Response to the Three Stages of Cultural “Defiance” As I read through the three stages that a person takes as they transition through cultural “defiance”, I couldn't help to think about my own experience with this. I have traveled through 39 countries, and lived in a total of four different countries. I currently live in Casablanca, Morocco, and I have lived in both Brazil and the Dominican Republic. Of course, I was born and raised in the United States. My parents were both born in the United States, but my mother's ethnic background is Danish and German, and my father's ethnic background is Lebanese. His parents both immigrated to the United States from Lebanon. My father's parents were Muslim, but after they died, my father …show more content…
I felt comfortable there. I liked Brazil second, but didn’t like the city I lived in. Morocco has definitely been the most difficult for me, and I haven’t learned to love it, not even like it so much. I more just tolerate it. However, Morocco is also very different from the United States, and doesn’t have many comforts that Americans are used too. I am sure that is a big reason that I find it a very difficult place to live. I am sure that is why I experience the most “culture shock” here. I say this to say that my own stage of cultural “defiance” has been a mixture of all three. I believe that the Dominican Republic was my example of stage three, followed by Brazil being the essence of stage one, and finally Morocco has definitely been an example of stage two.
STAGE ONE: Denial of Differences (or the Invisible People) All three countries that I have lived in are developing nations. I have seen so much poverty and suffering from both animals and people that it has made me almost immune. Animal suffering still eats at my heart, but much of the suffrage of people, unfortunately, I have become immune too. I know that is sad to say, but it is neither intentional nor wanted. As a result of their being so many people in need, they have started to become "invisible". I never thought of it this way until I read over this document, but it made me think. It made me think of how I personally treat someone in the street who approaches me for money.
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The minority individual experiences feelings of discontent and discomfort with group views that may be quite rigid in the resistance and immersion stage. A Latino individual that may form a deep relationship with a person outside their culture may experience considerable pressure from his or her culturally similar peers to break off the relationship because that person is the “enemy.” However, the personal experiences of the individual at
My story is a story of rebellion. Growing up was hard enough when my father walked out the front door and never came back,and left my disabled mom to take care of five kids;but growing up with a different skin color than everyone else would come with its own set of challenges.Due to the fact that my father was here on a working visa,we had to relocate constantly,so he could find a job. That meant moving a lot and attending many schools. Often students would treat me as though I was a circus act and ask me to speak Spanish. When people discovered that I could not speak Spanish,especially other Mexicans, they would comment about how I am supposed to be able to or else they would not consider me a true Mexican. My father thought it was more important
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In my experience emerging in a country where most people look and act a certain way, while I am the outlier thanks to my different looks and traditions, has made me a minority. Being born in Mexico City from a Jewish family that immigrated from Poland two generations ago, and then going to college in Texas, has made me feel the differences of being lets say, “different”.
Imagine a world where people are living for themselves. People thriving to succeed in their careers, working hard to accumulate wealth, and dealing only with issues that affect them personally. A world where people are completely oblivious as to who created them, what He did for them, and what their true mission in life should be. In Counter Culture, author David Platt, brings to light different problems we face in our world today. He discusses various topics, including marriage and sexual morality, giving each one real life examples of issues humanity experiences every day. But not only does he bring these issues to the readers’ attention, he gives them a biblical view of why these issues are disliked in the eyes of God, and several different steps they can take to help make a difference in our world today.
According to Gary Colombo “Beginning college can be disconcerting experience.” (Gary Colombo, p. 1). Colombo also writes about how it might be stressful for students being it’s their first time away from home and has to deal with the stress from the real world and having independence. Colombo also explains that students will have to use their brains when thinking Critically and thinking outside the box. Colombo mentions that “Culture shapes the way we think; it tells us what “makes sense” “(Colombo, p. 3).
I was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and live in the U.S. I went to Lowell High School and took all ESL because I didn’t know much about English. In order to succeed, I started to read and speak more English than my first language, yet I speak Khmer at home because my parent doesn 't want me to lose my native language. In America, there are a lot of immigrants that are trying to come and to get a better opportunity. According to Joel Swerdlow, in “Changing America,” “before 1965 more than three-quarters of all immigrants to the U.S. came from Europe, owing largely to quotas that favored northern Europeans.” (313). In 1965 Congress removed those quotas, and since then more than 60 percent of immigrants have come from Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Latin America. However, do children of immigrants often feel they must lose their cultural identity in order to be American? Children of immigrants often feel they must lose their cultural identity because they are changing their own culture identity regarding three topics: Language, Dress, and Behavior.
A person feels cultural conflict when they experience something different that doesn’t fit their cultural identity. In the news article by Hannah Allam and Javaria Khan, they discuss the conflict produced when radical muslims carry out a terrorists attack, it makes others believe all muslims are radicalists. The muslims that aren’t radicalist are embarrassed of their religion and scared to wear their headscarves. The muslims are also often victims of hate crimes because they are presumed to be terrorists, “some people around the world expressed hatred toward Muslims, frightening Muslims in the United States.” Non radicalist are upset with “militants who distort mainstream Islamic teachings to justify heinous acts.” In the essay, “By Any Other
At the age of 11, my life took a turn. To others, immigration was moving from country to country, but to me, it meant leaving my friends and family behind. On August 7, 2012 we moved to Canada. With all the challenges I was facing from immigration the biggest challenge was finding my identity in which I felt comfortable and knew I belonged. When I came from Pakistan I wore hijab. I was born in the year of 9/11 and that time my dad used to live in America when I grew up, my dad used to tell me what happened to Muslims in America after 9/11 so when my parents told me we were moving to Canada I was frightened to even though I knew that Canada is a different country and it both accepts and respects people of different origin. So when I moved to Canada I knew I had the decision to make, a decision about my identity, decision about who I want to be seen as.
I was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and live in the U.S. I went to Lowell High School and took all ESL because I didn’t know much about English. In order to succeed, I started to read and speak more English than my first language, yet I speak Khmer at home because my parent doesn 't want me to lose my native language. In America, there are a lot of immigrants that are trying to come and to get a better opportunity. According to Joel Swerdlow, in “Changing America,” “before 1965 more than three-quarters of all immigrants to the U.S. came from Europe, owing largely to quotas that favored northern Europeans.” (313). In 1965 Congress removed those quotas, and since then more than 60 percent of immigrants have come from Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Latin America. However, do the children of immigrants often feel they must lose their cultural identity in order to be an American? Children of immigrants often feel they must lose their cultural identity because they are changing their own cultural identity regarding three topics: Language, Dress, and Behavior.
In the modern era, many people are shown the freedom that the world has to offer them. This facade of reality blinds those who are facing modern day oppression. It is no longer the straightforward unjust treatment demonstrated in the past, but it is subtle things that happen in people’s lives. What Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in “Three Ways of Meeting Oppression”, can not only be applicable to racial oppression, but also to common problems. Many common problems and issues are forms of oppression that people do not even realize it is. In the face of oppression, the natural responses that people would have are stated by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. : violence, acquiescence, and nonviolent resistance . Although there are countless ways in which people can respond in a situation, for the loss of a job, there is an order of effectiveness.
In order to construct a meaningful definition of humanity, we must redefine the definitions that have been previously taught, and focus on what humanity is no; by doing this we can improve humanity and create new definitions that relate better to the world we live in today.. Of the many aspects humans acquire that separates us from basic animals, is our ability to empathise with one another. However, empathy is useless unless we are telling the truth. Removing general stereotypes adopted and repeated by shallow societies, and eliminating "the Dream”, as Coates references it, is very important when dealing with such a complex issue as poverty and attempting to solve a human rights issue such as poverty.
For centuries, racism has become the universal epitome of culture, despite the efforts of various civilizations, such as the Western and European to combat these indifferences among people. A race is specific social group that can be differentiated through various ways, from facial features and hair textures, to social norms and habits that constitutes to that group. These differences contribute to our uniqueness and humanity. Because people can be grouped by any number of differences, Man, lead by his ignorance, perpetuated the issue once social-hierarchies began to develop, splitting society to its various groups. As a result, social disparity from one’s upbringing became the common tendency to look down, or look up at people of other
The story of my transnational migration to Chicago is like many others. I was born and spent a large part of my childhood in the coastal city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia with my family. Living there I spent a lot of time with my parents and other little girls in my neighborhood, we played together while our moms ate date pastries and our dads talked separately with espresso in another room. The boys always played outside, but sometimes we played tag together. It wasn’t until I came to America that I realized how different life in Saudi Arabia was. I realized that my own family had changed our daily behaviors and learned to become accustomed to the institutions of America. I realized the different way that religion, gender roles, and social expectations interacted within society to create cultural dynamics was vastly different in America, specifically in terms of gender roles and gendered behaviors.
I’m native American someone who is indigenous to north America. I came to this identity at young age because both my parent practice our traditional ways and culture beliefs. My identity to me is very important because it plays profound impact for shaping me. It native cultural we do a lot of ceremony’s and I took part in at young age. To Native people our traditions is very sacred thing to us and I’ve always felt that way. I remember witnessing a ceremony around 7 or 8, we went south Dakota to attend sun dance. It ceremony where you don’t eat or drink for four days and you offer of your flesh by tying rope to a tree and you piece little wood stakes on each side of your chest and you lean back until the stakes are rip out of your chest. After that you do your back by dragging 7 buffalo skulls across the ground until they rip out of skin. Seeing never bother to me but it was very powerful thing to see and I think that when I started to get into my heritage. After that I learn how to dance, sing traditional songs and learn from elder on how to make native flutes. They’re was powerful experience I had in 8th grade that to me made taught me prejudice can happen from any color person and I think that when society taught me who I am. I was harassed by Latino kid in class and I did something to piss him off and his response was “go back to your home land” I was furious to hear this so I punch him in face. After 8th grade I left Sonoma county and went to boarding school for only