Cultural diversity is defined as the cultural differences that exist amongst people of specific regions, countries, continents and across the globe. Cultural diversity means that people from different culturally diverse areas can maintain their cultural heritage without discrimination or prejudice from others (Diller, 2011). The concept of cultural diversity was brought forward as a positive concept that encourages people not to hide their cultural identities but to embrace and retain these cultural influences. Cultural diversity comes forth in different areas such as language, mode of dressing, ethnicity, religious beliefs, and personal values among others. Traditionally, when cultural and racial discrimination was rife, most people felt it necessary to discard their cultural backgrounds and adopt a more acceptable lifestyle.
It is evident that Ifemelu is a competent speaker of English because she has been speaking it her entire life. Also, speaking English with an American accent does not necessarily make you a competent speaker of English. However, Cristina does not think so because she notices Ifemelu’s skin colour before she gives Ifemelu a chance to speak. Society automatically assumes that an individual will not be able to perform competently in English due to the colour of their skin. Therefore, people do not attempt to look past race to understand that English can play a vital role in forming an individual’s
Many of the strong pointers are also the sources of weakness .Also It is said that too much of anything is bad for us. We have to learn to balance our positive traits because too much of them also cause negativity. The positives and weaknesses of the Filipino have their own causes in many types such as: the home environment, the social environment, culture and their language, their history, educational system, their religion, economic environment, the political environment, mass media, and leadership and role models. Goals. The Filipino should develop:sense of patriotism and national pride--a genuine sensitiveness, love, their appreciation, and concern to the Philippines and the things Filipino; a sense of the common good--the ability to seek beyond selfish in terms of interests, in the sense of justice and a sense of outrage at its violation; a sense of integrity .
By providing Mrs. Tan’s speech, Tan demonstrates to her readers how her mother’s English is not perfect in a grammatical sense, but it is understandable. The audience gets the impression that Tan’s mother speaks in “broken” English, but it is understandable at what is she trying to say. As well as having a greater understanding on how Tan felt angry when some people labeled Mrs. Tan unworthy to listen to because she had difficulty speaking English. The effect was intentional because Tan included the whole quote to really cement the fact that Mrs.Tan spoke English, but not well. At the same time, it allows Tan’s audience to understand what her mother said and how absurd it is to deem her as
Although the ethics and automatic rules that exist are often not the same in all societies, what always remains is the idea that there are certain ways in which all individuals should conduct themselves and that if they do not conduct themselves in the authorised manner by the culture , they will be judged. (Foucault 2005: 179) At this point, we can conclude that a culture of a specific region develops as a result of the influence of history , environment, religion as well as the development of the region. With this knowledge , we cannot progress without understanding that when analysing individual cultures, you must break them down into their individual characteristics and take all of these characteristics into account. This is where one of the most controversial theories of analysis comes into play in the form of ‘cultural relativism’. Cultural relativism asserts the fact that each culture has its own type of coherent understanding (Heintz 2009 : 5.)
And then lastly, Filipinos have been taking English as their 2nd language. Not all Indians could speak in English. Many of them couldn’t really speak in English. That’s why they wanted to travel here so they may be able to learn the English language. Not all Filipinos could speak in English too yet Filipinos were determined to be as good as to other people who are fluent in English
Moreover, this phenomenon is actually similar with what is happening in numerous schools here in the Philippines; the students are most likely well-off in using the Filipino language when they speak. Consequently, these students are enduring the costs of being incompetent. From these problems, further inquiries concerning this matter will greatly profit inept students re their fluency level in the said language as well as their teachers. Regarding the students, they will be granted an excellent chance to pick up since the focal intent of the bilingual teaching strategy is to allow the students to effortlessly apprehend the courses through the use of their mother tongue. In a performed test, De Dios (2013) stated, “n this test, monolinguals do as well as bilinguals when the children are asked to recall only which blocks had a figure.
The conformity of the Filipino youths to the said stereotypes may be explained and analyzed in a few more additional ways, aside from the presence of the SIT, which include various factors such as their culture, upbringing, globalization, human identity and even the plain massive power of media at this age. Filipino culture is an aspect which we cannot remove from play with the given results. It’s influence places a strong grasp and is imperative with the country’s racial nature being that of one who is always looking up to other countries in the world, especially those labelled as the most superior, especially in pop culture, such as the US, South Korea, Japan, Britain, New Zealand etc. With the Filipinos constantly downgrading their own image while looking up to others in the global community, conformity towards views and thoughts posted on global medium such as social media, is somehow made inevitable. The upbringing of the country’s youth at the present age with such ideals places more sense in the results as the previous rationale used.
Question 3 Social cohesion, as the term itself suggests, is the coming together of people with varying circumstances or beginnings and iis observed through the various members’ behavioural characteristics. In order to achieve this goal, the members involved are not necessarily needed to be of the same economical stature or religion. The only requirement for this objective to be attained is for every person involved to actively work towards a flourishing society, through building mutual trust and stable social networks along the way. This essay will review how important social cohesion is for countries to prosper and explain exactly why Singapore needs social cohesion to work properly. For countries with multicultural societies and racial communities, social cohesion and communal harmony become integral aspects.
Sadly, with time comes change. More and more Filipinos tend to do what is best for them rather than what is best for the whole country. Such is the future for our country. Still, many Filipinos have their high hopes in the young Filipino people. They believe that our country will soon be saved from this ignorant society.