Ethnic Differences Essays

  • Ethnic Differences Across Generations

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    Ethnic Differences Across Generations Gish Jen’s “Who’s Irish?” explores a Chinese grandmother’s thoughts and beliefs about her ethnically integrated family. The grandmother tells the story as though she is looking back on past events and thinking about how they have affected her present life. As her tale begins, she identifies her granddaughter, Sophie, as a wild three-year-old (161). Perhaps the grandmother associates with Sophie’s strong will, because she reveals her own intense nature when she

  • What is the difference between ethnic identity and national identity?

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    live in rural areas, working as farmers, fishermen or rubber smallholders, while the ethnic-Chinese mostly resided in urban areas, engaging in trade and commerce, while ethnic-Indians were mainly rubber estate workers or professionals. Even people belonging to the same class, as working-class Chinese and Malays, did not have a common political representation as class in itself. This established a vertical ethnic connection among the communities, in which their members felt closer to people from the

  • The Differences (or Similarities) Between Ethnic identity, Cultural identity, and Acculturation

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    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. They include: ‘ethnic identity’ which is generally defined as the degree to which an individual perceives himself as part of an ethnic group (Trimble & Dickson, 2005); ‘cultural identity’ which is perceived as the level of engagement, or the degree of familiarity an individual feels toward a particular culture (Tsai, Chentsova-Dutton

  • Exploring the Reasons for Differences in Educational Achievement Between Different Ethnic Groups

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    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

  • Joshua And The Children

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    too late for the adults to learn the way, who have lived hateful lives. Joshua must turn to the children if he wishes to change the future. He believes that if he teaches the children to not hate, and to respect others, regardless of racial or ethnic differences, then the world will improve when they become adults. This new generation will then bring happiness to the world. Joshua knows that these children were victims of their parents’ wrongdoings. He knows that they were born into a society

  • Social Stratification

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    Social Stratification A person's class status can be harder to identify than race or ethnic differences. However, I believe class status is an important indicator of what kind of opportunities lie ahead for people in various class systems, although, I don't necessarily agree with the current class structure. Class places people into a type of structure which goes against the principal belief 'that in America all are created equal,' or that even the poorest child can become President some day

  • The Forgotten Female in the Works of Ernest Hemingway

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    The Forgotten Female in the Works of Hemingway Ernest Hemingway has often been accused of misogyny in his treatment of female characters (and, perhaps, in his treatment of women in his own life). "It is not fashionable these days to praise the work of Ernest Hemingway," says Frederick Busch. "His women too often seem to be projections of male needfulness" (1). Many of his stories are seen as prototypical bildungsroman stories--stories, usually, of young men coming of age. There are few

  • Each of Us Has the Power to Change the World

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    conflicts that have the capability to destroy mankind. Possession of nuclear weapons, indiscriminate attacks against innocents, and abuse of human rights are the realities that we should not turn our back on but instead face up to. Strong individual, ethnic, and national identities sometimes lead to conflicts because they are entities which drive humans to become self-seeking, disrespectful, and often exclusionary. However, the process of becoming aware of individual identity also can result in the solution

  • Disparities in Health of Children

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    Disparities in Health of Children Abstract There has been much research that verifies the existence of health disparities among different socioeconomic groups and different racial and ethnic groups. I will take a look at this research to determine why these disparities exist and how these effect the education among those who experience it. When we consider the education of our children in the United States, we must consider their health as a significant issue as it can positively or negatively

  • Ethnic Groups And Boundaries: The Social Organization Of Culture Difference

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    Argyle, Michael. Social Interaction. United States of America: Library of Congress Catalog- in -Publication, 2009. Print. Barth, Fredrik. Ethnic Groups and Boundaries: The Social Organization of Culture Difference. United States of America: Waveland Press, 1998. Print. ---. Ethnic Groups and Boundaries: The Social Organization of Culture Difference. United States of America: Waveland Press, 1969. Print. Berger & Luckmann. The Social Construction of Reality. England: Clays Ltd, 1966. Print. Briggs

  • What Is The Difference Between Ethnic Conflict And Sinhalese

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    Sri Lanka: Ethnic Conflict Tamils vs. Sinhalese What is the conflict and who are the parties involved? During the British colonial rule, the Tamils, who were the ethnic minority, were favored and given better positions in the government. However, after the country’s independence in 1948 the Sinhalese began to dominate the government, military, and all internal and external affairs. They removed the Tamils from the government positions they once occupied and made their religion (Buddhism) and language(Sinhala)

  • Intraracial Racism

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    and “Whites”, Asian Americans and Hispanics. Think of racism, and thoughts of clashes and conflicts between one of these ethnic groups and another predominate. The idea of racism is seldom associated with two groups of the same ethnicity. However, another type of racism exists, one not necessarily rooted in ethnic differences, but rather on cultural and demographic differences, as well as location and economic status. It is expressed between communities or sectors within a racial group, and works

  • India to Canada (Differences and Similarities

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    complete opposites. Things like culture, the food, and people are just a few of the things that are very what make up a society and what the society is known for. Every society has different rules that they must follow. India and Canada both have some differences and similarities that are a part of their society. Indian culture is not too diverse compared to the cultural diversity in Canada. In India, if you live in a certain region, to have a certain culture that you follow, like people from the state

  • Color of America

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    Native Americans, African-Americans, and other groups…this promise has been broken…mostly because the American Dream is obtainable…but very difficult to achieve. Let’s take African-Americans for example. African-Americans obviously have a very large difference compared to most others in the world. They are black. People seemed to have a difficult time accepting this and because the farmers and people working on plantations with slaves all got their slaves mainly from Africa and the blacks were chosen

  • Comparing Neat People Vs. Sloppy People, By Suzanne Britt

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    clearly distinguish what he or she is saying, because it allows the reader to understand the story better. Comparing and contrasting different things is also a way to organize the author’s thoughts. It is important for the reader to be able to see the difference between things or people so one can have a more suitable understanding, better insight, and a firm viewpoint of the subject. In “Neat People vs. Sloppy People,” Suzanne Britt uses humor to compare and contrast neat and sloppy people. Britt notes

  • Culture Arises from Human Nature

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    In his book, Mirror for Man, Clyde Kluckhohn presents his views on the development of culture. Kluckhohn believes that culture develops out of a combination of human nature, human biology, and the laws of nature. There are vast differences in the habits of the different peoples of the world. An example could be the eating patterns of Americans compared with those of Europeans. Another could be the attitudes of American students compared with the attitudes of Asian students. At the same time, there

  • Belonging and Difference in Imagined Communities

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    Belonging and Difference in Imagined Communities Much recent theory has been concerned with defining and examining 'new media': the forms of communication and mediation that have arisen through advances in electronics and digital technologies. These new media forms and the speed of their dissemination are paralleled by faster transportation and the movement and subsequent settlement of peoples across the globe in what has come to be called 'diaspora'. The situation is such that many of the old

  • Cuture Comparison: Indian and Chinese Cultures

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    world. While some vary widely, others can be quite similar. The comparison between two cultures can be very eye-opening, letting you see the different lifestyles, behaviors, and customs of each. Both Indian and Chinese life, although having many differences, are surprisingly similar in some areas. At a distance they seem to be stark contrasts , but when upon examining them closer you see that they have many correlative things. Especially their family life, daily life and economy. While being somewhat

  • Ethnic Identity and African Americans

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    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

  • Making a Difference in My Students’ Lives

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    Making a Difference in My Students’ Lives Do you remember the teacher that inspired you to do your best? Or maybe the teacher who believed in you when the rest of the world had turned against you? Teachers have a way of touching students’ lives, whether in a large or very minute way. I can think of numerous times that a teacher made a difference in my life. I am so appreciative of them, and I want to do for other students what many of my teachers have done for me. That is why, after I obtain