I entitled this post, "Making a Better Cake" because if you don't have enough of the correct ingredients, the cake is probably not going to be that good. Our view of culture is expanding.
Most importantly, we studied ethnocentrism in a little more detail. Ethnocentrism is not limited to racism. Any of the ingredients of culture can be subject to prejudice. Generally speaking, any time we are offended, it can be tied to our culture.
In order to get the extra credit for reading and discussing the blog today, students should discuss the following questions with the adult they read it with:
- How important is it to be culturally sensitive? Why?
- Has negative ethnocentrism ever been directed at you?
- Have you ever been ethnocentric?
- What is the difference between showing preference and being ethnocentric? (For instance, someone might prefer Indian food over French food - does that make them ethnocentric?)