Explain how the social construction of race, ethnicity, gender, and other multicultural characteristics impact your identity as a cultural being
Discussion 1: Video Introduction
By Day 3 Discussion 1
Record and Upload a 2- to 3-minute video that includes the following:
Your name-Your geographic location
Thoughts about your expectations and anticipated challenges for this course
A description of an aspect of your culture that you consider a defining part of your identity
Your reasons for selecting the aspect of your culture in particular. Describe your identity as a cultural being.
By Day 3
Post an analysis of what you posted for your video introduction and explain the root of what you described as your culture. Then explain how the social construction of race, ethnicity, gender, and other multicultural characteristics impact your identity as a cultural being. Explain how your own definition as a cultural being is or is not consistent with the norms, categories, and constructs prescribed to your culture by social institutions. Finally, explain how an understanding of the social construction of culture is applicable to the work you will do in social work practice.
By Day 5
Respond to at least two colleagues by critiquing your colleagues\\\\\\\’ posts and providing an example of how social institutions define, challenge, or restrict cultural beings based on cultural bias, stereotypes, and prejudice. In addition, share an insight you learned from your colleagues\\\\\\\’ posts that deepened your understanding of his or her video introduction.
Adams, M., Blumenfeld, W. J., Castaneda, C., Catalano, D. C. J., DeJong, K., Hackman, H. W,… Zuniga, X. (Eds.). (2018). Readings for diversity and social justice (4th ed.). New York, NY: Routledge Press.
Introduction, (pp. 1-6)
Chapter 1 The Complexity of Identity: “Who am I”? (pp. 7–9)
Chapter 2 Identities and Social Locations: Who Am I? Who are my people? (pp. 10-15)
Chapter 4 Microaggressions, Marginality, and Oppression: An Introduction (pp. 22-27)
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