Yet, if a person is familiar with people of a different race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation, they might be less demeaning or discriminatory towards them. The closeness to those of a different social identity will decrease the likelihood of prejudices clouding up a person’s views towards another. Some may argue that not everyone can be familiar with those of a different race or religion because of where they live. It is not a person’s choice to be born into a predominantly homogenous neighborhood, but this does invite more prejudices to come in. I would argue that a person can make an effort, even if they live in a sheltered community, to expand oneself and get to know those who have different backgrounds or lives than they do.
This can be good in some perspective, for example if the minority group stick together they can preserve their culture, not have many cultural clashes between people and they will feel more comfortable around people who are similar to them. However, these minority groups may become victims to abuse and/or discrimination into the society, and cannot be fully integrated with the majority. Racism is one of the most common
People with learning disabilities also like to do the same, but may need extra support in order to have the same range of opportunities as anyone else. Making friends can be one of the more difficult activities to be a part of. Active Support enables people with disabilities to develop their current skills as well as new ones, access a wider range of opportunities and engage in activities alongside others, building important relationships and social networks that are part of an ordinary life. These skills give people more control over their own lives and build confidence and self esteem. Without a good understanding of Active Support, staff can often provide too little, or too much assistance for people to participate in activities.
(Deardorff, 2006) With that being said, knowledge is my substantial weakness while skills and attitude are my strengths regarding intercultural competence. Being able to effectively engage with others from different backgrounds and communities relates to skills and attitude that allows me to interact and work with people from different culture. For me, being able to listen, observe, analyze, interpret, respect and think beyond average alleviates me to engage with others from different cultures adequately. But my weakness does with the aspect of cultural self- awareness, sociolinguistic awareness and grasp of global issues and trends. For example, working on group project illustrate one ability to be able to communicate and accommodate beliefs from other
Culture can help us build a community that involves people who have the same beliefs and agree on certain subjects. However, culture can also create discrimination and otherness. Sometimes, we “other” people just because we do not understand their culture or because their beliefs are different from ours. The act of “othering” can often lead to conflicts or misunderstandings. So we have to ask ourselves, is there a way for us to preserve and respect a culture without othering
But, there is also the possibility of the identity being a hindrance to the individual. There can be problems such as discrimination, and a certain identity group being marginalized. On the other hand, certain identity groups have benefits such as being blessed enough to be born with wealth, and born into a group where education is guaranteed. Therefore, identity plays a critical role in society. Authors
Online reading is necessary for the people of this digital era because it provides them with information about the past, present, and future while ensuring that they stay abreast of the changes that take place in terms of language, science, and history, among other subjects. Reading online makes reading not only interesting, but fun for the reader because of numerous pictures, signs, and symbols
At one point, we were all stereotyped but the important thing is how we deal with these stereotypes when they was on us. Stereotypes are a big problem in our society. Stereotypes puts labels on how a person should act or live dependent of their gender, race, and other facts. This could affect people who like different things or doing different activities, but
Nowadays, technology is heavily used for educational purposes. Integrating technology in education can be extremely beneficial. It can be a useful method for the students and their teachers, which improves both their skills. In addition, being active on the Internet when learning can make students and teachers’ academic journey easier. There is a lot of evidence that proves how useful technology is for both students and their instructors.
It gives you an insight into the diversity of our world and the chance to visualize it. It is like this that books expand our knowledge, conception and consciousness of the world around us. You may say that nowadays there are other ways to do that, like the TV or Google, but books allow you to experience the same story form your own perspective, values, ideas and from your own feelings. Through reading, you introduce yourself to new things, new information, and even new ways to solve a problem. Secondly, reading helps us to
People with different backgrounds bring new information. Simply interacting with individuals who are different, forces group members to prepare better, to anticipate alternative viewpoints and to expect that reaching consensus will take effort. But most people view diversity as a good thing because it gives people the chance to experience different things outside of what they are used to. Some studies show that the lack of consistency between races, sexes and cultures is due to mistrust, stereotyping, and more within-culture conversation and language problems. Diversity is a tricky thing to use and understand because it has both negative and positive effects on society such as education, violence and employment.
indirect discrimination – where set of work place rules or policies affect a group or minority and put them at a disadvantage but the benefit the rest Direct Discrimination – where a person is treated differently due to their personal characteristics protected by law usually treated or proposed to be treated unfairly I.E what that person can or cannot do. (3.3) Explain how practices that support diversity, equality and inclusion reduce the likelihood of discrimination. Practices that help support diversity, equality and inclusion to reduce the likelihood of discrimination may include encouraging people to express their views which are listened to, these will be respected and which are celebrated peoples. [203.2] Know how to work in an inclusive way. (2.1) List key legislation and codes of practice relating to diversity, equality, inclusion and discrimination in adult social care settings.
Yet again, it really depends on the person and the situation. The situation affects the reaction based on to what extent the outsider’s perception is different from one’s true character or of what we hold to be true about ourselves. If a person is perceived to have a lot of negative traits, it would seem more likely for the person being misjudged to work harder to change the opinions. This would be assumed because most people want to be well liked and can be hurt when people say untrue and mean things about them. But, if a person is assumed to be better than they really are, there might not be such a rush to change their minds.