Functionalist Soc spring gender 2013

Functionalist Soc spring gender 2013

This picture is showing how gay marriage is changing the norms of a traditional man and women marriage.

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Symbolic Interactionalist Soc Gender 2013

Symbolic Interactionalist Soc Gender 2013

This picture if of June Clever. It is showing how the female gender role should look like. That house wife’s should cook, clean, and look their best while doing so.

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Conflict Soc Spring 2013

Conflict Soc Spring 2013

This picture shows two people fighting. It shows that they are having conflict with one another and two different genders.

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Reflection paper for Race and Ethnicity 2013

Taking this class has really opened my eyes to the world around me. Every week I watched a new film on different race issues and  would almost be in tears. It’s hard living in such a conservative town like Salt lake City because I feel like it has you trapped in a bubble. Almost everyone is the LDS religion and white. I grew up in a white neighborhood and still live there right now. I didn’t really start to get any sense of what race really meant until I started working in restaurants. I started seeing all the mexican families that  were working so hard to provide for their families. I use to feel sad and unlucky that I haven’t grown up in a more diverse state; that I have grown up somewhat blinded to other races around me. Now I just realize that this is where I was born and that I need to travel other places to see other things. Until recently I thought most kids my age dreamed about having more or being able to live off of their parents. I was always jealous of my other richer friends because their parents had more money and they didn’t have to work to get through college. I don’t think I realized how lucky I am until learning about all the struggles the different races have to face and how the White race is for some reason the most  favored in the world.  From taking this class it has made me think so much more out of my bubble. I just watched something on vice about Africa and I couldn’t even believe it. After I watched it I looked to see when the film was made and it was only last year. When I was watching it I was thinking that there was no way this is going on in 2013 but it is.   It’s hard to see this when living in a very White state. Another place that has opened my mind to race is at my work. We have so many different types of people coming and going. I have learned to love people from different cultures.

One thing that I never really knew about before was the difference between Immigration and Emigration and how hard it is  to become a U.S. citizen with all the hoops you have to go through. I feel that this subject has touched me the most because I work with many people from Mexico and consider many of them my friends. Most mexicans who work at restaurants have to start from the bottom, like washing dishes. They get paid nothing and have to work the hardest. Just the other day I was working a catering event with my mom and I got stuck washing dishes. They were so heavy and it was just tiring. I was thinking in my head that I would never have this has a job and just really understood what it was like for all the mexican workers at my job.  One reason for discrimination against those from Mexico discussed in class, was that Americans didn’t want Mexicans coming to the US because they are lazy. This is really surprising to me because they are some of the hardest working people I have met. They care so much about their families and want to make a better life for themselves. I remember years ago talking to  a woman from work who was from Mexico and had left her two babies there. I just thought she did it as a selfish thing, so she didn’t have to take care of her children in America. I didn’t realize that she probably didn’t have the money to bring them over at the same time as her. I also thinks it’s wrong that we only want certain types of people to come to America- the people who will “benefit” our country. I don’t think that is very American and that there are many people born and living in the United States now who don’t do anything for this land. I don’t think its right for people who live in America’s to have the stigma of being illegal. I believe everyone should have the right to make their lives better and that the United States should make it easier for people to become a legal citizen.

During this class I became friends with two girls that were student exchange students. One is from China and the other Japan. I feel since working at my job I haven’t really had the best experience with people from asia. Maybe because they don’t really look at you when you ask them what they want, or that they want things right away, and then don’t tip you. It was a lot of different factors that came into play with asians for me. I really grew to love these girls and my family just took them under our wing. I think this class helped me be more open and understanding to getting to know them. Since I was learning so much about different cultures I was more interested in learning about who they were and where they came from.


I also never have thought what it would be like to be that one different race child in a neighborhood with one dominant race.  I couldn’t even begin to wonder how left out a child might feel who is a different race than others around him or her. I remember how hard it was going through the different steps of school and I was just a middle class White girl. The issues that I remember dealing with were nothing compared to what some other diverse children have to deal with. These are all things that I have never opened my mind to thinking of. I feel that the most important thing I have learned in this class is to just explore the world more and explore different viewpoints. I believe everyone should be treated the same because when it comes down to it, our bodies don’t really matter. How we look doesn’t define who we are, our souls do. I believe that people have so much hate in their hearts and want to say bad things about others solely on the reason that they can get away with it. I’m sure if you ask someone why they don’t like someone else, it is because they have an issue with themselves and want to blame something or someone for that feeling. I feel that from all of the classes that I have taken from Salt Lake Community College, that this race class and the gender class has really got my brain moving and thinking differently. I do believe that I am naive about how much racism is going on around me, but I also believe that from this class I am learning what race really means and how things should be changed so people can have a better viewpoint of others around them.  

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Symbolic Interactionalist

Symbolic Interactionalist

This is a black man in jail. It shows symbolic interactionalist because when most people see black men, they think of criminals even though that isn’t true.

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Functionalist- Soc Spring 2013

race mixed

This picture is showing a mixed racial relationship. It shows a change in the system from it’s normal views.

 

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Conflict- Soc Spring 2013 Race and Ethnicity

Conflict

This picture shows conflict between two races. This white boy doesn’t want to go to school with a black students and is showing that he doesn’t want to get along with someone of another race.

 

 

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Yoga

  • What did you learn about “lifelong wellness” from taking this activity class?

I learned about lifelong wellness from taking my yoga class that exercising a couple times a week really helped with school and my stress. I would look forward to our class every Monday and Wednesdays because those nights would go better for me after class.

 

  • How would you apply this information to your life?

 

This class has helped me open my mind and understand how important exercising is to my health. By learning this information it can help me in the future of dealing with stress in my life.

 

  • What is your intention to continue to exercise in your life and why?

 

I have a strong intention to continue to exercise in my life. I signed up for another yoga class and a ballet class. I want to continue to exercise because it makes me feel better about who and I, also helps me with stress.

 

  • General Ideas for improving this course?

 

I wish this class could have been longer then forty minutes. I also wanted to learn more poses instead of doing the basics. I really enjoyed everyone in the class and the energy of the class room.

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symbolic Interactionalism

symbolic Interactionalism

In this photo it shows the young girl leaning how to fix a turkey for dinner. It illustrates symbolic internationalism because children learn from seeing and by helping her dad it shapes how each situation is perceived

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Conflict

Conflict

This picture illustrates conflict theory by going against certain morns. It shows a protest against wall street and the different conflicts that would cause between two different belief systems.

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