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Unformatted text preview: ← SOCIAL PROBLEMS MIDTERM 2 STUDY GUIDE 19/10/2005 22:13:00 ← 1) Model minority myth concept, work/wages/educational levels of Asian Americans • SEE NOTES: OCTOBER 11 • Assumes all Asian Americans are the same (ignores certain groups) • Social problem because: o Asians overlooked for federal assistance o Glass ceiling ABC=American Born, College Educated, Middle-Class, Outside China town Pursued for technical jobs Shunned for managerial and executive positions Told they are inarticulate, have accent ← ← 2) Violence in sports, schools, media • SEE NOTES: OCTOBER 11 • Cultural value of violent masculinity, men are desensitized • Schools promote aggressive violent sports o Shown in Friday Night Lights, Mari B.N. website data • Religion support violence o “He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him” (Proverbs 13:24) • Violence in the Media o Video games desensitizes children and participants ← ← 3) Problems encountered by Derrick who lives in South central • Derrick is hypothetical student in a bad neighborhood • He has a choice between 2 different directions in life: o Stay in school and succeed o Drop out and live in poverty ← ← 4) What is sexism? • SEE NOTES OCTOBER 11 • Sexism- Prejudice or discrimination based on gender. Like other “isms,” sexism can be personal as when someone tells a joke or makes a remark that demeans a woman because of his or her gender, or institutional, as when women are paid less then men doing the same work • 3 Examples: o Prejudice or discrimination based on gender o Oppression based on gender o Discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of the opposite sex • Usually experienced by a woman as male supremacy, male privilege, denial, and silencing. • Discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of the opposite sex ← ← 5) Wife abuse as a social problem • SEE NOTES OCTOBER 11 • Social problem because: violence involved, harms women, not all accidents are reported • Conditions that effect wife abuse: income, unemployment, drug use ← ← 6) What are the racial/cultural differences in responding wife abuse? Why? • SEE NOTES OCTOBER 11 • Minorities have financial hardships that create tensions within families • Immigrants sometimes have different notions of gender roles (women have more independence, some American men have a problem with this) o African American Experience stressors that contribute to violence o Latino Women Experience more intimate violence than other groups o Asian American Less likely to report abuse ← ← 7) Social problems in Chinatowns • SEE NOTES OCTOBER 11 • Overcrowding, diseases, gang violence o Living Conditions Family of 5 live in a 10x10 foot unit 60 people share kitchen and 4 bathrooms o Children Suffer Chronic coughs from breathing cigarette smoke, cooking odors, TB, and Flu germs Highest Rates of TB from Chinatown...
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2007 for the course SOCI 150gm taught by Professor Kaplan during the Fall '06 term at USC.

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