Chinese non-verbal communication speaks volume that sometimes outweigh the verbal language. Since the Chinese strive for harmony and are group dependent, they usually rely on artifacts, haptics, chronemics, proxemics, facial and body expression, tone of voice and posture to tell them what someone feels. For instant, frowning while someone is speaking is interpreted as a sign of disagreement. Hence, most Chinese maintain an impassive expression when speaking. In China, it is consider to be disrespectful to stare into another person’s eyes.
Reluctance to advance alongside our newly found diverse society has had a negative impact on foreign citizens, who try to adapt to the American Culture. By changing their language and appearance, which has resulted in feelings of embarrassment amongst citizens who seek but are denied acceptance in the United States. It has commonly been known throughout the United States that African Americans, Indians, Hispanics, and Chinese have been legally discriminated against. Most people lose sight of the problematic effects that contributes to their mentality. In addition, to the negative social environment they are surrounded with, they have to deal with the difficulties of overcoming the negativity in their mind.
Many Asian-American teenagers feel unable to connect with others to express their worries because they don’t have friends that relate to their predicaments or they feel as though they need to conform to the stereotype and grit their teeth and plough through without any complaints, their need to be perfect causes stress. Many Asian-Americans do not socialize with other Asian-Americans even though they feel alienated because they assume others are under extreme pressure to perform and may cause them to feel stressed and pressured too. This general grouping of Asians has led to racial discrimination and bullying amongst teenagers, some may be called hateful names and are often picked on because of their race. Many teenagers find difficulty in communicating with their parents, some due to no communication or miscommunication (Paterno 1995). CNN news did a piece on suicide amongst Asian-American women and the highest suicide rate of Asian-American women are within 15 – 24 year-olds, even children have thought of suicide before.
Their passion and interest are expressed in local culture, value, identity and heritage. However, because the cultures and unique values are different from China, they are frustrated by their ambiguous identity. A survey also showed that the young people expressed great concern and interests in the heritage conservation, but less against heritage conservation. In addition, they are also influenced by the Western culture which associated concepts of flexibility, identity and autonomy. However, the upward mobility of young people in Hong Kong is low.
Critical Reflection Essay People can trying to alter their behavior to integrate themselves to different cultural situation by learning the Do’s and Don’ts of other cultures (Reiche 2012). However, people will always one step behind if they still unaware of the ways they perceive the situation nowadays. This is because according to Reiche (2012), being unaware of own judgments or values in own culture, will immediately lead to conflict between two different culture people and more likely react in negative way. Taking an experience I met before, is about different race and culture background in Malaysia. There were group of people waiting in front of the lift, one Malay girl came out and she carried a lot of things.
In general, Thai and Chinese share the same many common Asian cultures such as the importance of seniority and saving faces. Respecting the senior is the essential thing in both Thailand and China. People who do not respect the senior are the bad person and they will not be accepted by the social. When their senior passed away, almost every Thai and Chinese have to visit the gravesite of their ancestors to show their respect. In Thai, they occasionally visit their ancestors’ gravesite when they have free times or on the special holiday such as Songkran festival.
(Gray, 2017) Although, there are some who argued that the whites are really just curious to learn about the styles of different genres. While this may be true to a certain degree, it is very difficult to ascertain the true intentions behind the appropriators and because of this, there is an equal chance that the whites are just trying to reap the profits off the black through appropriation. Furthermore, cultural appropriation undermines the originating culture. Very often, the originating culture are seen to be disrespected by the appropriators as ideas are borrowed without a deep understanding of the culture concerned. For instance, Bresnahan (2016) mentioned that just last year, Coldplay’s and Beyoncé’s music video for the song “Hymm for the Weekend” in which Beyoncé was portrayed as a Bollywood actress, sparked a lot of anger among the public as it was seen as a form of stereotype towards the blacks.
Someone may have a conscious intention to send out messages that may be offensive towards a certain ethnic group and lead to fighting among the citizens. The different ethnic group has its own culture and believes, they also strongly hold on their own ethnic awareness. Thus, there are some of them are not willing to learn the culture of other ethnic groups and this may lead to misunderstanding among the citizens. However, compared to Singapore which is also a multi-ethnicity country, this issue can be seen as less serious because the government in Singapore takes harsh action toward those who spread rumors that disturb the country’s
Youngsters who fight in a public place such as garden or park obviously do not view it as a problem, but some communities may consider or feel it as an undesired condition which makes them uncomfortable with that particular place. According to Medical Webends on medical terminology, social problems is ‘ Situation affecting a significant number of people, that are believe to be sources of threatening the stability of the community’. There are many social problems among youngsters in Malaysia such as drug abuse, bullying, smoking, domestic violence and many more which disturbs the peace of nations in Malaysia. Nowadays, drug abuse among youngsters are at the level of concern and become more serious year by year in Malaysia. Most drug abusing starts from the teenage years by consuming marijuana, ecstasy, heroine and morphine as their illegal activities substance.