The actual challenge in that matter bears in social and cultural tolerance. The existence of racism, tribalism, regionalism, sexism and all other forms of social and cultural discrimination not only proves that there’s still a long way to go but calls on mobilization of people who believe in a possible world where humans despite their differences will live in harmony and profound mutual respect. Social and cultural tolerance is a requirement of peace and harmony in migrants’ world where coexistence is imperative to all. As defined by UNESCO, tolerance is: “respect, acceptance and appreciation of potentials and diversity of cultures, our ways of expression and manners to express our humankind. It is encouraged by knowledge, open mindness, communication and freedom of thoughts, consciousness and belief.
Culture is a belief system commonly shared in the society. Every human in a society share a common value and behavior distinct from other people, depending on where one was raised. That being said, I like to compare and contrast three divergent characteristics and describe which one I hail from. Individualist versus collectivist Individualistic culture is a culture where people cherish liberty and privacy and often trust their personal ability to emerge victorious and successful in their endeavors. Whereas, in a collectivist culture, people emphasizes the collective need of the society in general.
Therefore, while assimilation is imposed on the immigrants, some negative results that are created by assimilation should not be ignored. Thus, all the immigrants should be allowed to retain their own cultural values because the feeling of belonging with the values contributes to the development of a country. Con: Another great issue of migration is
Culture, as defined by Donald Klopf, is "that part of the environment made by humans.” (1991). Furthermore, Culture involves beliefs, attitudes, values, and traditions that are shared by a group of people. In other words, culture is that distinct system of living, created uniquely through coexistence; respected and obeyed by citizens in uplifting common shared values. Interestingly, cultures differ in various countries; so what is accepted in one culture may be a taboo in another, depending on the orientation of the inhabitant of that society. However, it is apparent that Cultures reflects inequality, diversity, and the divergent range of values, symbols, and meanings across communities.
If we were to say that a custom was correct or not, it wouldn’t be true in terms of Cultural Relativism due to us using our own culture to judge and that doesn’t take into consideration of other cultures. Realizing that different cultures have different moral codes is respectful and allows people to potentially take in a new way of life. It is interesting to think that cultures could eventually adapt to having an overarching moral truth, because of living in a more globalized world. Building on the belief that different cultures have different moral codes, the moral code of a society determines what is right. This is also a key tenet of cultural
To understand cultural relativism one has to fully understand the concept of culture. Culture is a shared system of knowledge that a large group of people have created. It is the ‘way of life’ that a group has established. A culture is a society that shares the same ideas of morals, values, experiences, beliefs, attitudes, meanings, hierarchies, religion and material objects and possessions. The essential core of culture is the traditional ideas and the values that come with them.
Everyone has their own beliefs, values, and cultures. But let’s be honest, do we all respect other cultures and values? It is essential to think if you haven’t ever challenged someone else’s value and became desperate upon proving how you are right and others are wrong. Individual’s values and beliefs create cultural relativism which blinds and limits what they can accept. Cultural relativism causes exclusionary tendency which is a quickest route to being prejudiced.
Because each group in the community is able to transfer its perceptions to the rest of community in a cool platform that lead to harmony among different groups that use variety of codes. However, the important thing that must be mentioned here is usually multilingualism is jeopardized with the three components of language policy: language practices, ideology and planning as characterized by Spolosky. In other words, multilingualism encounters anti-multilingual education policies of some countries that prefer to use one language over other existing choices in that it aims to the dominance of one culture over others bearing in mind that language is one of the building blocks of culture. Thus, promoting a fair multilingualism tendency will foster social fabrics and harmonize communities locally, regionally and
Humans are diverse and varied for all sorts of reasons. It is so interesting to have so many different types of people, sharing their thoughts and beliefs with each other, embracing each other’s differences. Yet, now more than any other time, it has come to a point where instead of sharing, we are arguing. Instead of embracing our differences, we discriminate based on them. We create divisions based on these differences, and the primary purpose of these changes, which is to highlight humanity’s uniqueness are taken as cause to dispute.
Introduction Culture is defined as a ‘dynamic systems of rules, explicit and implicit, established by groups in order to ensure their survival, involving attitudes, values, beliefs, norms and behaviours shared by a group but harboured differently by each specific unit within the group, communicated across generations, relatively stable but with the potential to change across time’ (Matsumoto and Juang 2003). This definition focuses on the fact that culture represents an average overall behaviour of a particular group or community but does not refer to individual discrepancies. Thus, though every individual interprets the rules and norms of culture differently, it is the collective common set of rules or norms that go on to form a part of culture.