For this paper I chose to interview Gio Rodriguez. He is different from me because he is of Latino decent, was born in Mexico, and is a first generation college student. I also chose Gio because I have gotten to know him over the months of being here so far, and consider him a pretty good friend.
According to the United States Census Bureau (2016), the Hispanic population of the United States is the largest ethnic or racial minority in the United States, with a population of over 56 million. By the year 2050, it is projected that one out of every four Americans will be of Hispanic descent (Caraballo, McLaughlin, & McLaughlin, 2014). “Hispanics in the United States includes any person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race” (Centers for Disease Control, n.d, p. 1). As a non-Hispanic leader, working in a Hispanic work environment, understanding the culture will help you be more effective as you interact with Hispanic teammates.
Impact on Client The client I chose for this diversity interview is 13 year old Willie Hazzard. Willie is the youngest son of Diane Hazzard. Willie is clearly effected by the many generations of poverty, his mother’s addiction, the neglect due to his mother’s addiction, and his exposure to the foster care system. Willie appears to lack trust, he is hostile, and he seems to be a little too familiar with living on the streets. His lack of trust can be attributed to his mother’s lack of parenting when he was little which caused him to be removed from the only home he had ever known and thrust into the child welfare system. He bounced around to a few different homes and was returned to his mother 6.5 years later so he was never able to plant
3. ALTERNATIVES STRATEGIES 1. Create awareness, knowledge and training of cultural diversity among the expatriates and Barracanians people. The company should create and give information on cultural awareness, knowledge and training that allows the expatriates and Barracanians alike to see the entire picture and improves the quality of respect, trust and work outcomes. This cultural diversity dimensions should cover the information on race, education, age, thinking style, economic status, work experience, family status and values. The information may help bring together all the expatriates and the Barracanians to the organization so that they will appreciate each other cultural value. Respecting individual differences in the organizations can contribute cooperation, trust and respect for each
"As a Texan, I have known many immigrant's families, mainly from Mexico, and I've seen what they add to our country. They bring to America the values of faith in God, love of family, hard work, and self-reliance; the values that made us a great nation to begin with (Ortiz)". One of our great president, George W. Bush, said these enhancing words and it now concerns me in this day of time. That now the world wants to imprison the Hispanic culture all for varies stereotypes. With President Trump theory of the wall this will cause many more issues not only with Hispanic immigrates but within America itself. Without the construction of the wall, America wouldn’t be wasting money, it will keep generating diversity and wall wouldn’t go against our founding father's rules and regulations.
What does it mean to be an American? We are all different in this world, diversity includes everyone. Diversity refers to all of the ways in which people are different. The diversity of the United States society is increasing dramatically, due to high rates of immigration. America is built of people coming together from different races, nationalities, religions and sexes. This includes individual, group, and traditional differences. Diversity is a major role on impacting the the United States character, history, and tradition. Diversity made america what it is today. Can our society deal successfully with these changes?
In the USA one of the most diverse place on earth, one would think that cultural diversity would not be an issue that needed to be addressed or be an issue at all. Right? I mean this country is probably the only place on earth where you can find nearly any nationality, ethnicity and type of people living among each other. You have Blacks, Chinese, gays, lesbians, transgender people, whites, Europeans, Africans, Middle Eastern people, Asians, and Hispanics, all on one piece of land. How can cultural diversity be a problem when the land is made up of so many different types of people? Shouldn't cultural diversity be striving in America? Unfortunately, in many parts of the USA, cultural diversity is lacking. Some of the many places that cultural diversity is lacking in the US is television, movies, the workplace, and schools. If you ever watched a movie or a TV show you mostly see one type of group being represented. For example, let's look some TV shows that take place in NYC. Let's look at friends, Seinfeld, Will and Grace, Sex and The City and How I Meet Your Mother, these shows
It is important to understand our diversity in America because not everyone here believes or lives with the same standards. What may seem acceptable in one location, may be considered rude or offensive in another. It is also beneficial to be more knowledgeable of other people’s culture and how they interact among each other to create healthy relationships with new people. Learning about another person’s situation can also help you understand them and think less negative about others due to stereotypes. As humans we thrive when we come together, you will find that we have more in common than we do have of
I was thirteen years old when my mother and I migrated to America. All I could think about was the way in which our lives were going to change and the fact that I would no longer have to worry about my education. I am an immigrant that used to
As I reflect over my life, I appreciate the many diverse experiences I’ve came to encounter. My experience with diversity dates back to birth. I am from a small rural town, Moss Point, MS. and notably the last state to abolish slavery. The town currently has a population of 13,704 people and consists of 73% Blacks or African Americans, 23% Caucasian, 1% Hispanic or Latino and 1% bi-racial.
The outlier that is most noticeable is Stacy’s responds to diversity and the age range of her student body. However based on her age, which I assume is somewhere between 50-70, because she stated that she started high school in 1983, the lack of diversity is to be expected. It maybe quite ignorant of me to assume that Stacy is Caucasian, and that she possibly attended a school where minorities may not have thought about attending at the time; hence the lack of diversity. However, since neither a follow up question nor an open-ended question is asked, I cannot know for sure.
On October 19,2016 I attended the Real Talk Diversity Event with Dr. Strayhorn. I’ve learned a lot from this event, but the number one thing I remember the most of his talk and the event was mostly him talking about black lives. I thought it was extremely important that he stated the names of the victims, making everyone in the room understands how many were killed, making sure everyone knows what’s going on in the world today, and speaking them into existence. One thing I learned from this event is what freedom schools are. The way he explained it, freedom schools were a free school for african-american kids in the South. It’s generally a school to help African-Americans gain social,economic, and political equality. Aside from race, the one
I interviewed Judy Walters, who is the Clerk Treasurer for the town of Lowell. I chose for the topic of the interview to be about diversity, but more specifically when there is a small team that has to do a big project, how can one achieve diversity. Interviewing Judy Walters makes sense for this topic due to her organization of the town hall and low resources due to the town being relatively small.
He again takes the opportunity to reinforce the role that diversity has to the company strategy. Next the Corporate Strategy Council (CSC) approves Brody’s plan for a Women Global Leadership Forum. Through the attendee identification process, it gave division presidents the opportunity to truly see the female talent within their teams. Although some of the reactions were negative, this just provided a deeper look into the male employees attitudes toward women. After the attendees were identified Brody issued a survey not only to the attendees but to their corporate and senior officers. This information served as a motivational tool for the World Team meeting. This also gave the CEO positioning to mandate specific diversity measures be added to all division scorecards.
When America was founded, it was established on freedom and equality for all people. At first it was just religious freedom, but eventually freedom of speech, press, petition, and more. In time, America began to be known as a “melting pot” of cultures as more and more people came because they wanted this freedom; the more people who came though, the more problems America had. There were too many cultural discrepancies between people, and ultimately America, the country based on freedom and equality, faced challenges concerning diversity.