SocialStrataInventory week 2

SocialStrataInventory week 2 - ,ethnicity...

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Social Strata Inventory The following questions are guides to help you think about the way race, ethnicity,  money, work, education, and location have affected your own development. The  following questions are geared for looking at issues of racial and ethnic origins but are  interchangeable with any of the other categories social constructs we address in this class, such as gender and class.  1) What ethnicity and race are your grandparents? Was there a big difference between  their cultures? Were you aware of that difference? What were their expectations for you  based on their ethnic culture?      My mother’s parents were both slaves they are from South Caroline, (heath springs)  my father’s parent are both from Monrovia Liberia West Africa. The difference between  these two are big my mother’s parents both didn’t have a high school education and both  farm and worked for the man that own them up to the day that they died now understand  they didn’t own them but if it wasn’t for the land and jobs that they got later for working  for them they couldn’t have made it. My father’s parent on the other hand came from  well-educated parents my grandmother was inspector general of all hospitals in Liberia  and my grandfather was in the House of senate in Liberia. My mother’s parents wanted  for all their grands to go to college and have a good education. My father’s parents  wanted the same and to find what I wanted to do and succeeded at it.      2) What were the stated and unstated assumptions about race in your family? How was 
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