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Reflection #2: Culture and Socialization Courtney Moose University of North Georgia EDUC 2120 Dr. T. Jameson Brewer June 20, 2021
Reflection #2: Culture and Socialization Moose 2 Main Points / Take Away (From the Text Reading) Culture, the norms, values, and customs shared by a group of people, and socialization, the systematic training into the norms of our culture, are the most significant parts of chapter three in Is Everyone Really Equal by Özlem Sensoy and Robin DiAngelo. The most prominent and concrete example the authors give about culture refers to gender socialization, explaining that "because we are taught that sex and gender differences are natural, we rarely notice how much we have been socialized into them" (Sensoy & DiAngelo, 2017). The authors go on to clarify that "there are actually fewer, rather than more, differences between women and men...However, because society is invested in the differences (in maintaining the different social statuses of women and men), the research that validates difference between women and men is the research that gets promoted" (Sensoy & DiAngelo, 2017). What stood out to me the most in this chapter was the concept that it is impossible to be absolutely non-discriminatory, even if one believes they treat everyone equally. The authors

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