There is a massive amount of ethnicities in this world. You have ethnic groups that are not necessarily related to where you came from but what group you identify yourself with. As a descendant who speaks the Spanish language we are categorized as being part of the Hispanic ethnic group. My father having twelve siblings and my mother having nine, it was a huge family. Our grandparents and parents inculcated us to be a united family with all the values and beliefs they initiated. Every ethnic group is similar but different in its own unique way. In which some have music, food and believes that characterize us as that specific ethnic group. The only difference is the way people embrace it. We also have many different types of celebrations
Sherman Institute opened its doors in 1902, a century and a half before the birth of Lorene Sisquoc. An off-reservation government boarding school for Indian children, Sherman Institute aimed to rid young American Indians of their languages and cultures. Following the lead of Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Supervisor of Indian Schools Estelle Reel, founding Sherman Superintendent Harwood Hall and his staff crafted a curriculum rooted in low expectations for Indian students. Industrial, agricultural, and vocational classes prepared students for lives of domestic service and menial labor. The daily rhythms of non-reservation boarding schools proved to be a shock for many young Indians. Students lived according to a tightly regimented, military-like
Co-ordination and motor skills also advance during the learning of playing an instrument, whether its drums, flute, or violin. Your right and left hands, and even sometimes feet, have to work simultaneously. Adding these movements along with reading music, processing it, and listening to stay with other musicians in your group is an achievement in itself. You are definitely using every sense you have to accomplish this feat! Enhancing coordination and perfecting timing can prepare children for other hobbies, like dance and sports.
Alabama Legislature accepted a State Normal School and the institutions for the Education of African American Teachers and Students. The act would take result only if the leader and trustees of Lincoln Normal School would place that foundation at the discarding of the state in order for the new university to be created. The first president of the university was George N. Card, who accepted that establishment. In 1874, he commanded the power in reorganizing Lincoln Normal School in Marion as America's first state held educational institution for African Americans.
Everyone ever born on this planet, is different than the next or the last person that was born before them. Even twins, though genetically and physically identical, have unique personalities that make each of them their own person. There are similarities between us, however, with some people having more in common than others. Individual things like our appearance, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, family, likes and dislikes end up corralling us into certain corresponding groups. These groups are also known as co-cultures. When we belong to one of these co-cultures, different people will meet one of the members of it and then label that person, good or bad, and expect that certain label to apply to all members of the same group, essentially
Humans have been interbreeding and separating until now and will continue. There has been signs in this world about the elimination of races. The writer Olson stated in his article about how Hawaii has started to develop a community with no topic of race. He states, “Hawaii’s high rates of intermarriage have fascinated academics for decades” (335). The occurrence of intermarriages has been caused by the clash of cultures that took place when the Europeans arrival. During this time, because of the transfer of dangerous diseases and conflicts a large percentage of the Hawaiian population died. This helped an increased interbreeding between humans in the society. Due to the result of interbreeding there were new generations that were mixed in race with both Polynesian and European descent. Hawaii is not the only example; every human has a mixed ancestry to some level. This does not mean all the people in Hawaii live with a high level of peace and cooperation, there are some sort of conflicts that still exist. Interaction have become little more comfortable. No race still does not mean no problem. The writer Rebekah Nathan discusses about the importance of hope and conversation in creating a generation that does not know about the idea of race, class, or ethnicities that contributes towards discrimination. Nathan explains, “diversity ideal is the hope that all students will develop friends and have important conversations with those of backgrounds and ethnicities different from their own” (324). Nathan wants her readers to understand the importance of conversation in the development of a unified community. The community should not only be unified but also diverse. Through conversation between mixed ethnicities is the only way to develop a society with no topic of race. Through eliminating race, in another way it contributes towards a stop of discrimination and misconceptions. Race only exist when
R/O responded to Civic Memorial High School in reference to a Juvenile not wanting to listen to the Principal. Upon arrival I spoke with Mr.Kilpatrick who stated that the juvenile had an altercation with one of the teachers and said "fuck you" to the teacher. Mr.Kilpatrick stated that he was only trying to get the juvenile in a separate room away from the hallway but the juvenile would not comply.
Diversity is said to make us unique and beautiful, yet too often it creates the ugliest conflicts. History will tell us more often than not that fundamental components of human life (race, religion, politics, culture, etc) are the root of many conflicts. Yet, people seem to make our discrepancies seem praiseworthy, and that we must accept them wholeheartedly. Although acceptance is crucial in forming a more empathetic society, it is important to recognize that one’s willingness to accept others is shaped by their past experiences and upbringing.
Viewing the interactions between races and ethnicities is also important to observe. An ethnic group is a social category of people who share a common culture, such as a common language, a common religion, or common norms, customs, practices, and history. Ethnic groups have a consciousness of their common cultural bond. It is important to look at the role of social interaction and how it reduces racial and ethnic hostility and how race and ethnicity are socially constructed. “In essence, symbolic interactionists ask the question, ‘What happens when two people of different race or ethnicity come in contact with one another and how can such interracial or interethnic contact reduce hostility and conflict?’ Observing different characteristics and how the people interact with one another is important, because even though many differ in their ethnic and racial background, a common goal exists that they all share: to bring about a safe community where everyone feels accepted and wanted.
In human nature it’s sometimes hard for two races or cultures to be in one unite because one can not understand the other. Without people being united nothing can be accomplished, there will always be conflicts and nothing would go on and on. Example, If we go back in Huck Finn we realize that though Huck and Jim were strangers to each other, they had to find a way to be united, to work things together. Also another, example from Long Walk to Freedom, before Mandela went to prison the third time, he and his comrades from the ANC campaign, they figured that if they don’t come up with a plan, the whites will take everything from them.
Also, it is natural to search out or relate to that which is "like" or common to us. These ideas form or create the self definition of who an individual is. Cultural togetherness is not a bad thing. However, these ideas have negative retributions when acted upon in extreme degrees. The individuality of a group is wonderful, but not when it causes a cut off from other groups. What segregation brings or prevents is the opportunity for experience of diversity or a wide range of livelihood in general. There is more to the world then just you or just me. This type of separation causes barriers or invisible lines and walls that are rarely crossed by people in our society today. These barriers produce the loss of uniqueness among both a group of people as well as individuals. When everyone is the same or alike, people lose the capability to be special or unmatched ( Myers, 34). Differences and diversity should be celebrated as a chance or opportunity to be able to stand out as well as the chance to educate each other about the creation of man and woman.
When we meet new people, we create small talk discussing about interest, dislikes etc. this then may lead to a new friendships or another person to avoid. Our diverse thoughts, interests and experiences steer us to the people we are close to and love. If everyone was exactly the same our relationships would be meaningless because rather than having a two way relationship , it will be like talking to yourself. Also because everyone has their interests and experiences when we meet people who have similar interest and experiences, we can feel excited or relieved knowing there is someone who we can relate to. This then can create a special bond.Some may believe diversity can divide us because we may disagree on opinions, have different lifestyles, create subcultures etc. however ignorance is what divides us. We can become closer as a society by embracing everyone's differences rather than excluding others because of their differences. In other words with diversity will come unity.
Having a commonality will allow the gap in cultural, gender and ethnical differences to merge together. Example, there is an older lady that work with me who is very quiet and she is from Africa. Several coworkers whisper about her, stating “she’s evil, she’s scary, and she’s a witch”. I started talking to this lady and I enjoyed our conversation. This woman has so much wisdom that I felt like a little child sitting at the feet of my Parents. This woman stated “I know what people are saying about me and told me she’s not a witch and that she doesn’t get involved in other people business and that she sit and observe quietly and pray when she’s not working.” This woman is now known as the go to person if you need prayer. Because of this woman being different from what was considered normal she was labeled. According to the lecture for this week, “The challenge for us is to find ways to bridge the gap between groups. To do so, we have to develop certain skills and abilities. The first is to examine our own views of others, be they part of the minority or the majority group, a different social class, or a different gender.” (Bell, 2007).
No two people are the same. Race, ethnicity, gender, and age are all factors that make individuals different and unique. Throughout this paper, I will be discussing my values, beliefs and traditions, how I identify myself, and my attitude on diversity.
In our community everyone has their own ways of learning. Knowing how people interact with one and other, and understanding the diverse individual in our community helps to give everyone a fair, and equitable education in our society. Knowing how different people learn and function other than yourself helps us as humans understand others and how they have the ability to learn. Even though, the way people think about things may be different than your own thinking, and act as they find a common ground in our diverse and changing world.