GenderConstruction within Mexican Community
GenderConstruction within Mexican Community
Inthe Mexican community, gender roles are traditional and are viewed indifferent ways. The community takes its culture seriously and in thecase of migration they transfer their culture to the newenvironment. The men are regarded as the family provider. Theyshould, therefore, work hard to ensure that their families areprovided with all the basic needs. They are also viewed as strong andfearless. The primary role of the women is to be loving and caring.
Therace is the classification of people into groups based on theirancestry, physical traits, social and genetic relations, and therelations between them. Race (ethnicity), plays a major role in ourlives, notifying how we take ourselves and the entire world. Thecommunities that stand on the identity of ethnic and racial groundcan offer internal sources of resilience. The class is the socialgroup between the upper and the working classes, including thebusiness and professional workers and their families. Gender is thestate of being female or male. It is typically used concerningcultural and social differences.
Culturalnarcissism, also called self-centeredness, has greatly impacted onthe gender, class, and race. People of a particular race, gender orclass see themselves as more special than others. For this reason,there have emerged conflicts of interest, where people fight to be ontop of others. In Mexico for example, there are different races thathave for years fought for equal opportunities. The gender issue hasalso been the current social problem(Healey, & O`Brien, 2014).The problem has been caused by the struggle of both genders for equalopportunities. Previously, the male gender used to dominate over thefemale gender due to the self-centeredness of men. Culturalnarcissism has also impacted on the issue of class. The rich peoplesee it not fit to mix or interact with the poor.
However,border lines have also impacted on the three groups namely gender,class and race in the Mexican community. People want to retain theirborder lines and prevent any group from invading. In most cases, youwill find that people of the same race, class, or gender occupyingthe same border line hence, promoting racism among the communities.Additionally, there are some markets or shopping centers that onlyallow a particular class or race of people.
Histrionicpersonality disorder which is characterized by emotionaloverreaction, constant attention-seeking and suggestibility have alsoimpacted on the three groups. The personality`s propensity toover-dramatize may weaken the relationships and cause depression. Forthis reason, the communities choose to stay away from each otherbasing on the condition. In most cases, it happens that the patientsare from the same race or class.(Rogers, & Pilgrim, 2014).
However,the anti-personal disorder has also impacted negatively on the threegroups. An insolvent conscience or moral sense is often apparent, aswell as of legal problems, crime or aggressive or impulsive behavior. Persons with antisocial personality trend to manipulate, antagonizeor treat other people with callous indifference or harshly. Theyshow no remorse or guilt for their behavior. These individuals withantisocial disorder always break the law becoming criminals in thesociety(Barak, Leighton, & Cotton, 2014). Therefore other people will tend to avoid the said groups leading todiscrimination among the community.
Theschematic narrative explores the regime of representation of youngBlack men in the film “City of God.” The movie`s main argument isits deployment of pathological scripts of Black men as criminals. It,therefore, creates and constructs behavior which maintains dormancyand systematic narratives in race, class, and gender. It mostly talksabout the evil men in the society who were not allowed to mix withothers with the fear of contamination. The men were mainly from thesame race, and this facilitated discrimination of people according torace, class, and gender(Mullings, 2014).
Theblack man is constructed as synonymous with virility, violence, andsavagery hence they needed to texturize within the system ofpractices and beliefs. The social construction of black men in thatmanner is informed by a racial imaginary that treated them ascriminals. Therefore, this justifies the racial discrimination in theMexican community. It is the major contributor to the race, class,and gender as Blacks who were considered to be criminals wereisolated from the rest, therefore, creating two classes of peoplethose considered criminal and those considered not (Piff,2014). Black men were the only one considered to be criminals despite thefact that some women could also be in the same issue. The idea hasled to gender issues within the community.
Parenting(child rearing) is the procedure of promoting and supporting theemotional, physical, financial, intellectual, and social growth of achild from early stages to maturity. It is the aspect of raising achild aside from the biological connection. Parenting has alsogreatly impacted on the race, class and gender. The way the parentsor guardians raise their children determines the future of thosechildren. In Mexico for example, children have been raised in aculture that supports racism, gender discrimination anddiscrimination by class(Leach, 2014).They have therefore incorporated the culture and have since promotedit in the communities they live. Parenting is an important factorthat if put into consideration, can help to fight the three groups ofdiscrimination mentioned.
Adultmanipulating gender has also affected the three groups. Young peoplein most cases try to emulate the characters of their senior in thesociety. When the senior and respected people in the society supportthis kind of discrimination, they show a very bad example to theyoung generation that looks upon them. In the case of the Mexicancommunity, adults have played a great role in promotingdiscrimination of the mentioned groups. Race, class, and genderdiscrimination have also been impacted by the adult gender(Pieterse, 2015). In case partners with a different opinion of race, class and gendermeet for a relationship or marriage they will end up convincing eachother thus, coming up with one opinion. The opinion might be topromote or fight those groups. Intermarriages in Mexican communityhave greatly impacted on the three groups mentioned due to thememorandum of understanding during the marriage.
Inconclusion, the issue of social, i.e., cultural tradition, classstatus and expectation that contribute to the racial discriminationexplain why this issue is psychological. The race, gender, and classare impacted differently by cultural narcissism, anti-socialpersonality disorder, histrionic and issues of the border line. Theother factors that have impacted negatively on the three groups areparenting and narcissism. Therefore, my appeal to the community isto refrain from the factors that may promote discrimination among us.We were created equal and therefore we must treat each other asbrother and sister.
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