The Influence Of My Family

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Growing up, since I lived in Mexico, I did not have much of interaction with a different race. The majority of the people in my neighborhood had about the same skin tone, some lighter than others. I would only see a difference with people that had indigenous blood. There were a few people with indigenous blood that I met during my childhood and it primarily included my maid and my nanny and her family. When it came to bring a friend home, I had to be very selective. Most parents within my school knew each other. My parents grew up placing a value on other families who had not only the same socioeconomic status as us, but also well-respected families. The children of parents, who had a more prestigious career, would often be more respected. …show more content…
In my culture, men were always the dominating force with often the prestigious career positions. When it came to family, men were also the dominating force and the head of the household who always had the last say in a matter. In my family, my parents always had the last say. However when it came to me and my siblings, since I was the oldest I was more respected among them and my decisions would often be favored. Within my family, males and elders were not only well respected, but they also had the power and authority when it came to decision making within the household. Within our family or growing up, I have never dealt with an individual with a disability; therefore, I do not know how things would have been different within my household or …show more content…
My family was considered upper middle class and not only did we the money, but we also had the status. Growing up, we had maids and nannies that worked for us, therefore we had people that worked for us and those people were members of a lower social class. Additionally, my family had prestige and along with prestige came power. Since my family came from a family that was highly involved in the political party in our city and state, we were often treated with respect within our society. Our family was well aware that we had privilege. It is hard to challenge having privilege when you already have it. However, the situation changed when we emigrated to the United States. We have had to work and get an education to get a higher paying job, which would ultimately lead to a higher socioeconomic status. That has been our way of challenging our situation since we moved to the United States. When it comes to dismantling oppression related to privilege, as a future practitioner I have to treat everyone equally. Regardless of their social standing within our society, every member in our society should get the same treatment and respect as everyone else. No special treatment, and only doing what is best for the individual within our

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