The concept families in the global perspective was a concept that I have never heard of but knew that family is something that is important to people. They are usually made up of a mother and a father and their children. When reading in Chapter 11 I was surprised as to how much the perspective on the family has changed. Though I knew it changed I did not realize how much. The book states, “Today’s families include many types of living arrangement and relationships, including single-parent households, unmarried couples, lesbian and gay couples, and multiple generations living in the same house hold” (311). I did not realize until reading the chapter that there would be multiple generations living in a family home. Though it is a great thing it has changed my perspective as to all the people that make up a family. This chapter and this perspective has changed how I look at family and how the structure of a family that can made up. I now know what I could expect if I ever enter a family’s home to take care of a love one as a nurse or even as a possible social worker. This may change a couple years down the road to something different but I will be prepared to show respect and to be able to the people that come into the job that I am working at or the people that I will in their life. The next concept that I would like to discuss is symbolic interactionist perspective on education. This concept when I first entered the class was something that I did not understand. I always thought that education that was the job of the teachers and staff to assess everything that I did in school. I thought that it was normal and that it was a part of the grade. This perspective on education focuses on classroom communication patterns and … … middle of paper … … change a whole population. The class perspective was also a part of the conflict perspective on race and ethnicity. It emphasizes the roles of the capital class in racial exploitation. It does not seem right that sociologist Oliver C. Cox suggests that African Americans were enslaved because they were the cheapest and best worker that owners could find. Though they may have been that they did not need to be abused and degraded just because they were a different race . Though African American are now considered equal to all people they still face racism and discrimination in everyday life. That will never change in a population because it is passed from generation to generation. The future cannot be seen but only predicted so no one can tell just how everyone will be judged. None of these perspectives have changed how I view things at the beginning of the semester.