My earliest exposure to people who were racially or culturally different from me was through television shows. This was when I was 6 years old. I remember I was so happy because my father just bought a brand new TV. At that time we don’t have cable and all we could watch was the basic TV channel and one of the show that usually plays was Charlie Angels. I remember for the first time I’ve seen Farrah Fawcett who have blonde hair, blue eyes, and speaks English was so different from me I thought.
Personally, this experience was eye opening in the fact that even though I was attending an African Dance class, I was not receiving the full cultural context of it. With this in mind, I think it is important as a future educator to inform my students about ethnocentrism, and how to be aware of it! I will encourage my students to fully embrace cultures for their entirety, not just bits and pieces of their choosing. All in all, even though the event may not have been culturally accurate, it was still a wonderful learning experience – and not to mention a great workout
This experience relates to diversity class because it is classified as a race and an ethnicity up under the spectrum of diversity. They all have the same skin tone and facial features and they also share the same cultural beliefs which makes them fall under both categories. I learned that you shouldn’t judge a culture based on society’s stereotypes. You should go experience what it’s like then form your opinion and I guarantee it won’t be the same. Native Americans
Diversity has been an integral part of the fabric of my life. Growing up as an Army Brat was very multi faceted. One of the most positive elements was the exposure I received in my schools and on post. My childhood neighborhoods were rich with different cultures, races and religious backgrounds. Many of my oldest friends share unique traditions that to the average town, would seem remarkable and even unfathomable.
It helped me further my understanding that life is greater than just school. It shows that God has given you this chance to prove to him that you can do something to make a difference in this world for the better. For instance, working in model UN, helped me become better connected with the international students at northwest catholic.
Although graduating early means I will have more work than usual, I am perfectly fine with that. I can put in the work and the dedication to do what I need to do to finish early. By graduating early, I can start college early and get a little head start on things. Graduating early will push me to take risk that I’ve never taken. Entering the adult world will help me realize of what I am capable
I have had a lot of experience with diversity, both in abundance and scarcity. I spent the first few years of my life in Northeast Philadelphia, a place that had so much diversity. My earliest memories involve seeing people of all different skin tones and backgrounds come together as a community. When I was five, we moved to the suburbs, Bristol to be exact. Bristol is still quite diverse, but I would say it’s
Stepping into the Adult World During the Great Depression there were many hardships, because of this many children and adolescents had to acclimate to an adult’s point of view. Throughout my life I have also had a significant amount of experience stepping into the adult world. I have had an ongoing boxing match with Sydenham’s Chorea(SC). Sydenham’s Chorea is an extremely rare autoimmune disorder; there are about ? cases of SC per year.
My most positive experience with race was when one of my dearest friends who happens to be Chinese, and her family invited me to spend the Chinese New Year with them. Instead of her family treating me as if I didn 't belong in the celebration, they treated me like an honored guest. They took special care to share their cultural traditions with me. Although it was quite obvious I was an outsider because I am not Asian, I felt the entire experience to be enriching and worthwhile, one of the most interesting evenings of the year. Having friends of all different races has broadened my perspective on life.
Along the road I also made many new friends. In this school of just a couple hundred of students, it is obvious how the diverse nationalities and cultures differentiate and make the students unique. If there is one thing that I have learned
Everyone has their own strengths and weakness. According to the StrengthsQuest survey I have five great strengths (Clifton, Anderson, & Schreiner, 2006). These strengths for me are Context, Deliberative, Competition, Futuristic and Input. It was very surprising to see how the descriptions was on point. This paper will discuss how the five strengths contribute to my life past, present and future.
It’s a game where everyone puts their hands in the middle of the circle and someone yells one, two, three ninja and everyone pulls their hands back and place them where they want them. After that you take turns trying to hit someone hand below the elbow and if you hit their hand, then the person that got hit has to put that hand behind their back. When both hands are out, then their are out. When I play ninja I was like one, two, three ninja, I tried hitting her hand and she like “ha ha” and then I was like “ha you missed me”, then I went and hit her hand and she was like At the end of the game she won, she took out both my hands and I was like you are pretty good at this.
Growing up I did not have one single environment like most people did, I was constantly facing new situations and meeting new people. However, there is one environment in my life unlike any other children of my age experienced or ever would, and that is spending most of their childhood at a flea market. I was born in South Texas and raised by a single mother and my grandmother. My family is very small due to the fact the rest of my family lives in a different country, Mexico.
Aghast I asked why, only to be informed that they were people no different than anyone else and that their situations should not define them as many were there without choice. This new light left me forever changed. Your potential for success in life may well be boosted or limited by how well you can communicate with people from cultures different from your own. Should we as individuals embrace Mr. Henry Ford’s quote of "if there is any great secret of success in life, it lies in the ability to put yourself in the other person's place and to see things from his point of view", we have a chance to not only bridge intercultural communication gaps in the work or
It has taught me various skills within enculturation, facial feedback, empathetic listening, primary emotion, tolerance for ambiguity, distracted listening and perception. Enculturation has taught me to know my values and beliefs. It has made it clear to me about my culture and what I do and do not believe in within my generation. Also, within other cultures, it has made me curious to learn the similarities and differences they have from me. I have felt more connected within my family and the society from researching and studying enculturation.