The United States happens to be the " melting potвЂќ of various ethnicity and cultural groups. Inspite of the sides of our record where every group knowledgeable prejudice and discrimination on different levels past and present, each of our nation is still rich with cultural variety. From this I've learned a whole lot over the last nine weeks regarding my tradition, other civilizations, and the conceivable future in the event that all of us come together to become a even more pluralistic world.
I began to understand the category of subordinate groups (or minority groups) and how it ties in labeling. In spite of the generalization of minority groups there are other sub-groups within a group group. For instance , although there are Columbians, Desfiladero Ricans, Argentinians, Mexicans, and more, the designated majority group classifies these types of different groups as Asian or Latinos. In a way this type of classification denies their different nationalities. Granted, there a lot of Hispanics that speak The spanish language, but there are many different dialects within, exactly like with American English. Possessing a few close friends who has The spanish language as their principal language, I discovered that there are more than one way to ask your name. There is the traditional way that is taught in classrooms across the country вЂ“ Como ze llama вЂ“ and there are casual ways of requesting one's brand based on their cultural background вЂ“ an associate of acquire asks " Cual fue tu nombre" whereas asks " Tu Nombre? ".
In addition to learning this kind of, I also learned about identifying the reason(s) for labeling people. Unconsciously we have an inclination to classify and label persons based on the look of them as well as from stereotypes. Whether it be based on a person's environment or due to influence from the media, it's almost like a response to do so. When I noticed that I was carrying out that, I began to think about the things that led me to having that way of thinking and little by little began the process of de-programming personally from labeling. Even now I actually am continuing this process and, at the same...
Sources: Schafer, Richard T. Ethnic and Cultural Groups 13th Edition. Merrill Prentice Hall; 2012, pp. 8-9.
Cheeseman Day, Jennifer. Population Profile of the United States: Nationwide Population Projections. From the Usa Census Bureau: http://www.census.gov/population/www/pop-profile/natproj.html.