Social Identotypes: The Most Important Values Of Social Identity

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The social identities that we possess are thrust upon us from the day we are born until the day we decide we want to change them. Some social identities such as race and ethnicity can not be changed, but majority of them can be. Gender, sexuality, religion, etc. are social identities given to us from birth by our parents without getting a choice. Once parents allow their children to begin choosing their own social identities then we are creating a society where differences can be revered rather than denounce who they are. I am a caucasian female and I was born and live in Maryland. The most easily recognized social identity that I have is my race because of the color of my skin as well as information I learned about my ancestors. I know…show more content…
Someone agreeing or disagreeing with another person’s social identity should not affect how they treat that person because they are still a human being. The differences between people are what make us unique and we should be embracing these differences instead of discouraging them. Equality is another value that is vital to how I live my life and how I view the world. Everybody is equal to me and no one person should be regarded as better than another just because of a certain social identity they have. No race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, etc. is better than another despite what some people may think. After working with different activist groups and understanding different views I finally comprehended the idea of…show more content…
Peggy McIntosh wrote “I think whites are carefully taught not to recognize white privilege, as males are taught not to recognize male privilege.” This is one of the most important quotes from her article White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences Through Work in Women’s Studies because it deals with the underlying issues with these terms. The notion that these beliefs are taught rather than inherited is extremely

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