“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world” (“Anne Frank Quotes”). This quote by famed diarist Anne Frank conveys the message that anyone at any point in time can make an effort to better the lives of those around them, spreading their love and encouragement across the globe. Over and over, ordinary people have found success in various points in history where the odds have been considerably stacked against them, showing that nothing is impossible. On a daily basis, individuals have a profound influence on those that they come into contact with without even being aware of it. Simply spreading optimism and having an overall positive presence can leave a footprint that will live on in the minds
Small changes can make a big difference. I work everyday with students in the six grade and while they live in a multicultural city, the majority of them don’t have any idea what is available to them outside of the ward they currently live. As I’m exploring my options for service after City Year, the only place I believe I can further continue making differences is at the Peace Corp. One of the main reasons why I’m attracted to the Peace Corps is because the volunteers come from all kinds of backgrounds.
Though I am still undecided on which path I would choose, in the future, my hope is that I can make a difference, whether it is one person at a time or on a broader scale to address the roots of racism and prejudice in our society. A major guide in my life has been whether I can lessen the need of those around me, particularly if they are discriminated against; racism is noticeably a passion of mine, but being able to ameliorate discrimination of any sort of is my goal, whether it is based on disabilities, gender, mental illnesses, or other factors that society uses to categorize
Some people say that the world doesn’t change people that they let it change them. But, it will eventually overwhelm them and they can’t stop it. Even though people do have strong will power their stress and everything they have to deal with will consume them and they will end up getting conformed into the ways of the world. Lastly, most parents already have a plan that the world has gave them for their kids and they won’t have anything but that plan. Kids might not want to follow that plan but don’t want to upset their parents and will follow that plan because they think that’s the only thing for them and if they don’t follow it then they will fail in the world.
With the help of my family I have come to realize that I do not want to be another carbon copy confined to this society. Because of my families’ essential and exacting needs I know that I love being part of a solution. I assist them in matters they would otherwise fail to do. Being granted the opportunity to help others in even worse circumstances should be far more thrilling and satisfying. Everyone’s entitled to a life of adventure but some lack commitment and end up living a life of conformity which I imagine is the root of unhappiness.
Discrimination is a constant reminder of inequality among the people. It is one factor that causes division among men and women, young and old, and whites with other skin color. Discrimination among the people turned the society into a battle field where one have to fight hard in order to survive. People normally ignore the idea of discrimination like the baobabs trees in the story of the “Little Prince”, but like the baobabs when it gets ignored it will grow big and tear the whole planet apart. America is a country that serves as a home to different kinds of people and inequality among the society is very visible.
Rarely do high school students think of anyone other than themselves. The focus of most teenagers is directed toward themselves; their success, their failures, their needs and wants. Fortunately, I have been a part of school community that encourages students to not only think of others, but to be proactive in effecting positive and lasting change as well. The remarkable experience I and my classmates have had at Covenant Day School through the ContainIt project helped us to discover the responsibility we have for our neighbors. Only two years ago a group of students and teachers first visited the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to see what help could be provided to make meaningful and lasting change for their community.
The society we live in is incredibly diverse therefore it's important people are able to response appropriately. In the health care setting it's important that you reflect to diversity in work practice. At Fernleigh Residential care home in order to have successful implementation of equality and diversity in all aspects of work it's important that you ensures that colleagues, staff, service users and clients are valued, motivated and treated fairly. The act of legislation was set to ensure equality and diversity is implemented in every day work, it states that everyone has the right not to be discriminated for their race, religion or beliefs The Benefits of a diverse world • The world is more interesting place as you have the opportunity to learn about other people's culture and
Yatia and Patricia I agree with the both of you. One barrier that exist is that communities, the government, media, and professionals are unaware an ill-informed; therefore, major public awareness campaigns must be sponsored. We can work to change systems and institutions, but we also have to work to change the ideology that perpetuate discrimination and exclusion.
To have a sound footing this memo, it will be pertinent for me to start off by elucidating on the main concepts in the question- inclusion and anti- oppression. “The essence of oppression is enforced exclusion from desirable opportunities and experiences. Correspondingly, the essence of anti-oppression is inclusion”. Simply put, the concept of inclusion stipulates that people from different social, economic, cultural, religious standing are allowed the opportunity to uninhibitedly involve in all aspects of their community where they will have the opportunity to be involved in deciding matters that affect them, directly or indirectly. This type of gesture is an eloquent expression of a show of equity and social justice in any society that practices
Inclusive workplaces that understand the needs of their employees and make them feel valued and respected have greater success in retaining staff. Having a range of policies and facilities in place to ensure that all employees are able to balance work with other aspects of their lives has a positive impact on job satisfaction, productivity and commitment. In contrast, in organisations where stereotypes persist and some groups of employees face barriers to success, these employees experience negative consequences on performance, health and wellbeing. Working teams that are diverse in their make-up are able to come up with a wider range of solutions to business problems. Inclusive workplaces that openly communicate their values and strategies on equality, human rights and inclusion are capitalising on this as they are able to attract a wider pool of applicants and talent.
During the course of volunteering with various service organizations, I have observed discrimination on several occasions. Discrimination and Civil rights are principles that will always be unfinished, not because of a lack of government support, but because of a failure to change the opinion of most Americans. To this day, I find that discrimination is still a concept difficult to explain to a person of Caucasian heritage, for they have not experienced prejudice or a denial of rights. In my opinion, America has not fully embraced or complied with the Civil Rights Act.
So then, how does it affect the organization? In order for an employee to contribute towards a desired success, the organization must make sure that its culture is one that highly values respect. One that has zero tolerance towards any type of discrimination.