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Who Am I?
Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality are an integral part of America. America is a collection of pieces of all of these three major things.
The significance of Race in American Society is a complicated one. It symbolizes the evolution of culture from what was the standard during the first landing of British colonists in the 1700s. An example of this would be that all of the people living in America have much more culture from what was the standard during the 1700s. Another example would be that culture is evolving as we go on with life. Also, each Race has a different standard of living that relates to their culture. One example of this would be that Jewish citizens practice
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when the facts of the case suggest they convict, and thus enables citizens to play a more active role in determining justice and what or whom should be punished (McNamara & Burns, 2009, p. 265).
Influence of Ethnicity within the Courtroom
An individual’s race or ethnicity can have a substantial influence on courtroom proceedings and judicial practices. Many people, regardless of their own race, have preconceived notions of individuals that are charged with a criminal offense. Much of these preconceptions are fueled by the media, especially when these cases involve a white victim and minority perpetrator or vice versa. The media tends to glamorize and indulge these types of crimes because
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Race-based jury nullification is a practice that has been around for many years and occurs when jurors oppose to the law and refuse to convict a defendant despite significant proof that the individual is guilty. The 14th amendment guarantees all persons no matter race or sex are allowed due process and equal protection from the law. This paper will provide detailed information about whether ethnicity influences courtroom proceedings and judicial practices, there will be arguments for and against ethnicity-based jury nullification, contemporary examples of ethnicity-based jury nullification and it will conclude by choosing a position for or against ethnicity-based jury nullification. We have
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344 week 5 Team Assignment Race and the Criminal Justice System Presentation
CJA 344 Week 1 Discussion Question 1 (UOP Course)
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Do you have a strategy for dealing with stereotypes concerning the cultural group you belong to? Has this strategy been successful?
CJA 344 Week 1 Discussion Question 2 (UOP Course)
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What is the difference between race and ethnicity? Provide some examples that illustrate the difference
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Culture, origin, background, traditions, way of life, customs, intertwined these words define ethnicity. With shared beliefs and values, ethnic groups in the United States have little cultural differentiation. Readers look to literature for an understanding of ethnicity not because it is writable, but because ethnicity is readable. Ethnic writing is a choice, and results from the author’s own ethnic gaze inward, the reading of self as ethnic subject. Author Toni Morrison’s works explore race, and gender, author Sandra Cisneros brings together stories of cross-border bilingual culture.
Morrison and Cisneros share views of the development of young
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Background：1、The story takes the guise（伪装） of an instructional manual, purporting to offer advice as to how to act or behave depending upon the ethnicity（种族划分） and social class of the reader’s date.
2、The narrator's style is said to "undercut both individuality and objectivity" by pointing out the different ways to court women or to hide your particular ethnicity.
3、author：As Diaz himself admits, much of his work is thinly veiled autobiography. His work is definitely fiction, however, and not to be seen as accurately portraying his own life
4、There is only one main character in this short story. “you”The narrator is assumed to be a teenage boy living in an urban area. He is trying to win
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living environments, political reasons, or natural disaters.
4. What are some of the ways groups of people are identified?
People are usually identified in groups of their race, ethnicity, religions and gender. This is what also make people fall into a minority groups. People are also indentified by the color of their skin, where they are as far as educational wise, and what neighborhood or environment thery grew up in
5. Why do people label and group other people?
I think that people label and group certain people because of the way that they were taught by their parents and the neighborhood they grew up in. I also think that people are labeled and grouped because of sterotyping a
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How would you describe a vulnerable population?
A vulnerable population is a group of people with certain characteristics that cause it to be at greater risk of having poor health. They include but are not limited to age, culture, disability, education, ethnicity, health insurance status, housing status, income, mental health, and race. According to Mary de Chesnay a vulnerable population can be defined “by virtue of their marginalized sociocultural status, their limited access to economic resources, or their personal characteristics such as age and gender.” Vulnerability is both an individual concept and a group concept.
What barriers may prevent these
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authority to investigate charges of discrimination against employers who are covered by the law.
Equal Employment Opportunity – the term protected classes refers to people who are covered under the federal or state. This law requires employment decisions to be job and business related and not made of the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, age, color, military or veteran status or disability.
The roles of the HR professional in the healthcare field are not that much different from the roles of the HR professional in any other field. Professionals must understand the roles and responsibilities clearly, and be able to perform his/her jobs in an ethical manner, while make sure the
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Does everyone have the equal right to be who they were born to be? When it comes to culture, race or ethnicity, can every individual express themselves without being judged? The answer to these questions would vary based on if ethnic hierarchy, one way assimilation, cultural pluralism, or group separatism were being discussed.
Ethnic Hierarchy is when some racial groups think that they are better or held on a higher pedestal then other ethnic or racial groups. For example back in slavery times, African Americans were looked at the inferior racial group. One Way Assimilation is when an individual or group from another culture adapts to one dominant
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different positions on the topic.
Racial profiling is when an officer of the law abuses his authority targeting a certain race, ethnicity, or religion. One current issue surrounding this topic is the case about Freddie Gray. He was a Baltimore resident that got arrested. While he was being transported to the transport van he sustained injuries. He fell into a coma and died. The 6 officers could never account on how he sustained those injuries and the information they released would never add up. So protesters began attacking police officers, rioting, and destroying properties. They were doing this because they believed that Freddie Gray was targeting by these officers and they were abusing
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some may have been in a culture or raised where the male has more power and say-so over the female. But then there are some who view female and male as equals.
“Individual Forces is a primary focus in communication because it is more focused on the individual’s characteristics such as age, race, nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, regional identity, and economic class.” These are all looked at when communicating, it is how someone is described or looked at. Another attribute that is added is the Field of Experience each individual has. Field of Experience is someone’s education and the experiences the person has gone through or encountered. The Field of
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Answer each question in 250 to 350 words:
1. What are some of the ways groups of people are identified?
- There are four ways a group of people can be identified: race, ethnicity, religion and gender. Within these four groups there are five characteristics that they all share that make them fall into a minority group. Those five characteristics are unequal treatment, distinguishing physical or cultural traits, involuntary membership, awareness of subordination, and in-group marriage.
The racial group is a group of individuals that are set apart because of obvious physical differences
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Managing Human Resources
Diversity in a workplace is defined as the differences among people with respect to age, class, ethnicity, gender, physical and mental ability, race, sexual orientation, spiritual practice, and public assistance status. Gender diversity has changed the organizations and companies which have always been male dominated, but in the recent years women have come in the workforce with almost 50 percent. When there are different kind of people working for a company or organization it allows for more applicants with a larger range of skills and with women taking such a large segment they are moving higher into the organizations and have become successful.
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is something they already have worked in the country they are coming from. In fact there are those that are much more computer literate than some. Immigrants get misunderstood before anyone meet them because of their name. A person might be on the other end of the phone and because that person’s last name might be uncommon, one will treat them as a foreign. Which in fact that person end up being someone of our own race, ethnicity, and born in Hawaii. (End)
Our Goal is to help immigrants be more independent and self-sufficient so that they will be able to get better education, jobs, and life in Hawaii.
Slide 2: Target Audiences
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The history of the Mexican American spans for over four hundred years in the United States and continues to play a major part in the evolution and growth in today’s society in America. Throughout their history here in the United States, Mexican Americans have been subjected to many years of discrimination simply because of their race, culture, language, and ethnicity.
According to Public Broadcast System (2010), between 1850 and 1880, 55,000 Mexican workers migrated back to parts of the United States that once had actually been owned by Mexico, but now was considered to be the United States. These Mexican workers were considered a vital part of the work force for the economy in the United
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Ethnicity (Optional) This information is used for statistical purposes. White Asian or Pacific Islander (AP) Black/African American Chinese Samoan Indian (American) Filipino Asian Indian Japanese Hawaiian Korea Guamanian Mexican American Vietnamese Other AP (Print group) Latino Other Race (please print) Name and address of parent or alternative contact
Have you previously applied for If yes, Year Department Admission to graduate status at Yes No Texas Southern University? Have you ever enrolled for If yes, From: To: Undergraduate Student Student Number, if any credit courses at Texas Yes No Graduate Student Southern University? List names of
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This work of COM 200 Week 3 Discussion 1 Everyone Has a Culture contains:
Some students think that they do not have much of a cultural background becausethey were not born outside of the United States or because they do not speak anotherlanguage. The truth is that everyone has a culture! This can be in regards to your race,ethnicity, gender, age, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, ability, etc.Take some time to write about your own culture and share with us what makes you who youare. Try to not focus on just one aspect of yourself, but try to utilize as many cultural elementsas possible. Also, address why culture is important in communication. How does your cultureaffect
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According to Barnes (2005), social exclusion is defined as the condition by which individuals in a given society are disadvantaged than others depending on who they are. The various reasons to why some individuals are disadvantaged than others include race, ethnicity, where they live or migrant status, sexual orientation, descent, caste, age, gender, HIV status, disability (Barnes, 2005). Discrimination takes place in public institutions, for instance, in health and educational services and social institutions such as the household. Particular groups experience poverty due to social exclusion and this reduces the rate at which poverty is declines in a given society as a
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* Important tools to use: Empathy, Patience, Clarity, Positivity, and Self-improvement.
* Be consistent on the message that you are trying to convey to ensure that the audience interprets the information in the same way you are conveying it.
Communication with different Cultures
* When dealing with different cultures, mental health providers should be aware of issues that influences a persons identity.
* The provider should be aware of the following things during the interview: race, age, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender.
* Barriers to Mental Health Care in minority populations that prevent individuals from seeking assistance are: fear
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: In this world, Affirmative action brought preferential treatment to certain individuals and gave them advantages over other privileged groups. Many people see affirmative action as another form of discrimination, giving one group extra advantages based upon nothing but their skin color or ethnic background. Affirmative action is an unfair program; everyone should be given equal opportunity no matter what gender, race or ethnicity; however it is also a special preference given to minorities to make up for years of discrimination.
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discrimination policies on an annual basis.
HR staff should enforce a mandatory quarterly training program on preventing discrimination in the workplace. This can be a short video presentation or a more fun type of meeting in which employees role-play various situations that relate to discrimination and steps to preventing it.
Preventing Workplace Discrimination
Discrimination at work can happen in many different ways. Sexual harassment or discrimination based on race, religion or ethnicity can create a hostile or offensive work environment. Human Resources staff must take the proper steps to prevent discrimination to avoid lawsuits as well as to create a professional
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critical engagement with African history will help understand Africa not as a victim and provides a way to address the barriers to progress to reach a point where every human being is recognised as human regardless of factors like race, ethnicity or gender as it was the case in the history. The marginalised in Africa are not only the blacks as other intellectuals portrays but also other designated groups. One is tempted to ask for the fruits of independence.
Mbembe and Fanon though has some differences they could have agreed on a number of points including the role played by colonisation, apartheid and slavery and the need to engage with history for progress as Africa. According to Sekyi-Otu (2003
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sure whether or not race relations are benefitting from sports, but it is clear that race relations are much better than they once were and sports had a key role in breaking racial barriers for African Americans. The successful integration of blacks and whites within sports helped increase pressure for ending segregation between blacks and whites in other parts of society. As mentioned before, sports have an incredible ability to bring people together regardless of differences such as skin color or ethnicity. This is demonstrated every four years when diverse countries from all over the world compete in the Olympics.
A few current day events remind us that there is still much work to be done
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associated with M/F IPV?
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30. The vast amount of violence against women indicates what?
31. Know about female enculturation
32. Among Koreans, what happens?
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33. In Honor societies, what happens?
34. What do the social ties of Latin women include?
35. Around the world what is known about M/F IPV?
36. In regard to race and ethnicity how does that affect M/F IPV?
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37. What does ethnicity imply?
* Pg494- a psychological and social identity based on ones heritage
38. What does coverture imply or refer to?
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“commodification” of the body (Munck, 2005). Peterson (2003) surmised that the sex trade is a related to migration and workers moving across the countries. He added that the world is moving toward a time when infants, human organs, sexualized bodies and spiritual salvation will all be for sale.
In respect to race, Chua (2003) noted that those who were positive about globalization do not address the issue of race and ethnicity because the divisiveness of the issues would undermine what the optimists believe to be positive advancements. Due to the lack of regulations and social control, Chua (2003) noted that globalization has only exacerbated the already existing disparities of wealth and power
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: Blacks as superstitious, whites as uncaring, and Jews as shrewd.
* Sexual orientation
Category | Stereotype 1 | Stereotype 2 | Stereotype 3 |
Race | Blacks as superstitious | Whites as uncaring | Jews as shrewd |
Sexual orientation | Homosexual men are potential child molesters | Gay youth commit suicides | Gay guys try to get with all straight men |
Religion | Christians are hypocrites | Muslims are polygamists | Jews are stingy |
Answer each question in 100 to 150 words related to those stereotypes:
* What are the positive aspects of the stereotypes, if any?
-There are no
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Race and My Community
February 13, 2011
Race and My Community
Although economic status does not indicate the measure of a person’s heart and people tend to express themselves in a politically correct manner versus their true feelings, income levels penetrate racial and ethnic divides by allowing a variety of people to cohabitate and learn about each other this does not however equate to equality.
The members of my community vary in ethnicity and races. In any given day I can go for a walk and see Asian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Black, and White people. I can recall always thinking that my prior hometown of New York City was a
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3.1 Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion
1.1 Define and explain what is meant by:
It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along a persons race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and many more
Equality is ensuring individuals or groups are treated fairly and equally and no less Favourable. Promoting equality should remove discrimination in all areas of your workplace.
Inclusion is the act of including someone in something, like a school club or team.
Discrimination is an unfair treatment of a person such as someone treating you differently
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My proposal is to have a program for the prevention of teen pregnancy that targets use and parents on how to talk to their children about sex, pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease. This program would be a national program built on the idea that all vulnerable youths will have a knowledgeable to help them make responsible decisions about sexual behavior and stress the importance of parents and Jean communication (Teenagepregancy, 1995). There is also a need for public awareness of what teen pregnancy can cost the community and state. (gcu, library, 1995). Youths that are socioeconomically disadvantage of any race or ethnicity have the highest rate of teen pregnancies and childbirth. In
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III | Census Tract and County Statistics | Introduce section | 5 | 5 | |
| | Collect the following data for the selected census tract and compare to county statistics * Age * Types of family units * Race * Ethnicity * Number of years of education completed * Housing units (types of residences) * Occupations (major categories) * Income * Use tables to display demographic data showing both raw numbers and percentages (within the body of the paper) | 75 | 75 | |
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: Percent of All Middle and High School Students Who Were Current Users of Tobacco Products by Sex
and Race/Ethnicity, 2000-2009
Table 11: Percent of High School Students Who Reported Current Cigarette Smoking By Sex, Race and
Table 12: Prevalence (%) of Daily Cigarette Smoking Among Students by Sex and Race, 1976-2010
Table 13: Current Cigarette Smoking Among Youth by State, Selected Years
Table 14-A: Percent of Mothers Who Smoked During Pregnancy By State, 1990, 1999-2008
Table 14-B: Percent of Mothers Who Smoked During Pregnancy By State, 1993-2008
Table 15: Percent of Adult Former Smokers by Sex, Race, Hispanic Origin, Age, and Education, Selected Years,
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beliefs and practices while applying scientific medicine in patients best interest.” (Kosoko-Lasaki, Cook & O’brien, 2009, p. 122).
In the United States, generally people assume that other people could be trusted until proven otherwise. But in the healthcare field the health professional should provide and develop trust with their patients. “Lack of trust is correlated with race or ethnicity, lower education attainment and low income.” (Kosoko-Lasaki, Cook & O’brien, 2009, p. 122). One should exult honestly, loyalty and let their patient know that all information is confidential. Even adding personal life experiences and background information, will help easy the patient and make them
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Future World Essay
June 6, 2012
The Human Genome Project, established in 1990, is a worldwide joint project to detect and make a note of all the areas of every gene of the human race. (genome sequencing consortium. initial sequencing and analysis of the human genome. nature 409 (2001): 860–921) I
This project was stumbled upon with very basic of knowledge of what it could do. The human genome project can be used to eradicate disease by pen pointing the problem and genetically altering or manipulating a positive change. However I do not feel that this is a natural process or that is should be allowed to be used; I believe that God created people as he
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1. | Question : | (TCOs 6 & 7) Today, women of color in the workforce |
| Student Answer: | | experience dual privileges because of their race and gender. |
| | | are not as hampered by the glass ceiling as white women. |
| | | are less apt to be promoted or to sit on corporate boards as white women. |
| | | benefit greatly from formal mentoring programs. |
| Instructor Explanation: | Chapter 22, p. 137 |
| Points Received: | 0 of 5 |
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Question 2. | Question : | (TCOs 6 & 7) A change that can be implemented to enable a qualified person with a disability to perform key job functions without unduly
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diverse audience. it is encouraged to to eliminate stereotypes and prejudices of all types. “Each individual has a unique style, influenced by a personal history of many influences such as geographic region, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, occupation, religion, and age—as well as a unique personality and spirit”. (Nelton, 1995). Some considerations to keep in mind when speaking to a diverse group is gender, education, race, age, etc that will help find a way to communicate and understand all the aspects of the diverse group so that you reach out to each member of the audience. Most of the differences are based on ones moral and ethical backgrounds and need to be considered to build
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under Executive Order 11246, as amended, and Section 402 of the Vietnam Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended. The information will be kept in the strictest confidence, and this information will not become a part of your personnel file. Inclusion or exclusion of any of the data will not affect any employment decision.
Name _________________________________ Position Applied For: _____________________
Address: __________________________________ __________________________________
Please select all that apply for both race and ethnicity categories below: Race: Ethnicity: White (not Hispanic or Latino) American Indian or Alaskan Native (not
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practitioner resources, journals, consultant directories, and more.
What do we mean when we speak of diversity at the Foothill-De Anza Community College District? The Human Resources & Equal Opportunity Office offers one definition:
"Diversity refers to human qualities that are different from our own and those of groups to which we belong; but that are manifested in other individuals and groups. Dimensions of diversity include but are not limited to: age, ethnicity, gender, physical abilities / qualities, race, sexual orientation, educational background, geographic location, income, marital status, military experience, parental status, religious beliefs, work experience, and job
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Chinese nationals provide a form of social network based on ethnicity, this presumes inherent solidarity in all Chinese, something is largely untrue as there is much diversity in Chinese migrants beyond that of race, the fact that Singaporean Chinese do not identify with their China-Chinese counterparts is quite telling.
In recent years we have observed a general shift in the way the state has favored the private domain over the public in the current neoliberal economic climate which is marked by privatization and deregulation of many spheres of life (Jessop. 1993). This shift in structure towards the private is seen as a gendered process by feminist as the removal of state welfare affect
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“Workforce diversity describes how people differ in age, race, ethnicity, gender, physical ability, and sexual orientation” (Schermerhorn, Hunt & Osborn, 2008, Diversity, and Multiculturalism, p. 11). Managing diversity has turn into an international concern. Organizations have challenges to adapt to diverse groups of people by dealing with various standards of living, family needs, and work styles. Diversity is important because it makes the organization tough and the culture robust and let companies serve their consumers effectively.
Employers have to change their way of thinking from dealing with everyone the same way and know differences and responding to those differences in
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beyond race, ethnicity, and religion. As a multi-culturally competent medical professionals, nurses must be able to appreciate all aspects of human diversity including gender, orientation, medical history, ability, and countless other factors. I feel that being in tune with a patient’s social-cultural experiences and breaking language barriers are keys to building a trusting relationship and achieving maximum health for the patient. Pain does not discriminate patient nor should we. My cultural life experiences help me to approach life and work with an open mind and sensitivity to each person as an individual and unique.
In my experience with nursing, I have found that nursing requires
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information is not secured safely the organization faces possible fines, charges, and lawsuits for not properly handling employee personal information. Background checks have good aspects and bad aspects for both the employees and employers and not all people are going to agree on the necessity of the background check.
There are potential ethical issues related to background checks due to discrimination in hiring a particular race, ethnicity, gender, and discrimination due to previous charges without constituting the consideration provided by the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission). This commission provides stability and assurance that employers use proper measures inside the
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their jobs. Racial profiling can be defined as “any police-initiated action that that relies on the race, ethnicity or national origin rather than behavior of an individual or information that leads the police to a particular individual who has been identified as being, or having been, engaged in criminal activity” (Ramirez, 13). When referring to traffic stops, racial profiling should be defined as an officers use of race or ethnicity as a factor in deciding to stop, question, search or arrest someone.
There are two types of racial profiling, hard and soft. “Hard profiling uses race as the only factor in assessing criminal suspiciousness” (MacDonald, 132). A good example of hard
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Health Promotion Among Diverse Populations
“Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders have higher rates of smoking, alcohol consumption, and obesity than other minority populations.” (CDC, 2013). This is just one of many examples of how minority groups differ, and how health and health promotion/prevention vary from Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders (NHPI) to the major population. Race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and education have a major impact on the NHPI group.
The most current data available, paints a picture of poor health choices and many health disparities. With the NHPI group having higher death rates related to cancer in comparison to non-Hispanic whites (CDC, 2013). As
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Hausa culture. They are taught from young to place the loyalty to their families and religion above everything and everyone else. Islam is regarded as an inseparable part of Hausa ethnicity and t is ingrained in their culture. They indulge so much into farming and herding hence very few of them consider western education. The Igbos are the most industrious. They are into buying and selling of goods. 50 percent of them consider education and 99 percent of them are Christians.
Having reviewed the key cultural tradition of the three ethnic groups, the differences in cultural values and associated consumer behaviors exhibited by the ethnic groups will be analyzed using Hofstede’s (1980
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typical in sociology. Functionalists believe they focus too much on class and need to look more at ethnicity, sex and gender differences. Feminists also believe that woman is exploited in a patriarchal society and not just capitalism. Patriarchal is male dominant. Functionalist also disagree with their point that society is conflictive and they believe society is harmonious as we all share the same common set of values.
The social action theory believes there are two ways to view society. One of the ways is the structural macro view and the other is interpretism. The social action theory tends to interact with small groups so in education they will study separate classes and not the whole
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“Communication context reflects diversity factors that impact interpersonal relationships which include race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation and disabilities”, (Cheesebro, O’Conner, & Rios, 2010). A cultural difference that may influences communication is a person’s understanding of what the doctor or caregiver to saying to them. When someone barley speaks English, it becomes difficult to understand what is going on with that person’s body. According to Hispanic Health Care International (2011), “Patients with LEP (Limited English Proficiency)—because of communication problems with health care professionals—sometimes misunderstand prescriptions or treatments, spend
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). With this said and published why is there so much debate and argument over the rights of those in the Gay and Lesbian community being allowed to marry each other? The Bible does indicate that marriage is between a man and a woman, but the Bible was written by man as an interpretation of God’s word. This Country with many others has overcome so many obstacles within the times. Banishment of slavery, equal rights to women, and acceptance of interracial marriages has become respected and acceptable. If all of this can come full circle to where it is acceptable, the rights of those who are gay should also be accepted. Equal rights to all human beings regardless of race, religion or sexual
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The disparities between African American women and other races in regard to the incidences of and mortality from breast cancer are alarming. Studies have shown that minority communities are less likely to take advantage of preventative and detection care like breast cancer screening. Other studies find that a number of factors, outside of race and ethnicity play a role in this. Ultimately, approaching the topic from a holistic understanding and acknowledgement of the ways in which a person’s full background influence their values, beliefs, and decisions and present barriers to action – cultural sensitivity, namely – is essential to reversing these disparities.