Diversity to me is many different facets of culture and with in these cultures we have different views and beliefs. Diversity means we are all equal but not the same. These differences are very important to understand but should not be used to predict a person’s value. I see myself as representing a form of diversity by being a black woman in a predominately white community. I feel I bring diversity pretty much everywhere I go.
“We don't really care about diversity all that much in America, even though we talk about it a great deal” (Brooks 331). Brooks says that we humans think about diversity more as a racial difference which is true, but it is not all about race, religion or ethnicity. Diversity is about any other things such as hobbies, professions, age. Anything that could make one group different from the other. “When we use the word "diversity" today we usually mean racial integration.
For me, I do not feel different from other people as a person. I know that racially I am different from other people, but personality wise I feel as though I can relate to anyone. I am a social person and this quality makes me feel as though I can talk to anyone regardless of their race or ethnic group. Over time this quality has allowed me to make friends with people of different races and ethnic groups as well as people of different backgrounds. Being Hispanic can have its ups and downs.
When mentioning the increase of diversity, it’s more than just people of different races or ethnic backgrounds. As future health care providers, I believe that it’s essential to realize this. That diversity involves young people, old people, straight, gay, bisexual, wealthy, middle class, poor etc. One characteristic from the reading this week that stuck out to me were the disadvantages foreign-born people face. Spector mentions they are more likely to make less money which can lead to them living in poverty (pg.
I am from a different country, that speaks a different language and that has different culture from the United States. I was often treated and judged differently because of my accent; some people never experienced different cultures other than the one they are in. I had the opportunity to visit many countries, but also many states, and I met people from different backgrounds. Being diverse helped me becoming more understandable, and humbler towards everyone. It also gave me a chance to expand my knowledge towards different cultures.
I was so excited to meet all kinds of new people and play the game we all love, but I never thought it would be as challenging as it has been for me this year. Softball is a big part of my life and who I am, but should I have to be as dedicated as my coaches make me be? I am a freshmen at American River this year I am attending school and playing softball. When I decided to play softball I new it was going to be a lot of time and hard work. But what I did not realize was all of the things I was going to give up.
My understanding of cultural diversity came very early in my life. I have lived in an open society with no distinct social classes. It is a multicultural society with inhabitants from different continents. I have come to appreciate those whom we do not share the same background. The discoveries I made enticed me to continue exploring more about cultural diversity.
Throughout my life I have had many experiences, obstacles, and people that have somehow affected me along my journey as an athlete. Sports might seem like just a game to some, but it is in fact much more than that. The obstacles I have gone through and lessons that I have learned in sports has shaped me into who I am today. I honestly cannot say that when I was very young, that I came to any realization that sports would be such an enormous part of my life. It was more like I had always known, and I never thought to question it.
Even though sports taught me many things, it was academics that I truly excelled in. Even in sports, my main use was my mind, as coaches selected me to learn complex positions that required proper execution, or they gave me material to mesmerize on the fly. It was never my dream to play baseball forever although, besides it was one of my worst sports growing up, but it was the diverse skills needed that made me love the sport. This was not all either, while in high school I developed a habit early and often in taking the hardest classes available, especially if they were college courses,