Throughout history, the United States of America has often been described as a “melting pot,” meaning a place where many different types of people blend together to form one, unified nation. If this description of the United States is accurate, it is crucial to ensure that all of these different individuals are able to live in harmony with one another. This is especially true at the collegiate level of education. In the last few decades, liberal arts colleges have made it their mission to increase diversity on their campuses. Diversity comes in several forms, particularly class-based and racial. This undertaking is one that should be prioritized at colleges across the country. There is significant evidence that diverse college campuses produce stronger, more intelligent individuals. With diversity come enhanced social development, stronger critical thinking skills, and heightened self-awareness. These features produce stronger individuals, thus strengthening the community at large.
A brief history of the area shows that the population was predominantly White in the 1950’s, then changed to being more diverse while being predominantly Black, and is now packed with Asian culture. The diversity in 1950 was 67.7% White, 32.3% Black, and 0.7% Other (1950 Decennial). Then in 1980 it changed to 38.6% White, 42.8% Black, and 4.9% Asian (1980 Decennial). Now the recent statistics about Main Street are 9.3% White, 29.4% Black, and 40.6% Asian (2014 American Community Survey).
Of that number combined 78% are African American, 12% Caucasian, 1.8% Hispanic; 1.2% Asian. In 2014 81% of students were African-American while Caucasians were 6%. So from 2014 to 2015 in one year it has grown 6% in Whites to attend this institution. What I can expect from looking at the other years growths in numbers and predict, is that it will continue to increase in diversity of other races as well. African-Americans wouldn’t be the only high race population that attends this
What is a leader?” John Quincy Adams once declared “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” If I never expressed my story to others. No one would know how much I have achieved in the past 17 years. I grew up in a Haitian-American household, with my mother, and my three younger siblings. My mother was born and raised in Carrefour, Haiti. She came to the United States to live with her father. While living here she learned how to mature on her own, drive on her own, and learned how to cook because at the age of 17 years old, she was living on her own because of family issues. Growing up I was close to my dad, but my mother demonstrated to me how to be a leader and how to be independent.
Universities and junior colleges are places where we learn different things and ideas from the different spheres and influences from our professors and instructors. These are also a place where we should value different opinions from both sides, in order to form a position in where you stand in your beliefs as a person, a balance opinion should be our utmost priority in order to have a constructive dialogue between both sides of the political spectrum. However, not validating and listening to the opinion of others can create a divisive rhetoric, where we end up ridiculing and criticising one another because of his/her political views. In the essay from Christina Hoff Sommers, “For More Balance on Campuses,” she criticises the liberalisation
On February 19, 1998, I was born in New Albany, Mississippi. Three days after I was born, my family moved to Detroit, Michigan, which I think is kind of crazy since you are supposed to stay in the house after you are born.
Do we only care about diversity in America when we’re amongst people of different races? In David Brooks, “People Like Us,” he explores this taboo topic, originally published in the issue of the Atlantic Monthly, 2003. In the first few sentences of the essay he states that perhaps there is somewhere in the United States that there is a really an area where people are diverse (62). But then again he has not ever been made aware of such an area. As Americans we should examine our communities, cities, and close nit circles, in doing so we can create a clearer depiction of what makes us more at ease with persons that we associate with. During his essay, Brooks shares an array of examples that show diversity isn’t as common as one would think.
My parents moved from Colombia to the United States before I was born. I am apart of the first generation in my family that was born here. My parents moved with the single hope of giving me a better life with more opportunities. Having this background has definitely impacted my life in both trivial and meaningful ways. For instance, my father not being able to break through the language barrier has been an integral part of my lifestyle. He has been living in this country for a while now, but has never picked up English fluently. This led me to become his translator for as long as I can remember. Even today I accompany him to his workplace to help close deals and talk to contractors. This was but one of many examples of how my Hispanic background
Since its inception America has been coined the “melting pot,” a term that’s intended to encase pride over the vast amount of diversity contained within our country. That pride, however, is nothing more than an idealization of the truth. America is a country of great diversity, but its pride and acceptance of that diversity relies on a contingent tolerance. Diversity is a wide term that can refer to a number of different groups and in this context it is referring to groups of minorities in America, particularly the LGBT community. Perhaps, the best illustration of this harmful treatment can be found in the media, specifically in the form of television. The LGBT community has been subjected to discrimination, tokenism, stereotypes, and fatal
Hispanic Americans, or Latinos, are a very large and diverse ethnic group in the U.S. Altogether, they make up about 44 million people or 15% of America’s population. Individuals who make up this category can identify with various nationalities and backgrounds. However, the 2010 U.S Census – as stated in the textbook -- reported that 75% of its total Latino respondents identified being of Mexican, Puerto Rican, or Cuban origin. According to the lecture notes, 65% of Hispanics claim to be Mexican Americans, while 8.5% are Puerto Ricans and another 3.5% are Cuban Americans. These are the three most common Hispanic origins and the rest of the Latino population identifies with other Hispanic nationalities. Of the three common nationalities that
The diversity that may be found all around the world and in our very community has always fascinated me. I am aware that it is a widely held belief that being a minority is considered a disadvantage in various aspects and I would disagree with this. Diversity and culture is a two-way street- as a community, whether that be society as a whole or simply a freshman class, we have the potential to be able to learn from each other. I believe that my status as an underrepresented minority has shaped me into the person I am today. Despite moving to the United States at a young age and being a first-generation college student , I am grateful for the privilege to be able to further my education at the University of Utah.
The answer to the first part of the question “Is my organization‘s ethics program working?” I would have to say partially. I say this because the diversity of our main campus verses the branch campuses are totally different. The branch campuses run virtually the same, but the main campus tend to do things much differently than they should.
It was my first day at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ). I entered the building and silence rippled through the hall and hung in the air like heavy fog until a sharp whisper cut through.
Walking on to a division one college football team can sound extremely daunting, because of all of the extraordinarily accomplished athletes on a stereotypical college football team. Were highly recruited from middle school. But most of the adolescent in high school that just pour out their blood, sweat, and tears on the football field just to be recruited by three or four division two schools in the middle of nowhere, or having to relegate and go to a junior college and play there for their freshman and sophomore years of college. With the hopefulness that a division one college football school would somehow offer you a scholarship for your last junior and senior years in college. But some student athletes take the road that’s starting to gain some traction because of the multimedia movies for example the movie Rudy. Every football player has heard or witnessed the Heartland Film Festival award winning movie Rudy. A heart-warming and triumphant movie around a teenage named Rudy Ruettiger, who’s life goal is to play for the college football powerhouse Notre Dame. But he does not have the money or the grades to be awarded a scholarship. He eventually overcame his dyslexion and achieve admission to University of Notre Dame and
Begin typing your introduction paragraph here. Remember that the introduction paragraph should include your thesis statement. What is a thesis statement? It is a statement of what your paper is attempting to argue or say. In addition to your thesis statement, you will want to offer a context for your paper. Answer the question of where your topic fits in a particular field, say, Old