Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice 2600.001 Social Construction is a norm that is created by society to persuade females and males into what occupations, groups, accessories, and ways of lifestyle that are accepted and what is not accepted by society making them outcasts. There are also standard implications for racial groups that divide race into perspective groups as well. Another contributing factor is class, people from a certain class level stay within their group and it is difficult to overcome the social norm and ascend the ladder of the classes. Our analysis of diversity issues created by the social norm of the people was in the aspects of the clothing, media, occupations, athletics and literature. There is an implied social
He states this because he feels that people from different ethnical backgrounds may be raised differently than other ethnic backgrounds. He also feels that gender plays a role in the shaping of a person’s attitude and personality because society is a gender biased society and men are treated better than woman with in society and women fall into a minority group. Anthony does not feel that it should be this way he simply states that this is just the way that society works. Amanda feels that race can affected the way a person’s attitude and personality because different races have different beliefs on the way that they should raise their children and the way a person should behave. Amanda agrees with Tony that woman do fit into a minority group and do not get treated with as much respect as woman do in
When it comes to prejudice many situations are caused by stereotypes. Stereotype is when someone makes an assumption about a group because of their own thoughts on the group. Stereotypes either are positive or negative for example; “Women are warm-hearted” or “All teenagers are bad influences on society”. Stereotypes can lead to false beliefs and views; this can result in both decimation and prejudice. Society categorises individuals into groups based on age, sex and race, this relates to individuals mind set.
People judge other people due to their dress, their skin color, the way they talk, their hair style or the music they listen to and gather these individuals into a view called a stereotype. People who differ from the majority in any given society are deemed different and are viewed that way by the majority of a society. Labeling Theory deals with this notion of stereotypes as it relates to a societies definition of deviance. "Deviance is not a quality of the act the person commits, but rather a consequence of the application by others of rules and sanctions to an offender. The deviant is one to whom that label has successfully been applied; deviant behavior is behavior that people so label."
Examples of Ethnocentrism Ethnocentrism is a major reason for divisions amongst members of different ethnicities, races, and religious groups in society. Ethnocentrism is the belief of superiority is one's personal ethnic group, but it can also develop from racial or religious differences. Ethnocentric individuals believe that they are better than other individuals for reasons based solely on their heritage. Clearly, this practice is related to problems of both racism and prejudice. While many people may recognize the problems, they may not realize that ethnocentrism occurs everywhere and everyday at both the local and political levels.
Samuel Junior Moses Dr. John Frongillo Writing in literature Com 1102 04/23/2015 The Prevalence of Stereotyping Stereotyping is an overly simplified attitude people hold towards another person due to race, gender or ethnicity. Stereotyping affects us by allowing us to see what we expect to see, and we have a tendency to twist and distort the characteristics of others until it fits our ideas of a particular group stereotype. Sex, race, age, sexual orientation, religion, and physical ability are various categories which exist in stereotyping. The most prevalent and controversial forms are sex and race. In the story the “How to date a brown girl (black girl, white girl, or halfie)” by Junot Diaz, the narrator stereotypes girls base on gender,
Diversity has helped me understand and relate to others in many ways. I have learned that diversity has divided us, such as the color of the skin, nationality, and finances. This have divided people in different ways such as different people skin color being a shade light or darker, it also make a difference because of one’s race that a person may be Asian, African American or Caucasian and finances is another issue if someone in a group has more money than the other person than someone will get jealous. In all my friendship relationships these are some of the issues that I was involved with. I have all types of friends and color does not matter to me because we all human, the only difference in my eyesight is the skin colors I became a mature
People with genetic defects are already treated differently and out cast from society. The designer baby concept will lead to discrimination on many different accounts. Children of rich families will receive genetic enhancement, leading to genetic nobility. Families who can't afford genetic engineering will be looked down upon, therefore creating a larger split in society. Many parts of the world are still male dominated and gender determination of babies can lead to gender discrimination across the world.
Racism and prejudice are interchangeable terms; the former is defined as one’s feeling of cultural and racial advantage over other cultures and races. In other words, one becomes a racist if he or she displays actions or live by ideologies out of the feeling of superiority. Whilst most people claim to be not racist, everyone is guilty of having been committed some forms of prejudice in one way or another. Helms has classified five statuses of racial identity construction model: conformity, dissonance, immersion-emersion, internalization, and integrative awareness (62). Conformity takes place when one sees his or her own race as inferior and learns to identify with the dominant and superior race, such as the White Americans.
Anthony Ornelas Ornelas 1 Sociology 440 6/10/2013 Professor Inoue Gender Inequality The tendency of society to favor males and their masculinity has been a recurring theme throughout history and culture. As a result of these ideas, to be masculine is synonymous with dominance, while femininity directly correlates to weakness. These attitudes are responsible for the belief that women should stay at home and out of the way while men rule the world and control the money and society. That males enjoy social privilege is apparent even in American culture, though males do not often realize their own biases against women or the male privilege that they regularly enjoy and manipulate. Since claiming their role in society as capable human beings, women have been treated unfairly in the society when they haven’t been directly excluded from various fields that are socially less “suitable” for a woman.