What Were You Taught In Your Family About People From Other Ethnic Or Racial Groups?

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Exercise1
1.1)
Write one belief related to each of the following: success, money, and relationships.
Success: “Hard work and dedication are the keys to success.”
Money: “Money is the root of all evil.”
Relationships: “If they do it once they’ll do it again.”
1.3)
1. When did you first realize that your family belonged to a certain group of people (African-American)?
I first realized that my family belonged to a certain group of people when I was introduced to the different races and ethnicities. Personally, I believe I became conscious about bung African American in elementary school. As a young child race and skin color had no meaning, but once introduced to them I realized that we all have different backgrounds.
2. What were you taught in your family about people from other ethnic or racial groups? How were differences dealt with in your family?
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I was always told that I should treat people the way I wanted to be treated no matter their skin color. My mom and other members of my family have a lot of friends of other ethnic backgrounds, and they were treated as family. Race has no significance in what I was taught about people of other groups.
1.4)
Make a list of at least five benefits that members of the dominant group have simply because of their race.
Racial superiority (white privilege): consists of white upper class men who have access to elite social and business connections that are not available to other.
1. The dominant group members are not harassed or treated unfairly by police. They essentially have more rights than African Americans and other minorities.
2. Caucasian men specifically are given higher salaries. Not only over other men, but all

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