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The first theme that is addressed in the first section social categorization which in return gives a person their identity The articles by Kirk and Johnson addressed these points An individuals identity comes from their own personal decisions but also from how society categorizes them Society believes to know what our behavior should be and who we are They develop these perceptions from the persons race gender religious affiliation socio-economic or culture The different levels of interaction are micro meso and macro At the micro there is more control by individual how their identity is formed The meso level is where others question your identity and categorize another person In the macro it involves labelingcategorizing others which could result in inclusion or exclusion from certain groups It defines who in society is subordinate or who dominates The use of stereotyping tends to be common When a person is African American they are automatically a part of the black race I am now going to state my opinions on social categorization The use of society identifying a person by categorizing them is absolutely ridiculous just because one person has certain traits does not mean that the entire race has that trait The categorization by others has made individuals and groups feel inadequate and not really a part of society rather just a part of a group We are not what we were back then so do not say that we fit into that we fit into those characteristics now I really do not like that we are either subordinate or dominate Why does it have to be like that why cant we all just be equal in societys eyes These unjustified categories of people have lead to injustices in everyday life for them discrimination in schooling job selection inferiority and others It is important to show people that yes I am a woman but I am strong independent and deserve to be paid just as
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