SOC-120 WK2 ASSN1 - 1 Prejudice and Discrimination Article...

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Prejudice and Discrimination Article Jose Gonzalez Axia College of University of Phoenix 1
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Prejudice and Discrimination Article At the moment and for some of the past there have been four major ethnic groups in South Africa. These four groups are the Whites, Blacks, Asians, and “Coloreds” a.k.a. those of mixed color. As with much of the world Blacks and coloreds faced most of the discrimination in South Africa. Due to the fact that both of these groups’ cultures had poor education and medical systems, these groups were only until recently able to vote. Similar to the way in which most Blacks were treatment in American, Blacks in South Africa were also treated as a lesser part of society. Yet, despite the fact that these cultures are treated the way they are, many of them are still standing strong. These ethnic groups still living in the manner that their ancestors did and follow their traditions. Because these groups of Blacks and mixed people “Coloreds” do not have or need many material possessions; they tend to hang onto their heritage very strongly. This is one of the reasons why there are eleven official languages in South Africa. These languages are namely English, Afrikaans, Ndebele, Sepedi, Xhosa, Venda, Tswana, Southern Sotho, Zulu, Swazi and Tsonga. The fact that there are so many languages only represents how much culture there is in the area of South Africa. Some would characterize race as the group to which one belongs to or derives from, however, it is much more difficult to properly distinguish race in South Africa. Culture must first be look at in order to properly find what it is that divides people into groups of race. For example, without know how one groups does things differently than another would be a better way of trying to find out what 2
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This note was uploaded on 05/24/2010 for the course SOC120 SOC120 taught by Professor Mattjames during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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