When I was reading about this assignment I was excited to read that I got to watch a movie, but I didn’t know what movie to choose. I decided to Google movies about diversity. I came up with a few titles and then watched the trailers of them to help me decide which one I wanted to watch. I chose to watch The Butler.
In “The Greatest Journey” by James Shreeve, he talks about how we all share the same ancestors and we all come from Africa. He says that it all started in Africa about 200,000 years ago. These people who lived in Africa years ago started to leave the area and expand to Eurasia and Australia. As they were migrating to other places, they were able to adjust to the new environment. This is when everybody started to change because of weather, food, and other factors of environment that affected these people. But even though they separated and reproduced themselves, they were still connected by the same ancestor. As Shreeve states; “Generations later, finding that same mutation, or marker, in two people’s DNA indicates that they share the same ancestor”
Do we only care about diversity in America when we’re amongst people of different races? In David Brooks, “People Like Us,” he explores this taboo topic, originally published in the issue of the Atlantic Monthly, 2003. In the first few sentences of the essay he states that perhaps there is somewhere in the United States that there is a really an area where people are diverse (62). But then again he has not ever been made aware of such an area. As Americans we should examine our communities, cities, and close nit circles, in doing so we can create a clearer depiction of what makes us more at ease with persons that we associate with. During his essay, Brooks shares an array of examples that show diversity isn’t as common as one would think.
“Americans are so enamored [by the thought] of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.” (Alexis de Tocqueville) In the short story “Harrison Bergeron”, Kurt Vonnegut uses satire to explore the theme of equality in a futuristic dystopian society which prompts the reader in many ways of the society, in which we live today. In this dystopia, Harrison, a genius and an athlete, is forced to wear handicaps to bring him down to a level of equality with others around him in an effort to discard feelings of inferiority in their society. Although equality may appear to be a necessary component in a modern, progressive society, forced equality could have a negative impact on the society itself by eliminating competition, diversity, and motivation.
1) The difference between groups and teams is whether or not they work towards one goal or individual goals. A group is two or more individuals that are connected that work on individual goals. For example, two employees of the same company that work in different sectors. One works on developing an annual report while the other works on setting up customer acquisition. A team is two or more individuals that are connected and work on same goals. Going back to the same example, the annual report is to see what has been working to acquire new employees which will assist customer acquisition.
Diversity is being different from others. People have to acknowledge that not everyone is alike in the world. We are different and we have many ways to show that we are unique, ordinary, creative and open minded individuals. Everyone is unique in their own way because knowing the fact that you can show your true colors, is what brings peoples attention to wanting to get to know one another and know more about that unique individual. I would rather be unique than average, why? I see it as, if I can be myself and act myself; people will see and think that I am a free and not afraid of the world. People in this world may criticize the things I do, say or dress but it shouldn’t matter what other
The similarities and differences that exist between you and your work community may have an impact on your work. Everyone around you will have similarities and differences, there is a reason we are all individual people, we are all different and have something different to offer. Culture plays an important part in shaping a person’s behaviour. Cultural values and beliefs provide a framework for people to make assumptions about and respond to their situations and or circumstances. Culture also strongly influences perceptions and expectations.
Well our race is a culture in which shapes us; it shapes our identity and influences our behavior. Tom saying was that our country is more diverse than any time in the past, and that is correct in my opinion. Our people of the United States represent a strong of different ethnic groups. I look at this scenario as a strength. Because each culture provides an own special and irreplaceable contribution to our understanding of America today. So basically without the different of mixture of religious, race, and different cultures, America would not be the nation that it is today. Furthermore, my community has really made a diverse change; since the last couple years. I could easily tell, since most of my school was predominantly black. Ever more,
”Diversity is about all us, and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together.” Was stated by Jacqueline Woodson and is referred to millions of people from different religion, culture, color, etc.Diversity is just like a one of the most important spice in food . If there is no diversity than life will be so boring. Not everyone in a family has the same likes and dislikes; everyone is unique either by behavior or lifestyle or thoughts. The article “true colors” by Christine Granados relates to the clash between the thoughts of the author and her mother.
Illegitimate immigration is becoming one of the largest problems in today’s America, many believe that a border wall with Mexico would help this problem. In about 3 years ago it occurred that there were about 11.1 million illegal immigrants in America. Of those 84% of them came from Central America, Mexico, and Asia, the largest amount coming from Mexico with 59% of all illegal immigrants. Constructing a border wall to keep out illegal immigrants won't just cost billions of dollars, it would create a less diverse community, make America’s economy weak, and it would hurt the environment. All settlement incorporating illegal immigration that forms great diversity in the community. Having diversity is a significant part of society development
How could diversity in the United States potentially lead to collapse? There are many elements that contribute to collapse. Whether it’s on a larger scale, like a country, or on a smaller scale, like a family. There is an infinite amount. But the most important one, is diversity. Diversity is showing variety, or being different. It is clear that this could easily lead to the downfall of the United States we know today.
This is my belief of why it’s called People Like Us. Jame’s Brook’s choose People Like Us preferably an option to integration or having everyone together because people believe they are diverse as a whole but not as individuals. People limit themselves from being with people different from himself, which makes James Brook refer that People Like Us will be diverse as a whole but never as individuals unless we connect with people different from us. My definition of the word diversity is having variety of all sorts of culture, ethnicity, music, lifestyle, etc. but not just as a whole but as individuals. Being able to open up to people who are different from you and not judging anyone different. The equality, unity, and freedom to express their mood, lifestyle, food, culture, and ethnicity freely and others adapting to it or be mindful of it. The open community of accepting everyone and not choosing or judging something for it’s difference. Diversity is seen in many ways and means many things. It just depends on what diversity means to you and how you put
Diversity plays a huge part in our everyday lives based on shows, activities and other media sources there are not enough
Starting with the basic question what is this workplace diversity .It is an environment created by individuals with wide range of characteristics and experiences which may include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, capability, and sexual orientation.
Diversity in the workforce provides unique employment opportunity and benefit, strengthen organizational outcome and further provides a platform to Exchange culture and lifestyle.