Diversity in the U.S.

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Diversity in the United States
Charly Brooks
June 17, 2012

Dr. Rosetta Kincaid
Cultural Diversity

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
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I think everything about diversity in America is a good thing. Let’s face it everything this country stands for is about diversity and freedom; America would not be what it is today if it were not for all those brave souls that chose to make a life risking decision and migrate to a new country for the promise of a better tomorrow. In my opinion, elementary schools should start concentrating more on this subject in order to teach and help break hateful family cycles of discrimination and prejudice. We can foster a climate of acceptance and pluralism in the United States by educating ourselves and sharing and demonstrating what we have learned with others, especially those closets in our lives like children. If enough of us would band together and consciously make changes in the upbringing of our kids, our family dynamics, and how we talk to and about others, than it may possibly spread throughout our society and have tremendous positive outcomes as a result. Another problem society has is how the media portrays certain groups and the negative effects it has on discrimination in America. For example, in many instances the only time many Americans receive information on racial groups like Muslims or Indian people is when one or a small group has commented an act of terrorism. This tends to influence
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