Race, Ethnicity, and Gender have a vast affect on today’s society. Below I will explain how stereotypes and cultural expectations play a major role on society’s views today. I believe that gender affects today’s society as a whole in a number of ways.
In today’s society, gender stereotypes still play a major role. Many stereotypes such as, “men are more physically aggressive where as a woman would show guilt and choose to relate with the victim” or “Men attract women with money and women attract men with appealing looks.
Have an effect on many men and women today. It is my belief that men feel it is necessary to appeal more dominant and feel the need to suppress true feelings to avoid being protrude as feminine.
Cultural gender expectations also play a major part in affecting society as a whole. Men being the breadwinner and woman taking on the role as a “housewife” used to be the typical American family in the past.
Although that has changed and many American families are now dependant on two incomes with both parents working, it is still the assumption that men would bring home the primary income and a woman would take on the extra responsibility to maintain the household and children. Like Gender, I also feel that race and ethnicity affects society as a whole.
Although times have changed drastically and minorities now have many rights that once were only a hope, it appears that they are still struggling to close the gap of opportunity that still exists today between the majority population and the minorities.Many stereotypes of the past relating to Hispanics and African Americans such as, “Hispanics are illegal and African Americans are criminals” still have an effect on society today. Racial profiling still plays a major role in our law enforcement today which, in my opinion, causes tension between separate ethnic groups in America. An example could be America’s Border Patrol.
The Border Patrol is far more likely to search someone of Hispanic descents vehicle rather than someone of another decent.These examples affect many Americans, in the way they are trained to do their job, and perhaps many avoid forms of law enforcement all together to avoid being the victim of racial profiling. During the past elections primaries it was apparent that many women and African Americans behaved differently in supporting their chosen candidate for the presidential election. It is my opinion that many African Americans showed more support in different ways than what was previously shown for previous president elects.
An example could be how Oprah had never before publicly supported a candidate until president Obama became one. Not only did she have him on her show, but she had attended and spoke at several of his rallies. Many women seemed to be supporting Hilary Clinton and Sarah Palin because of their gender. As a result Sarah Palin was able to have more publicity than Joe Biden.
In conclusion, the effects of Gender expectations, racial and ethnic stereotypes have played a vast role on our society.
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