video segments (at least three)
cover all key concepts
1. What is identity, and how are identities constructed?
2. How do places affect identity, and how can we see identities in places?
3. How does geography reflect and shape power relationships among groups?

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Identity: Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

What is identity?

Identity is, as defined by geographer Gillian Rose, "how we identify ourselves." Identity Many attributes contribute to a person's identity. One way is
The different people conveys the different identites.
The different people conveys the different identites.
through gender, which is social differences between men and woman, rather than the anatomical, biological differences between the sexes. Notions of gender differences that it, what is considered "feminine" or "masculine" vary greatly over time and space. Also, the role of gender has greatly evolved over time. Just 60 years ago, the role of men and women in society were fixed. Men worked and women were housewives. However, some countries still treat their women inhumanely. For instance, in the context to arrange marriages in India, disputes over the price to be paid by the family of the bride to the father of the groom (the dowry) have. In extreme cases, it has led to death.This is called dowry death . The number of dowry deaths have significantly gone up. In 1985, the number was 999; in 1987, the number was 1786; in 1989, 2436 was the number, and 2001, more than 7000 women died. Wealthier countries like the United States have been able to mesh the line that separated the men and women. However, workplaces are still gendered, which is whether the place is designed to be claimed by men or women. Another way humans identify themselves is by identifying against, which is constructing an identity by first defining the "other" and then defining ourselves as "not the other." A person may use another person as an example for what he or she is not. Race is also a major factor when it comes to forming a person's identity. Race is a categorization of humans based on sin color and other physical characteristics. However, many human geographers have disclosed race as a category because race does not exist because humans are one specie. The variation of color comes from melanin, which protects skin from damaging ultraviolet rays. The skin becomes darker as more melanin becomes present. Race also does not factor into genetic closeness. For, the indigenous peoples of southern India, New Guinea, and Australia are about as dark-skinned as native Africans, but native Africans, southern Indians, and Aboriginal Australians are not closely related genetically
Miley Cyrus (third from the left) is showing a stereotype against Asian features.
. But it did not stop others from discriminating. Racism, frequently referred to as a system or
The rising Hispanic population in the U.S. has led the United States Census to categorize "Hispanic" as an ethnicity.

attitude toward visible differences in individuals, racism is an ideology of differences that ascribes significance and meaning to culturally, socially, and politically constructed ideas based on phonetically features.
Racism is one of the most controversial subjects and it has not always been handled delicately. Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been debated with scrutiny because the Article protects a human's free speech, so many have pointed out that racism is just a way of expression. The United States is a country with a rich history of racism. From the early beginning, the U.S. had divided the people into "whites" and "nonwhite" as the two ethnicity, which is affiliation or identity within a group of people bounded by common ancestry and culture. The term "white" has been a pragmatic word to define. As the southern and eastern Europeans began to immigrate to the U.S., the bases for "white" had to be redefined. The succession of has turned the U.S. more "nonwhite." The rapid rise of the Hispanic population has led to the United States Census categorizing "Hispanic" as an ethnicity in 2000.

Key Questions:

1. What is identity, and how are identities constructed?

Vocabulary Key ? #1

2. How do places affect identity, and how can we see identities in places?

Vocabulary Key ? #2

2. How does geography reflect and shape power relationships among groups?

Vocabulary Key ? #3


How much do you really know about identity and its componenets?



Lauren Budzichowski, Daniel Dearborn, Chris Kim, Jin Lee, and Bianca Mannino