Race Mexican American Sociology

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Identify each person’s class, race, and gender.
Class: Lower
Race: Haitian American (migrated to the U.S. in 2000)
Gender: Male
I will be calling my first interviewee Jason. Jason migrated to the U.S. in 2000 he came to American for a better opportunity.
Class: (Lower) today (Higher)
Race: Mexican American
Gender: Male
I will be calling this interviewee Paul. Paul was born in the U.S. he owns his own landscaping business.
What role has class, race, and gender played in their lives? How do you see these stratifies as playing a role, even if the interviewee is unaware of it?
Jason felt that when he migrated to the U.S. that the African American people judged him and accused him of coming here and taking all the jobs. Jason lives with aunt
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The 2006 MIT Mexico Panel Study. AV uses regression models to predict educational attainment, occupational status and household income for Mexicans by ethnicity and according to three skin color categories. He finds that the darkest skin tone individuals have the lowest socioeconomic status (Flores, Telles …show more content…
Why did you choose this particular perspective? How does it explain each person’s life and life choices?
The sociological perspective I will be using for my fist interviewee is social conflict. Jason had to deal with obstacles when he migrated here. He had to deal with the stereotypical, and judgmental views of how Haitian Americans are portrayed. As being lazy, disruptive, voodoo practicing boat people. Jason broke that barrier by not falling the path of those that lived here before him. He educated himself he chose not to be a statistic or a victim of his circumstances he achieved his goals.
The sociological perspective I will be using for my second interviewee is social conflict. Paul, had to deal with racism and being racially profiled growing. He told me about a time he was called a wetback by a police officer and even in school. When he told them that he was born in this country they just laughed. He told me had to deal with the stereotype that Mexicans are lazy and they only wear cowboy boots. Paul grew up with both parents who worked hard to make sure he succeeded in life. His father owned his store and one day wanted his son to have something that he could call his own. Paul, father told him that to view himself as an owner one day and only a labor part

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