Social and Cultural Diversity Introduction No one chooses the culture or society that they are born in. However, culture influences our lives from the beginning to the end. A person’s cultural background plays an important role in determining what choices they make and which paths they take in life. More importantly, cultural background determines how people treat each other. Culture influences personal biases and helps develop a personalized vision of the world.
A nation state is a group of people who share common bonds and live within a geographical territory under a system of government (S4 Integrated Humanities, 2016). The government of a nation state should provide for its people in the best possible way. Diversity refers to recognizing that each individual is unique, with their own differences, be it their race, ethnicity, religious beliefs or ideologies. When there is diversity in a nation state, there is bound to be disagreements, since different groups of people will have different opinions with others, which may escalate into conflict. A multiculturalist perspective should be attained by a nation in order to deal with cultural and ethnic diversity.
From their reserach the effects depends on the fact that diversity may produce an informational resource.Infact, information elaboration does not came only by the team diversity but rely on the motivated ability of the team members to mobilize the team’s diverse informational resource. Furthermore,people usually create some stereotypes about the other culture that lead to a close mind approach and negeative consequences on the
Culturally competent service providers are aware of how their own cultural backgrounds, experiences, attitudes, values, and biases influence psychological processes. Although cultural competence is presented as a progressive and positive force for the challenge racism and discrimination There are a few obstacles that make it difficult to implement and in fact, achieved for the social worker and employers. Critique of cultural competence Critiqued that cultural competence for being unreachable. Critiqued that Could be privileging group characteristics over individuality – opens for stereotyping. Critiqued for implying that a client’s culture can be understood by the social worker who reads about cultures and asks questions, but the reality is more complex.
By doing this it is more likely to be dealt with in the appropriate manner. If I overheard someone making a discriminatory remark or not promoting equality or valuing diversity I would challenge them in a calm and professional way and tell them that what they were saying or doing, is unacceptable and explain why. I could also add that I am upset and offended by their discriminatory words and actions that it is unlawful. In a work setting, discrimination can be a disciplinary matter and policies and procedures will be in place to deal with this. I could actively challenge discrimination by acting as a role model for positive behaviour and by empowering people to challenge discrimination themselves.
At the same time, clear cultural differences that exist like people, languages, clothing and traditions, in their common perception of society, and the way they communicate with their environment have significant changes in society. The cultural diversity of hunger and diversity can be seen as per. What is culture diversity? Cultural diversity is the value of diverse or different cultures, such as monoculture, global monoculture, or homogenization of cultures, to make cultural decisions. Joomla cultural diversity also cites different cultures to respect each other's differences.
A REFLECTION ON MULTICULTURAL AND OTHER DIVERSITIES Dawn E. Horne Brenau University Abstract We are constantly surrounded by scrutiny fuelled by racism and bigotry based on people’s culture, social rank, gender and home language. This paper discusses my opinion of multicultural diversity and reflection on what I have observed during this course. First my opinion on multicultural diversities will be discussed. Thereafter, different concerns, issues and solutions to these issues concerning diversity within gender, race, culture, social class and language will be discussed. A REFLECTION ON MULTICULTURAL DIVERSITIES In a world where different cultures exist in the same place and are no longer separated from one another, understanding multicultural diversity becomes more important.
When stereotypes are consistently portrayed in media platforms, they subconsciously form and maintain assumed identities for the stereotyped groups. According to Lawler, identity is a mixture of both similarities and differences where common identities are shared (10). However, due to media’s strong influence towards its audience, stereotypes are seen as a reflection of reality. Individuals then use these stereotypes to identify other individuals or communities. Cohesion in a society is possible when that society shares similar ideals and sense of belonging, despite their differences culture or behaviour.
Identity creates bonds that help society’s move forward together. However, moving into a country or town that holds strong identity beliefs can have damaging effects if you do not believe them as well. Identities are created on various traits such as race, religion and even politics. Living with a certain identity as your own can help you develop skills and beliefs that will help you live. Although identities can be beneficial, group member’s often look for negative parts of an out-group in order to make themselves look better.
There are; cognitive constraints, behavior constraints and emotional constraints Cognitive constraint: Cognitive constraints are the way people view the world based on their culture. For example, people in the United States might be inclined to feel superior to many cultures because of the power and prevalence of U.S. culture. This can cause people to become angry. However, cognitive constraints can also be based on religion, the areas you were born, the school you went to, Mainly, cognitive constraints are created by the way people 's minds give meaning to the world around themselves based on the knowledge and perceptions they have obtained, but they are different from culture to culture. ( Eric, Behavior constraint Each culture has its own rules about proper behavior which affect verbal and nonverbal communication.