ph#8 - Jacob Zipperstein Violence Week 8 Violence is a...

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Jacob Zipperstein Violence – Week 8 Violence is a tricky question to battle. Every person, regardless of his or her age, has a different perception of what it means to be violent. For me, the single influence that causes violence is cultural backgrounds. Now, this may seem vague, and that is because it is meant to be. Cultural background is more of an umbrella term consisting of many sub- categories. For instance: race, religion, language, and education all fall under this umbrella. Unfortunately, I believe that violence comes from people being uneducated about specific matters and resulting to stereotypes to influence their decisions. After 9/11, American citizens were distraught with anyone from the Islamic community. Immediately following that devastating tragedy, people were becoming more suspicious and violent towards members of the Islamic community, even if they we American Citizens. As soon as something triggers our primordial instincts, i.e. a terrorist attack, we result to stereotypical assumptions in order to put the blame on someone; in other words,
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2010 for the course CHEM 10966 taught by Professor Vollhardt during the Spring '10 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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ph#8 - Jacob Zipperstein Violence Week 8 Violence is a...

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