Appendix D ETH/125 Version 7


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Appendix D
Part I Define the following terms: Term Ethnic group Anti-Semitism Definition people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture One who discriminates against or who is hostile toward or prejudiced against Jews. hatred or fear of Muslims or of their politics or culture A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples. The act or practice of persecuting on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or beliefs that differ from those of the persecutor. A religious denomination is a subgroup within a religion that operates under a common name, tradition, and identity.

Islamophobia Xenophobia


Religious group

Part II Select at least 1 religious and 1 ethnic group not your own from the list below. • Religious groups (based:// on http o Christianity • • • • • • • o o o o • Evangelical Protestant Mainline Protestant Historically Black Churches Roman Catholic Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) Jehovah’s Witnesses Orthodox (Greek, Eastern)

Judaism (Orthodox, Conservative, or Reform) Buddhism (Theravada or Mahayana) Islam (Sunni, Shia, Sufism) Hinduism Ethnic groups (based on divisions in U.S. Census Bureau documents)

but that only they have it all right. and so on). they do not fight and they do not vote. . or values)? Jehovah’s Witnesses are different from other religious groups because they are always 100% against war and polotics. this seems to be the one religion that just about everyone not involved with them. Two things that I have noticed about the Jehovah’s Witnesses that as far as I have seen are different is that they all have the same Bible while other religions use different versions (King James. all other religions preach that when you die or when the second coming of Christ happens. and that no matter where you are in the world. • In what ways has the religious group you selected contributed to American culture? I have had a hard time trying to find information on this which could be because Jehovah’s Witnesses have the same beliefs and as far as I understand. but not all the time. Jehovah’s Witnesses are a cult and want to pull you in to their cult. For whatever reason. In the United States. they all say that the other religions may have some things right. you will either go to heaven or hell which will be later an everlasting lake of fire. there is no getting through to them. we will either go to heaven or paradise earth when it becomes rebuilt. On the other side of that. I have to say that none of them have ever been rude to me and they all have been nice and respectful to me while the same is true with other religions most of the time. They do not believe in doing things different because they feel they are more like Jesus if they do things his way and not the way of mankind. NIV. other religions say all kind of things about the Jehovah’s Witnesses. believe. NAS. they all practice. they are the most active religion as far as going door to door and trying to spread their message goes. they know not what they preach and need to be told the truth about God. or we will just die and that will be it. and preach the same exact thing. does not like them. behave the same way all over the world. From my experience. • What has been the experience of your selected religious group with others that do not share its beliefs or practices? Whenever I have talked to a Jehovah’s Witnesses about other religions. worship practices. Some of the things that they say include.Appendix D ETH/125 Version 7 2 o o o o o Asian (Asian descent) Black (African descent) Hispanic and Latino (South or Central American descent) Pacific Islander (Polynesian descent) White (European descent) Part III Answer the following questions in 150 to 250 words each about the religious group you selected: • How does your selected religious group differ from other religious groups (such as in their beliefs. Jehovah’s Witnesses say that there is no hell and that when we die. and so on.

Answer the following questions in 150 to 250 words each about the ethnic group you selected: • How does your selected ethnic group differ from other ethnic groups (such as differences in . Rather than offer protection.” *Moscow has outlawed Jehovah's Witnesses as a religion. beaten worshipers and jailed entire congregations. a Jehovah's Witness was just handed his ninth prison term for refusal to bear arms.html “*In France. Singapore only incarcerates Jehovah's Witnesses while other conscientious objectors are allowed to do non-military community service. but I understand what their point is. they are very kind and believe they are doing the best thing to try and help as many people as they can. Uzbekistan has stripped its Jehovah's Witness communities of any legal status.” “*South Korea has imprisoned 1. 71 Kingdom Halls of Jehovah's Witnesses were vandalized. I do understand them a little better.” • What were the sources of the prejudice or discrimination? I don’t know why prejudice or discrimination exist at any level." In 2006 alone.Appendix D ETH/125 Version 7 3 • Provide specific examples of prejudice or discrimination your selected religious group has experienced. The information I am using for this question comes from the web site http://www. It also could be because many governments don’t want people to be united in a single cause and want to keep them living in fear so that they can keep control of them. police have raided services. The thing that I understand is that they want to spread their message and get as many people to fallow their way because they say that is the only way to go to heaven.knocking. let alone why it exist against Jehovah's Witnesses. the government has officially branded Jehovah's Witnesses a "dangerous sect.000 Jehovah's Witness ministers who are conscientious objectors to military service. At first I had a hard time finding information on this.” . burned and shot at. In other parts of firebombed. I have no interest to join them. but then I discovered this web site that has some good examples of it. All I can think of is that many people fear or hate what they don’t understand and often want to punish them for it. They are not allowed to own houses of worship and are banned from practicing their faith anywhere. • Does what you’ve learned about this religious group help you understand it? In what ways? Over the years I have come to respect the Jehovah's Witnesses because they are at least faithful to what they beleive in and what they preach. Men who complete their jail time are re-drafted and given new prison sentences. as well as being consistant and never changing the way they are. In Turkey. French government officials publicly call Jehovah's Witnesses "criminals" and impose a crippling 60-percent tax not levied on any other religion. They never try to force it on anyone and are never rude about it.

creating differences in the way people live in the two areas. though. but one must remember that the two countries are at opposite ends of the world. Japanese culture discriminates against female workers. except in the most extreme of cases. When it comes to culture difference. According to research published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing. it would seem absurd to deny a woman the right to stay at home with her newborn child. only have one form of it.suite101. perhaps. Certainly. instead of by individual values and characteristics. well there are way too many to list here. For example.Appendix D ETH/125 Version 7 4 ancestry. In America. while Japanese society seems to struggle with gender inequality. “Respect for Women in American and Japanese Cultures America and Japan may share similar interests regarding entertainment. however. In Japan. identifying themselves by the groups to which they belong. some countries speak more than one. in which people view themselves as separate from everyone else. for “The Individual in America and Japan In addition to differences regarding gender. http://jennifer-long. American institutions are likely to give women time away from work for child birth. I don’t mean that they are bilingual but that those countries have more than one way to speak and write. The United States is viewed as being an individualist culture. is a collectivist nation. English is English. in which people aim to be helpful and benevolent. language. staying at work is more common in Japanese culture. Japan.” Read more at Suite101: Comparing and Contrasting Japanese and American Cultures | Suite101. however. Americans value productivity and contributions from women in the workplace. on the contrary. Perhaps the greatest difference between Japanese and American culture is the fact that Americans seem to have more respect for women. discouraging them from taking leaves of absence from work. striving to be the best that they can while meeting individual goals. in America or other countries where English is the main language. Japanese and American cultures also differ in the way they view the individual. so I have decided to focus on Japan which even them there are too many differences to list so I will only include a few. China is not the only country that does this. there has not been progressive political reform encouraging society to consider the rights of women. . because they respect the rights of women. as well as others but those are the main two. or culture)? When it comes to language. however China has manderan and Cantonese. the story is different.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 on February 19. The immigrants were resident aliens in the United States.000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese Americans from the West Coast. This served as the legal basis for the evacuation and internment of over 110.S. were placed in a very awkward situation. then. 1941. With Americans preferring to be individualistic and the Japanese supporting a collectivist view. a country at war with their country of birth. making their values and customs seem more acceptable. the Japanese collectivist view encourages people to belong to groups and follow the norms associated with such groups. • In what ways has the ethnic group you selected contributed to American culture? . The two countries are not completely different.” Read more at Suite101: Comparing and Contrasting Japanese and American Cultures | Suite101. Such links between differing cultures can help individuals from diverse groups to better understand the views of others.suite101. This order authorized the War Department to prescribe military areas from which any group of people could be excluded. though. including those born in the United States and therefore citizens by birth. 1942. Even more than 55 years after the closing of the camps. whereas it is commonplace in the United • What has been your selected ethnic group’s experience with other ethnic groups? When the United States entered World War II following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7. Amid the hysteria following the U. entry into World War II. as both place a high value on popular culture. Japanese immigrants and their descendants. In Japan. such as film and video. Below are six suggestions for teaching about Japanese-American http://jennifer-long. as it allows one to express his or her unique characteristics. it is obvious that there are differences between Japanese and American cultures and customs. differing form the American individualistic view in which deviating from norms in more acceptable. Schooling and careers were completely disrupted.Appendix D ETH/125 Version 7 5 In essence. especially that which has to do with entertainment. Most were forced to sell their homes and businesses and suffered huge losses. being unique and standing out would be frowned upon. the Japanese-American internment experience continues to deeply affect the Japanese-American community.

but it was about three men who beat a Chinese man to death in 1982 and only had to pay a $3. I have never had a hard time understanding them with the exception of not knowing their language. Many people in America after the events of the Pearl Harbor in the 1940’s are prejudice towards Japanese because of that and think they are all that way. • Does what you’ve learned about this ethnic group help you understand it? How? I have always been a big fan of Asian culture and hope to be able to visit there some day. I saw in some web site that I can’t remember. they think others are out to get them. but it is the first time an American company has won since Nintendo stated making consoles in 1984. mainly Japan has led the way in bringing these things to the rest of the world. their inventions. Others feel that Asians like other races have no business coming to America and taking jobs away from Americana and try to take the law in to their own hand buy hurting or even killing them just because of who or what they are. Asia has also brought us a lot of innovation in the automobile industry. • What were the sources of this prejudice or discrimination? I have to be honest I find these question to be very frustrating because I feel that the source is always the same no matter what or who is being discriminate against.Appendix D ETH/125 Version 7 6 When it comes to electronic toys such as video games. How many times have you looked at the back of a toy and saw that it said made in Hong Kong or some other Asian city? Asians have also brought us some amazing foods like sushi and different flavors of chicken and beef. blu-ray players and many more. People are that way because of ignorance. Part IV Answer the following questions in 150 to 250 words each: • How are the prejudice and discrimination experienced by your selected religious group and ethnic group similar? They both have been discriminated against because of being hated and different. and so on. Asia. the fear what they don’t understand. in fact I can’t think of anything I don’t like about them.000 fine because the judge said they were not a threat to society and they were working class citizens. This generation of consoles has been won by the XBOX 360. but it does not change what my opinion in any way. What I have learned as far as how many have been treated poorly does make me sick and I feel awful for them. both have hade . • Identify some specific examples of prejudice or discrimination that your selected ethnic group has experienced historically. And of course everyone knows about the craze of martial arts movies that have been made big by Asian actors and film makers. Some feel that they are only good for martial arts movies. I love their food. With all that being said. nothing I have learned has helped me to better understand them because I already had a clear understanding.

Appendix D ETH/125 Version 7 7 members killed in cold blood. You had to have noticed that in those countries that have severe punishments have a lot less crime. • How are they different? The Jehovah's Witnesses have been subject to this because of what they believe in and because of who they are. That reminds me. • Can you draw any conclusions about discrimination from this comparison? All I can say is that this type of behavior makes me sick and that I wish those who are prejudice would be strung out at hi noon the next day. . The Japanese have been put in this situation because of what they are. in my opinion the reason why things are as bad as they are because in America the justice system is way too forgiving.

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