Cultural Organization

Introduction

Different cultures exist in America.

We will discuss African Americans.

African Americans form part of the cultural community

There are about 4.2 million African Americans.

This represents 13 percent of the total American population.

(Bialik, 2018).

Celebrities

The list of African American celebrities is endless. They
include:

Barack Obama

Oprah Winfrey

Tyra Banks

Will Smith

Cultural Organization

African American culture is separate from the American
culture.

It is related to slavery and racial discrimination

Origin from African

there are several sub-cultures

The culture is characterized by extended families

Have their indigenous languages

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Religion

African Americans are religious people.

They believe in the existence of a Supreme Being.

Majority are Christians representing 79 percent.

53 percent are Protestants

4 percent are Catholicism

4 percent Mainline Protestantism

2 percent Islam.

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Stereotype, Prejudice and Discrimination

Refers to the mistaken belief or idea that individuals have regarding a group based on
the outside look that in most instances is untrue.

Based on the cultural stereotypes that people experience

Mainstream media has contributed (Pedulla, 2014).

Strong evidence on discrimination (Pedulla, 2014).

Stereotypes create conflict

killing of George Floyd.

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Stereotype, Prejudice and Discrimination
Continuation

The film industry

Black Americans play roles of crime and violence (Beltran, 2005).

Portrayed as people involved in criminal activities

Drug abuse and sale.

Black Americans involved in Hip Hop have also been stereotyped
as criminals and violent people

Despite the music genre being a beautiful art (Jenkins, 2011).

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Portrayal of Gender Role by the Media

African American society is masculine.

Men are domineering and are the head of the family

Men make decisions and women are expected to implement

Women are expected to play domestic roles

The trend has been changing with women being empowered.

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Health and Illness

Poor healthcare facilities.

Composed of low income individuals.

Cannot afford the medical insurance.

Affected more by the chronic and mental disorders

Covid-19 pandemic has effected the African
Americans more.

Personal space and physical contact in the
public

No personal space

Live together with extended family

Eat together as family

Value handshakes

Participate in cultural ceremonies

Conclusion

Covid-19 is still a global pandemic.

It is clear that so far, there is no cure that have been scientifically
proved.

However, the use of Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine has
been fronted by some individuals as a possible cure.

Given that there is no evidence presented and adverse effect it is
likely to cause on the users, I strongly advise against its use. I
recommend for patience as clinical trials are ongoing in different
countries globally.

References

Beltran, C. M. (2005). The New Hollywood Racelessness: Only the Fast, Furious, (And Multiracial)
Will Survive. Cinema Journal, 44(2): 50-67.

Bialik, K. (2018). 5 Facts about blacks in the U.S. Pew Research Center. Retrieved on June 9, 2020
from https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/02/22/5-facts-about-blacks-in-the-u-s/

Masci, D. (2018). 5 facts about the religious lives of African Americans. Pew Research Center.

Noonan, A.S., Velasco-Mondragon, H.E. & Wagner, F.A. (2016). Improving the health of African
Americans in the USA: an overdue opportunity for social justice. Public Health Rev 37 (12).

Pedulla, S. D. (). The Positive Consequences of Negative Stereotypes: Race, Sexual Orientation, and
the Job Application Process. Social Psychology Quarterly, 77(1): 75-94.

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