(Smith, 1991) In this regard, public, as well as, private institutions should play a significant role in the effective development of cultural identities, and special treatment should be provided to adolescents, in order to eliminate such social problem and create an understanding for future generations.
In this regard, the proposed research will identify and discuss differences and similarities related to minority and majority group effects on formation process of ethnic identities, specifically, in youth and young adults in the USA. Moreover, researcher will endeavor to acquire information related to identified factors that play a crucial role in such ethnic development, specifically in white ethnic and non-white ethnic groups. It is observed that educational institutions have the capacity to contribute positively in this case, and thus, different school setting and educational programs will be analyzed, which will allow the study to take a stand in the end. Different issues related to multiculturalism, cultural tolerance, ethnic identities, ethnic minorities and majorities, etc will be discussed that will provide an insight into the contemporary, as well as, future developments related to the issue.
Since centuries, ethnic status has been one of the foremost tools that have facilitated millions of people in living their lives purposefully, specifically, in worrying situations of their lives. However, it is observed that formation of such an identity becomes a worrying process for individuals coming from an ethnic background in the USA, as the process conflicts with the mainstream culture existing in different regions of the country. (Avery, et al, 2007) Both developmental, as well as, contextual factors play a crucial role in the process of ethnic identity formation, and thus, their interaction makes the process more complex and difficult. (Fishman, 2001) In ...Show more