Cultures and subcultures within our societyExplore the different cultures as well as subcultures within our society. How do these develop and change over time?Written in an MLA-structure.

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Linn Ersbring

Ms Olsson

English B

May 25 2010


That prejudice, racism, stereotypes� along with discrimination, concerning any human being in society, are bad things is a truth in today's society that is never questioned by anyone being considered as socially, morally, or politically responsible. Moreover, close to everyone, whether man or woman, black or white, practices some sort of discrimination about someone, no matter if it is shown in ethnic or sexual jokes that regularly surface, or else from the way people tend to keep distance from others with a feature which they are not fond of. This essay will explore different cultures within society, as well as subcultures�, in order to obtain a deeper understanding of what happens when two people of different cultures meet, why their instincts immediately tell them to fear each other and how that fear grows into prejudice and racism.

Every single soul in society belongs to a culture, and to be able to decide which culture a stranger must belong to we generalize by grouping depending on age, sex and ethnicity. In addition, different societal conditions might influence and are influenced by every man or woman's living condition, having poverty as one example of a living condition. When we are raised in a society where poverty is a part of the everyday culture and where death and hatred is impossible to escape, it is likely that we follow the footsteps of those who made us who we are today, since it is all we know of. Although we may live in the same area, share the same background and go to the same school, our norms and morals may separate us completely, and even if they do not, we sometimes tend to blame others for our...