Diversity in Three Voices Scientist When working with individuals from different cultures, individuals informally learn the differences that exist between them and their respective cultures (DeCenzo & Silhanek, 2001, p. 29). Often the word “diversity” is confused with political correctness or human equality but it is the understanding of differences between people and how they interact. Diversity is defined as the quality of being different but composed of distinct elements or qualities (Parvis, 2005, p. 15). Throughout history the United States has been known as the “melting pot,” but this concept was a perception not a reality because the melting pot ended up benefiting only white, prominent settlers. Looking at diversity is observing differences and there are a lot of them. For example, male versus female, religion versus no religion, homosexual versus heterosexual, foreign or domestic, republican versus democrat, Caucasian versus African American, Mexican versus Latino, Cherokee Indian versus Choctaw Indian, poor versus rich; and differences could encompass several more pages. We can deny that differences exist or we can consent to differences while discovering from others the assets of dissimilarity. People must learn, therefore, to recognize differences in others – their backgrounds, customs, and work schedules – and appreciate, even celebrate, those differences (DeCenzo & Silhanek, 2001, p. 29). Artist When it is blatantly obvious that you don’t fit it with
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According to the Equality and Human Rights Commission First Triennial Review 2010 “The Equality Act 2010 complements and builds on the provisions of the Equality Act 2006, which itself strengthened several aspects of discrimination law and set out the roles and responsibilities of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.”
Culture diversity is when differences in race, ethinicity, ability, age, nationality, language, socioeconomic status, religion, gender, or sexual orientation are represented in a community The community could be a region, city, company, country, neighborhood, or school. A group is culturally diverse if a wide variety of groups are represented. (Kimberly Amadeo, 2017). When culture diversity is applied to a workplace, it becomes a controversial issue. It is important for employees of a workplace because it manifests itself in building a good reputation for the company which leads to increased opportunities for workers and increased profitability. Not only is it important within an organization but it is also important outside of work. Not only does a diverse workplace offer exposure to different cultures and backgrounds, it also allows employees to learn from their co-workers whose attitutdes towards work vary from their own and whose work style may be different.
Diversity has been observed in different parts of the world especially the Unites States. Seemingly the country harbors different variations of people. The people are living in the US vary in terms of their cultures, norms, beliefs, behaviors and religions. Such variations make them lead unique lives from one another. The clip ‘Diversity and inclusion- Love has no labels’ vividly recounts about the issue of variation and the challenges accompanying the people living in a diverse society. The US has different cultural groups such as the Latinos, Blacks, Whites, and other races. Marginalized groups find the challenge of failing to get equal opportunities in life as their counterparts. Education, employment, and
Cultural diversity continues to become more common in the workplace. Diversity refers to qualities and features that are different from our own. These differences include race, gender, age, personality, talents, and nationalities. Diversity includes how one identifies themselves as well as how others perceive one. The ability to appreciate the qualities that make us individuals and embrace those who are dissimilar can help increase performance within an organization and prevent conflict.
The United States is diverse whether we will accept that fact or not. And equality among races and genders is thought by so many to be true. But, there have been numerous studies based on cold, hard facts that prove this belief of equality to be false. The belief that if a child aspires to be wealthy and successful also may not be completely correct in some areas of the United States. Studies have also been done to stand by this assumption. There are many different judgements individuals can make about another culture based on various opinions or facts.
America: the home of the brave and the free, the "melting pot." America: a society of endless possibilities and promises. We as Americans have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Or do we? On what do these rights depend? Power? Power is the ability to influence another's mind. Though expressed in many ways, power is not always accessible. One's social, economic, ethical, and racial status determine how much power one can have--the cultural majority has the power. In American society, culture plays a pivotal role in our everyday life and experiences. What happens when one's identity or sense of self is lost in the melting pot?
Pursuing significance is not merely growing personally due to a challenging medical situation; it is choosing to live a life led for others because of overcoming adversity – to foster a compassionate connection with the community that will give the chronically ill an equal chance at flourishing. Selflessly acting as an agent for change via the promotion of acceptance and inclusivity of people with disabilities within society is significant. Becoming an attorney will allow me to live a life of significance by working toward successfully diminishing the stigma of disabled people being often perceived as helpless or faking their symptoms – since many disabilities are not physically visible – for sympathy from non-disabled people. Consequently, stigma related to disabilities is a major barrier to creating an inclusive community which can
The Beyond diversity workshop dealing with racial issues made me think more in depth about what people of color have to endure. I have always tried to put myself in others situations to help me better understand their actions, and this workshop shined some light onto issues I have not considered. These issues (like how the majority of the United States population sometimes ignore one pivotal point in history—slavery, and celebrate others—like 4th of July) encompasses what social psychology is about: how we relate to, and treat other people. Obedience, as discussed in Pettijohn with the shock experiment, help me better understand why good people may treat others the way that they do. For example, in my home
Diversity is an ongoing discussion in day-to-day life. Not many situations occur without diversity having a role. There are a multitude of topics that introduces or involves diversity, to include age, sex, race, gender, ethnicity and so on. Prior to participating in this Diversity Awareness class, I’ve always thought diversity was more geared around discrimination and racism. Through weekly readings and discussions, I have discovered that diversity is much broader than that. There are many countries that are mixed culturally
In this assignment I will demonstrate my understanding of equality and diversity as a key approach to policy and practice within my setting. I will make reference to current legislation such as equal pay act, disability discrimination act, sex discrimination act and equality act. Other areas of discriminatory practice I will discuss are language and terminology, stereotyping and attitudes in relation to children and young people. I will explore anti discriminatory practice and diversity that is within the everyday role of the early years practitioners. I will also explore an area of my practice using my understanding of equality and diversity through an audit of provision to develop practice and outline any issues. The audit I will carry
Diversity is what makes people different, not just culturally but in human differences. Having a multitude of differences in the workforce gives an organization the ability to use many ideas to reach a common goal. A person could say that a diverse group of people together in one room can accomplish greater achievements than a room filled with the same types of individuals. Managers understand the concept of diversity, and how important diversity is to the success of a company’s ability to implement programs that continue to develop a harmonious and diverse workplace. The recognition that diversity is a reality in the workforce has generated an enormous amount of activity over the years among leaders in business, government, and civil
On November 25th, 1975, President Gerald Ford signed into law the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, or PL 94-142. This legislation guaranteed that all children with disabilities and their families would have certain rights with respect to education. PL 94-142 has 6 major components: a free and appropriate public education, students with disabilities will be educated in the least restrictive environment (LRE), students will have an individual education program (IEP), the right of procedural due process, the right to nondiscriminatory assessment, and the right to parental participation (Gargiulo, 2012).
The way I can relate to this is because I come from a homogenous town in Puerto Rico, I didn’t had much experience be around diversity. When I move ten years ago to Miami is when I realized different cultures. It was a huge transition understanding new cultures, languages, etc. Something that I leaned this week is the importance of understanding and working with diversed other, that even though we come from difference background, and might have a different values, interaction is vital to build effective relationships. I think one of the barriers I faced managing other were communication and learning how to communicate properly, as for instance a word might mean something on the country I come from but mean something completely different in another such as fruit and foods.
The first thing to acknowledge about diversity is that it can be difficult. In the U.S., where the dialogue of inclusion is relatively advanced, even the mention of the word “diversity” can lead to anxiety and conflict. Supreme Court justices disagree on the virtues of diversity and the means for achieving it. Corporations spend billions of dollars to attract and manage diversity both internally and externally, yet they still face discrimination lawsuits, and the leadership ranks of the business world remain predominantly white and male.