With a big city comes big diversity. My hometown, the city of Chicago, not only is diverse because of the people, but it is also very diverse because of the food. If you were to visit the top floor of the Willis Tower, or as my fellow Chicagoans would refer to it as the Sears Tower, you would be able to see majority of Chicago, and its various components. My hometown of Chicago has actually tried to be more organic and be more involved in the food movement, as well. Even within my neighborhood, which is a primarily Hispanic neighborhood, has tried to be more organic. Although some may argue it’s hard to be organic in such a huge city because of all of the food deserts, Chicago is trying very hard to counteract this for the sake of the health of our city.
Moving to a new country with a completely different culture than your own is very challenging to families. Adapting to a new culture and trying to raise kids with the new culture but still have them know about the other culture is extremely difficult. Moving to a new place forces people to eat new food, learn new sayings, and get a new and maybe different job just to fit in. It also doesn’t help that a lot of families are poor and have to start from scratch and try to make enough money. In “ Daughter of Invention,” the author shows that adapting to a different culture is challenging and is hard on families.
In “The Greatest Journey” by James Shreeve, he talks about how we all share the same ancestors and we all come from Africa. He says that it all started in Africa about 200,000 years ago. These people who lived in Africa years ago started to leave the area and expand to Eurasia and Australia. As they were migrating to other places, they were able to adjust to the new environment. This is when everybody started to change because of weather, food, and other factors of environment that affected these people. But even though they separated and reproduced themselves, they were still connected by the same ancestor. As Shreeve states; “Generations later, finding that same mutation, or marker, in two people’s DNA indicates that they share the same ancestor”
Growing up in Miami, one of the most diverse cities in the world, has taught me a few things about diversity. Even in Miami, I have always been the only Persian in my diverse group of friends which includes a Mexican, two Indian twins, two Egyptian twins, and a Jew. Our Saturday night conversations consisted of comparing our cultures, founding out the similarities and differences between our languages and cuisines, and learning about each other 's customs. A typical sleepover included gorging down my mother 's Ghormeh Sabzi, a specialty Persian stew, while watching a Bollywood film. I 've been exposed to so many aspects of various human cultures, and I 'm still yearning to learn more.
There are many different cultures around the world, but you never really know what is like being between two different cultures, until you are experiencing it yourself. While growing up, I had the privilege and misfortune of becoming familiar with two different cultures: my family’s culture, from their birth country, Guatemala, and the culture of the United States of America. I say misfortune not because it was a disaster, catastrophe, or bad luck; I say it because sometimes you get so used to being in one culture that you start to forget about your family’s origin. Sometimes you even like something in one culture better than the other, and you feel guilty for having a preference. Guatemala and the United States
. Does your neighborhood has a lot of diversity in it? In America there are a few diverse neighborhoods around us, there are not as many as it should be. I believe every city and every state should have more diverse neighborhoods, so that when their child(ren) grow up they would not just be used to living around one culture. That may also cause them to expand their horizon and exploring different countries to learn different cultures and where they came from. Another reason is because some children grow up racists just because they are not used to be around a certain culture. In the movie “what’s cooking” is a great example of what it is like to have a very diverse neighborhood. Even though some people would say there was no diversity in”What’s Cooking”, there was all type of diversity throughout this movie because of the different ways that each family would celebrate a holiday, they all were friends or knew each other, and there was a different cultured family on each corner of the street that they lived on.
The richness of El Paso, Texas relies on the vast diversity observed in each one of its citizens, which has opened the way for El Paso to develop as a multicultural city.
Toronto is regarded as one the most multicultural city in the world. The city caters around 200 ethnic groups with over 140 different languages. The city is growing every day as more and more people visit, work and live in this beautiful city. Eglinton, a densely populated neighborhood in Toronto, is a good example of this
Moving throw places looking for a better tomorrow, I found myself in San Francisco, a prospering and innovative city located in Northern California. A city of multicultural neighborhoods and diverse populations. The home of Europeans, Asians, South Americans and Hispanics; where you could be whomever you wish to be, due to the lack of a principal or dominant subculture.
I write this not as an Egyptian citizen, but rather as an individual that is worried about his homeland country’s future. Egypt is a nation that has many communities and therefore different cultures, beliefs and opinions. These different cultures form the final Egyptian culture with its traditions and customs. The citizens of Egypt are very proud of their culture and are trying to protect it from external modifications. Nevertheless, Egypt needs to integrate itself with diverse cultures as it is in the process of developing and needs to reshape and gain specific habits in order to advance. Immigrants shouldn’t fully assimilate themselves into the Egyptian culture. Instead they should consider themselves as multicultural. This in turn should
The advantage of living in a diverse society is that it can help increase one’s knowledge, awareness and understanding about others culture, ethnicity, beliefs, practices, customs, tradition, et cetera. This knowledge, awareness and understanding about others may be helpful or useful to us in the future. Even though, we can acquire this knowledge, awareness and understanding just by surfing the internet or reading a book, we can make the effort to ask the people living in our community our questions, deepening our understanding, awareness and knowledge about them and at the same time bonding with them. Sometimes, the internet or book may not have all of the answers to our questions and
The definition of multiculturalism is when you have cultural diversity within a society. Many people assume that having a multicultural society is a great thing, and in most ways it is. However, with a multicultural society, some problems will occur. In this essay I will debate whether or not a multicultural society is a good thing, and will be pointing out advantages and disadvantages.
The internet gives individuals a tool for keeping in touch with family and friends that are in geographically dispersed locations, or when traveling and separated from support networks, while also facilitating the formation of new relations” (Rosen, Lafontaine & Hendrickson, 2011). One of this tool undoubtedly is Couchsurfing. From technical view it is a hospitality exchange and social networking website with platform for members from around the world locate accommodations while traveling by staying in the homes of other members. But from founders’ view it is a “small passion project” created for people who anywhere would want to share their homes with strangers. Couchsurfing is a global community of 10 million people in more than 200,000 cities
Living in a diverse world it’s distinction and similarities. The village is a small area with a small population. Life in the village is very basic and traditional while life in the city is full of luxury and modernity. Cities have a large population and it is often noisy and crowded. On the other hand, the lifestyles in villages and urban areas are totally different, but you can hardly find any similarities. The differences of rural and urban areas are their facilities, education, living costs, but the similarities between village and city are in their language, religion, laws, and government.
Living in urban multicultural areas make human more educative, gregarious, inspired and knowledgeable to different backgrounds. When individuals who used to live in rural areas with an experience of one single culture, travel to urban areas, which is full of multicultural people with different nationalities, ideas, languages, foods, behaviors and ethnics with the absence of familiarity they will experience what is called “culture shock”. This will make individuals more stress and they will feel strange and different than residents in the urban area. They will be depressed and pessimistic. On the other hand, there are some positive features of exposure to a culturally diverse city. With the times, individuals from rural areas will learn new viewpoints, languages, performances, concepts and thoughts due to socializing with different backgrounds. They will become more knowledgeable and educated, which can lead to a significant development in different fields in their lives (Leung, Maddux, Galinsky & Chiu, 2008, p.172). According to Neyer & Harzing (2008) (p.10). Urban areas with a mixture of cultures help people to interact with each other 's in an easy and flexible way and overcome many obstacles that obstruct communication. People will choose different