Lastly, my understanding of diversity and your goal for developing it in the research workforce is that diversity enhances social development, self-awareness, and promotes creative thinking. It enhances social development in that by being exposed to people of different cultures and ethnicity, one may want to learn more about a community which can give them insight into how and why things work as they do and possibly a way to change them for the better. Diversity also enhances self-awareness in the same way it enhances social development, because since one is enticed to learn about different cultures which allows them to not view someone who is not like them background but it makes you self aware of the unique difference between human beings.
This was all to gain land, money, resources, trade routes and opportunity for the future of America. Overall the US expansion was caused by the amount of opportunity that America had, the idea of Manifest destiny, and the amount of power that America used to influence other
Jack Ma once said, “The world needs new leadership, but the new leadership is about working together.” This could not be more true at Boston University through its Kilachand Honors College. I believe it is because their approach of interdisciplinary problem-solving, is about expanding students’ world-views. In this program you are learning with different individuals who have different interest and fields of study. According to Pew Research Center, “Political polarization is the defining feature of early 21st century American politics...”. This is why programs such as Kilachand Honors College are important, because interdisciplinary education brings in new ideas, connecting lessons learned from different areas of knowledge.
The strategic programs have increased minority representation and have enabled the Army to reflect American society. These programs combined with emphasis on broadening assignments as integral element of leader development has allowed the Army to benefit from two positive results of diversity (Erbe, 2014). An inclusive Army is known to be a positive manifestation of nation for espoused commitment to equality and it is specifically important while deploying because Army represents America all across the globe. The cognitive diversity gained by exposing leaders to
Structural Pluralism led to an America that not only accepts ethnic diversity but celebrates it and Ellis Island’s funds to be opened as a museum would not have been feasible otherwise. Generation by generation, Jacobson discussed how the diversification of America moved from literature to film and straight into America’s homes. Whether people of that time would have claimed such access desensitized the future generations to inter-ethnic/racial relations is extremely interesting to
Many people use being in a diverse nation, the U.S. Constitution, and the freedoms that come with being a citizen of the United States as examples of what it means to be an American. America is a very diverse nation. Many Americans come from different cultural backgrounds, traditions, and religious views. A quote from civil rights activist, Cesar Chavez, states: “We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community-and this nation.” The quote is saying that we can become stronger and get more knowledge and communicate with other types of people and not mind the differences. Being in a diverse nation, many different races, cultures of people, and people of different beliefs come together to learn from eachother and become one
Through the American Culture 2 course, I can have an opportunity to expand my knowledge about the diversity of American culture. I learn many things such as religion, government, business, and so on. but, the most interesting issue for me, which is inventiveness and the can-do spirit in American from “The Frontier Heritage” lesson. There are several reasons why I feel interesting
For example, “new research has made it increasingly clear that companies with more diverse workforces perform better financially.” (Hunt, Layton, & Prince, 2015) “Immigrants have also developed new products, such as the Java computer language, that have created employment opportunities for millions of Americans.” (Griswold, 2002) Diversity also contributes to education. Diversity in classrooms allow students to explore different cultures, languages and religions first hand; not just provided from a text book. The vast amount of religions also provides diversity to individuals, communities and the country as a whole, “the practice of religion has a significant effect on happiness and an overall sense of personal well-being. Such evidence indicates clearly that religious practice contributes significantly to the quality of American life.” (Patrick F. Fagan, 1996) Nearly 2,000 religious denominations are found in the United States. (Diversity in America, n.d.) Making America one of the most religiously diverse countries to date.
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.