Question: Does your race form your identity? Race does form the identity of a person. It really does matter whether you are Negro, white or any other race. During the late 1900s the race that really matter were the Negros. If you were a Negro (not necessarily looking like one) you were automatically considered bad. Being a Negro did not just mean that you had colored skin, and a slang accent when you talk, on the contrary you could look completely white and have no slang accent in the way you talk. But as long as you were a Negro you were considered bad. No matter what race you are born into is how you are referred to. A person’s race becomes his/her identity and that is how people know that person. On the contrary many people might say that race does not form the identity of a persona. They can say that you knowledge and beauty is what forms your identity. But these things look perfect in a dream because we all know that in reality that is not how things work. In reality a person’s race does form their identity? A person’s race not only forms their identity but also plans out the life the person and put certain exceptions. An example would be when in the article called “Say Yes” by Tobias Wolff, the wife asked her husband “That I’m black, but still me and we fall in love. Will you marry?” The part of race comes in when the husband says “We don’t want to do something we would regret for the rest of our lives” but after the wife asks the same question the husband just says “No”. According to the husband people of different race have different culture and two people from the different race can never live a happy life together. They would have completely different culture, and expectations which will lead to problems in the couple’s life and cause the two people to get divorce and separate. According the husband “most of those marriages breakup” “(Wolff) which is why he believes that two people from different race should never get married to each and destroy their lives. Another example where the race of a person forms their identity would be in Imitations of Life which is about a girl named Sarah Jane whose parents are Negro. Sarah Jane from no perspective looks like a Negro but since her parents are Negros she still has to suffer. There are many examples in which Sarah Jane’s race caused many problems for her. One example would be when she had to face a big embarrassment in her class as a little girl when everybody in her class found out that she was the daughter of a Negro making her a negro. Was it her fault that she was born as a Negro. There are many things in nature that are just not in our hands then why are people blamed for them. We are not responsible for the race we are born into. Another example from the same movie would when Sarah Jane’s broke up with her after beating her really badly when he found out that she is not the race he expected her to be but instead she is a Negro. This proves that your looks have no importance when you are the race people expect you to be. If you look white but are Negro as in the case of Sarah Jane then you are still looked down upon. Race places a big role in the way people look at you. The movie The Human Stain would be another example where race plays a huge role in forming the life of a person. Coleman is the son of a Negro couple who both have very light skin and are both well educated. Coleman faced a lot of hardship just because he was a Negro. Coleman did not look like a Negro but still he was which created a lot of problems for him in his life. An example of the time where he faced hardship because of his race was when he wanted to apply…
Anthropomorphism: Does your Dog Like You?
If you have to ask that question, the answer is: Probably not. LOL!
Most of us have had several dogs cross our paths. Based on experience we usually know how a relationship with any particular dog is going to turn out. This of course is not because of any “special” communication skills one may possess; it is simply from the familiarity of circumstances in having dogs throughout your life. Is this knowledge from dealing with dogs, or knowledge from dealing…
Race and Your Community
I stay here in Long beach California the city is a dominant maritime center of the United States and was recently named "Aquatic Capital of the Nation." The Port of Long Beach is the United States' second busiest container port and one of the world's largest shipping ports. The city also maintains a large oil industry with the substance being found both underground and offshore. According to the 2010 Census, the racial composition of Long Beach was 46.1% White (Non-Hispanic…
Does Your Husband Have a Ridiculous Obsession?
Sometimes I think my husband was conceived just to become a mechanic. Seriously, my husband has tools for cars, truck, diesels and tractors. He has several different tool boxes, with several different types of draws in them. I am pretty sure if they made tools to fix in-laws, he would own them too! Each tool has its specific spot. Each tool is cleaned and put away neatly after each use. If one tool breaks, it is quickly replaced with a new…
I finally realized today why politics and religion yield such uniquely useless discussions.
What's different about religion is that people don't feel they need to have any particular expertise to have opinions about it. All they need is strongly held beliefs, and anyone can have those…
RACE AND YOUR COMMUNITY
AXIA AT UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX
Race Issues: An Autobiography
Racial issues arise in all communities around the world, but not all issues are the same from one community to the next. Growing up I realized that my race would be a constant factor in how others would view me as a person. Being an African American has not always been easy, but it has opened my eyes to the racial and ethnic issues that exist among society, both in the United States, and in other countries…
An Examination of Identity and Race
in the selected works of Alice Walker and Patrice Smith
December 6, 2013
Instructor: Patrice Glenn
ENG 125 Introduction to Literature
The representation of race and ethnicity in literature almost always directly mirrors the current idea of race and ethnicity within society. This ability to accurately capture the mindset of a particular society, allows for a greater exploration of the topics broached by the writer on a particular subject…
I Thought I Was White
Imagine living an amazing life, comfortable in your own skin, having many friends who admire you and are proud of everything that you have ever accomplished, when you go off to college and notice that you are look down upon. What would be going through your mind? Would you have ever guessed that it is because you are a minority who knows nothing about your own ethnic background? As sad as it sounds, this is a reality that affects many people today…
Race in your community
University of Phoenix
Although the discrimination among Latinos and other minorities have decreased a lot, there is still much evidence that shows the contrary.
My name is Juan Montoya. I was born and raised in Colombia, in South America. At the age of 23 I moved with my family to this country. I have lived in Florida, Maryland and since last November here in Arizona. I have to say that all three places are very different. But I will tell…
Race and Your Community
ETH/125 Cultural Diversity
January 01, 2013
I was born in and grew up in the Bronx, New York which, at the time was already considered racially diverse as was most of New York City. Growing up in the Bronx most of the people in the community, during my childhood, did look like me, mostly white Italians. There were some African Americans and Hispanics in the surrounding areas of the neighborhood and in the schools I attended, but very few. When I would…