A sociological approach introduced by Howard Becker that attempts to explain why certain people are viewed as deviants and others engaging in the same behavior are not refers to? A. contact hypothesis.
b. labeling theory. c. exploitation theory. d. exchange theory
To help me gain perspective on an African American's point of view, I have interviewed Cherylene Moore, assistant manager of the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. Ms. Moore is African American. Her perspective has enlightened me. [ It is my hope that someday all races will be able to live together peacefully in Williamsport and enjoy the prosperity that this city can bring.
First of all, let me introduce the statistics of Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Williamsport is in North Central Pennsylvania, the seat of Lycoming County. According to Williamsport, Pennsylvania, "As of 2007, Williamsport's population is 29,814 people" (n.d.). The population of Williamsport is made up of 84% Whites, 13% African American, 1% Asian, and 2% other or Mixed (Williamsport, PA Profile, n.d.). Much of the population looks like me, because I am White. I have only lived in this area since December, 2006. Ms. Moore stated that, "I was born in Williamsport and have lived here all my life except for eight years that I lived in Philadelphia." While I have not had the time to truly get to know the city, Ms. Moore has had the time to see changes in the past years.
Consequently, Ms. Moore informed me of her perspective on leadership in our community. Ms. Moore said, "It has only been within the past ten years that there has been a minority political figure in Williamsport. We currently have an African American woman on city Council." I had only known that our mayor, Gabe Campana, is White. For the most part, I had believed minorities were well treated by the leaders of our community. Racial and Ethnic Groups (2006) state that a minority group is "a subordinate group whose members have significantly less control or power over their own lives than do the members of a dominant or majority group" (Ch. 1, p. 5). While I have not seen many minorities, like African Americans as leaders in the city, they do exist. Ms. Moore says that, "We have African Americans working as managers, doctors, nurses, caseworkers, teachers, etc." I had believed for the most part, Whites were fair to minorities because I had not witnessed otherwise. Ms. ] Auto answered|Score .923|venkatv|Points 331|Note:
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