The United States is a culture diversity country, and it is sometimes described as a melting pot in which different cultures have contributed their own distinct "flavors" to American culture. The valuable aspect of a nurse is to be a cultural awareness which means to have an understanding of people’s culture is needed in health care is important in order to provide an adequate care to the patients. Diversity awareness also applies to healthcare professionals and other co-workers. Everyone belongs to one or more cultural groups. Additionally, it is important to acknowledge that culture can be ever changing, not static.
I have had a lot of experience with diversity, both in abundance and scarcity. I spent the first few years of my life in Northeast Philadelphia, a place that had so much diversity. My earliest memories involve seeing people of all different skin tones and backgrounds come together as a community. When I was five, we moved to the suburbs, Bristol to be exact. Bristol is still quite diverse, but I would say it’s
Diversity Practicum #1 For my first diversity practicum outing, I went to Lalibela’s Ethiopian restaurant in Sioux Falls. I am typically adventurous when going out to eat to hole-in-the-wall restaurants like this, but this was definitely different. Upon first arrival, the place was empty except for a table of young adult males in the back who all stopped to stare at me when I got there. They soon returned to their conversation in a language was that was completely beyond me.
This course looks at the significance of diversity in management and the implications of diversity for how organizations are organized and how they function. The changing demographics of the workplace are examined and the significance of diversity for domestic and international business are discussed. Organizational approaches to diversity are examined and analyzed. The course attempts to engage differences within the class and help students develop leadership skills for managing diversity, including consensus building, conflict resolution and talking through differences. INTRODUCTION
My heart was a drum constantly palpitating in attempt to keep something alive; in this case it was my adrenaline filled body. Diversity was spread among the talents that put on a show, but after waiting for hours, four men that called themselves Fall Out Boy strode onto the pitch platform just anticipating creating memories. Blaring beats started playing encouraging the crowd to gombol to the angsty song. Glimmering strobe lights illuminated beads of sweat down their flushed cheeks as the scent of sweat invaded my nostrils and the ballad carried on.
As a member of the LGBT community, I see America through the eyes of someone who has had to struggle to gain acceptance from others and themselves. When you are gay or transgender not everyone is going to accept or understand you, but you have a chance to be who you are because in America you can build your own path. To me, Americans are like phoenixes; we can rise from the ashes of our pasts, and build ourselves up creating our own sense of liberty and freedom. I grew up in a traditional Christian household, so I was very sheltered as a child. When it came to anything the church thought was a sin, I was never told about it, so I didn’t know what being gay meant until I was 12 years old.
A greedy, money-consuming, and lethargic person most likely comes to mind when one thinks of the characteristics of an American. We have somehow managed to earn the stereotype that we abuse our freedom and use it to our advantage. While this may be true to a certain extent, it seems people always forget the positive connotations that contribute to the qualities of a true American. The freedom the United States has is something we gained through hard work and dedication and is nothing to be taken for granted. Despite the stereotypical definition it is most commonly deceived as, an American is someone who supports and lives through the ideas of equality, patriotism, freedom and society while overcoming everyday diversity.
Diversity breaks up every person in the world all up into groups and it affect us all in everyday life. Diversity separates us all by Color of skin, Religion, Age, Gender, Nationality, Language, Major and the list goes on. It affects me on the daily basis like my major in college so I 'm put in a certain class. My color of my skin divides me into another group. No matter what we do or say Diversity will always affect us daily and you can never escape
Every Sunday afternoon my mother and I take a trip to the grocery store. I often find myself wandering around the brightly-colored aisles in hope of finding something that I completely need and cannot proceed without, to which my mother responds “Javaughn, put it down and stop acting like a five year old, I mean you’re seventeen years old, get it together!” This leads to a twenty minute debate on why that orange infused, pomegranate flavored lip balm would have benefited my life and solved every problem that I’ve ever had. While my mother always gets her way, I know deep down that I’m the winner. By the time we hit checkout, the fight has deluded and all we can focus on are the harsh yellow letters covering the faces of magazines.
“The diversity in our speech reflects the diversity of U.S. culture (Wonderopolis).” In the American language, there are multiple names, phrases, and pronunciations throughout the country. It is only expected to have different ways from someone who lives across the country from another, but it is interesting when people speak the same language but do not have the same terms, sayings, and pronunciations. There are many different words that we could substitute, on a daily basis, and it would still mean the same thing. As an example of this, there is garbage can or trash can.