Jain (2011) indicates that both birth order and child raising practices such as punishments, rewards, and allowance of freedom affect how children interact with their peers and how vigilantly they pursue excellence in learning (para. 8). Of sibling rivalry and birth order, McCormack (2000) shows that the roots of sibling rivalries stem from a natural inability of parents to treat their children equally. This is understandable due to limitless factors that make the children different from one another. The different responses parents are forced to take to address their different children cause these children to feel as though they are experiencing unfair treatment (p. 60).
Racism is a set of attitudes, beliefs, and practices that is used to justify the superior treatment of one racial or ethnic group, and the inferior treatment of another racial or ethnic group. (Kendall p.183). Racism in American society still exists in many forms. The goal of this research is to demonstrate how racism still occurs, as well as the different circumstances under which they can happen. Racism will continue to be an issue in America, as it is continuously brushed beneath the surface of civilization.
As a result, adolescents are left psychologically, emotionally, and mentally torn to pieces. They must navigate two cultural systems that contradict on another. The dominating American culture stresses individualistic idealism whereas Vietnamese culture stresses collectivistic idealism. At the same time, peer pressure further exacerbates family and personal conflict. Adolescent within America culture seek self-reliance, subsequently they desire more control making decisions about their lives (Young, 1991).
A young child facing a shocking event of humiliation due to their own cultural background, will lead them to have “intense concern for the personal implications of their ethnicity and often engage in an active search fo... ... middle of paper ... ...n South Asian American and immigrants of both countries. A concept of self is mentioned, and this idea is “the "subtle body," and it is not primarily a psychological category although it does include something of what is considered the psyche in the West” (Ibrahim, Onishishi &Sandhu 1997; Kakar, 1991) According to Bharati (1985), he states that “the highest form of the self-rises above all material conceptions to be formless, immutable, and absolute. People achieve their higher order self, the ideal, by going through stages of psychological development that progress from gross matter, like the body, to the mind; from material to nonmaterial; from materially needy, to the highest order of purity” Ibrahim, Onishishi & Sandhu, 1997; Bharati, 1985). This idea shows in Rajiva’s study where these girls identified their self relatedly to the racialization they encountered.
Racism has become the face of American history because of the belief structure and family morals built on hatred of one another. This leads to societies broken and has become the most common setback of modern society. The use of violence and pain has manifest through generations, teaching whites to be superior and allowing blacks to be use to common oppression. If the world fails to reprimand the issue, generations will grow to believe the unrealistic morals that have shaped America.
Moreover, this legacy of self-alienation in one’s own country and privileging of everything white conditions black parents who, in turn, impress upon their children the insecurities that can traumatize the most vulnerable section of American society, the black children. The superstructures of race in USA inform, deform, and complicate the identities of the marginalized along lines of gender, class, and family structure. Effectively, a type of domestic colonialism, exercised by the respective national elitists, silence and exploit the subaltern women and emasculate the men. This repression from above disrupts the respective family structures in the societies, traumatizes the children, and confuses the relationships between all the members of the families. While some subaltern children may survive disastrous experiences, others may be traumatized into silence.
Continuing with the fact that people are sectioned based on their ethnicity, often people are pressured to act in the way that other people view their race. It is a case of wanting to fit in with what is viewed as normal. What is viewed as right and wrong changes with each group as each groups can have different morals. While discrimination does have the largest effect on minorities, other racial groups are also affected mentally. “Members of the ingroup face an internal conflict, resulting from the disconnect between the societal rejection of racist behaviors and the societal persistence of racist attitudes” (Blank 59).For example, many white children grow up in a home full of discrimination towards others and so they believe that is what is right.
With the world becoming actively aware of the issues that exist in the education system and the influence that gender has on the system, it may be argued that both girls and boys are being neglected by the education system. Although, individuals and groups debate that the sex of a child is the key reason as to why inequality in education exists, others argue that a child’s class, their social lives and expectations of an acceptable image in society heavily contributes to the inequalities in the education system. “Boys Education in Australia” (McLean, 1996) examines the issues and discusses how these issues need to be addressed for a better future in education for both sexes. Classes in society heavily contributed to the inequalities in education. These classes can be divided in to two - working-class and middle class.
The constant racialization Michael would of faced in a dominantly white society has a clear negative impact on his personal feelings about himself. Baker (2013) gives many examples of how racism, “significantly impact[s] the social and mental well being of youth by influencing their ability and willingness to trust, to form close relationships, and to be part of a social group” (p.82). This statement reflects many of the personal characteristics that can be seen in Michael’s personality throughout the film. An obvious example of this is seen in his attempt to form a relationship with the Tuohy’s. Due to the abandonment he faced as a child and his racialization, it is clear that although Michael wants to form trusting relationships, he hesitates to do so.
Let’s say a young and naïve individual grew up with a family that is racist by nature and the neighborhood they live in itself is racist, say towards any outsiders of non-Caucasian heritage. This individual, thanks to their surroundings, is almost more than certainly doomed to follow in the footsteps of their parents and neighborhood, believing in this ludicrous “conventional image” that they were raised upon. One’s family would have their reas... ... middle of paper ... ...ng on at the same time. As the child goes around one curve on the spiral staircase he or she is impacted by a belief or value in his environment. As they then round the next curve of the spiral he or she is now viewing the new experience through their beliefs and values that have thus far been developed.