“disorganized”. As we read and analyze the text further we begin to understand that these authors seem to dispute the idea of the ethnic populations being disorganized. They touch on the idea that just because stereotypically black and Latino/a families live apart from each other doesn't mean that they aren’t supportive of each other. Although white women are more likely to give advice and support, when it comes to practical tasks, however, ethic men and women are more likely to give child support, and help as well. This shows that Gerstel and Sarkisian’s view is proven to be true due to their supporting evidence. They defend the ethic culture in many ways to prove that they aren't as disorganized as historians make them seem. For example; they touch on the idea of that regardless of economic, social, or race issues that become present in their live’s, they utilize family and manage to get by. This idea really focuses on the unity of family, and how it compares to people who are ethic. The term “disorganized”, I feel, is not a good representation of their culture. Every walk of life has their issues, and regardless of what they are, thats what makes them unique. Disorganized, according to Merriam Webster’s Dictionary, means unable to plan activities, and not properly planned or controlled. This clearly doesn't reflect their society as a whole, regardless of the issues present.
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- Rhetoric, White people, Webster's Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Noah Webster, Natalia Sarkisian comment