Question and answer
2. What is ethnocentrism? In what ways can ethnocentrism be detrimental to a society?
Ethnocentrism is simply the belief that one's group or culture is superior to another. This can be applied to race, different countries, or even to sexist or ageism issues. [ Typically, ethnocentrism is most commonly applied to race and other cultures/countries. Ethnocentrism is defined as a bad term. Wikipedia states, "The fallacy of ethnocentrism is committed by people who exaggerate the role
of their own group in its interactions with other groups." However, in some cases, ethnocentrism can actually be a positive way of thinking.Ethnocentrism can lead to a group thinking they are self-righteous and better than another group. It also gives lead way to judge another culture's way of life. An example of this is when Adolph Hitler and his Nazi followers thought they were better then the Jewish people and even judged the Jewish people to be lower than dirt. This case of ethnocentrism lead to the horrifying deaths of about six million Jewish people. Hitler's ethnocentric mindset eventually led to World War 2. Another positive thing birthed from ethnocentrism is patriotism. While extreme nationalism can lead to wars, having a sense of pride in one's country is always good for the society. Since Americans think they have the best culture, they tend to strut it around. With strutting around also comes a better lifestyle. ]
Expert answered|shine c.|Points 0|
Question
Asked 1/25/2013 7:34:33 PM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
Questions asked by the same visitor
Provide an introduction that includes a reflection on what you learned about critical thinking during the course.
Weegy: This critical thinking manual has been prepared to inform and aid you to ... will have the time and opportunity to read it and follow the suggestions it contains. ... [ critical thinking skills; that is, they should have learned these skills during their .... This list is, of course, incomplete, but it serves to indicate the type of thinking and ... ] User: Critical thinking is the capacity to evaluate an idea, to formulate and solve a problem, or make a decision in such a way the whole thinking process has been done in a proper way to be successful. If thinking is just a normal and automatic action that brain does at any time. Critical thinking is what makes the difference between people to person. There are various levels of critical thinking, and everything is depending on how the thinking process get involved with personal emotions, different culture, evaluations and the ability to refine the process, by removing bias,errors,imperfections,personal feeling end. Very interested and useful to use during the different day to day scenarios and work experiences are the steps to evaluate, get a conclusion and refine the solution to the problem. Refining is one of the most important steps to determine the solution to a problem and it can spell the difference between success and failure. Working out the details by checking exactly how the solution will be applied; finding imperfection and complications and making improvements are the three steps of the refining process. People tend to simplify to much the refining process because they think the solution has already been found. However, paying attention to details, remove bias and be critical in the proper job is very difficult sometimes, but is also very worthwhile. At the beginning of this class I located myself at the stage of practicing thinker, but now knowing the techniques to remove personal emotions while thinking, understanding when I am right and when I am wrong, analyzing and refining my own ... (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 1/18/2013 6:27:31 PM
0 Answers/Comments
t Object]
Weegy: I'm sorry, please type a question so I can assist you! (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 1/18/2013 7:58:18 PM
0 Answers/Comments
Do you consider these characteristics a stereotype? Why, or why not?
Weegy: are you asking what the characteristics of a stereotype are? User: I think a typical american would be the kardashians. Take for example Kim. she is materialistic and puts career first, and money associated with being successful and having a good life. that's how the world portays americans.Do you consider these characteristics a stereotype? Why, or why not? Weegy: a stereotype is a perception about someone or something from an outward view. That is a good example of a stereotype. Or all French people are rude based only on stereotypes User: I think a typical american would be the kardashians. Take for example Kim. she is materialistic and puts career first, and money associated with being successful and having a good life. that's how the world portays americans.Do you consider this characteristics a stereotype? Why, or why not? Weegy: Yes, I would consider these characteristics a stereotype because people are assuming that all americans are like Kim Kardashian based on seeing her personality and lifestyle User: yes thank you! Weegy: no problem, please come back anytime (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 1/21/2013 9:19:12 PM
0 Answers/Comments
Which approaches should you use to communicate your ideas effectively?
Weegy: Breaking the ice To become an effective communicator, first thing you need to do is to learn to break the ice. You need to get started with something (even by asking a question) whether be it in a meeting or a general discussion. [ You also need to be a good listener if you want to ask right questions. Once you break the ice, continue with your normal tone and speak few words about relevant matter. Don’t worry if it doesn’t sound effective at first attempt. Your mind if powerful and it knows how to better your speech next time. It’s important to get started. Let the words flow Deliver your words like a flow of water. Speak to the point, be clear and maintain continuity. However you can pause in between to get the feedback of audience if you’re giving a public speech. Try to make your public speech interactive by asking questions or launching an on spot quiz. People love quizzes. Don’t repeat words Next thing is enhancing your vocabulary of words. You shouldn’t use same words repeatedly in your speech. Learn new words and add quality to your speech. It also helps to improve your written communication as well. This wont happen overnight but with little effort and consistency, you can enhance your vocabulary. ] (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 1/20/2013 1:11:31 PM
0 Answers/Comments
example of the meaning of culture
Weegy: Culture can be viewed as the customs, arts and social interactions of a particular nation, people, or other social group. It can also be defined as an appreciation of the arts and human intellectual achievement. [ In both views of culture, examples can provide a good way to get a quick understanding of culture. Ads by Google Negotiations & Influence NUS Executive Program for Leaders & Senior managers. ] (More)
Question
Expert Answered
Asked 1/24/2013 8:01:36 PM
0 Answers/Comments
19,819,635 questions answered
Popular Conversations
What is the slope of the line that passes through (-2, 7) and (4, ...
Weegy: 3-3 = 0 User: Which of the following represents 3x - 5y + 10 = 0 written in slope-intercept form? y = -x + ...
3/5/2015 8:45:04 AM| 3 Answers
How thick is the continental crust in mountain ranges
Weegy: The continental crust is 20 to 70 kilometers thick and composed mainly of lighter granite.
3/6/2015 1:41:17 AM| 3 Answers
What is the equation of the line whose y-intercept is 3 and slope is ...
Weegy: The equation of the line whose y-intercept is 3 and slope is 1 is: y = x + 3. Formula: y = mx + c; c = 3 and m ...
3/5/2015 8:34:48 AM| 2 Answers
The graph of y = ax2 + bx + c is a parabola that opens up and has a ...
Weegy: ax2 + bx = -5 User: Which of the following equations is of a parabola with a vertex at (1, -2)? y = (x - 1)2 ...
3/5/2015 9:00:50 AM| 2 Answers
Which of the following equations is of a parabola with a vertex at ...
Weegy: x^2 - 2x - 35 = 0 x^2 - 2x + 1 - 36 = 0 (x - 1)^2 - 36 = 0 which is the vertex form of equation.
3/5/2015 9:29:12 AM| 2 Answers
Use completing the square to solve the equation x2 - 10x = ...
Weegy: C) y = (x - 5)^2 - 4
3/5/2015 1:08:31 PM| 2 Answers
The volumes of two cylindrical cans of the same shape vary directly ...
Weegy: Solution:using 8 pints/gallon and S an unknown constant vol varies as r^3 So vol = S * r^3; S*6^3 = ...
3/5/2015 3:26:51 PM| 2 Answers
Select an acceptable pronoun to complete this sentence. The squad ...
Weegy: Pronouns are words that substitute for nouns. User: Select an acceptable pronoun to complete this ...
3/5/2015 4:08:05 PM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
L
P
L
P
P
P
Points 361 [Total 8247]| Ratings 0| Comments 361| Invitations 0|Offline
S
P
C
L
P
L
1
P
Points 183 [Total 7490]| Ratings 2| Comments 163| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
Points 165 [Total 1076]| Ratings 2| Comments 145| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
L
Points 90 [Total 7591]| Ratings 0| Comments 90| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 82 [Total 587]| Ratings 4| Comments 42| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 50 [Total 418]| Ratings 0| Comments 50| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 30 [Total 30]| Ratings 3| Comments 0| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 21 [Total 137]| Ratings 2| Comments 1| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 20 [Total 111]| Ratings 0| Comments 20| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 10 [Total 10]| Ratings 1| Comments 0| Invitations 0|Offline
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2015 Purple Inc.