African Americans have learned to put emphasis on the skin color of the people belonging to their own race; they make divisions in their race based on those skin colors and associate stereotypes with them. The main problem is the division between light skinned and dark skinned African Americans. Both groups have been rivals since the days of slavery. Some people argue that the
This made them continue fighting to have equality. After African Americans received their social and political equality, they were still treated unfairly to some of society. African Americans were portrayed as lazy, ignorant, very shiftless, which is why mill owners preferred white woman and children rather than blacks. Segregation was founded all through out the south and the civil rights of blacks were restricted. Unfortunately the majority of blacks were tied to limited labor choices.
In the documentary Jane Elliot focuses on discrimination against women, homosexuals and mostly against African Americans and how society is biased to suit the oppressors. The blue eyed brown eyed exercise teaches white people what its like to be black in the United States of America. This is done by separating the blue eyed people who are all white and the brown eyed people and making the blue eyed people feel inferior by treating them the same way as blacks are treated in society. In the documentary Jane Elliot uses the exercise to make the blue eyed people feel uncomfortable, frustrated, humiliated, and discriminated against. By doing this she is simulating society’s discrimination of minority groups.
“Mississippi Masala” review Racism has been a hindering problem in virtually every society ever since there has been variation in the human genome. Most people tend to prefer the company of people who are more similar to them, whether they consciously realize it or not. Problems begin when that preference is applied only to superficial traits, such as skin color. This can stifle progress, because prejudice limits resources that a society can use, lowers their versatility, and creates hostility. Mississippi Masala, directed by Mira Nair, explores the problem of racial oppression of Indian people by blacks in African Uganda and the racial segregation and prejudice against blacks in Mississippi, of the United States.
A more neutral view of ideology is that it is synonymous to our worldview. An ideology held by a person correspond to their respective interest and position in life. What makes and ideology more critical is when it takes a pejorative view where social relations of power are produced. Another view of ideology is by the post-structuralist theory. This view claims that a person’s ideology or idea have the utmost claim to the truth and that it is ulterior ideology is coded “will to power”.
Identity is influenced by many factors, with some more obvious then others. Gender and ethnicity are the most obvious traits to recognize, which leads other contributing factors to be overlooked, for example, culture. Culture plays a large role in each person’s identity but because it cannot be seen when just looking at an individual it goes unnoticed. There are two essays that demonstrate the influence and role culture has on identity; “Dude Looks like a Lady” by Kathy Wilson, and “F-Word” by Firoozh Dumas. The cultural influence a person is surrounded by plays a large role in the development of their identity.
Psychosocial theory recognises personal and social element of identity however Erikson seen them as interlinked and treated them separately. `Sit` only considered social identity element and explains our identity is entirely dependent on social status of a group an individual belongs to. This essay will firstly consider aspects of history and traditions within two theories. Then it will look how identity is conceptualised within psychosocial and `sit`s` themes, like its fixity and a role of embodiment. Both Erikson`s psychosocial and Tajfels ‘sit’ have some differences as well as similarities and have both equally influenced research on identities, However they have both traditions originating from before their times.
Affecting Factors of Identity Identity could be anything that makes a person identifiable, in terms of having a set of qualities or characteristics differentiate them from unlike qualities. Identity is related to the self-image, self-esteem, and individuality. My Identity helps people and government to recognize me. It makes me different from the rest of the world. The way I look, speak, think, and work creates my identity.
Hoebel describes culture as an integrated system of learned behavior patterns which are characteristic of the members of a society and which are not a result of biological inheritance. Distinctions are currently made between the physical artifacts created by a society, its so-called material culture, and everything else, the intangibles such as language, customs, etc. that are the main referent of the term "culture". 4. Cultural Diversity Cultural diversity is the quality of diverse or different cultures, as opposed to monoculture, as in the global monoculture, or a homogenization of cultures, akin to cultural decay.