Dr. Kaldor's Intro to Soc

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In this class, students are developing their sociological imagination and exploring how social scientists develop and seek evidence to support explanations for important social phenomenon. As bloggers, students well review journalism and social science research on issues they care about. By exploring issues across borders, we will look for the differences in meaning, the similarities in social forces, and the connections that tie diverse groups to one another.

Image Source: Wong, E. (2016, August 29). “Facekini”-Wearing Chinese Stand Up for the Right to Bare Nothing. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/30/world/asia/china-france-burkini-faceki...

 

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by meg52 on December 11, 2016
Meghan Oberg December 2, 2016 Blog Research 2 Draft

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by bndayishimiye on December 10, 2016
This article is very interesting. Since I was born, I have never heard of force marriage but in this article. This article shows the beliefs and culture of people from Congo which it might be relevant to a lot of people especially people from Asia. This article mentions how a lot of girls in Congo committees force marriage because they lost their verity. Parents and communities believes that a girl should stay virgin until they get married and when they have sex before then, they get kicked out of the house and in the community as well.  

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by Mass02026 on December 9, 2016
During the process of applying to college, students are greatly influenced by the media. One thing specifically that has been studied is the effect that media coverage of college scandals has on the amount of applications that particular school will receive the next year. Too much surprise a significant decline in applications was recorded. When negative information comes into the limelight, students are going to pay attention. Access to the media is literally at student’s fingertips. When students receive this kind of information they are very responsive

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by cec7795 on December 9, 2016
The article I choose to write about takes a look at if the time we spend using the internet and technology infringes on how we spend our free time

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by Richmond Huot on December 9, 2016
The negative image of video games that is being displayed by the media is definitely over the top but with how adament they are about it, it really does make one question how much is too much or is it fine just like any other hobby or sport.

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by Kaela Schumann on December 9, 2016
This article researches the effect the use of the Internet has on people being interested in different cultures. The research is conducted mainly on Europe.

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by kayla_bourbon on December 9, 2016
On the excel table above, I compared the unemployment rate in US veterans of different nationalities in six of the largest cities in the country. Before I conducted this research, I never would of put veterans and unemployment in the same category because I found there correlation bipolar. I blatantly assumed that a US veteran would always have some form of occupation or job status until retirement. What’s most surprising is that some of the final results were expected, but there was some demographic evidence that I didn't see coming.

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by Julia on December 9, 2016
With the holidays fast approaching we often think of it as a time for indulgence, neglecting diets, and enjoying meals with loved ones. However some people, children in particular don’t have this luxury. In both developed and underdeveloped countries children face nutrition deprivation. In a study by Zhang and Hayward, the long term effects of childhood undernourishment on cognition are exposed.

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by BLMayotte on December 9, 2016
Most admit that stigma does surround those who are mentally ill and prejudice can follow these individuals. Despite this knowledge, the connection between perception, mental illness, and gender is usually not addressed. Though many are unaware, the gender of an individual has a major impact on other’s perception of their illness.

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by samtighe55 on December 9, 2016
Poverty in America is one of the biggest issues plaguing our country. According to the following table, thousands of people are suffering each day and it plagues more aces than others

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by justsomebody on December 9, 2016
Through the research of an article, people can understand why it is concerning for African American males to only look to sports for success.

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by ryan_pacheco on December 9, 2016
Race plays a bigger role in education than we think. Inner city schools and schools in poverty stricken areas are providing children with inadequate curriculum. Shouldn't every child have an equal chance for education?

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by lyanez on December 9, 2016
Do you ever wonder if television commercials actually make a difference in a child’s health? In this social science article, it confronts just that question.

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by pw0311 on December 9, 2016
With Isis, and terrorism in general, on the rise, it is common for Americans to have fear. However, across the country muslims experience many different forms of discrimination just for being muslim which is not alright. Hakim Zainiddinov collected data from a 2011 survey to examine the prevalence and normality of discrimination among Muslim American racial and ethnic groups. Muslim Americans face a wide variety of discrimination from verbal abuse to physical threats.

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by jam20 on December 8, 2016
The 1st amendment right which allows Americans to freely practice their desired religion is a part of why many believe The United States to be so great. If this is the case why are some religions more respected than others?

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by MarineActivist on December 8, 2016
Online milk sharing is a way for moms to get around the social expectations and limitation set by other people while still giving their child nutrients that comes from a human being rather than a bottle.

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by Giants86 on December 8, 2016
In this article, it discusses many main points such as inequality. It dives into points that look at inequality between groups of like people. The findings are that people find inequality within their groups based off a few things. This first being the occupation that one chooses to pursue. And secondly the level of education that one obtains.

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by danielle_harmon on December 8, 2016
In Society, today, there is a relationship between family income and child bullying. The pattern is U-shaped, meaning that children with low family income as well as children with high family income are involved in bullying. Whereas children who come from families that have a median family income are much less involved in such negative actions. Although bullying occurs mostly from children who comes from low family incomes, there is a unique pattern between family income and bullying that most of us may not have realized.

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by jowihu on December 7, 2016
In this article, two authors, Adelman and Tsao, research who makes up the deep south. Racial makeup of the area is examined, as well as the racial hierarchy that exists there.

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by vjkajoyce on December 2, 2016
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by Bayleaf42 on November 17, 2016
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
In França and Monteiro's (2013) research set out to observe racist or racially-biased behaviours amongst younger and older white children within a group dynamic. In this, we will only be observing the first of two studies in this paper. The hypotheses that the researchers had come up with were that the white children would be more likely to be credited than their black counterparts in general, and that older children are more likely to display egalitarian values than the younger kids when rewarding others where accomplishments were similar.

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by Farzana on November 17, 2016
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
The article Race to College: The “Reverse Gap” written by William Mangino argues that a reverse gap exists in the college educational system. Mangino does an experiment using a group of 12,576 people of five different races but only focusing of whites and blacks. The author wants to break the stereotype that black people are drop outs and white people are high graduates.

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by Laf on November 15, 2016
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
The academic research article “Interracial Relationships and the Transition to Adulthood” has as its purpose to demonstrate and justify the change of patterns of the involvement in interracial sexual relationships during the transition to adulthood. This analysis is based on the data collected by the National Health and Social Life Survey (NHSLS, 1990s) and by the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health, 2000s). The main hypothesis of Joyner and Kao (2005) is that the involvement in interracial sexual relationships decreases with the increasing age of young adults.

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by msalah on November 15, 2016
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
In the article "Interracial Roommate Relationships: An Experimental Field Test of the Contact Hypothesis”, Russell H. Fazio and Natalie J. Shook (2008) study investigated the affect of long-term interracial relationships of dormitory roommates on naturally triggered racial attitudes. The researchers’ hypothesis on the subject is that intolerance, prejudice as well as a lack of exposure to other minorities or groups are the roots of ignorance.

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by greenwood98 on November 15, 2016
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Parents as a stress relief?

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by AnnieB on November 15, 2016
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Carrie’s (2014) study investigated the relationship between white students in an all-white high school and the concept of race. The researcher wanted to know how white high school students living in a suburban working-class neighborhood in the United States of America developed their social identity. She also wanted to see if the students were aware of their white privilege since the students considered themselves to be “normal”. She wanted to see if the students living in town where whiteness dominants, would be able to discuss the concept of race.

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by edang97 on November 15, 2016
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
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by SimDes07 on November 15, 2016
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Ibrahim Mohamad Karkouti’s (2016) study investigated the effect of predominantly White institutions (PWIs) on educational experiences of African Americans students. The main hypothesis of the study was that higher education institutions tend to have a conservative culture and discriminatory recruitment policies that create racial issues concerning the enrollment of African Americans students and their experience as college students.

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by BChabot-Martin on November 14, 2016
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
        Nathan R. Todd, Elizabeth A. McConnell and Racheal L. Suffrin’s (2014) study was interested in the links that can be drawn between the stance on White privilege, the different religious beliefs and the importance of social justice. When they first started their study, they based their hypothesis on many studies that had been previously done on related subjects and so concluded that the point of view about White privilege that was held by an individual could predict their intensity concerning social justice interest and commitment.

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by mariontomlinson on November 14, 2016
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Gloria, Julia and Elizabeth’s (2011) study investigated the importance of talking about race and racism at an early age. The study took place in the US in a bilingual second-grade class of 15 students; 10 boys and 5 girls. They were to read specific books that raised the issue of race/racism. Some were to respond to the book, while others would draw their thoughts on the book in order to develop their understanding of race and racism in a none harmful way.

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by Brand.Stark on November 14, 2016
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Perceptions and Identity; The Locus of Health Disparities among Black American Women  

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by Haleyduncan98 on November 14, 2016
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Racism Experienced by the Australian Indigenous Population

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by CastanheiroA on November 14, 2016
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Ariana Castanheiro   Racial Microstressors, Racial Self-Concept, and Depressive Symptoms among Male African-Americans during the Transition to Adulthood Summary

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by Noemielongpre on November 14, 2016
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Patcher, Bernstein, Szalacha and Coll’s (2010) study investigated at which frequency children see or are in presence of racism. The hypothesis of this study was that racism could have negative impacts on the health and development of a child, but also on his emotional and psychological reactions.

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by VictoriaRosauri on November 14, 2016
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Nathan R. Todd, Elizabeth A. McConnell and Racheal L. Suffrin’s (2014) study examined the link between the awareness and attitude of White privilege and religious beliefs, and how it affects social justice through cross-sectional data, observational, and empirical research. In addition, the authors wanted to find evidence in colorblind racial attitudes and modern racism.

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by Ycheng on November 14, 2016
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
In Denton Callander, Christy E. Newman and Martin Holt’s (2015) study talks about the sexual racism on social media in the LGBT community but more precisely at men that identify as gay or bisexual. They check if there was any correlation between the attitude towards sexual preference, multiculturalism, sexual racism, ethnicity, education degree and sexual identity. It was mentioned in the article that people who had a preference towards certain ethnicity or a “no dating rule” towards a certain ethnicity is considered as sexual racism.

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by PaulRaphael on November 14, 2016
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Paragg’s (2015) study investigates the inability of mixed-race individuals to identify fully as “Canadian.”

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Reply to: Bullying kills
9 months 2 days ago

I was compelled to read this post because bullying is a serious topic that needs to be considered as the reason young adolescents are becoming troubled. This is a problem that affects most teenagers around the world. When I was back in high school, I had a lot of friends that were bullied by other members in our grade. The pressures of being "skinny" led them to hurt themselves and them having to be hospitalized. I came across a reason why people tend to bully others, it's because they might have been bullied themselves in the past.

9 months 2 days ago

I found the topic you chose for this piece is very interesting. Being a fellow college student, I understand the pressure that is placed on you as a student to be the best that you can be. The education system forces you to compete with other students to portray the best academic grades you can achieve. Students tend to cheat on exams because of the overall pressures they have to perform and keep their grades up. When I was in high school, during my grade 10 year, there was a grade 11 student who wrote her public speech on the pressures of education. Her speech went on to winning the gold medal in the national public speaking contest. Her speech allowed for us to see the pressure students have to go through to have a higher final grade them our classmates.

9 months 2 days ago

The title of your post caught my attention right away. Great work on introducing this topic and allowing for more people to know more about this topic. Out of all the articles that I've come across, I have not seen any other topics on this issue. Overall, this article was well written and I would love to learn more about this topic.

9 months 1 week ago

Considering I have a general knowledge on this topic, I can agree with your arguments raised. Feminism and humanism are indeed different in relation to their ideologies and motives. Although, they are similar in a sense that they both encourage human evolution in the best of ways. It is considered to be a controversial topic because many people have opposing views on the comparison of these two worldviews. I for one agree that both have different concentrations because one is dealing with just woman and the other focuses on self improvement as a whole.

9 months 1 week ago

Considering I have a general knowledge on this topic, I can agree with your arguments raised. Feminism and humanism are indeed different in relation to their ideologies and motives. Although, they are similar in a sense that they both encourage human evolution in the best of ways. It is considered to be a controversial topic because many people have opposing views on the comparison of these two worldviews. I for one agree that both have different concentrations because one is dealing with just woman and the other focuses on self improvement as a whole.

9 months 1 week ago

I agree with your statements and I was drawn to your post because human rights are a big deal to me as well as millions of others living as minorities in todays day in age. Whether it concerns gender, age or ethnicity, the motive of human rights is to support equality among each and every person. Unfortunately, certain countries such as Syria, Sudan and Pakistan do not have that privilege but it is crazy to think that my neighbouring country is being led by someone who is threatening something that other countries would die to have. Its unfortunate that it can be taken advantage of.

9 months 1 week ago

I was drawn to your post because I am also aware of gender inequality and its disappointing that this social issue occurs worldwide. As a barista myself, working at a coffee shop is not always as nice as it seems. Yes, the environment is mostly calm and people for the most part are quite friendly. Although, as a woman taking occasional orders from men clients, I am not always treated with the respect that I deserve. Its strange to think that people think they are entitled to a morning coffee; as if I owe them something. This made me realize that most people often treat others in ways that are not always respectful because they feel superior. Unfortunately, woman in most societies are targeted as the inferior group but we need to put our foot down and stand up for ourselves if found in any degrading situation. Its a shame that there is such inequalities in todays society. I read upon the Woman's March on Washington and I am glad to know that there is a movement focusing on this issue.

10 months 2 days ago

Based on the information from your post, readers are given a clear and understanding view of the main events that occurred in the article you chose. Your post was intriguing because, of just the other day, I read about the movie “A dogs Purpose.” You may not have been aware but there was a video of a dog being abused to conduct certain tasks. Animal cruelty is just as bad on humans as it is for animals, for that reason, people should be charged more than just facing six months in jail, a $2000 fine and a two-year ban from owning a pet. Animal cruelty was bad enough in this movie that he author of the book itself was petitioning to remove the movie from airing worldwide. However, not successful the movie has been receiving a lot of backlash about animal cruelty. For more information to further interest you, here is a link to Terry’s Law which describes more on the law against animal cruelty; http://www.terryslaw.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Animal-Welfare-Bill-C...

10 months 2 days ago

Thank you for choosing a topic that not many people talk about. This is a topic that is very important to me and speaks to me. I remember hearing about that story with the dog being dragged behind his owner’s truck. I was so upset when I heard about that, after that i went to hug my dog. How can people be so cruel? I see post about animal abuse all over my Face book and each one breaks my heart. Your post was very interesting and actually taught me a couple of things. I didn’t even know that the maximum penalty a Canadian can face is six months in jail and that they have to pay $2000 fine. Your post was well written and right to the point, you put the important facts and did not put any useless facts.

10 months 1 week ago

The title of your piece attracted me to read your post because it is an event that affected society greatly during its trial. I noticed that your post doesn’t go into any detail about Zimmerman, by adding this to your post; your readers would get a sense of who he is and why this case turned the way it did. By introducing quotes from the original article, the information you wrote about suggested that it was from a reliable source. Other than this mishap, the article was very well written and easy to comprehend. The article was very interesting to read!

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