Assess the view that processes in school themselves are mainly responsible for ethnic differences in attainment? Several sociologists have a contrast of theories on if the education is mainly responsible for the ethnic differences in attainment. Some recognise that the education is mainly the reason as they continuously place negative labels on ethnic minorities and give them unfair sanctions. However, other sociologist theorise that the cause to this problem are external factors like material deprivation; their families attitude towards education, and several others. Although statistics show that the highest ethnicity whom over achieves in education are Chinese people, it is still very debatable for other ethnicity’s whether the schools process affects their attainment.
Born out of a violent historical moment of the Conquista, they face a range of possibilities as they attempt to accept the consequences of that history. This is not an easy choice, especially for U.S. Hispanics who are faced with the degrees of shame or pride that they personally attribute to the reading of their particular history. It is a choice which is influenced by the attitudes of the dominant cultural society in which they were raised. The challenge of identity is extended along generational lines. The question that faces the youth of any ethnic group is shared by young Hispanics as well.
Immigrants come here to better themselves and have a better life for their families. Our country is living more for the immigrants than they are for the individuals born and raised here. Immigrants have better opportunities at finding work and getting help. Minority and majority groups Diversity, Inequality, and Immigration are base on different racial and ethnic groups. These groups are consider unequal in power, resources, prestige, and presumed worth.
Mantsios uses statistical evidence, data, and multiple examples (myth and reality) in the article to explain these class divisions. With the fact that class standings determine the outcome of life chances, there are also issues of race and gender that corresponds into class. In society today, sexism and racism still exists, and no matter what position of class women and members of minorities are in, institutional forces will hold them down precisely because of their gender or race. This makes the chances of being poor in America for women and minorities much higher. White males have a much higher chance of not being poor rather than white females and other races.
Even those who view the inherent inequalities of the American system, however, and argue that minorities are in some need of institutionalized help to overcome systemic problems also see the policies Affirmative Action as more of a hindrance than a help. This essay will argue that while certainly biases and inequalities exist in American society, and that members of minority populations are in need of some type of assistance in education and job placement
How African, Hispanic (Latino), and Asian Americans are portrayed in these mediums often stereotypes and reinforces negative images of each ethnic group. The lack of diversity in the media impacts how stories are covered and limits opportunities for Ethnic minorities in these professions. We should be concerned about having the casts on TV programs, to include news reporting shows reflect the ethnic diversity that exists in society at large. All should be fair, balanced, and color-blind. 40% of American youth ages 19 and under are children of color, yet few of the faces seen on television represent their race or cultural heritage.
In the United States, surveys has been the something we could rely on to predict and determine political polls. The media has the power to provide us information about what is happening throughout the election process of who is running, winning, or other important details. Most of the citizens and government officials in our state, stated that the United States does not pay much of attention about polling. Sometimes, the political polls do not accurately represent the views on population either. However, I do believe that polls are inaccurate because of certain reasons and supports that has been talked about by specific people who knows a lot about polling.
Although the for the purpose of this essay I am going to focus mainly on ethnicity, even though the term ethnicity is a contested term. There is an obvious correlation between educational achievement and ethnicity, and many sociologists believe this is to do with two factors; Internal (School) Factors, eg: labelling and the national curriculum, and External (Out Of School) Factors, eg: cultural deprivation and material deprivation. Both factors play their part in the educational achievement of a pupil, however ethnicity is very difficult to measure as both Internal Factors and External Factors should be considered. Tony Lawson and Joan Garrod (2000) define ethnic groups as 'people who share common history, customs and identity, as well as, language and religion, and who see themselves as a distinct unit'. There are clear differences in achievement between different ethnicities.
Furthermore, the scholars arrived to the conclusion that “racial stereotypes produce a positive self-identity for white and even Asians but a negative one for blacks and Latinos, alongside racialized self-perceptions among Mexican American students” (Portes & Rivas, 2011: 14). In attempting to explain the reasoning behind these issues of self-identity and perception the researchers somewhat analyze the influence of mainstream media. And lastly Portes and Rivas recognize the existence of major differences in the social and cultural adaptation of two groups: immigrant children versus children of immigrant parents. This last piece is crucial to my findings, for my observations too reveal a distinction in racial awareness between children that recently migrated into the United States and those that were born in and have thus far been raised in the U.S. Lastly, the piece hints at the idea that confusion arises as these children are struggling to adapt to a new culture; meanwhile, attempting to keep their home country’s language, values and customs— but it lacks
Racial Discrimination and Hispanics in the United States SOC/120- Introduction to Sociology May 6, 2012 Mary Wyllie, MA The discrepancies between different aspects of race are particularly problematic for Hispanics, the fastest-growing minority group in the United States. Although they, too, frequently identify their own race differently than they are seen by others, there is further inconsistency in how