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Reflection Paper # Sociology 493 Lani Martin 04/12/2019 Race as a Social Construct I was brought up to believe that skin has no color, gender has no definition, and everyone deserves the same opportunities as everyone else. I was also brought up to know that you reap what you sew. If you want something you have to work for it, no one gets a free ride regardless of where they came from, what color their skin is or isn’t or who their family was. “Race has proved to be a slippery concept” [ CITATION lis \l 1033 ]. As it turns out, it does matter where you come from and who your family is, but only so far as you let it. Those born into poverty do have the same opportunities as those born into wealth, the difference is those born into poverty, regardless of race, must work four times as hard to pull themselves out of it and it is not an easy road. On the flip side, those born into wealth generally don’t have to work as hard for what they want. The silver-spoon 1 concept is very real, even today. Now, how race place a part in my industry is interesting. One of my instructors in cosmetology school was African-American. She taught me that hair is hair regardless of the person’s head it grows out of.
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