wilner's definition is a bleak one that centers around death. It does at first appear that Wilner is saying that the very definition of the Jewish people is their death and burial, their destruction....   [tags: On Ethnic Definitions Essays ] 670 words
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The Pros and Cons of Ethnic Identification - Many circumstances oblige people to move from their native country to a foreign one. From this movement of migration have emerged many ethnic groups. An ethnic group is a restraint number of persons living in a larger society and sharing the same distinct cultural heritage. Some people tend to bury their habits and accommodate to the new way of life. However others hold on to their identity and try to identify their race and maintain it. This enriches societies and makes them multi-racial. Therefore, every ethnic group is essential to complete the mosaic....   [tags: Pro Con Essays] 907 words
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What Are the Causes of Ethnic Conflict? - The causes of ethnic conflict cannot be generalised to fit all incidents, as the conflicts in Sri Lanka and Northern Ireland demonstrate. David Lake and Donald Rothchild’s argument that a group’s ‘collective fear of the future’ (41) is often the main cause of ethnic conflict remains the most successful framework through which to evaluate the conflict between the Sinhalese and Tamils in Sri Lanka. Fear of disappearing as an ethnic group was the main catalyst for Tamil violence, in response to Sinhalese political acts designed to limit Tamil involvement in business, economics and higher education....   [tags: ethnicity, Sri Lanka, Northern Ireland]
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Identification of Ethnic Groups in Malaysia - ... The leader and the led are of different races and live separately from each other in separate communities. 4.There is no national consensus a set of values and a political culture that is shared by different communities. 5. The claim that society is certainly prone to conflict and therefore require external power to hold them together [6]. 3.0 Interaction between society As a result of the enactment of the British colonial "divide and rule" policy, the Malays, Chinese and Indians have never been integrated as a society where individual isolated communities broken into three different areas....   [tags: religion, culture, multiracial] 2481 words
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The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine - Israel successfully fought off the pan-Arab army while other Israeli combatants terrorized and depopulated the countryside. Ilan Pappe termed the depopulation of Palestinians as “ethnic cleansing” but can this phrase be properly used when discussing the events of 1947-1948. To answer this question one must determine if there is a well-established definition of the phrase ‘ethnic cleansing’ and also establish that this was the intent of the Zionists, both initially and subsequently. This can be determined by examining Zionist policy and action previous to the U.N partition plan and after, which will demonstrate that the term is appropriately applied to the situation by Pappe....   [tags: Genocide]
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Ethnic Minorities and Elder Employment - ... This training serves as a bridge to unsubsidized employment opportunities for participants. The Senior Companion Program (SCP): SCP provides individuals who are at least 55 years of age, and living at or below 200% of the poverty income guideline, with meaningful volunteer opportunities in their community. SCP volunteers receive a non-taxable hourly stipend, mileage reimbursement and a meal on days volunteered, enabling them to serve at no cost. All volunteers receive 40 hours of training prior to their first assignment....   [tags: independence, dignity, program focus] 3106 words
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Race, Gender, and Ethnic Groups - In April 1992, when a mostly white jury acquitted four police officers accused in the videotaped beating of a black motorist, thousands of people in Los Angeles, mainly young black and Latino males, joined in what has often been characterized as a race riot. In the summer of 2001, ethnic riots occurred on the streets of towns and cities in the north of England (Oldham, Leeds, Burnley, Bradford), involving young British Asian men and young White British men. More recently, in November 2005, riots emerged in Paris’ suburbs, sparked by the accidental deaths of two Muslim teenagers, and then spread to 300 French towns and cities....   [tags: Race]
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Race and Ethnic Stratification - Sociological Theory Since the dawning of racism, human beings have passed judgment on each other based on race and ethnicity. The views of people based on their skin color, place of origin, or their cultural background have caused a stratification of men and women. We now have majority and minority groups, hate groups, ethnic enclaves, segregation, income differences, and have even experienced mass genocide in our world (Carl, 2011). All of these are direct effects of a persons race or ethnicity....   [tags: social theory, racism, cultural background]
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The Importance of Positive Cultural Identity - No human being is culture free. We are a product of the many different cultures which surround us. Our values, worldview and experiences are structured by the society and culture that exert influences on our lives each day. It is therefore important to be a multicultural person by first forming a positive cultural identity. Manning and Baruth (2009, p.24) defines culture as “people’s values, languages, religions, ideals, artistic expressions, patterns of social and interpersonal relationships and ways of perceiving, behaving and thinking.” However, in this paper, cultural identity also relate to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social class and all that defines the self....   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays]
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Ethnic Cleansing - Introduction This paper concerns the matter of ethnic cleansing, a relatively new concept. It was introduced in 1992, when Serbs removed non-Serbs from ‘their’ territory in the former republic of Yugoslavia. The following quote, derived from the Washington Post on the 5th of August 1992, denotes the introduction of the term: ‘The 20th century taught us that far-out political ideas can have fateful consequences. Our vocabulary has been enriched with new words to denote these political innovations....   [tags: yugoslavia, Fascism and Leninism, genocide]
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Ethnic Migrant Workers - Discussion and Analysis Urbanization and migration are responses to globalization, and globalization further acerbates urbanization and migration (Guo & Zhang, 2010). These processes are intertwined with each other. The social result of marketization is enormously complex, while both the social mobility and integration increase; social stratification also occurs (Zhu and Blachford, 2012). In the case of China's migrant workers, west to east trend and east to west trend, the Chinese cities are becoming more and more diverse, transforming from a single-ethnic city to a multi-ethnic city, in which process the increase of social mobility and integration is shown....   [tags: Urbanization, Mmigration, Globalization]
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Ethnic Minorities and the Preservation of Culture in the U.S. - In the current landscape of culture in the U.S.A. many ethnic minorities find it difficult to give up their native languages to speak the English language, because they feel that they are losing a part of their culture. However, what they should realize is that by accepting the English language into their lives they are not losing a part of their culture, they are gaining a new identity for themselves and their culture. The most common reason for ethnic minorities’ fear of giving up their languages is fear that they are losing a part of their heritage and identity....   [tags: Minorities, Culture, USA, ] 910 words
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The Future of Korean Ethnic Churches in Australia - The Future of Korean Ethnic Churches in Australia I. Introduction The Korean Ethnic Church in Australia has two important roles as a responsible ambassador of Christ. Firstly, the church must take responsible concern for the ministry of 2nd generation Korean Christian for their needs of worship and pastoral care. Second responsibility with urgency is to formulate a functional Immigration Theology, with methodology of evangelism and pastoral care of ethnic churches. As a 2nd generation Korean-Japanese-Australian, the most serious concern I had was the future of Korean ethnic church in Australia, as I have witnessed numerous “silent exodus” of 2nd generation Christian youth from the Korean E...   [tags: Theology, Religion and Culture]
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Transmigration, Lampungnese and Balinese Ethnic Principle - ... The indigenous people of Lampungnese only slightly, but the composition of Javanese, Balinese, Lomboknese, Padangnese, Palembangnese, Bugisnese, Acehnese and also some Arabian and Chinese descent who settled there a lot. With such diversity, the Lampung area can be prone as conflict areas between ethnic groups; in 2012 there was conflict between Lampungnese and Balinese that evoke massive disaster. Huge flow of transmigration around the 1980s made many Balinese moved to Lampung. New order (Soeharto era 1966-1998) made Lampung as one of the prime location of transmigration....   [tags: Indonesia hisotry] 1584 words
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Exploring Ethnic Minority Psychology in America - Reflecting on and changing the face of ethnic minority psychology is very important in today’s society. Race, ethnicity, culture and diversity are pressing societal issues that have existed for several years. Many people face issues everyday with their identity, which is the sense of self being independent of one’s ethnic background; empowering it and then transforming it; whether transforming is for the good or for the bad. People in our society, mainly our youth, have to deal with the pressures of being talked about when it comes down to what race they are, how many freckles they have or their face, how short or tall they are, their size as well as various other things....   [tags: racism, diversity] 1960 words
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The Connection Between Food Study and Cultural Identity - “Food is the material object we have the most intimate contact with on a daily basis.” Stated in research paper called Survivor Woman: colonial edition, this statement magnifies that role that food plays in people’s lives. Most people are almost constantly preoccupied physically and mentally with food. Not only that it is vital part of human life where without it, it would be impossible to continue on with one’s life. Also a great deal of time we spend with food tells us that people are inseparably connected to each our food that we eat....   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays] 560 words
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National Identity Cards and Citizens' Right to Privacy - The article, “National Identity Cards Strange Liberty, Banish Privacy” by Charles Levendosky, implies that Identity Cards give us a false sense of security. The system would not prevent terrorists from using fake documents to get a national identity card and all citizens’ private information would be shared with government agencies and commercial organizations, therefore all personal information can be easily accessed through a computer system. This would result in a surveillance society with many obstacles due to human errors and leaving citizens with no privacy and freedom to be themselves....   [tags: Identity Cards, privacy] 791 words
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Ethnic Conflict in the Middle East - Ethnic Conflict in the Middle East Ethnic conflicts are well rooted in the world's history and perhaps inherent in human nature. This type of conflict is difficult to resolve as is evident in the situation in the Middle East. The ethnic conflict theory explains that it is not territory, politics, or economics that prevents the achievement of peace between the Israeli and Palestinian peoples, instead, it is a deep-seated hatred of one another that neither group can overcome. The Camp David Summit in July 2000, the most recent attempt at fostering a lasting peace is a clear example of how ethnocentrism can prevents success....   [tags: Papers] 1673 words
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Managing Ethnic Diversity in the Workplace - For the purpose of this paper, I will define what the term Diversity means, and then I will concentrate on the diversity as a result of geographic origin or ethnic diversity. I will look at how ethnic diversity is managed generally and then how my employer, deals with the diverse ethnic groups in its organization and what it needs to improve on. The first usage of ethnicity is attributed to the American Sociologist David Riesman in 1953. The word ethnic, however, is much older. It is derived from the Greek word ethnos (which in turn derived from the word ethnicos), which originally meant heathen or pagan[1]....   [tags: Racial Diversity Workplace Essays]
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The Terms Multiple Identity and Virtual Identity - ... On the other hand, Crystal compares netspeak to ordinary writing in that it is space-bound and visually decontextualized. Netspeak is not fixed nor richly structured. It is different from writing in that “it makes dynamic use of graphic effects (as in animated text), has the ability to manipulate an outer’s output (as in email framing), and is dependent on non-linear reading practices”(Crystal, 1997). Examples of the most prominent usage of netspeak forms are the use of acronyms, such as “ATB” instead of “all the best”, play on words such as “2u” instead of “to you”, and the use of emoticons (representations of facial expressions) such as ☺ to indicate a smile....   [tags: adolescents, oline media] 1684 words
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Security Dillemma & Ethnic Conflict - The security dilemma can be used explain and predict ethnic conflict within a given state. Posen’s argument is supported by the belief that the basic tenets of realism provide a clear view of the security dilemma and its relationship with ethnic conflict. I believe the security dilemma in general is largely based in realist theory, and therefore fails to view international relations fairly. I believe that liberalism offers important insight into dealing with conflict that Posen fails to address....   [tags: essays research papers] 646 words
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Marketing Across Ethnic Boundaries - We can define an ethnic group as a social group that has a common cultural tradition, common history, and common sense of identity and which exists as a subgroup in a larger society. By implication, the members of an ethnic group differ with regard to certain cultural characteristics from other members of their broader society. The ethnic group may have its own language, religion, and other distinctive cultural customs. Extremely important to the members of an ethnic group is their (positive) feeling of identity as a traditionally distinct social group....   [tags: Marketing Ethnicity Diversity Business] 1672 words
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Co-ethnic Canadian Employee-Employer Relationships - As currently understood, the primary and secondary sectors of the general labour market coexist within an immigrant-owned business sector in which immigrants work either as employees of co-ethnics or as entrepreneurs (Light, Sabagh, Bozorgmehr and Der-Martirosian, 1994). A recent study shows that about ten percent of all non-French and non-British immigrants, residing in Canada’s largest metropolitans, work at places where they share a common ethnic origin with most of their co-workers (Hou, 2009)....   [tags: canadian studies]
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The Foundation of My Identity - Ronald Takaki, a frequent writer of cultural backgrounds, reminds us that, “America does not belong to one race or one group, the people in this study remind us, and Americans have been constantly redefining their national identity from the moment of first contact on the Virginia shore. By sharing their stories they invite us to see ourselves in a different mirror.“ Out of my fellow composition students, at State University, I am the only one whose great great grandparents came over to the USA....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Identity Essay]
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Ibelema's Identity Crisis and Wilson's Oppositional Dress - Ibelema's Identity Crisis and Wilson's Oppositional Dress In Minabrere Ibelema's essay "Identity Crisis", Ibelema suggests that the mainstream american culture is so powerful that all cultures conform to it. Ibelema does this by showing how the mass media portrays African Americans in relation to their cultural identity by using situation comedies as a measuring tool. Of the episodes Ibelema uses very few of them look at African Americans cultural identity. However, what they do is briefly address a cultural story line for one episode, but then revert back to the mainstream anglo programming....   [tags: Identity Oppositional] 793 words
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Ethnic Mexicans in the 20th Century - Given the social struggle of ethnic Mexicans in the United States, the 20th century turned to be pivotal in the social movements that would not only create opportunities but mobilize the ethnic Mexicans to push forward and make sure their voices where heard all throughout the century. They have used these means to incorporate into everyday life in the United States. Despite this they have struggled to achieve what in politics of the United States considers to be a ‘full citizenship’. Even though the US has dehumanized, criminalized, and subjugated ethnic-Mexicans, Social and Cultural Citizenships have changed the way of understanding politics of ethnic-Mexicans social movements because et...   [tags: Social Movements, United States]
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Maintaining Cultural Identity in the Face of Adversity - Maintaining Cultural Identity in the Face of Adversity "At the turn of the century, Sea Island Gullahs, descendants of African Captives, remained isolated from the mainland of South Carolina and Georgia. As a result of their isolation, the Gullah created and maintained a distinct, imaginative, and original African American Culture. Gullah communities recalled, remembered, and recollected much of what their ancestors brought with them from Africa…" - Prologue to Julie Dash’s "Daughters of the Dust" The people who settled in the United States from all over the world built the rich history of the country....   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays]
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Ethnic Minority Prisoners in Britain - Prison can be a daunting and psychological challenge for anyone. Experiences can have lifelong effects and can often traumatise those incarcerated. However the experience minority ethnic prisoners face can be deemed diverse. They can become victims of discrimination, racism violence and harassment all on the basis of their race, skin colour, or nationality. Scott and Codd (2010, P. 70) note that ‘prisoners from certain believed culturally or biologically determined ‘racial groups’ are understood as being genetically, intellectually or socially inferior beings, thus contributing to their own poverty of life experiences and criminal identity'....   [tags: Race Relations in Prison]
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The Multi-Ethnic, Multi-Cultural and Multi-Religious Country of Malaysia - ... Pluralism is a tool to create harmonious and peaceful multi-cultural Malaysia which can lead to a socio economic success without any religious tense. Adopting pluralism in a diverse society would mean that all communities are equal. This will lead for a certain universal goals of governance, economic cooperation and creation of civil society which is an essential for the wealth of the country. Pluralism will make individuals and organizations volunteer to inform and educate the people about the importance of maintaining respect for each other’s religions thus can create economic cooperation among others....   [tags: diverse, pluralism, peaceful] 538 words
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Identity: Created by the Rulers or the Ruled? - Identity within a country can be defined as at least one thing that makes everyone alike. Identity issues can arise when a country or group gets colonized because the country gets overwhelmed with the culture of the colonizers. Malaysia and Singapore were colonized by the British and found their identity in question. Interestingly, these two countries that have many similarities approached identity in different ways. Though, these two countries emphasize identity tremendously, this paper will show why created identities require force for implementation and are, thus, not useful at least in the terms for which they were created....   [tags: malaysia, singapore, umno, Mahathirism]
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The Relation Between Identity and Language - Language is directly influenced by the same factors that make up one’s identity. According to John Joseph, author of Language and Identity, “there are two aspects to a person’s identity; their name and the “intangible something that constitutes who one really is…” (Joseph, 2004, p. 2). That “intangible something” refers to age, gender, race, geography, one’s social class in society, and religious beliefs. These factors intertwine to shape the person in the present as well as in the future. Identity is an equation true for all its variables....   [tags: Coates, John Joseph, gender]
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Is European Identity Imagined or Real? - The integration process in Europe attempts to create the largest legally and economically integrated political system. At the beginning of the integration, a number of community countries were smaller than the current European Union. Currently it has 28 member states; Croatia was the final state that joined EU in July 2013. The European Union has a population of over 503 million inhabitants. “European Identity” The adoption of the “Declaration on the European Identity” in 1973 was the first step to creating a common identity shared by citizens in European Community....   [tags: European Union]
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Colonialism and Post Colonial Ethnic Conflict in East African Countries - From the end of the nineteenth century until the attainment of independence in the early 1960s, the countries of East Africa were under the colonial administration of European empires. After decades of foreign rule which saw unparalleled transformations within society, the post-colonial states that emerged have been blighted by ethnic conflict. It has been argued that the beliefs of British, Belgian and German administrators led them to completely reorganise the societies they governed based on a fictitious ‘tribal’ model, and in the process they invented ethnicity....   [tags: Post Colonial Conflict in East Africa] 1915 words
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Racial and Ethnic Biases in Providing Health Care in New Zealand - The country of New Zealand is located in the southern hemisphere, 7787 nautical miles from the United States and yet its original inhabitants face the same discrimination as the Native American people of the United States. New Zealand prescribes to the United Nations and is subject to the same Human Rights rules as others who currently consider themselves part of the United Nations. Before European colonization, the Maori people were the original inhabitants of New Zealand. Similarly to the United States, Europeans began land grabs and relocations against the Maori....   [tags: social issues, native americans, discrimination]
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The Minangkabau Ethnic Group - ... They are the world’s largest matrilineal society.” (Shapiro. Par. 3) The women rule in marriage and family matters as well as in property customs, all of which takes up much of daily life. So, it can be said that women rule all of the Minangkabau society. The Minangkabau women encourage their males to migrate in search “seek experience, wealth, and commercial success, the women's group is responsible for maintaining the continuity of the family and the distribution and cultivation of the land.” (Kuchenbaecker....   [tags: Highlands of West Sumatra, Indonesia] 540 words
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British Identity: Dying, not Dead - British Identity: Dying, not Dead Cultures have always mixed and clashed, but the United Kingdom has a history of having a unifying identity for its population. It is the British Identity; its conception was designed to unite the countries first on the British Isles, then eventually the citizens of the British Empire. The Empire has long since passed, but is the British Identity still accepted by those living within the United Kingdom. Contemporary literature is challenging that identity, pointing to cultural differences and traditions prevailing over an outdated unifying concept....   [tags: Brick Lane, Sheepshagger, culture]
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Architecture, Power, and National Identity - Having a sense of belonging is one of several fundamental human needs and national identity refers to a person’s sense of belonging to one country with its history, values and traditions. Since achieving independence in 1957, the issue of Malaysia’s national identity has been in the spotlight due to its strong social, political and economical factors implication. As a multi-cultural country, the search for a national identity is not an easy undertaking as Malaysians consist of different ethnics such as Malay, Chinese and Indian....   [tags: Architecture]
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Sporting Heritage and National Identity - This paper will discuss how Sporting Heritage engenders national and group identities. The topics related too in this paper, are the types of identity represented by sporting Heritage, as sporting heritage has the ability to represent groups and entire nations across the world. Sport is a fundamental part of British and world culture and is an important aspect of modern life. This topic is relevant to recent trends within modern interest as it touches upon numerous essential museum issues, for instance questions related to sport having not always being perceived as real heritage by academics and furthermore the recent inclusion of sport in academic discussion, due to until fairly recently sp...   [tags: Sporting Heritage Essays]
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Identity Comes From Actions - “ People are not meant to be defined, words are.” This corresponds with the meaning of an identity. A person’s identity cannot be expressed correctly through a story, but it can be portrayed through ones actions. Judging, Being Prejudice and Racism are the building structures to a stereotype. This also correlates to dangers of a single story. After one is able to get passed the thought and idea that is impossible to sum up a person in just a few words, they are able to come to a resolution, which is finding ones identity....   [tags: Langston Hughes] 596 words
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National Identity: Joseph Margulies - In the words of Joseph Margulies, “National identity is not fixed, it is made.” Through the event of 9/11 our national identity has changed significantly. Before we dive into the now and the changed national identity, lets set a foundation of where national identity started. In the nineteenth century, Protestant Americans were incomparably dominate. It was argued that the Enlightenment and the Western intellectuals of the eighteenth century were still the foundation of national identity in the nineteenth century....   [tags: catholicism, crimes, muslims]
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Impact of Globalization on Mexican Culture and Identity - The ethnic- Mexican experience has changed over the years as American has progressed through certain period of times, e.g., the modernity and transformation of the southwest in the late 19th and early 20th century, the labor demands and shifting of U.S. immigration policy in the 20th century, and the Chicano Civil Rights Movement. Through these events Mexican Americans have established and shaped their culture, in order, to negotiate these precarious social and historical circumstances. Throughout the ethnic Mexicans cultural history in the United States, conflict and contradiction has played a key role in shaping their modalities of life....   [tags: Mexican Culture and Identity] 2066 words
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Ethnic Tensions Between the Serbians and Croatians - ... The Kingdom of Yugoslavia, formed after World War I, was very multiethnic, and as such, dependent on the political loyalties of the ethnicities. In this regard, seemingly harmless pro-ethnic groups could in actuality change the political landscape, effecting important changes. A nationalist political group, the Croatian Ustase, blended elements of Fascism with Catholic Fundamentalism to encourage the Croats against their perceived Serbian oppressors (“History”). In the interwar period, the Ustase never accepted the centralized, Serb-dominated Yugoslav state and campaigned for greater autonomy (“Kingdom”)....   [tags: yugoslavia, slavic people] 645 words
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Dissociative Identity Disorder - Expert on Dissociative Identity Disorder Dissociative Identity Disorder, previously known as Multiple Personality Disorder is part of a group of conditions called Dissociative Disorders. “Dissociative disorders are mental illnesses that involve disruptions or breakdowns of memory, awareness, identity and/or perception” (Cleveland Clinic, 2012, np). A person with Dissociative Identity Disorder may have trouble with social activities, relationships, or even with maintaining a job. This happens because people who are diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder typically have problems with their identities, as well as their personal history, “someone with dissociative disorder escapes reality...   [tags: multiple personality disorder, treatment, trauma]
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How Do Ethnic Boundries Affect Assimilation - Richard Alba and Victor Nee assert in Remaking the American Mainstream: Assimilation and Contemporary Immigration that the way in which we understand assimilation is changing. In their writing, they reshape the dated view of assimilation constitutive of “marked deficiencies”. (6) One of the ways in which Alba and Nee discuss assimilation is through discourse about ethnic boundaries. The question: what are ethnic boundaries and how do they fit into the discussion of assimilation?, is something that is considered in the book....   [tags: culture, groups, differences]
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UK Institutions Promoting Health of Ethnic Minority Women - This essay intends to give a critical analysis of interagency working to promote the health of ethnic minority women suffering from domestic violence. The essay starts with a definition of health and then briefly looks at varying definitions of public health and how these definitions lend credence to need for interagency working in public health. The essay then looks at the social construct of community and minority communities (BME) in England and Wales, health inequalities and the geographical spread of inequalities across areas of deprivation and the spearhead authorities with a brief discussion on the social determinants of health....   [tags: Social Welfare]
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A Social Psychological Solution to Ethnic Prejudice in Schools - A Social Psychological Solution to Ethnic Prejudice in Schools Schools should provide a safe atmosphere of learning and growth for all schoolchildren, given equal opportunities to everyone. Educators should focus on the student’s academic performance, self-esteem, satisfaction with the school, and getting along well with their peers (Walker & Crogan, 1998). Negative self-esteem may affect academic performance. Increased liking of peers leads to the acceptance of those peers, and turns as a prerequisite to a positive development of self-esteem (Aronson and Osherow, 1980)....   [tags: equal rights, education reform, sociology]
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A Brief Look at Sri Lanka - INTRO Sri Lanka is a island that is made up of many different ethnicities, the Sinhalese who make up 75% population, the Tamils who make up 11% and 14% others. The differences amoung these groups on the basis of religion, language, and ethnicity has resulted in a 26* year long Civil War that began in July 1983 and ended in May 2009. The war was fought between the Sinhalese dominated state and militant Sri Lanka Tamil separatist movements. This paper will demonstrate how The Sri Lankan civlil war was truly a war against terrorism rather than an attempt at ethnic cleansing....   [tags: ethnic diversity, island countries] 1268 words
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Our Greatest Influence Come from Our Family Systems - ... How adults manage their relationships, for better or worse, represent a continuation of patterns developed in early family life (Bowen, 1978; Kerr & Bowen, 1988; Titelman, 1998, Walsh 2003). Families are composed of individuals with differences emotionally, physically, socially, and spiritually and yet because of genetics and shared environments there are also similarities in these same areas. When these individuals interact with one another as a family they begin to form systems of behavior by which to establish balance within the home....   [tags: ethnic, culture, community]
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Exploring the Reasons for Differences in Educational Achievement Between Different Ethnic Groups - Exploring the Reasons for Differences in Educational Achievement Between Different Ethnic Groups I believe that this is an important issue to consider as research has shown that whilst Afro-Caribbean males are at the very bottom in terms of achievement, West Indian females tend to do even better than white females at GCSE. Sociologists such as Cecil Wright link educational achievement with teacher racism and labelling whilst other sociologists such as Charlotte Brookes link it with cultural deprivation: issues concerned with ethnicity....   [tags: Papers] 791 words
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The Identity of a Puerto Rican - The Identity of a Puerto Rican Sidney W. Mintz describes the Caribbean as "a scattering of some fifty inhabited units spanning nearly 2, 500 miles of sea between Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and the north coast of South America, constitute the oldest colonial sphere of Western European overseas expansion... these territories were dominated and navigated and explored, their aborigines had been thrust into the consciousness of European monarchs, philosophers, and scientists" (17). The islands in the Caribbean might have some common historical patterns of conquest, slavery and the development of multi-cultural societies but each island has its own history, culture and identity....   [tags: American History Hispanic Essays]
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The Importance of Music in the Life and Traditions of Jews - It is not possible to undermine the significance of music in the life and traditions of Jews. This becomes increasingly apparent after looking at the bible to see the indications of the importance of the Levites as makers of music and large orchestras. After the 2nd Temple was destroyed during 70 CE, Rabbis banned making of music in the synagogue. The only music that survived was instrumental, and it survived only because of the fact that song and merry- making was required in weddings (Shepherd 1)....   [tags: social, ethnic, religious] 2543 words
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Indigenous People and Their Rights - ... Today the Manchu language used only by a small number of Manchus people. Almost all of the Manchus in china speak Chinese. The transmission of Manchu shamanistic songs is angga gisun also known as sung for the gods in English. When a shaman holds a sacrificial rite, he sings about the gods. Shamanistic learn to sing, dance and conduct sacrificial procedures by attend the Uyun class where all shaman was bond, the Uyun class is leads by an old shaman who is call as Sakda Saman. The Manchu has own traditional architectural styles in building house that called sack house, traditional costumes of males are mandarin jacket are also call as a narrow-cuffed short jacket and for woman usually wea...   [tags: ethnic, rituals, rites] 828 words
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Managing Diversity in the Workplace - Diversity in the workplace is a subject that has gained increased attention over recent years. After all, the impact of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity programs on the nation's work force is undeniable. Women and minorities were the first to dramatically alter the face of the economic mainstream, while gays, persons with disabilities and senior citizens followed not far behind. The result is a diverse American labor force representing a microcosm of our society - yet one that continues to struggle with its identity....   [tags: Racial Diversity, Ethnic Diversity] 2197 words
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Identity in E.L. Doctorow's Ragtime - Identity in E.L. Doctorow's Ragtime      Written almost thirty years ago, describing an age far removed from its own, E.L. Doctorow's novel Ragtime nevertheless explores issues of identity and ethnicity that still face America in spite of its lofty ideals of individualism and diversity.  It displays for the reader a rich and hypnotic portrayal of the soul of immigrant America, yet still fails to avoid ethnic bias in certain subtle ways.  Whether the lapses into feelings of cultural superiority originate from the purposeful portrayal of the characters Doctorow created or without the author's conscious prior awareness, a careful reading of the text will reveal them.  In this way, th...   [tags: Ragtime]
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Black Women´s Hair Throughout History and their Identity - There have been musicals, documentaries, researches, panel discussions and even talk shows about hair, hair qualities and hairstyles, even Oprah Gail Winfrey chose hair for the magazine's September 2013 theme. According to Adlman (2013), Oprah Winfrey in a video interview said, Women, we have issues with our hair, [Black women's] hair represents the first thing anyone sees of them, or of ourselves, and so we identify with what our hair looks like. On history of Black hair: Hair Story by Ayana Byrd and Lori Tharps (2002) is an entertaining concise survey that follows a mostly sequential path which begins in Africa and ends in America....   [tags: Grooming, Hair Style]
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Zero By Paul Logan, I’m Just Me by Lylah Alphonse, and The Jacket by Gary Soto - The first unit on our textbook Interactions by Ann Moseley and Jeanette Harris talks about the self-concept. It is hard to find a definition for the self-concept because it is certain beliefs about ethnicity, religion, and personalities combined. This unit has a number of readings by various authors where it shows struggles with the self. Self-identity, ethnic backgrounds, and self-esteem are the major aspects of those readings. After reading their writings I found that I could relate to their experiences....   [tags: identity, ethnics, race]
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