1. What is diversity? Why is diversity valued? Diversity is the condition of having or being composed of differing elements. A variety; especially: the inclusion of different types of people (as people of different races or cultures) in a group or organization or an instance of being composed of differing elements or qualities. (Webster) Diversity is extremely valued because every individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences is what makes each of us stand out, either as a group or as an individual. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and/or economic standing. 2. What is ethnocentrism? In what ways can ethnocentrism be detrimental to a society? Ethnocentrism is the tendency to assume that one’s culture and way of life are superior to all others. This can be very detrimental to society in that this may cause an individual or group to oppress or to hold another from ever rising to their full potential. It has also been the catalyst in atrocities such as the Holocaust. 3. Define emigration and immigration. Emigration is the act of leaving from one country to pursue a new life in another. Immigration is the arrival into a new country to pursue that new life. I.e.: My Great-Grandfather emigrated from Ireland and immigrated in to the United States. 4. What are some of the ways groups of people are identified? Groups are usually identified by their racial and cultural back rounds, typically by skin color or by from the area in which they are from. In America it is usually where one’s ancestors hailed from when they immigrated into the U.S. They can also be identified by their age group, sexual orientation or economic standing. Sometimes they are also identified by the things that they enjoy for entertainment purposes. Many examples for this are hipsters, gamers, racers, bikers, rockers, rappers to name a few.
5. Why do people label and group other people? We are taught since we are children to categorize and to label things in…
lead to hatred and violence.
Diversity. (1996-2013). Retrieved from http://www.yourdictionary.com/diversity
2. What is ethnocentrism? In what ways can ethnocentrism be detrimental to a society?
Ethnocentrism is the belief of superiority in ones personal ethinic group and can also develop from religious or racial differences. Ethnocentrism is a major reason for hatred and arguments amongst members of different ethnicities, religious groups, and races in society.This can be very detrimental…
with the literature or finding a personal link to the story.
“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” by James Thurber, really captured my attention, mainly due to the fact of its key literary concepts: imagination and tone, but also partly because I am one of those people who often gets caught up in daydreaming and thinking of things that don’t have to do with day-to-day matters. I am also in the military so I understand the feeling of being somewhere and have daydreams or glimpses of my deployments…
In this pack of ETH 125 Week 6 Appendix F Modified you will find the next information:
Define the following terms and then provide at least one example of each:
Complete the following using the MySocLab Social Explorer Map: Income Inequality by Race located on your student website:
General Questions - General Academic Questions
Week 6 DQ 2
• Have you seen changes in racial equality and diversity in the past 5 to 10 years? If so, what was the motivating…
September 6, 2013
Diversity in the United States
Diversity in the United States gives us a better understanding as to what everyone goes through. Not only are people treated differently, but everyone is not treated based on their knowledge or personality, people are almost categorized and put in groups to better be described by others. Every individual is different, but everyone should be treated with respect. The United States sets a great example…
of the time. The common ancestral background for African Americans is they came over to the U.S. from Africa.
In what ways have laws been used to enforce discrimination? Provide examples. These laws were intended against which racial minorities?
One type of discriminatory law enforcement involves racial profiling. Some examples of a racial profiling with officers of the law and arrests: Two men are walking down a pubilc street displaying the same signs of intoxication. The police arrive and arrest…
Rights or immunities granted as a particular benefit or favor for being White.
Any arbitrary police-initiated action based on race, ethnicity, or national origin rather than a person’s behavior.
A doctrine that one race is superior.
Actions that cause better-qualified White men to be passed over for women and minority men.
Complete the following using the MySocLab Social Explorer Map: Income Inequality by Race located on…
child. Wilson goes on to say that anyone who has difficulty making big life decisions would be attracted to Jehovah’s Witnesses because you are met with camaraderie, a feeling of an instant family and friends. Reviewing the interview transcript, one would get the feeling that Jehovah’s Witnesses is more like a cult rather than a religion. This is exactly the thought that was communicated by Baptist preachers, Reverend Mark Corts and Reverend Philip Henry, when they initiated a crusade to teach…
Week One Written Assignment
August 15, 2011
P. Martin Fenlon
Week One Written Assignment
For week one, we are assigned two problems from our readings. According to the assignment “complete exercises 35 and 37 in the “Real World Applications” section on page 230 of Mathematics in Our World.” My copy I obtained from the Electronic service VitalSource, which is provided by the Ashford library, is numbered differently, so I hope I got the correct problems. The page…
their race. I feel honored at times to be who I am, I don’t neglect my race at all, and I embrace it.
If trends continue in the United States, the demographic profile will change dramatically by 2050. Centers projection has indicated that nearly one in five Americans (19%) will be foreign born in 2050 which is well above the 2005 level of 12%. I believe it will look quiet different than it does now. Immigration is projected to be the key driver of national population growth in the coming half century…
Final Project: Race and Your Community
October 12, 2010
Instructor: Gail DeCina, L.C.S.W, C.A.P.
I live in Charlotte North Carolina; I just purchased a home in a community called Ballantyne. This community is on what we consider the south side of Charlotte. In February of this year, members of my community were told that there was going to be a public housing development built on a seven acre lot that has been vacant for many years. An emergency community meeting…