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Racial stereotypes in "Ant of the Self"
In Z.Z. Packer's "Ant of the Self," the young protagonist Spurgeon is first depicted bailing out his father from jail. The traditional relationship of father and child is reversed. In the story, the child goes to help the erring parent. The father Ray smokes and calls the police 'pigs' -- a vestige from his history as a Black Panther -- and seems unrepentant about his arrest for drunk driving. Roy has no car, while his son must take control of the situation and drive his mother's vehicle. Spurgeon is dressed professionally for debate, and evidently has his eyes upon a future far different than the one envisioned for him by his father during his more radical days. Rather than support his son's ambitions, Ray asks for Spurgeon's winnings to invest in various schemes like cockfighting. "I make myself feel better by recalling that when….

Racial Stereotypes
Cultural Biases in America Against Individuals of Asian Extraction

Attention Getter

Personalize issue even for non-Asians

Racial Stereotypes

hat they are in general

hy and how they exist culturally

Anti-Asian Stereotypes

Long-standing nature

Asians not seen as true Americans

Trading Cards

Advertising of past

Advertising today of anti-Asian nature

Negative Asian Stereotypes

hat they are hy bad

Positive Asian Stereotypes

hat they are hy no 'good' stereotype, good or bad

Violence Against Asians

Radio talk show host

Chinese delivery person

Call for Tolerance

Speech Text

Cultural Biases in America Against Individuals of Asian Extraction

Look around you. How many faces of color do you see? Or, perhaps you yourself are considered or consider yourself a person of color. e would like to think that we are all the same under the skin, so to speak. Yet our culture tells us differently. In the phrases of James Chan, the Chinese cultural historian, the media reflects the culture and serves the culture, but is also embedded in the biases of culture, and thus….

Their problem with the U.S. As a whole is more complex and it deals with fighting a concept of a dominant white culture. While they find it perfectly normal to be interested in "owning land, one of more homes, several cars, expensive jewelry and clothing" (Benshoff & Griffin p. 158) (they consider themselves no different from an ordinary American in this situation), their main focus lies in having everyone around them accept them as equals, as from their perspective, "the American Dream can simply be freedom of want" (Benshoff & Griffin p. 158).
Alongside of Harold and Kumar, viewers realize that society is no longer a place where people are judged on account of their wealth, intelligence, and background. Individuals in this film are mainly interested in race and social status is apparently determined by one's ethnicity. It is almost as if the central characters need to negotiate in order….

Racial Strategies
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acial Identity Development
Which stage best represents your current racial/cultural identity development, using one of the models discussed in class.

Under the acial and Cultural Identity Model, there is focus on five different stages (i.e. conformity, dissonance, resistance / emersion, introspection and integrative awareness). This is also called the Hispanic-American Identity Development Model. The one which best represents my identity is resistance and emersion. This is because it questions standard beliefs and often contributes to challenging these ideas using a number of techniques. The most notable include: questioning why someone should be ashamed for who they are, sociological / psychological forces associated with discrimination, extreme anger at cultural oppression, the rejection of the main ideas from contemporary society and members of the dominant group are viewed with a sense of suspicion.

In this case, I feel that the system will often seek to oppress someone who is challenging standard beliefs. This causes me….

acial Profiing Discussion
The events from 2001 marked a crucial point in the history of the United States from the perspective of the casualties and human loss they produce but at the same time from the perspective of the changes these events marked in the American society. Nowadays, the security measures are increased to such an extend that there have been wide debates on the potential abuses that may take place in terms of human rights, privacy issues, as well as personal security.

One of the security measures enforced since September 2001 is the extended control measures and techniques used to prevent any terrorist attacks from taking place on American soil. At the same time though, despite the fact that increased security measures are justified, they also allow controversies over potential abuses. One of the arguments protesting against increased security measures as they are enforced today points out the role of racial….

Racial Ideology of Latinas
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The novel opens seven years after Gabo's mother, Ximena, was murdered by coyotes -- or paid traffickers -- during an attempt to cross the border. Her mutilated body was found, her organs gone -- sold most likely. Because of the fear surrounding this border town and the lure of the other side, all of the characters become consumed with finding afa. These people are neglected and abused. Like other fiction works on this topic (such as Cisneros's The House on Mango Street), The Guardians (2008) is rich in symbolism and flavored with Mexican aphorisms. The novel also shows the reader how complex and perilous border life is when you're living in between the United States and Mexico.

The book is important when attempting to understand the challenge of the border town life and it is, at the same time, a testament to faith, family bonds, cultural pride, and the human experience….


Possible Explanations in Structural Issues within the Educational Experience

The similarity in aptitude early on and the increasing academic achievement gap between black and white students thereafter would seem to suggest that the causes are most likely to be social and institutional. Among the possible factors, black children are less likely to have the benefit of a two-parent home; they are more likely to live in poorer communities with lower quality educational institutions; and they are 30% less likely to change school by their parents' choice. Unfortunately, the types of educational initiatives designed to reduce the education gap have not proven successful and to the extent their data suggest otherwise, it may be by virtue of over-reliance on the issue of "passing" instead of high achievement.

For example, the NCLB approach emphasized reducing the educational achievement gap among races by focusing on achieving proficiency in academic skills considered to be the most….

(Davis, 2001) That number is sure to have risen dramatically since Davis did her research.
The debates surrounding both the efficacy and the morality of racial profiling have created a lot of disagreement from many communities of color. Kabzuag Vaj is an organizer with the Asian Freedom Project in Madison, Wisconsin. The Asian Freedom Project has garnered hundreds of accounts of racial profiling of Southeast Asian youth over the past year. (Davis, 2001)

"Talking to the mainstream about racial profiling is hard," says Vaj. "The excuse people give us is extreme times demand extreme measures, whatever is necessary to catch the terrorists." (Davis, 2001) Organizers at People United for a etter Oakland (PUELO) also face similar concerns. They understand that although they are on all levels a multiracial organization, their campaign against racial profiling and police misconduct is simply inadequate to address the current political and sociological situation. "The fact that….

Catfish and Mandala II
acism

acism and racial relations are something unavoidable for a person coming and living in the United States; whether one is an immigrant or a temporary visitor. In Catfish and Mandala, Andrew X Pham says: "Since the day Chi ran away, I have wondered how utterly alone she felt. I have wanted to run away the way she did. In the years it took me to become an American, I haven't been able to answer the one question that remained framed in my mind from the day she left: How did America treat Chi, one vulnerable yellow in a sea of white faces?" (Pham, Catfish and Mandala, p. 33). In this passage, Pham explains what it is to live in America as an Asian immigrant. Pham suggests here that one of the reasons his sister escaped was the racism of her social environment, in addition to problems she….

Racial Categories
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Fiction of ace
ace

ace: The cultural power of the fiction of race

A recent PBS documentary was titled ace: The power of an illusion. This underlines what constitutes race -- race is a fiction, created by the faulty observational perceptions of human beings, and the history of human culture. ace is not a scientific reality. Because we can see color (and hair texture, facial shapes, and other characteristics) we perceive something we call race. But our scientific knowledge tells us that race does not exist. This is not to deny that race is a very powerful fiction that has influenced human history. The idea of racial categories proved to be deadly and destructive to the lives and the cultures of indigenous peoples. It was used to validate slavery, genocide, colonialism, and exploitation. But race is not 'real,' any more than the idea of 'carrying the white man's burden' was real.

The fictional quality….

Community Policing
The author of this brief report has been asked to review a case study and answer to what should be done so as to properly use and enforce community policing. In the test case, it is an issue that the Koreans and African-American people of a neighborhood are not getting along to well. The latest flashpoint is a Korean store owner who has detained an African-American youth for petty theft. Of course, the letter of the law could be followed and the child could be charged. Another way to proceed is to let the kid go. Those are the two general options. While one may be inclined to pick one of those extremes, there is an option in the middle.

There are some challenges here. First of all, any action taken against the African-American boy is going to potentially inflame the black protestors outside. This will be true even if….

Stereotypes
The author of this brief report has been asked to answer a few questions as it pertains to stereotypes and interacting with people of other cultures. Indeed, the author has been asked to identify what a stereotype is. Second, there will be the identification of a culture that is challenge to work with in one or more ways. The stereotypes that are affiliated with the selected culture, at least some of them, will be defined. The author will then describe two practices that will help the author of this response work with this group more effectively. Finally, there will be a conclusion. While Asians are becoming a larger and larger asset to the melting pot that is the United States, it can sometimes be challenging to interact with them and frustrations can abound.

Analysis

A stereotype is a belief or presumption about a race, gender or other defined group. The stereotype can….

CHINESE-American STEEOTYPES
Chinese-Americans form one of the most professional and most well educated sections of American population yet they are still portrayed as 'unwanted' ethnic minority by electronic and print media. The stereotyping of Chinese-Americans goes back to the days when trade cards were used for advertising and is still a part of media depiction of this community. Stereotypes may not always be negative in nature, but they are certainly based on generalizations, which may or may not fit every individual of a certain community. However in our media, we notice that some communities are always presented in one fixed way and change is rarely accepted or allowed to creep in which says a great deal about biases prevailing in media circles. James Chan in his article " ough on ats" traces the history of this type of stereotyping of Chinese-Americans and shows that most of the times, media presents Chinese….

Early American History
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Racial segregation remains one of the most fundamentally perplexing questions within the body of American history. Many people erroneously believe that the racial and social structures that existed prior to the close of the civil war in 1865 resulted in both fundamental and rapid changes for those who had been subjugated by slavery, immigration and even war. The truth is far more complicated and changes were much more gradual. The reality of segregation was both social, legal and economic and to some degree still exists today, in a de jure manner. "Although de jure segregation in the United States is most commonly associated with the South, segregation could be found at one time or another in every section of the country." (Finkelman, 2003) ("South, The " Columbia Encyclopedia, 2000) Though the fundamental struggle of the civil rights movements has largely forced the eradication of de facto, or legal segregation de….

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acial division/separation on campus in environment

Students in the focus group described the campus environment at Landgrant University as being welcoming overall, but difficult to find meaningful connections with other students. Segregation is too harsh of a term to use in this case, but it is clear some of the students at the university feel that people stick with their own racial groups when making friends. This has created a trend in campus life that is hard to overcome. Therefore, there remains a racial division/separation on campus.

Stereotypes are mentioned as one of the most common causes of racial division on campus. One participant in the focus group claimed that white students claimed they thought she was "ghetto" and stereotyped her as a "loud" African-American female until they got to know her. This experience shows that stereotypes continue to color first impressions of people, preventing meaningful friendships from forming and enhancing the….

1. The depiction of Native Americans in Pocahontas: Breaking down stereotypes

2. Analyzing gender stereotypes in Disney's Pocahontas

3. Cultural stereotypes in Pocahontas: Separating fact from fiction

4. Unpacking the racial stereotypes in Pocahontas

5. Pocahontas and the perpetuation of stereotypes in popular culture

6. The influence of colonial stereotypes in Pocahontas

7. Examining the historical inaccuracies and stereotypes in Pocahontas

8. Stereotypes and representation in Disney's Pocahontas

9. Pocahontas: Challenging stereotypes or reinforcing them?

10. Deconstructing stereotypes in Pocahontas: A critical analysis
11. The impact of cultural stereotypes on the portrayal of Pocahontas in Disney's film
12. Beyond the surface: Unveiling....

Certainly! Here are a few potential essay topics related to racism that you could consider:

1. The historical roots of racism and its ongoing impact on society.
2. The role of privilege in perpetuating racism.
3. The effects of systemic racism on marginalized communities.
4. The intersectionality of racism with other forms of discrimination.
5. The portrayal of race and racism in media and popular culture.
6. The impact of racial stereotypes and bias on individuals and communities.
7. Strategies for combatting racism and promoting racial equity.
8. The relationship between racism and economic inequality.
9. The long-term implications of racial segregation and discrimination.
10. The importance of allyship and....

The cultural movements of the Roaring Twenties, such as the Jazz Age, the Harlem Renaissance, and the rise of flappers, had a significant impact on society's views on traditional norms and values. These movements challenged and often subverted long-held beliefs and customs, leading to a shift in attitudes towards issues such as gender roles, race, sexuality, and the role of government.

One of the most noticeable changes during this time was the shifting attitudes towards gender roles. The rise of the flapper, who was characterized by her independence, bold fashion choices, and embrace of new social freedoms, challenged the traditional image....

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Sociology

Racial Stereotypes in the Ant of the Self

Words: 533
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

Racial stereotypes in "Ant of the Self" In Z.Z. Packer's "Ant of the Self," the young protagonist Spurgeon is first depicted bailing out his father from jail. The traditional relationship…

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Term Paper

Sociology

Chinese American Racial Stereotypes in American Media

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Length: 3 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Racial Stereotypes Cultural Biases in America Against Individuals of Asian Extraction Attention Getter Personalize issue even for non-Asians Racial Stereotypes hat they are in general hy and how they exist culturally Anti-Asian Stereotypes Long-standing nature Asians not seen…

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Sociology

Screen Gender Racial Stereotypes

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Length: 4 Pages
Type: Essay

Their problem with the U.S. As a whole is more complex and it deals with fighting a concept of a dominant white culture. While they find it perfectly…

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Term Paper

Race

Racial Strategies

Words: 666
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Term Paper

acial Identity Development Which stage best represents your current racial/cultural identity development, using one of the models discussed in class. Under the acial and Cultural Identity Model, there is focus on…

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Race

Racial Profiing Discussion the Events From 2001

Words: 799
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

acial Profiing Discussion The events from 2001 marked a crucial point in the history of the United States from the perspective of the casualties and human loss they produce but…

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Literature Review

Family and Marriage

Racial Ideology of Latinas

Words: 11967
Length: 44 Pages
Type: Literature Review

The novel opens seven years after Gabo's mother, Ximena, was murdered by coyotes -- or paid traffickers -- during an attempt to cross the border. Her mutilated body was…

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Article Review

Teaching

Racial Gap in City Schools

Words: 789
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Article Review

Possible Explanations in Structural Issues within the Educational Experience The similarity in aptitude early on and the increasing academic achievement gap between black and white students thereafter would seem to…

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Term Paper

Race

Arab- and African-Americans and Racial

Words: 2860
Length: 10 Pages
Type: Term Paper

(Davis, 2001) That number is sure to have risen dramatically since Davis did her research. The debates surrounding both the efficacy and the morality of racial profiling have created…

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Essay

Race

Catfish and Mandala II Racism and Racial

Words: 663
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

Catfish and Mandala II acism acism and racial relations are something unavoidable for a person coming and living in the United States; whether one is an immigrant or a temporary visitor.…

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Research Paper

Race

Racial Categories

Words: 2065
Length: 6 Pages
Type: Research Paper

Fiction of ace ace ace: The cultural power of the fiction of race A recent PBS documentary was titled ace: The power of an illusion. This underlines what constitutes race -- race…

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Research Paper

Energy

Racial Tensions in the City

Words: 691
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Research Paper

Community Policing The author of this brief report has been asked to review a case study and answer to what should be done so as to properly use and enforce…

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Essay

Race

Common Stereotypes Pertaining to Asians

Words: 1074
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Essay

Stereotypes The author of this brief report has been asked to answer a few questions as it pertains to stereotypes and interacting with people of other cultures. Indeed, the author…

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Term Paper

Sociology

Chinese-American Stereotypes Chinese-Americans Form One of the

Words: 749
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Term Paper

CHINESE-American STEEOTYPES Chinese-Americans form one of the most professional and most well educated sections of American population yet they are still portrayed as 'unwanted' ethnic minority by electronic and print…

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Term Paper

Race

Early American History

Words: 2153
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Racial segregation remains one of the most fundamentally perplexing questions within the body of American history. Many people erroneously believe that the racial and social structures that existed prior…

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Essay

Race

Race Racial Division Separation on Campus in Environment

Words: 408
Length: 1 Pages
Type: Essay

ace acial division/separation on campus in environment Students in the focus group described the campus environment at Landgrant University as being welcoming overall, but difficult to find meaningful connections with other…

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