The Importance Of Cultural Diversity

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A culture, as defined, is a self-motivation and a multidimensional perspective of multiple characteristics of a person. This may include socioeconomic status, gender, belief, ethnicity, and race. Culture may also include religion, food, live style, language, marriage, music, morals and countless other that makes a group (LiveScience, 2015). Cultural awareness or sensitivity is to understand and to have the social skill that allows an individual to recognize, appreciate, and work with other with different cultures. University of Cincinnati College of Nursing (UCCN) explains that cultural norms are to be valued, and the sensitivity to other races that are different from one’s own race helps us to understand and support others in their consistent principles and preferences (UCCN, 2011). An intentional disrespecting of other culture can be rude, hurting and disgraceful. Peoples’ heritage influences their values and beliefs, thoughts, communication style and behavior. And, ethnicity is a way to identify people by their group. As categorized, there are five ethnicities, which are African Americans, Europeans or Caucasians, Latinos or Hispanics, Native Americans and Asians (UCCN, 2011). And, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration U.S. Census Bureau (USCB), Asian is an individual that has origins from the Far East, the Indian subcontinent or Southeast Asia, comprising, Cambodia, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Sri Lanka,
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