SOCIAL CONSTRUCT 5

SocialConstruct

SocialConstruct

Inthe contemporary society, multiculturalism enhances the understandingof various individuals and their take on life. The socialconstruction of a society has more definition in the modernsociety as compared to the other centuries. Nonetheless, variousfactors affectthe social developmentof any society in the contemporaryworld (Smedley, 2007). The social structureof the society heavily lies on the racial basis. Despite the factthat the humans are more convinced to relinquish racial thoughts, theracestands out as a fact that decides how one acts and their significancein the society. Unconditionally races stand as a point of referenceto the actions of an individual and their points of perceptions(Calderon,1992).Therefore, the racial factor contributes a great deal to the modelingof the society and making it a better place to live for very partythat is involved. Moreover, races provide a point of seeing thedifferences between individuals and they make someone to think in aspecific way. Thus, races primarily affect the social construction ofthe modern society. Various actions have been occurring in thecontemporarysociety, which heavily lie on the racial factor (Kibria,1998).

Theactions of the individual parties playasignificantexample in portraying the way in which races influence the actions ofparties and their ways of doing things. This paper will exclusivelylook into the ISIS and how the racialcard has contributed to a justification of their actions and how theyare inclined to change given their racial construction.

Inthe article InsideISIS territory: Horrors of life as a human shield”theISIS is exclusively discussed and how they treat people in thevillages that they conquer (Inside ISIS, 2016). The ISIS fightershave for a long period been in the description of terrorist groupsthat aim at dehumanizing the society. ISIS, which is composed ofArabs in most cases, is whollyconsistingof the Muslim individuals. The teamfights according to their racial prejudice as witnessed in thesociety. The contemporary world holds a great regard to the MiddleEast inhabitants for their terrorist traits. The war that takes placein different territories, aims at imposing the acceptance of theMiddle East laws and regulations all over the world (Bozorgmehr etal., 2016). On the other hand, inthe central countriesall over the world, the Arabs have negative traits of violencetherefore, this explains their action in the violent show ofdiscomfort in the general society perception of which they are (Omi &ampWinat, 2015). Thegroup, which again adds up as agreat center for the restoration of the ideals of the Middle Eastnations,has caused a great increase in deaths in the region.

Nonetheless,ISIS fighters act in strict regulations according to the Sharia lawand believe in fighting the other religions for gain with their Goddue to the highracial belief in the Jihad war. The battle which turns out as acritical point to being on makes it a major reason for the members ofthe group to fight and also make arrests in the regions. In thearticle, the group takes over a village and ensures that one manworks for them for no pay (Inside ISIS, 2016). This action isdefinedby their social constructivism of being adherents of Islam and Arabstoo (Cornell &amp Hattman, 2007). The village is under forcefulprompt to work for the group,or they would face murder charges in the name of betraying thesociety. Theaspect explainsthe rough attitude that the group adopts to deal with differentmembers of the community.Therefore, race and religion have critically played out in theactions of the ISIS.

Accordingto Jenkins (1997), the social construction of an individual makesthem belong to particularinformal groups. The informal groups lead to the tacit identificationof an individual race as per their actions (Jenkins, 1997). The caseis similar to the ISIS where their strict adherence to Islamdescribes alarge degreeof people from the Asian regions. Asia has attracted a large numberof individuals who study the nature of the people and their lookregardingviolence. The Arabs have therefore been portrayed by the racialactions of ISIS as violent and adherents of the traditional Islamrules. The manner in which the race gets several instances ofstereotypemakes it a very random issue to judge the region by the actions ofthe group (Lopez I &amp Lopez H, 1996). Therefore, the entiresociety’s portrayal is in anaccuratemanner by the action of the informal group. Irrefutably, the racialfactor has also helped more recruits to gain acceptance within thegroup.

Inconclusion, ISIS acts in aparticularmanner in consideration to their society. The Arabs alongside otherminority races have been a subject of discrimination. Combined withthe religion factor, as Muslims, the group has been pushed to fightfor social acceptance and dominance by showing their might andrestoring their society. The actions of the group are integral inmaking the entire communitygain a negative perception of the Arabs. Nonetheless, the racialfactor explains the features of ISIS. Therefore, social construction,in this case,helps to identify and understand issues that affect ISIS.

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