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?
A corrupt creation full of covetous consumers. An overly patriotic parade home to racist radicals. An overflow of obesity. Even an influential ideology inferior to other nations. These phrases are frequently vocalized when defining America not exclusively by residents of other countries, but even more so by citizens of the United States. These phrases form a negative connotation associated with the American experience, yet for myself personally, this misconception could not be further from the truth. Through two optimistic eyes, I see an outlet for individualism, for citizens to follow and abide by personal beliefs. This glance captures the image of Americans expressing ideals. And further, Individuals who do not feel fear of being outcast for having diverse beliefs, but instead feel prompted, even encouraged to defend personal opinions. Remarkably, these images I see are not fictitious, but rather an opportunity for
I agree, that economical inequality brings the social inequality, where as a result, we would have a society of unequal opportunities. And this situation directly influence the future of the children, their chances to succeed in their lives and careers. We can clearly see that children with high status are
Diversity exists all across the United States. It is defined as the state of having people who are different races or who have different cultures in a group or organization, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary. Along with the ever-growing diversity in America, brings along intercultural communication. Intercultural communication can be defined as a situated communication between individuals or groups of different linguistic and cultural origins. Due to the limitless amounts of diversity and intercultural communication across the United States, misunderstandings and clashes between cultures are bound to occur. These clashes have been as extreme to be used to explain violence and crime not only in the United States, but also throughout our entire nation. On the other end, these cultural clashes can be so personal in our everyday lives because of our expectations of a certain behavior coming from our own cultural backgrounds, as many others have very different cultural backgrounds and expectations of us.
The United States population continues to increase in racial and ethnic diversity, therefore, it is pertinent that mental health professionals tailor their services to the needs of various cultural populations (Constantine, Kindaichi, Arorash, Donnelly, & Jung, 2002). The awareness that ethnic minorities experience negative consequences from being oppressed, resulted in the multicultural competence pedagogy and has helped counselors identify effective strategies to generate social change (Hage, 2003; Vera & Speight, 2003). Social norms that cause these injustices are identified, allowing for ethnic minorities to constitute and embrace empowerment. Moreover, this consciousness helps prevent therapists own bias’ from playing
To begin my personal informative essay on diversity in the United States, I would like to point out what information has had the most influence on how I better understand and relate to others different from how I did in the past. I do not feel as though this class taught me any more than I already know about other races and ethnicities, in terms of, how their ancestors came to America, or what hardships particular racial or ethnical groups have grown through in the group’s history in the United States. What I do feel like this class has done for me is, put into prospective of how often and frequent prejudice and
Throughout the world social problems such as illiterate, elderly, handicapped, minority groups, and poverty have been the biggest part in our society for many years. Some of our social problems had died off, meanwhile, they’re still many problem that we are still facing as a society. One of the major social problem we face is people being illiterate. Being illiterate is meaning a person can not read nor write, and it can also mean that a person is grammatically incorrect. There is as much as 23% of the adult population that are ignorant to basic skills of the 4th grade level. In the U.S. the ethnic group that is most affected by not being able to read or write is
"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.
The presence of Latinos in the United States challenges the notion of there being only one specific type of American citizen, an English-speaking person who lives only in relation to an "Anglo" heritage. Alongside other minority groups, Latinos tend to believe in the notion that the United States must be made up of one bounded territory, within which people speak a singular language and experience one culture. So, when the Anglo groups are faced with Spanish speaking people who are in touch with their Latino heritage, they feel threatened by the people who can speak both Spanish and English. The response to this sense of threat involves marginalization and the obvious exclusion of Latino groups in the United States. At the
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
She coughed. She was sick. She had the flu. She didn’t know how she caught it. She went to see the doctor. She didn’t like the clinic. The clinic was small and damp. There were always people waiting. She sat in the waiting room. Kids were running around. People were sitting next to her. They were coughing and sneezing. She was also coughing and sneezing, too. She felt terrible. She waited for hours. They finally called her name. She quickly went to the nurse. “The doctor will see you now”, the nurse said. She went into a small room. She sat down on a bed. The doctor walked in. “Hello, Susan,” the doctor said. She told him that she had the flu. The doctors checked her symptoms. He gave her prescription. “Feel better”, the doctor said. “Thank you, doctor”, she said.
The information that I have learned about diversity in the United States of America has helped me better understand and relate to others in many ways. The world is full of different people and ethnicity, race, creative individuals. Each race has issues to deal with rather it be prejudice and racism. Also during my time in this course I have learned a great deal about myself and I learned how to show more respect to other cultures, I already understood some of the cultures and races we studied this course but to get a better understanding and having to additional research really gave me an open mind and point of view what everyone deals with.
This article was about the gaps in diversity, and how they are starting to narrow. The United States are becoming a multicultural state where non-Hispanic white Americans are going to become the minority-majority in both younger and older age. The state is closing the gaps on ethnicity for instance: blacks make up 8.5% of the population of Americans, while 6.8% are Hispanic, 3.3% are Asian, along with AIAN, NHPI, and mixed-race Americans make up less than 1% of Americans that are sixty-five and older. As for the younger population that is under sixty-five, less than two-thirds are non-Hispanic white, and 0ne-third is the minority. The cause of the ethnicity gaps getting closer in the U.S. is because of immigration. Immigration is driven
The United States is the most diverse country on this earth. Diversity is the inclusion of individuals representing more than one national origin, color, religion, sexual orientation, and etc. When I was growing up I never thought of the word diversity, until I moved to Memphis, TN and saw many different races that just African and Caucasian Americans. We are surrounded by all different types of people with different backgrounds than mines. In the business organization, we will experience people who values and standards are different than what we value in life. Does that me to go against what we believe? No, you have to be mindful of the world around us. When searching for a job, you have to look for the job that have similar beliefs that you