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The face of the business world is global. This globalization has led to business leaders examining the need to address the complex issue of diversity in the workplace and how to use diversity as a competitive advantage. Unfortunately, not all companies are addressing diversity with the same passion as others. What are the best practices that have been utilized by leaders in diversity? According to Waller Vallario, there are seven best practices for valuing diversity within the workplace (2006, p.51). This paper will review five of the seven best practices as well highlight some of the corporate leaders who have implemented these best practices. Finally, it will evaluate the writer's current...
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Children should be exposed to all segments of society. Youngsters learning with children of different races, nationalities, and religions tend to be more tolerant and accepting of individual differences. They learn customs, beliefs and rituals of classmates that maybe quite different from what they have been taught. Youngsters learning in an environment of diversity are well prepared to deal more effectively in society after they complete their education. A mutual respect and understanding of other cultures removes barriers and stereotypes. Individual differences need to be threatening. In fact, knowledge of other cultures helps a person realize and appreciate the...
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Sociology/Cultural DiversityDiversity in OrganizationsWith the onset of that complex trend called "globalization," many organizations have increasingly found themselves dealing with a culturally diverse work force. In recent decades much scholarly effort by organizational scholars has been devoted to examining the negative and positive consequences of such diversity, whether conceptualized in "demographic" terms (for instance, age, length of service, or gender) or "cultural" terms (e.g., ethnicity, racial make-up, or language). According to one prominent view, demographic diversity within organizations leads to increased communication and coordination problems, and thus to potentially...
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My cultural diversity has been shaped by the combination of my parents, my time in the United States Army, various people and training at my previous jobs, and even some courses that I have taken at the University of Phoenix.
My parents were not, in my opinion, racist but there were always racist sounding jokes being told about African Americans. I laughed because it was my parents telling the jokes, but there comes a point in all of our lives when we simply grow up or realize that these are wrong. We no longer blindly latch on to or believe everything that our parents always say. We believe ourselves before we fall victim to others' influences, and we question and relearn answers that we...
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Cultural DiversityThe book, The Color of Water, is about a black man learning about his white mother for the first time. Ruth McBride-Jordan was a rabbi's daughter who was born in Poland and raised in the South; she fled to Harlem and married a black man, she helped to start a Baptist church and put 12 children through college. With Ruth's unorthodox ways of parenting her children were, often times, put in the face of adversity. In McBride's memoir, we see that cultural diversity is incorporated into his life by the many experiences he endured within the areas of self- identity, education, stereotyping, and community.I believe that all people, especially James McBride, have come in contact...
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About Ohio/Wva schools noneSince early American history, schools, like society, have addressed cultural diversity indifferent ways. In the colonial days, some attempts to adjust to cultural differences were madein the New York colony, but the dominant American culture was the norm in the generalpublic, as well as most of the schools. As America approached the nineteenth century, theneed for a common culture was the basis for the educational forum. Formal public schoolinstruction in cultural diversity was rare, and appreciation or celebration of minority or ethnicculture essentially was nonexistent in most schools. In the 1930's, the educators were in theprogressive education movement, called...
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During this semester, I had the opportunity of working with a class of 2nd Graders in the Long Beach area. Even though in my last two serve rotations I was exposed to students from different linguistically and cultural backgrounds, this year I had the opportunity of truly experiencing multicultural diversity in the classroom. Since Jane Addams is located in the ghetto area of Long beach, the majority of the students are the so called minorities. Mrs. Chavarria classroom represented pluralism and world cultures; in her classroom there were Filipinos Samoans, African Americans, Latinos a couple of white kids, and a Hispanic/Chinese boy. This last serve rotation gave me the opportunity to...
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I would like to consider my cultural heritage as diverse, but this is far from reality. Over the years as I matured through my teenage years, I was exposed to different cultures by life experiences and travel. I struggled to create both a personal and cultural identity while trying to adjust to my sight loss and with the support of my family I traveled overseas to experience other cultures for the first time. My family opened up their home to a foreign exchange program in turn allowing me the opportunity to travel over to Europe at the age of 16 years old. This opportunity started the slow progression of experiences that would open my mind to others who are unlike myself, especially...
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Culture has been a pervasive part of humanity since the beginning of civilization. Wood (2010), professor of communications, defines culture as "the totality of beliefs, values, understandings, practices, and ways of interpreting experience that are shared by a number of people" (p 78). The way I see it, culture shapes an individual and creates their worldview. Each culture emphasizes an important aspect of the humans and displays the complexities of our species. Even though culture includes many elements, I will discuss one of Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions, Individualism, and explain how it creates a high or low context culture.
Hofstede claimed there are five important dimensions seen...
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Jewish TraditionPart of my textured past includes the movement from one religious sector to another, which, many may think, is at the other end of the spectrum. I was raised as a Christian growing up on various military bases as my father pursued his military career. My younger childhood left me memories of going to church and eagerly awaiting the cookies and punch in the reception afterwards. I can remember playing Joseph in a church pageant. As I aged, my interest in religion was overshadowed by life as a teenager. Eventually, I met a girl from a rival high school and we began our "Romeo and Juliet"-type relationship. I came to find out she was Jewish, not by birth, but by conversion and...
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Valuing and understanding cultural diversity is an important step in being able to understand the customs and histories of a society. Culture itself is a key feature in a society’s identity as it enables people within the society to identify how they view themselves and other groups in which they identify with. Every culture, community, or ethnic group tends to have its own beliefs, values, and notions of how to lead one’s life. Every society relies on cultural expression in order to continue to keep its communities strong and its traditions alive. The key component of cultural expression is language. Language is essential as a social element and helps to establish emotional feelings of...
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In today’s society, cultural diversity is important as it was many centuries ago. According to dictionary, cultural diversity is the coexistence of different culture, ethnic, race, gender in one specific unit. In order, for America to be successful, our world must be a multicultural world. This existence starts within our learning facilities where our students and children are educated. This thesis is “changing the way America, sees education through cultural diversity, has been co existing in many countries across the world. These changes begin in any learning environment; where our families, friends, children and students would learn how to appreciate different cultures and use it...
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Worldwide Telecommunications, Inc. is a telecommunication company that is rapidly growing; Worldwide Telecommunications Inc., is not only increasing their financial margin, but also doubling in employee size. Worldwide Telecommunications, Inc. believes it is important to ensure their employees of both genders and every race, faith, nationality and physical capability have access to equal opportunity and likelihood of success. Below we will evaluate the positive and negative aspects a multicultural workforce might have on an expanding company.Many of us may ask, "What is Cultural Diversity?" "Cultural Diversity tends to be broadly defined in its current use in organizations to include a...
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Cultural Diversity and Defining Abnormality
All ways of defining of abnormality are limited to a certain extent by
cultural variations. This makes it difficult for psychologists to be
sure that their definition technique would be effective and accurate
in diagnosing all cases of abnormality. The main issue for
psychologists regarding cultural diversity is that what may be
considered normal in one place may be abnormal in another and
therefore psychologist must consider this fact before making a
Although the deviation from statistical norm and deviation from ideal
mental health definitions are affected by cultural differences as I
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Juan Concepcion Managing Diversity in the Workplace Cultural diversity in the workplace is becoming more and more prevalent. Corporations in all industries are encouraging minorities, women, elderly workers, people with disabilities as well as foreign workers to join white males in the workplace. The following analysis will focus on these groups and how companies are encouraging them to join an ever-expanding workplace. Even if affirmative action is dismantled, diversity of the workforce is clearly here to stay. Business owners and managers, experts say, will still need to maintain or step up efforts to recruit and advance ethnic minorities in the year 2000 and beyond. That's essentially...
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Today when people move across continents with the help of technology their culture and heritage moves along with them. Almost each and every continent is populated with people from different nations who have diverse traditions and cultures. Thus knowledge of health traditions and culture plays a vital role in nursing. People from different cultures have a unique view on health and illness. Culture-specific care is a vital skill to the modern nurse, as the United States continues to consist of many immigrants who have become assimilated into one culture. I interviewed three families of different cultures: - Indian (my culture), Hispanic and Chinese. Let us see the differences in health...
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When studying the stories about the lives of early Americans, the discovery of just how culturally diverse they were cannot be missed. Such richness and history in the making, yet such sadness as we read the powerful lines that tell their story. With the great influential writers such as Bryant, Irving and Cooper, whom set stage for all during the Romantic Period between 1830-1865 to the young brilliant novelists who followed with such stamina, passion and strength, such as Hawthorn, Simms and Melvin; how could one not explode with great learning, as their souls were laid out for us to bear? Only by breaking down into three major categories can this brief walk through of this semester...
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This was an assignment to research the differences between the family lives of two different cultures. it explores different traditions, backgrounds, and stereotypes found in a family from India and a Family from CanadaOur world is full of so much diversity; it is sometimes hard to believe that people living in the same country can have such a difference in attitudes, values, and goals. In this report I will be comparing two normal families, one that lives in India, and another that lives here in Canada. I will be sharing the differences and similarities between these families. By learning more about other family's way of life, we can expand our minds and pass things like tolerance on to our...
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Cultural Diversity in Local Politics
This paper explores the limits and potentials of ethnic and racial coalition
building in Los Angeles. The demographic changes that have occurred in Los
Angeles during the past twenty years have been extraordinary, both in scope and
The area has witnessed a literal boom in population growth, increasing from 7
million in 1970 to 8.8 million in 1990. (US Bureau of the Census) However, it is
the dramatic change in ethnic and racial diversity of the population which has
caught most observers attention.
Los Angeles has taken on a new form in terms of its racial diversity, moving
from a biracial to a multiethnic setting. The...
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Diversity in Local PoliticsOverviewThis paper explores the limits and potentials of ethnic and racial coalition building in Los Angeles. The demographic changes that have occurred in Los Angeles during the past twenty years have been extraordinary, both in scope and diversity.The area has witnessed a literal boom in population growth, increasing from 7 million in 1970 to 8.8 million in 1990. (US Bureau of the Census) However, it is the dramatic change in ethnic and racial diversity of the population which has caught most observers attention.Los Angeles has taken on a new form in terms of its racial diversity, moving from a biracial to a multiethnic setting. The non-Hispanic White population...
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Cultural Diversity in The Tempest
If we look at Shakespeare's atypically short play The Tempest, the character of Caliban represents a "noble savage" who is enslaved, exploited, and endowed with low-self esteem due to the ethnocentric views of those who encounter him. In much the same way as the British originally exploited the Hindus or Americans exploited Native Americans, Caliban is considered the "property" of those who encounter him, solely because he is not of the same heritage, customs, and manners of his oppressors.
The ostracism and exploitation of Caliban because he is perceived as a brutish animal compared to "civilized" folks is in keeping with the theme...
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January 19, 2010The cultural diversity of Abilene Texas is unique to many cities. In my city we have an Air Force base that brings many different cultures together because of the service men and women. Over this course I have learned how many different cultures coexist in America. America is a melting pot of cultures and within each culture there are several different beliefs, religions, and traditions. I will explore the ethnic diversity of my city, with my research I have found that Abilene Texas has a little bit of every culture represented.The ethnic population of Abilene Texas is majority White with Latino following in second. We have a wide variety with almost every ethnic population...
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Racism is a huge problem in our country today. Everywhere we look there are people of a different race or from different cultures or ethnic groups. It's unavoidable and is the biggest political pawn in the history of our country. Fortunately, I live in San Antonio, Texas - a city that has an apparent blindness to racial differences.I'm fortunate enough to live in the great city of San Antonio, a city where racism is virtually non-existent. The biggest issues of racism faced in our city are corporate or job related accusations of racism. We rarely see or have to deal with racism on our streets, on the news, or in our lives.The majority group in our city is Hispanic. According to...
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Task 1There are many cultures that share similarities and differences in this world. Two cultures that are different in their traditions and rituals, though similar in their sexuality and beliefs are the Chinese and Filipino. Both cultures' beliefs, sexualities, rituals, values, and traditions have changed over time due to the influence of other cultures and the media.The Chinese and Filipino celebrate different traditions that are held each year. Generally Chinese believe in Buddhism and the Chinese Gods and Goddesses, whereas the Filipinos are Catholic and believe in Jesus, and how he sacrificed himself on the cross, dying for their sins. Religion accounts for most of their...
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When discussion is raised in relation to diversity, society talks about the group who possess individual qualities that are diverse from other individual’s traits. Diversity is the uniqueness, which every employee brings to the workplace in an organization or establishment. Examples of differences include nationality, belief, disabilities, physical appearance, race, gender, age, educational background, sexual orientation, and work experience, social and family status. At the workplace, valuing diversity means creating a work environment that respects and includes various individuals, by maximizing the potential of all employees or in which every employee feels integrated within the...
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Cultural diversity is people of varying origins and ways of life living or working alongside in a specific area or organization. Cultural diversity is important to all organizations for many reasons. By having a strong, diverse workforce, barriers to productivity and innovation can be broken. A cultural diverse workforce can let everyone enjoy the opportunity of being a part of creating business value. Also, cultural diversity is important, because it can manage relationships so there is better satisfaction between employees which helps create better business. However, the diversity training that Donna Malone and her colleagues participated in was far from creating any value.The university...
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Building a high performance team with diversity can be a challenge. Diversity in teams can bring interpersonal conflict to a team. Cultural diversity can also improve the end result of a team's mission. I will examine multiple aspects of groups and teams, and the issues and benefits of a heterogeous team.A group is a two or more people working with each other consistently to attain common goals. Individuals in the group are dependant on each other to advance toward the common goal within a certain allotted period. A group working in a potato chip factory might have a time period of a day to achieve the goal of 10 tons of potato chips. While a group working to merge to large banks might have...
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Diversity and Cultural Competence in Family Therapy
A therapist will face problems, issues and client troubles everyday. The professional must understand how their client relates to the world around them. These feelings and ideas affect how the client sees the problem and how they respond to their situation. Their actions, in turn, have bearing on individual thoughts, needs, and emotions. The therapist must be aware of the client's history, values, and culture in order to provide effective therapy. This paper will outline and provide information as to the importance of cultural competence and diversity in family therapy.
What is Cultural Competence?
Culture can be...
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Cultural diversity in the workplace is becoming more and more prevalent. Corporations in all industries are encouraging minorities, women, elderly workers, people with disabilities as well as foreign workers to join white males in the workplace. The following analysis will focus on these groups and how companies are encouraging them to join an ever-expanding workplace.
Even if affirmative action is dismantled, diversity of the workforce is clearly here to stay. Business owners and managers, experts say, will still need to maintain or step up efforts to recruit and advance ethnic minorities in the year 2000 and beyond. That’s essentially because having a diverse work force and managing it...
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AbstractIn this paper, we will discuss the issue of Culture and cultural diversity within the multinational corporation and its effect on the deployment of Enterprise Portal technologies.We will open this topic by discussing more general concepts about Culture how it affects businesses today. We will offer a number of different interpretations of Culture for discussion, highlighting some key phenomena such as the resulting 'global' versus 'local' dilemma faced by many global organisations today; the pressure on the one hand to globalise and on the other to meet local needs.We will focus our discussion of Enterprise Portals is on the deployment of enterprise's Portal. We will then discuss our...
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AbstractThe goal of this paper is to demonstrate the importance of a cultural competent patient interview and assessment. This paper will also examine cultural competent care when caring for diverse cultures on a daily basis and the societal needs to provide appropriate care while still respecting a patient's cultural background. The interview process will cover socioeconomic factors, lifestyle, family values, health beliefs and practices, childbearing and parenting practices along with culturally sensitive intervention to assist a Hispanic patient of Aztec-Mexican decent.Cultural Diversity: An Aztec-Mexican American Cultural Interview and AssessmentCultural Competent CareCaring for a...
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Title ABC/123 Version X PAGE \* MERGEFORMAT 1 Aging and Disability Worksheet ETH/125 Version 8 PAGE \* MERGEFORMAT 5
Associate Program MaterialAging and Disability WorksheetPart IIdentify 2 or 3 issues faced by the aging population.MobilityDiscrimination due to ageAnswer the following questions in 100 to 200 words each. Provide citations for all the sources you use.What is ageism? How does ageism influence the presence of diversity in society?Ageism is prejudice against a group where all of the people are old and discriminated against based on their age. This group consists of men and women who are typically 40 or older. It has a great influence today. Society at times views older men and...
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The End of Cultural Diversity of Style in Composition
In this paper I will attempt to show that initially, the internet will increase the cultural diversity of style in composition, before helping a world wide trend in stomping out cultures.
In order to discuss the effects of the scope of the Internet on composition, we must first explore what the Internet is, the definition of culture, how the internet exposes us to and affects culture, and the effects cultural changes have on style in composition.
This essay is not concerned with the history of the Internet, but with the way the Internet distributes information through webpages and the way forums foster geographically...
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The Challange of Cultural Diversity in Corporate America
The expanding conflict over cultural diversity
in corporate America may present as many opportunities
and problems as affirmative action. Today, cultural
diversity is an important fact of life and business,
due to the changing face of society, and therefore,
the work place. It is growing ever more essential for
people to interact with others outside of their racial,
ethical, religious, regional, social, etc. boundaries.
To stay on top of their competitors, corporations must
change their approach, and see diversity not as a necessary
evil, but as a source of enrichment and opportunity
that may bring a wealth of...
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Internet and Cultural and Historical Diversity of Style in Composition
The technological revolution of the late twentieth century has arguably caused some of the greatest changes in the global society. Few realize the full effects of the computer age. The Internet in particular has brought the corners of the world closer together. Even in the most remote areas of the globe, such as Katmandu, one can see an advertisement for e-mail (Stefik 235). One might begin to wonder what the social consequences of this pervasiveness are. The Internet brings many diverse groups of people together to participate in many aspects of life from trade to conversations. Some might wonder if these...
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Cultural Diversity and the Impossibility of a True Melting Pot
The core standards of America are founded, in principle, on the basis of its diversity and equality among citizens. Begin- ning with its Declaration of Independence, the United States distinguished itself from other modern nation-states by establishing a country of men who were different but equal. Yet, despite the unifying images America projects within and beyond its borders, the idea behind E Pluribus Unum does not resound as one might assume it would.
E Pluribus Unum was originally intended to be both a representation of the union of the thirteen colonies and an expression of the United States as a country formed...
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Explain why cultural diversity is important in a college education.I come from a small town. Hannibal, MO, the boyhood home of MarkTwain, is described its claim to fame as "a sleepy town drowsing." Most surely hehas never been more accurate, for this small enchanted river town has neverawakened total equality.It is a town full of ignorance, where nobody has ever thought twice ofsharing and spreading their sly comments and idiotic judgements to anyone andeveryone who will listen, and most people do. It is a town where fathers, mothers,brothers, sisters, and grandparents teach their kids to "ignore those no-goodniggers," stay away from those "half-breeds" and give hell to anyone...
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Global consumerism has lead to a loss of cultural diversity and independence. This is mainly due to the TNC's economic dominance on global labor structures, through media, tourism, news and entertainment. Global consumerism is mainly caused by TNC's, globalization, new generation and improved infrastructure. And TNC's are a result of the human needs of a consumerist society, advertising and the media. An increase in free time has lead to and increase in capital. This has introduced a consumer culture which is then linked with the introduction of tourism and entertainment. Global consumerism results in a loss of culture, everything becomes commercial; the exploitation of culture. The effects...
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Every culture has its own views of health care, diseases, and medical interventions. The way people of a given culture view health care affects how they handle themselves when they fall ill. For instance, the Asian culture believes that illnesses are caused by supernatural phenomena, which should be diagnosed and treated by means of spiritual healing or traditional herbs. Physicians and other medical practitioners should try to understand the cultural beliefs of their patients to handle them appropriately.
Heredity, culture, and environment can have a significant impact on the way a patient behaves in the doctor’s office or at the hospital. Heredity refers to the way particular traits are...
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There are many different nations in which their citizens have their own language and way of living life but the United States of America is unique because of its diversity of citizens. And for this reason America is called a “melting pot” because it has a variety of citizens who are of different ethnicity and they each have their own culture and languages, and all these people are living in a single united nation. Coca-Cola has created an advertisement that opens with first paragraph of the song “America the Beautiful” being sung in English. This part of the song goes on to be sung in seven different languages throughout the advertisement and it shows a variety of people that represent the...
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Top of FormBottom of FormPCN-509 Peer Review WorksheetDirections: Part of your responsibility as a student in this course is to provide quality feedback to your peers that will help them to improve their first drafts. This worksheet will assist you in providing that feedback.Name of the Draft's Author: Anita SmithName of the Peer Reviewer: Lavanda RandellPart 1: SummaryAfter reading through the draft one time, write a summary (3-5 sentences) of the paper in the box below.This paper is discussing the different cultures; bring communication challenges to the workplace. The writers talks about subtle racism when a group of individual who are the same but different. The author discusses NAADAC...
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Though Great Britain and India have similar governmental structures, their social systems and cultures differ significantly. Great Britain is an industrialized and wealthy First World power, while India is a vast nation with a population more than sixteen times that of Great Britain and a huge number of its citizens in poverty. The governments of both countries have dealt with conflicts involving social class differences and cultural diversity. To combat these conflicts, Great Britain has reevaluated its bicameral system, established more social welfare programs, and attempted to create antidiscrimination policies, while India has endeavored to augment the growth of the middle class, created...
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The European Union is a family of citizens who are fighting to realize nationally and internationally the social cohesion. It is a Europe capable to answer all the challenges and to respect the national and regional identity, same as the cultural inheritance of its citizens. The European citizen should not be separately seen, but should be seen in the social, cultural and ecologic context being influenced by its national identity. The common European identity can only amplify or develop the national essence.The goal of the European Union is to promote and develop the democracy, to modernize the economic and social structures and to fight against social exclusion and poverty. The Europe is an...
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The Hispanic culture consists of people who are vibrant, socializing and fun loving people. The flare in the outfits and the high-energy dancing style is another example of life and vigor of the Latin culture. They have deep roots when it comes to family traditions and cultures. Every member of the family takes their responsibilities very seriously. Speaking of family each one is a closely-knit group that contains the generations of the grandparents as well as the grandchildren. The fathers are the head and the mother takes care of the home. It is instilled in every family member that it’s important to work to support your family and every takes that responsibility very seriously. It is...
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Communication is one of the basic functions of management in any organization and its importance can hardly be overemphasized. It is a process of transmitting information, ideas, thoughts, opinions and plans between various parts of an organization. You can not have human relations without communication. However, good and effective communication is required not only for good human relations but also for good and successful business. Nowadays, with the development of economy and science technology, especially the trend of the globalization of business, everything is changing in everyday and there are many uncertainties of factors and challenge inside and outside the organization. These...
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The cultural context for the Armenian person is the result of upholding and defending a way of life and values that have been maintained for centuries, for perhaps two thousand years. For that reason, although Armenians living in the United States today come from a variety of countries of origin, and may to some extent speak different dialects or even different languages, yet they have many cultural similarities due to centuries of commonality. The cultural similarities among the Armenians can be seen mainly in three different areas: Spirituality, historicity, and family.
Spirituality refers to the perspective of that which is valued in life, and that which must to...
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We are a nation of immigrants and as such we should not expect those new to our country to behave as we do just because that is the way we do it; our beliefs and behaviors have taken time to meld into one 'common' practice and even though many cultures observe customs that the common American may find unacceptable, I believe these new Americans have a right, based on our constitution, to maintain their heritage within the limits of our laws. The preamble of the Constitution of the United States tells us that the constitution was developed to “insure domestic Tranquility”, “promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessing of Liberty” and the first amendment reads “Congress shall make no...
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In today's culture and workforce, diversity of age is one factor of life creating issues such as discrimination, ethics, lifestyle and values. To better understand the impact of diversity of age, it is necessary to define "diversity". Not everyone agrees on what the definition should be. Wellner (2000) states the definition in Webster's dictionary as "the condition of being different or having differences."Several Acts have been passed in the past forty years to protect specific groups of people from this exact deed: discrimination of diversity. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited employment discrimination based on race, gender, national origin and religion. Age was covered with the Age...
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"If man is to survive, he will have learned to take a delight in the essentials differences between men and between cultures. He will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life's exciting variety, not something to fear" (Rodenberry, n.d., ¶ 9).Many situations occur in intercultural workplaces that rely upon good communication. The method of communication can cause conflicts among coworkers. Understanding differences among coworkers of various cultures is a key element to success in the workplace.One workplace scenario concerns religious beliefs. Ron and Greg had an important project due by noon Saturday. By Friday afternoon, the majority of the project was...
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In my community, there are many people mostly of the same ethnicity as me. I was brought up learning my cultural ways and beliefs. I was never taught that the color of my skin, texture of my hair, facial features, language I spoke, things I ate or even the things I believed in could make such a drastic change in my life. I grew up not caring what skin color my friends, family were, or the fact that their hair were more manageable then mines. Nor did I care about the way they looked, language they spoke, what they ate or what they believed in, all that mattered to me was that they were my family or friends, people I knew, loved and trusted.As I got older into my teenage years, I began to see...