Cultural Diversity Essay

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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. In any society, there exist certain cultural stereotypes that influence how people from certain cultures are treated. The influence of such stereotypes cannot be undermined as they may lead to negative treatment of certain ethnic groups. However, as the world continues to evolve and more information becomes available on individual as well as cultural differences, the acceptance of cultural diversity as a benefit is becoming more common. This paper examines personal biases of author that may exist and reviews information on racism and discrimination and how these affect the development of psychological treatment plans for patients.
Definition of cultural diversity There are numerous different and unique cultures across the globe. 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,
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