Emerging Issue Paper

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Emerging Issues Paper
Melissa Heath
Carrie Morera, Psy.D.
August 27, 2012

Two emerging issues in multicultural psychology would be communication, understand, and acceptance. Understanding and acceptance prove to be a constant battle in regards to accepting other cultures for what they are and stand for, as well as who those within the culture are. Another issue would be racism. In today’s society racism is growing, be it though a lack of understanding, or a simple issues such as one race taking jobs and other variables away from another. Through understanding one can eliminate racism, and the lack of communication. Knowing how to do so is the key. In today’s society one is constantly seeing miscommunication among
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Look at communication on a psychological aspect, and how can one help others if one is unable to understand what is being asked or told. Until communication can be understood across the board, diversity will continue to be an issue. Not that within today’s society one has not tried to eliminate that barrier. Racism proves to be another issue among a culturally diverse group. One proves to be judged before one has the chance to live up to who one “thinks” they are. According to Anup Shah (2010), “Racism is the belief that characteristics and abilities can be attributed to people simply on the basis of their race and that some racial groups are superior to others.”(para. 1) As society becomes more culturally diverse, ignorance proves to take over the thought process of those unwilling and too narrow minded to accept what one does not know. This can not only hurt those directly involved, but indirectly as well. Interaction among those who prove to be culturally diverse proves to increase, and because of these issues arise that at times can be very traumatizing. Racism can limit the mount in which one culture reacts or interacts with another. Take for example those who resemble the men who caused 9/11. Then think about how many women and children, that because they look like those men have been shunned by other cultures and classified as unacceptable or dangerous. The cycle
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