Notes 2-5 - Cultural Relativism-Cultures are equal; no ones...

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Cultural Relativism-Cultures are equal; no one’s is better or worse Ethnocentrism- self centered, your culture is superior or better Ideal vs. Real Culture What people say vs. what people actually do? Culture Lag Culture lags behind technological change Ex. Genetic engineering or cyber rape Putting concepts to work Do cultural differences partially explain the greater persistence of poverty among certain race/ethnic groups in the U.S.? Extraordinary achievements of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Jewish immigrants to the U.S. 5.4% of Japanese Americans are below the poverty line. 11.3% in entire U.S. These groups attach a high value to work, education, achievement and savings Hispanics and African Americans have a greater tendency to be passive, fatalistic, less entrepreneurial, and less committed to education. 25.8% of Puerto Ricans are below the poverty line *See Orlando Patterson Rituals of Blood. In this book he documents the destructive legacy of
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Notes 2-5 - Cultural Relativism-Cultures are equal; no ones...

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