Study on a Hispanic Club at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

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In the beginning, when it was said to my class that we were expected to right and ethnography. I had no idea what that was. Dr. Cairo began to explain to us what she did, what and anthropologist did, and, most importntly,what an ethnography was. First thing I thought to do my Ethnography on was a church or public place. My choice changed about three times but I finally choose to study a Hispanic Culture club here at SIUE (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville). I made this decision because I wanted to learn more about what Hispanic students that go to this school go through, what traditions do they practice, and what is thier family background. Another expirience that changed my topic is one that took place in Anthropolgy class. That…show more content…
In the beginning, when it was said to my class that we were expected to right and ethnography. I had no idea what that was. Dr. Cairo began to explain to us what she did, what and anthropologist did, and, most importntly,what an ethnography was. First thing I thought to do my Ethnography on was a church or public place. My choice changed about three times but I finally choose to study a Hispanic Culture club here at SIUE (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville). I made this decision because I wanted to learn more about what Hispanic students that go to this school go through, what traditions do they practice, and what is thier family background. Another expirience that changed my topic is one that took place in Anthropolgy class. That week of class, Dr. Lee Mun Wah visited our school and gave a seminar on a very controversial topic, racism at universities around the country. Wah basically concluded that our generation, generations before us, and the future generations were following in the footsteps of our ancestors going all the way back to slavery. A young lady gave her opinion in class and stated that African Americans and Caucasians always made racism about black and white, in other words, one sided. She concluded that there was more to racism than blacks and white, and that many other cultures of people including Hispanics were involved in racism as well. Her opinion caused me to do some deep thinking. My main focus for choosing my topic was not fully supported. I
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