|About the Book|
Jessica M. McEachern is the author of Societal Perceptions. Societal Perceptions was written to help readers connect with various experiences and identify misperceptions within society. The book utilizes experiences, observations, and narratives toMoreJessica M. McEachern is the author of Societal Perceptions. Societal Perceptions was written to help readers connect with various experiences and identify misperceptions within society. The book utilizes experiences, observations, and narratives to explore how societal perceptions impact individuals, families, cultures, communities, and associations. By the end of Societal Perceptions readers will understand how viewpoints, behaviors, thinking, and experiences constrain individuals, families, communities, cultures, and race relations within society. The book encourages readers to take the initiative to change thinking and actions to change societal views.There are individuals within society who do not recognize bias perspectives and innate behaviors until those actions and perceptions are confronted or challenged. The book examines how society idolizes sex, nudity, bigotry, oppression, skin complexions, socio-economic status, stereotypes, violence, divorce, money, fame, body image, and elitism in comparison to embracing authenticity, family, work ethic, marriage, equality, diversity, and cultural differences. Readers are urged to examine their thinking and actions which effects families, communities, institutions, and environments. Societal Perceptions poses questions for readers to ponder and answer. When reading the book, some of the topics will provoke an emotional response, but the information within the book is to inspire readers to consider how individuals of different backgrounds and experiences struggle to live in unity within a world that promotes division.The chapters within the book are as follow: 1) Family 2) Marriage 3) Sex 4)Sexuality 5) Dating 6) Environment and experiences (disproportionality, misperceptions and stereotypes) 7) Sex appeal (complexions and privilege) 8) Learned Behaviors in relation to experiences and society 9) Government Assistance 10) The words bitch and nigga 11) Media 12) Social Media 13) Exploitation 14) Black Hair 15) Sororities and Fraternities 16) Child Protective Services 17) Race, Racism and Racial Profiling (race and education, racism and products, racism and politics) 18) Adoption of African American Children 19) Standardized Tests 20) Middle Class 21) Mental Health and Substance Abuse 22) Black Television 23) Religion 24) The Color Purple 25) Environmental Experiences (Social Justice, cultural differences and communication) 26) Black History 27) Gun Laws (case, amendments, acts and laws) 28) Stages of Life 29) Human Rights 30) Questions 31) Success, Self-Determination, Choices and Steps to change) 32) Scenarios 33) Conclusion.