By: Elizabeth M Young
Social engineering is a term that is used differently in two fields. In Sociology, social engineering is defined as the act or art of causing planned changes in the key elements or factors of a society. In the security and computer fields, social engineering is...
By: Elizabeth M Young
When identifying the difference between prejudice and discrimination, it is useful to view prejudice as an internal entity: a product of experience, emotions, intellect, belief structures, and social mores. Discrimination can be viewed as an external representation of prejudice, along with other factors that are...
By: Cody Hodge
How is racism related to self-esteem? Interesting question, and I am assuming this has nothing to do with those who feel the effects of racism. Clearly, if someone was using slurs towards you, or discriminating against you and your family simply for the color of...
By: Elizabeth M Young
In the classic literature, there are several forms of symbolism. Religious symbolism dominated the field until the post modern era, when secular use of symbolism in art, literature, political and other social matters became the dominant use of symbols. Referential symbolism and condensation symbolism remain...
By: Elizabeth M Young
There are no uniform social dynamics for people who are labeled as "multi racial" or of "mixed race", because there has been no uniform social environment in which such people were born. Throughout history, as one group dominated another, women were taken in, raped or...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Race did not become a widely accepted social term until after the earliest scientists, regardless of physical disparity, who worked with each other discovered that all humans, no matter how physically they differed, had the same human and intellectual potential. There were no significant human...
Is Political Ideology used to Manipulate the Masses
By: Elizabeth M Young
Marx was not completely honest when he said that "religion is the opium of the masses". He left out the fact that ideology is an equally addictive and sedative social drug. As he pushed ideology, which is being followed to this day by hundreds of...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Cultural values, at the simplest level, are commonly shared concepts about what is right, wrong, possible or impossible, true or false and so on. From there, it gets complicated. The arena of cultural values can be as small as each individual's personal set of decisions...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Myths are collections of fictitious stories, beliefs, or concepts. Race is a mythical concept that was "legitimized" by deviance and corruption in the scientific, religious, social, government, and business sectors in order to allow moral facilitation of enslavement, genocide, and oppression of non Europeans as...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The drive to kill animals that begins during the childhood years of individuals who are potential serial killers may be based in several causes, but there is no standard pattern of childhood behavior or life experience that applies to all serial killers. There can be...

 

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