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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
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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
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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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Psychological and learning problems Sociologist Ivan Light: o
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