memories and realizations about your identity-how you saw yourself

In this assignment, I’d like you to reflect on some of your earliest memories and realizations about your identity. How you saw yourself and how others saw you.

memories and realizations about your identity-how you saw yourself

Firstly, In this assignment, I’d like you to reflect on some of your earliest memories and realizations about your identity. How you saw yourself and how others saw you.

Secondly, I’d like you to discuss your earliest realization of becoming aware of your racial identity and your gender identity (i.e., when did you realize you were Asian American, African-American, European American, etc. and when did you realize your gender identity as a woman or a man).

Thirdly, how have these aspects of your identity (race and gender) influenced or not influenced your leisure and life pursuits?

Be sure to respond to the question of your earliest memories of realizing you’re racial and gender identities. How those aspects of your identity have influenced your leisure and life pursuits.

The following is helpful information:

Firstly, Our picture of racial and ethnic disparities in the health of older Americans is strongly influenced by the methods of collecting data on race and ethnicity.  At one level there is a good deal of consistency in data collection.  Most Americans and most researchers have in mind a general categorical scheme including whites, blacks, Asians, Hispanics, and American Indians. Most Americans and nearly all researchers are also aware. These general categories disguise significant heterogeneity within each of these major groups. To the extent possible, recent research has attempted to identify and compare subgroups. Each of the major racial and ethnic groups, making distinctions by country of origin, nativity, and generation within the United States.  Most researchers generally agree that these categories are primarily social constructions. They have changed and will continue to change over time.