Socialization - Socialization

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Socialization The traditional answer given by sociologists is that reality is produced as a by product of  the socialization process. Individuals interact with others and internalize their experiences  and conversations.  As children, we come to understand the world around us because it is  mediated for us by parents, teachers, siblings and peers. As we grow older we continue to  rely on personal experiences and the experiences of others. The experiences of others and their retelling can be important in shaping a person's view of  reality, and in some cases the reality shared by any entire community. For example, while  not all black males have had a "bad experience" during a police stop, enough have that the  accounts of such experiences are ubiquitous in the black community and a pervasive  fear/dislike of the police may exist as a result. When black celebrities like 
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course CJ 110 taught by Professor Celeste during the Spring '08 term at Montgomery.

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