Find your subject
in our database of
Spark your creativity...
an impressive essay!
Do you think that race is a social construct? Race as a social construct exists everywhere you go, it is known by everyone. Race all comes about when you know that you are different then the people around you. People construct race socially. Socially it all happens when you are young and just starting to learn facts of life and learning society. We watched two movies that really got me thinking about how people that are different then me, get treated worse. In the movie "Imitation of Life", an African-American mother and daughter move in with a white family. "Fakin' da Funk", the other movie we watched, an adopted Chinese boy has black parents. I also read an essay by Sacks', a Jewish woman, who wrote about racial differences in school, work and in the community. In this paper I will explain how society has constructed certain categories for different races.
In the movie "Fakin' da Funk" there was a Chinese boy named Julian and he was different then everyone else in the new neighbor hood that they moved into. Everyone was making fun of him just because they thought that he was different, even though he really wasn't. He knew everything that they did if not more than they did. He had a better knowledge of his past and how to act. He had lived his whole life as an African American and he knew exactly what it meant to be African American but to everyone else in the neighbor hoo
Names mentioned in this term paper
Movie mentioned in this term paper
Fakin, Imitation of Life,
Locations included in this paper
New York, Africa, Poland, Russia,
Keywords mentioned in this paper
movie, da funk, social construct, African American, skin color, New York, Jewish people, better life, affirmative action, school, the people, western continent, individuality, girl, essay, society, racial, eyesore, stereotypes, minorities, whole life, raid, societies, diverse, Poland, Russia, biological, self, common, paper, problems, Educational, special, small, college, community, the white, the same way, the essay,