Thinking About Race

High school
Essay
Sociology
Pages 5 (1255 words)
Download 0
Unlike many other countries of the world America is a multinational state, that's why the genotypes and phenotypes of its citizens are very different. In addition, the members of various racial groups have severe differences in their psycho types due to the conditions they and their ancestors lived in…

Introduction

I was unable to determine the racial makeup in my neighborhood, but the data for the population of the whole city, which' Westminster, CO is that the racial makeup of the city is 84.19% White, 1.23% African American, 0.74% Native American, 5.48% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 5.52% from other races, and 2.76% from two or more races. 15.23% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. (Census Website)
I live in an area where the whites compose most of the population, thus the racial tolerance among them is lower than among the members of the communities, where the racial diversity is greater. Most of the women in my neighborhood are working, and some of them are the breadwinners in their families, thus, in my opinion, there are little displays of gender inequality in my home area.
As I've already mentioned, most of the members of my community are whites. As I'm a white female, most of them look like me; they have the same skin color and phenotypical peculiarities as I have. In the same time the other dwellers of our neighborhood, which are Hispanic, Asian or Afro-American, look quite differently. The shade of their skin is darker, they have the shapes of eyes and mouth different from mine. Most of the Afro-American women are taller than I am, and most of the Asian girls are lower. ...
Download paper
Not exactly what you need?

Related papers

How Abolition of Slavery Contributed to Racial Thinking.
Different debates have been advanced in an effort to explain racial thinking and racialism in general. Among these is the impact that the slave trade had on the commencement and advancement of racial thinking. Racialism is seen as the division of colour among the people of the world. It is also viewed as an identifier of cultural and social differences. Others view race as a creation of the human…
Race, Ethnicity and Gender
The society prescribes the roles meant to be played by both the men and women. We have both the masculine and the feminine roles. Male and females are born while men and women are created by the nature. The roles that each play in a specific context is what contribute to their definition of who a male or a female is. Every individual is affected by social construction of any given society. In the…
Thinking Personally about Social Change
Some of them would claim that they don’t have the funds to afford their children’s education and the rest just did not bother. A significant positive change in the last decade that I have noticed in various sub-urbs of my city is the change in perspective towards education and with that the rising rate of literacy. There is not one organization that can be attributed to this change. There are…
Constructions of 'Race' in Culture and Politics
On the other hand, he also argues that “contemporary articulations of "race" and racism could not be explained merely through references to capitalism, class differentiation, or false ideology, but also needed to be located in the cultural, political, and social realms (Dua, Razack, & Warner 2005). As such, Hall conceives both sociological and economic tendencies as central to the…
Race and Crime
The Paper concludes that given that it is true that the majority of offenders are Asian and are perceived as a threat to public order and personal safety they should be understood for their relative economic and social conditions. The biases of the police and the ordinary public are accordingly reviewed with their reasons in this regard.…
Thinking About Race
I was unable to determine the racial makeup in my neighborhood, but the data for the population of the whole city, which' Westminster, CO is that the racial makeup of the city is 84.19% White, 1.23% African American, 0.74% Native American, 5.48% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 5.52% from other races, and 2.76% from two or more races. 15.23% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.…
Race and Representation
The movie, Crash is set in Los Angeles and traces the lives of several characters over a brief period. The characters literally crash into one another and this leads to the occurrence of tumultuous events that expose the seamy underbelly of life in Los Angeles with its simmering racial conflicts. The film attempts to portray the many racial issues that existed in the past and which persist to this…