sociology mid #3 - Patrick Sullivan 10/31/06 Writing Prompt...

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Patrick Sullivan 10/31/06 Writing Prompt #3 In the cartoon The Boondocks by Aaron McGruder, the conversation between the mother and the principal, as well as the reaction by the principal is a perfect example of what social construction is. When asked about her daughter’s race, the mother does not give a specific answer in regards to her daughter’s race, but rather the mother leaves it up to the daughter to define her self which could lead to a change in race from parent to offspring. In the cartoon, the mother is white while the husband is black, so the mother does not want to force a certain race upon her daughter but rather let her daughter figure it out for herself which is the basic idea of social construction. By calling the mother, the principal is indirectly trying to figure out how to treat the daughter. We know that the principal would probably treat a black female student different than say a white male student or even a white female student because he automatically assumes that she is an
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOCIOLOGY 106 taught by Professor Joshcarerrio during the Fall '06 term at UMass (Amherst).

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sociology mid #3 - Patrick Sullivan 10/31/06 Writing Prompt...

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