Re: African American women ethnic identity and beauty prac...
- Those are excellent points you make Lynn!
So often things that are essentially unrelated
to one's Ethnicity are 'tied into' it
when surveys are created and conducted.
As a result -- quite often -- factors which may
influence a person's life, life style and decisions
are incorrectly attributed to their Ethnicity,
when there is little, if any connection at all.
P.S. It would have also been helpful if they had
provided a space for additional comments such
as what you noted to be provided in the survey.
I am a sociology major, so the methods I have been taught to conduct
surveys may be different...
But the survey seemed kind of vague. How do you determine what the
answers mean? The first part was all about feelings. But how people
feel may be related to alot of different factors. For example, I have
an auto-immune disease with no cure. So lack of energy or feeling
depressed are common from time to time...but have nothing to do with
my perception of my ethnc identity. The beauty questions were also
very short. I think you should consider how the media affects
perceptions, and what was taught in the home.
Good Luck! Lynn