Race, Gender, And Oppression Case Study

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Race, Class, Gender, and Oppression have been international issues for generations, from the Civil War in the 19th century to the Holocaust in the 1940s, and the comments of Donald Trump in 2016. All of these issues affect each of us differently, but we can all agree that there is still much progress to be made in ensuring that every human being is treated equally. However, we cannot truly understand why an individual feels the way they do about any of these issues until we know the background and history behind those feelings, and my own background is no exception. I did not give much thought to my biological sex during childhood. My first major reminder that I was a biological female was when I started puberty around age twelve. This was an external reminder that my body was transitioning from girl to woman. To me, the word ‘sex’ can be described as the genetic makeup of ones’ chromosomes. If you are a biological male you have XY chromosomes, and if you are a biological female you …show more content…
It is important to remember that some symptoms that we as Americans mark as pathological are in fact considered normal in other cultures. For example, in my Abnormal Psychology class we talked about symptoms of schizophrenia. One symptom of schizophrenia is auditory/visual hallucinations. In the United States, we tend to label that as abnormal or maladaptive; however, there are some native tribes in Africa that see hallucinations as completely ordinary. I am of the caucasian race. I first became aware of people of other races in preschool. I had a Mexican-American teacher, and there was an African-American boy and girl, as well as a Hispanic boy, in my class. My neighborhood that I grew up in (which is my neighborhood now) was about 95% white. There were a couple of Asian families, but that’s about

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