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  • Gran Torino Analysis

    inhumanity to man. The movie depicts realities for a variety of people and brings out truths that we are still faced with and forced to find ways to reconcile peacefully, or continue to experience worse consequences. This movie does express some hope for barriers to be absolved. I hope that somewhere, this resembles someone’s true story. Of the several cultural conflicts, the one scene that sticks out is Walt’s accepting the invitation to the Hmong barbeque next door was a demonstration of…

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  • Gran Torino: The Hmong Community Experience In Gran Hugnesium

    many occasions that the Hmong community experience in the Michigan. Gang activity and violence is one the major conflicts that the Hmong community experience. The Hmong gang harasses and promotes violence and theft towards the community. The Hmong also experience an absence of masculine figures. The absence of masculine figures contributes to the Hmong community being helpless and juvenile. Walt Kowalski becomes the outlet masculine figure of the Hmong Lor family. The Hmong community also…

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  • Religion And Holidays In Hmong Culture

    Religion and Holidays The Hmong have a triple faceted religion. It revolves around the cult of spirits, the shaman and ancestor worship. Hmong culture believe that spirits reside in all things and are in two worlds. The two worlds are known as "Yeeb – Ceeb, which is the land of the spirits and the Yaj – Ceeb, that is the world of human beings, material objects and nature." (Owens, 2007) The shaman is important as they can make contact with the spirit world and often call upon a certain spirits…

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  • Differences Between Cultural Relativism And Universal Human Rights

    differences in belief systems" (Fadiman, A). One example that comes to mind in the recent decades is the confrontation between the Lee family and a public hospital in Merced, California, where Hmong child Lia Lee was diagnosed with epilepsy and then became collateral damage in a cultural clash between Hmong holistic/spiritual medicine and Western medicine. Within the span of a few years, the Lee family were offered little to no support…

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  • Social Work In The Hmong Community

    Lao, and Hmong Americans reside in California (as cited by U.S. Census, 2010). Social workers must be culturally competent to service the needs of all clients in the Hmong community. Through the use of multicultural counseling, social workers will be able to build rapport with clients and their families. After the rapport is established, social workers will then be able to implement and promote services for the Hmong community. This paper will be discussing different factors as to why Hmong do…

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  • Reflection On St Paul City Council

    In this paper, I will reflect my experience of attending the Saint Paul City Council meeting. I will share on how awards and grants by Saint Paul City Councils approve projects, programs, and strategies to improve the capital in Saint Paul. In addition, I will go into details of the City of Saint Paul source of funding to provide awards and grants to proposals made by the City of Saint Paul residents. I then will discuss a proposal that was discussed by the proposer and the Saint Paul City…

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  • Summary Of The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down '

    You and You Fall Down” is one of the many cases that exemplify the barriers and obstacles people from distinct cultures encounter due to their ethnocentrism and lack of cultural relativism. After escaping to the U.S., a place completely different from what they called home, the Lees had to adapt and place their trust on strangers (to save their daughter) who viewed a condition with spiritual origin to the Hmong as a neurological disorder that had to be stopped rather than controlled. As a…

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  • Ethnocentrism In Hmong's Culture

    Ethnocentrism leads to valuing certain beliefs and behaviors that people share in a community and ethnocentric people believe that their way of living and behavior is the natural and normal way. Hmong people migrated to the United States from Laos to escape the ongoing war, and their culture and beliefs collided with American cultural in several ways. Hmong’s and American’s beliefs differ about medicine, authority and raising children. The Hmong have struggled throughout history to preserve…

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  • Hmong Gender Roles

    define the roles of gender, but it impacts one culture more than others. The majority of the Hmong populations are people who lived in the hills of Laos. Large groups of Hmong people lived in poverty, had no or little education, and survived on farming. They are independent people who cared most for the survival of their family, thus; they do anything to make ends meet. The Americans recruited the Hmong people to fight in the Vietnam War and in exchange for their support, most of the population…

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  • How To Write A Reflective Essay On Green Bay Culture

    Throughout the years I’ve always found it easier to look at a culture and notice its unique features compared to fully understanding my own. Growing up in a rural community of Green Bay, Wisconsin presented me with minimal experiences of other cultures making this particular assignment incredibly intriguing for me. My parents grew up very poor and neither of them had much when they moved to Green Bay, both of them had to work extremely hard to get to where they are today. Because of this they…

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