When I hear the word diversity, I imagine the different colors of the rainbow each one representing the different skin colors, personalities, hair styles, food and a bunch of other things. Any combination of those makes us who we are and how we view the world. My philosophy is that you should be receptive and understanding to other people lifestyles and choices; you do not have to like everyone, but we need to be cordial and respectful. Diversity can be a challenge for some people. It is hard to accept the fact there are people different from you. My job involves dealing with people who are homeless, due to a mental illness, substance abuse or just terrible choices. 85% of the people we serve are African American. Luckily, I have never been
My diversity experience began on November 12, 2016 in Wilmington, North Carolina at the Jamaica’s Comfort Zone restaurant. I chose this experience because I feel I need to learn more about Jamaica, Jamaicans and their culture. Also, because there appears to be a large number of Jamaicans residing in various
I am very interested in participating in the SIUE Diversity Summer camp because I am very passionate about healthcare and I also want to become a pediatrician when I am older. I am currently in medical terminology, chemistry I, and health occupations. In these classes, I do very well
Personal Philosophy Statement on Diversity in MFT “The multicultural training movement has indeed contributed to a greater and much needed understanding of the differences among various racial, ethnic, and cultural groups (Speight, Myers, Cox and Highlen, 1991).” In looking at this statement counselors will need to expand their thinking outside of the Western European contexts. There is a difference between Western culture and other cultures. Sue & Sue, 2012 states “ each cultural/racial group may have its own distinct interpretation of reality and offer a different perspective on the nature of people, the origin of disorders, standards for judging normality and abnormality, and therapeutic approaches. (p. 45).” As we are brought together with more cultures it is imperative to understand the differences, which will enable counselors to become culturally competent.
Personal Statement on Diversity As an occupational therapist, healthcare worker, and an immigrant, I am a part of diverse communities. Living and working in diverse communities have not only helped me to become culturally competent but also grow personally and professionally. I have been working as a pediatric occupational therapist with
As I reflect over my life, I appreciate the many diverse experiences I’ve came to encounter. My experience with diversity dates back to birth. I am from a small rural town, Moss Point, MS. and notably the last state to abolish slavery. The town currently has a population of 13,704 people and consists of 73% Blacks or African Americans, 23% Caucasian, 1% Hispanic or Latino and 1% bi-racial.
I believe that the perspective I have to offer this medical school is unique. From my Black uncles to my Arab aunts, I feel lucky to be able to call so many cultures my own. Furthermore, my experiences during college have been vital to my understanding of diversity. Veterans, the LGBTQ community, the disabled, and variation across the spectrum of political opinion or in body shape are but a sample of the diversity that I have witnessed. Diversity goes beyond race or religion and this has been made evident to me during my undergraduate career. Thus, I wish to bring my culturally competent outlook to the student body and look forward to gaining from the viewpoints of my peers as well. Exposure to a wide breadth of the human experience has helped
I always marveled at how Joshua’s Yakama managed to stay on. Sweat dripping and curls bouncing with each exercise, Joshua listened for my instruction. I had to be very articulate and an extremely good demonstrator when correcting Joshua with his exercises. A practicing Hasidic Jew, Joshua was not allowed to touch or be touched by a female.
Diversity This paper is going to cover my personal reflection of what diversity means to me. I will discuss the messages I learned as a child about various minorities and majorities, and how my views have changed since then. I will also describe a situation in which diversity directly influenced my life. This paper will also include reflections of the common read novel The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates. I will detail how the main characters experienced diversity. I will give examples of how diversity changed their lives and which person I personally related to the most.
Diversity Experience 2 I went to the presentation of the Blackboard Jungle 9 Symposium on Thursday, March 31, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Dudley H. Davis Center. I wasn’t be there on time. When I got there, it was already full of people. I had to stand at the back of the room. At that moment, Nikki Khanna was presenting. She talked about what race are Indians. Also take two examples: The one drop rule & walter white, and Susie guillory Phipps. She wanted us to compare these two stuffs. I was shocked by the next true story that she told us.
Famous author and speaker, Maya Angelou once said ““It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” Diversity can be defined as people coming together from different nationalities, races, religions, sexes and sexual orientation to form a group, organization or community. A diverse organization is one that values the difference and similarities in people. It is one that recognizes that different people can bring unique ideas and perception to different things. Diversity is what keeps the world spinning because without diversity everyone would be the same and you wouldn’t be able to truly understand yourself. Personally speaking, diversity is important to me because I’m a product
I am an avid volunteer and my experiences beyond school have enhanced my expertise as an educator. My ability to be bilingual and my experiences in teaching in more than one country have proven to be an asset both in the classroom and on campus. I have a deeper understanding
My entire existence is a fusion of culture—and that’s the way I see it. As a first generation American, the Mexican culture, traditions, and values instilled in me by my parents infused with the experience and opportunity given to me by my birth country have transformed me into an agent of diversity. I see diversity as not only the color of one’s skin or the background from which a person comes from. Diversity is also a person’s various talents, interests, and opinions. It is where a person has been, where they are now, and where they wish to go. My existence isn't a clash between two opposing forces fighting for dominance, instead it is a blend of who I am and who I wish to become.
I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas; to be more specific, the lowest income suburb of Dallas, Texas. The elementary school that I went to was the school for the lower income families and we were so equally diversified, that there was no such thing as a minority. Price Elementary was the name and the teachers were wonderful. They could have chosen to work in a school in a nicer neighborhood but they wanted to be there for children that really needed them. Although the school was great, the neighborhood was a rough place to raise a family. My parents worked very hard to move our family to Colorado Springs and to give their children a better opportunity. Their hard work has paid off. My brothers and I are all on great paths to success.
The three things I have in common with diversity is because I'm diversity to things and I like variety of things. I have a lot in common with some of the other students in class like I love makeup and some of the other students like makeup to. Diversity is really good because it's like a variety of stuff and it's really good to be diversity to