What is ethnocentrism? Writing Assignment Homework Help

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We discussed ethnocentrism briefly earlier in the quarter. Given what you’ve learned over the last five weeks, we’ll now write more broadly about this important topic. What is ethnocentrism? How can it be both positive and negative? Please share a story from your life in which you’ve either experienced or witnessed ethnocentrism.

This assignment will give you the opportunity to show your ability to think like a sociologist, using sociological theory to give validity to the content of your answer.

As you write on this topic make sure to follow APA formatting when using references and throughout the paper.

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Running Head: Ethnocentrism


Ethnocentrism can be defined as the belief or idea that an individual ethnic or cultural
group is better or superior to others. Everyone is usually born into a particular cultural
environment and they, therefore, end up developing a sense of what normally is. The people
around us shape our perceptions about everything and everyone that surrounds us. Basically,
these feelings of superiority of the group to which one belongs lead to feelings o...

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