Everybody has unconscious bias. But what role does it play in our daily lives? And how does it affect us? In the TED talk “What Does My Headscarf Mean to You”, speaker Yassmin Abdel-Magied aims to encourage the audience to acknowledge that everyone has unconscious bias, and to look past their own bias in order to promote equal opportunity, particularly when it comes to the workplace. “We all have our own biases. They’re the filters through which we see the world around us.” (Abdel-Magied, 2:06) Everyone has their own way of looking at the world. Abdel-Magied does not argue that having bias is bad. Instead, she wants her audience to acknowledge their own biases, and learn to look past them (Abdel-Magied, 2:16). Unconscious bias, she says, is
This week’s video discussed diversity in hiring. Robert Gedaliah is the Founder and President of Beck ‘n Call. He has been an entrepreneur consultant for over 18 years. Also, Robert’s job requires him to oversee all of the departments, including human resources (HR), operations, and accounting (McGraw-Hill, 2013). Paul Munez is the Customer Service Director for the company and obtains his Bachelor of Arts by which he has worked in a business capacity for 10
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.
A brief description of an employment opportunity for being a high school athletics director (AD) will request the person to possess certain skills. Typically those skills require communication and written skills along with a degree in education. It’s generally understood that the primary function of the AD is provide the leadership and management of the entire school’s athletic programs. The responsibilities of being an AD are in addition to teaching duties, thus the requirement for a teacher certification. While words cannot describe what the job really entails I choose to interview a local athletic director from Cross Creek High School, a Georgia Division 2-AAAAA school, Dr. Lisa White. The process of setting up the interviews was extremely frustrating, which I was surprised by being that each one I contacted is an educator. After emailing and telephoning seven different school Dr. Lisa White was the only one with the slightest interest. Below are some of her responses to my questions and
Definitions of multicultural Competence Frontline Human Service Providers, was collaboratively written by L. Caldwell, D. Tarver, D. Iwamoto, S. Herzberg, P. Cerda-Lizarraga, and T. Mack. The article was published by the journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development. This article explores different definitions provided by ninety nine different human service providers who are on the frontline serving in the helping capacity. All information they have in counseling was gain from firsthand experience. Color blindness, client focused, acknowledgement of cultural differences, textbook consistent, resources driven, skills-based, and self-integrated, are used throughout the article as terms that are frequently used to define multicultural. The
Over the last few years, I have come to get to know my interviewee. She is a really good friend of mine, and her name is Maddie Anderton. I have learned a lot about her over the years and where she came from. She moved here from Alabama in 2005. I chose to interview her, because she is always talking about Alabama and how much she wishes she could go back. It is always so fun to hear her talk about it, and I wanted to hear more, so the interview was the perfect way to go.
For some time of my life, I never considered myself diverse. To me during that time growing up, I thought to be a part of the diverse minority it meant that you did not belong. Although because of who I was and how I was raised, I developed myself on a basis of my family. Over the past 12 years my parents took my brother and I to Cambodian monastery temples. I recall going to ones in Silver Spring, MD, Chicago, IL, Atlanta, GA, Nashville, TN, and here in Lexington, and Louisville, KY. Experiencing different communities helped shaped my understanding of what diversity really means. My parents did not take me to these temples to put the knowledge
The immigrant topic has had a long back and forth history with the United States. Since the beginning of this issue the next generation has adopted the common fear of outsiders that don’t look and sound like others around them. From 1900 to 1920, nearly 24 million immigrants arrived during what is known as the “Great Wave”. The outbreak of World War I reduced immigration from Europe, but mass immigration resumed upon the war 's conclusion, and Congress responded with a new immigration policy: the national-origins quota system passed in 1921 and revised in 1924(PEGLER-GORDON, ANNA).
I had an opportunity to interview this wonderful individual name, Stephanie M. Alejandro. She is from Puerto Ricco, she moved here about a year and 4 months ago. In Puerto Ricco, she studied Mass Communication, which led her to begin her career in the film industry. Ms. Alejandro is currently a full-time professional staff member at the University of South Florida, the manager of the Center for Student Involvement office located on the second floor of the Marshall Student Center building. I chose to interview her because I have heard a lot about what they do and it was fascinated. I could not believe CSI were the ones In charge of all those free activities that are constantly happening almost every week at the school. It was indeed a pleasure to have finally meant Ms. Alejandra, and having the opportunity to interview her.
Brenau University is a well-known school for its academics and sports. The all-girl university has many sports like soccer, volleyball, cheerleading, and swimming and cross country. The standards to play in this particular private school are high and the coaches have high expectations. I ran in cross country, but I didn’t qualify for full tuition scholarship in college. I have many classmates that played a sport in high school and didn’t get a scholarship. Which also made me wonder what it would take to earn a scholarship. I wanted to know what it takes to be recruited to a private school. I decided to interview Tyana Luna that received a full ride to Brenau University. A Tyana Luna already deals with stress from trying to get good grades
I interviewed by phone call with a female veteran also nurse for this week’s assignment, she working as a nurse in a hospital.
From my first semester in college I could not decide what career I want to be in. After a long time thinking and researching I narrowed down my interest to political science, and my interests have directed me towards international relations and laws. I am fascinated by how the states of the world cooperate together to build a safe place for everyone. American government places a huge role in the world and many countries need American Foreign Service to help them with their problems. After hearing Melissa Martinez, I understood maybe it is good to think about working in Foreign Service. How she talked about their work is pleasing and incredible. Melissa Martinez changed my way of thinking about Foreign Service and interested me in her work.
The woman that I had choose to interview is a Teacher, a mentor to many students, and a dear friend of mine. Her name is Andrea Micallef. She would say that she a Graphic Designer that came from Industry, not “Academia.” She used to freelance by doing Identity/Branding for companies (designed The Guitar Center logo) and taught at Universities. But she left all of that to teach at El Camino College (ECC) and is a volunteer for “Meals on Wheels.” The first time I had met Andrea was in the beginning of the spring semester of 2008 at ECC, when I was enrolled in her Typography class that she was teaching at the time. Frankly, my first impression of her was not positive. I felt that she was very intimidating and load-spoken. I wanted to drop the class after the first day, but I had to stay enrolled due to financial aid. However, after surviving a couple of months in her class, her style of teaching started to make sense. She was trying to teach us “how” to think instead of “what” to think. When I first came to ECC I was undeclared for years. I didn’t know what major to because I was always told that Art was just a hobby—not a career. I used to believe that until met her. I feel that I owe it to her because she
According to Stone (2013), discrimination is when another person is differentiate from another groups based on their sex, race, disability, marital and parental status. In the anti-discrimination legislation, it is known as making a group in advantaged and the other are in disadvantaged. Employment discrimination happens when employees and job applicants were discriminated because of their weaknesses, their family medical history, women that are pregnant, or the connection with a certain individual. (Doyle 2017). Discrimination has a lot of type such as discrimination by the society, discrimination that are indirect, harassment, and victimisation. (Different Types of Discrimination n.d.) Therefore, Human Resource Management
We live and work in a diverse world, consists of people with divergent backgrounds with different needs and preferences. This multicultural world brings out the potential on improvement and efficient, but also comes with that are the challenges. Workforce diversity acknowledges the reality that people differ in many ways, visible or invisible, mainly age, gender, marital status, social status, disability, sexual orientation, religion, personality, ethnicity and culture (Kossek, Lobel & Brown, 2005).