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The Caucasian Culture

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Ashley Ivester

on 29 August 2014

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Transcript of The Caucasian Culture

Views on Education
Education is valued in Caucasian households. Children are expected to do their best throughout their school careers and continue their education in college.
Views on Discipline
Many Caucasians' beliefs factor into why their children are disciplined. If a child does something wrong (according to that particular family's standards), the child is reprimanded. Spanking is both accepted and rejected in the Caucasian culture.
Common Stereotypes
When thinking of an ideal Caucasian family, "The Cleaver's" may pop into mind. This is a misconstrued perception as many Caucasian children come from single-parent homes, the roles of husband and wife are reversed, and households have more than two children.

Although, Caucasians are known to have a strong work ethic, researchers have shown that men and women in their twenties enjoy leisure time more than having a stable career.

Racial views cause people to assume that Caucasian children cause less "trouble" than those of a different race. According to a data collection on school discipline from the Department of Education, Caucasian students have the highest percentages of in-school and out-of school suspensions and expulsions.
Family Values
In a typical Caucasian family, the husband is the head of the household. He is the dominant one; the provider for the family. The wife assumes the role of care-taker. Both the husband and the wife respect each other's role and understand each other's responsibilities to their family.

Caucasians average two children per family. Children are raised to hold the same family values as their parents. Caucasians value their families and often gather together on birthdays and major holidays, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.
Work Ethic
Caucasians have a strong work ethic. It is assumed that men are supposed to bring home the larger pay check, but women hold that right as well. Caucasians believe that work is important and work hard to provide for their families.

Most Caucasians have successful jobs, although an advanced position can depend on the age and experience of a person. Many Caucasians are business owners and prove their work ethic by the prosperity of their business.
Religious Practices
Christianity is said to be the largest religion in the United States. According to statistics, Caucasians make up the largest race in the United States. So, one could assume that most Caucasians practice Christianity.

Church is a priority, religious holidays are practiced according to each denomination's beliefs, and the Bible holds the guidelines by which Caucasians live. Religious beliefs effect lifestyles and decisions made daily.

"We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race."

--Robert Alan,
American writer
The Caucasian Culture
By: Ashley Ivester

Caucasians use the English language to communicate. Based on a study showing data from self-assessments, Caucasians believe that they communicate well with other people and are comfortable communicating.
Barriers and Supports

Caucasian children are typically the majority in classrooms; however, there are areas where Caucasians are the minority. Regardless, language barriers have not been identified as an issue in the classroom. Students who are in a low SES subgroup may not be able to be prepared with school supplies or anything a teacher asks his/her students to bring to class. In the education system, with the exception of ESOL, the same support available to children of other races is available to Caucasian students.

Impact of Education

Because having a job and providing for a family is a significant part of adulthood, most Caucasian parents encourage their children to obtain a college degree. Research shows that 85% of Caucasian students graduate high school. The same research shows that 67.1% of the high school graduates attend college.

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