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Multiculturalism in Canada
I think Canada has lost its national identity overtime due to the cultural diversity of its people. Because Canada has so many different cultural groups, the ideas of what makes a true Canadian are not all common amongst Canadians. The issue of multiculturalism is spreading throughout Canada and all the different cultures have distorted the real meaning of Canadian identity. When someone asks a Canadian what his nationality is, he doesn't reply, "Canadian". Instead, he would say "German", "Asian", or "Scottish". It's because we, as Canadians, don't see ourselves as Canadians. Instead, we see ourselves connected to our own heritage, and background. We see
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Brown, Black, and White are colours that add faces to our diverse multiculturalsociety. The celebration of Multiculturalism reduces racism in our society. For many years in our history we have been engaged in racist issues, which would result with gangs, murders, racist remarks, or insults. Now, a country like Canada is providing an opportunity for everyone to gather as a whole, instead of being separated by race. Our diverse community has now been advertised as one of the greatest nations to live in. Getting to know cultures only enhances our knowledge and understanding, which leads to accepting and learning new history.Our education of these various cultures, and languages has provided us
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Islamic Immigrants and Multiculturalism in Barcelona â€“ Revisited
After living in Barcelona for almost one year my original insights as to the perception and integration of Islamic immigrants in this city has changed little. Firstly, it must be said, however, that I myself am an immigrant to Spain and as such my interpretation of the integration and perception of Islamic immigrants in Barcelona is affected by my own cultural bias and this may lead to some misunderstandings on my part. Also, one year of living in Barcelona has not been ample enough time to effectively assess any marked changes in my area of focus and many of my previous insights appear to remain valid. The role
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Gulliver Disillusioned: Is Multiculturalism Dead in the Twenty-First Century?
On the 17th October 2010, Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany, delivered a speech at a youth conference in Potsdam where she proclaimed that multiculturalism has “utterly failed” (Siebold, Reuters UK). This dire statement was pronounced in the midst of a German society torn by cultural tension between Germans and Muslim immigrants. In theory, a society that embraces multiculturalism is one in which two or more cultures coexist whilst harboring mutual respect for the other’s values and lifestyles and upholding a common national identity (Parekh 6). Multiculturalism implicitly assumes cultural equality, the
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warred over racial differences and been ignorant of the true broadness of the human race, thinking that skin colour changed the person as a whole. Australia has made a leap over these walls. We have a country where people are not afraid to mix with others of a different race, people see skin colour as they see hair colour, and people do not fight over racial differences, knowing that people are people on the inside, no matter what colour they are. Of course, Australia isnt a multiculturalism haven racists and behind-the-times people still see skin colour as an important factor in determining how nice a person is, but Australia s a whole is proud of its multicoloured society. In
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Meanwhile, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, this museum
decided a new building project that made its attitude clearly – to set a world
conservation and exhibitions center (British Museum, 2003). It is shown that
the British Museum is not only a national museum, but also a universal
museum that they want to be. Depending on above discussion, this essay will
explain the purpose of the British Museum, one part of the British culture –
multiculturalism, and evaluate how the British Museum can represent this
characteristic of the British Culture.
The British Museum
The British Museum, which is located in the capital of UK – London, is
opened to all
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culture or religion. However, the choice to wear the headpiece may be the femaleâ€™s decision and is not being forced upon them. Opposite what Yoshino, Yang and Phillips believe, the French are on the other side of the assimilation versus multiculturalism debate.
Yoshino believes that assimilating is necessary in order to survive and that covering is good on a minimal scale. He says that you have almost a split personality in that you have a true self and a false self. People portray the false self in cases that they may not feel completely secure being their true self. The false self is covering the true self so that it isnâ€™t vulnerable in a sense. A true self is more sensitive and so
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Shades of Blue
A Global Diversity and Multicultural Initiative
Session: TU204 Nancy A. Curl, IBM Joerg Schmitz, TMC
Confirmation of terminology IBM's Evolution Shades of Blue Objectives Shades of Blue - a Roadmap for Success The IBM 4-Tier Learning Model Cost Savings Identified IBM and TMC Partnership Deployment Lessons Learned
Critical Success Factors
Challenge of Terms...Diversity and Multiculturalism
What is the difference?
Definition of Diversity
"IBM's definition of diversity includes all of the human characteristics that make us unique as individuals. It includes everyone and excludes no one."
J. T. (Ted) Childs, Jr.
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Australia is a society where people of all backgrounds are embraced, and the nation would not be able to function without the participation of unique individuals. We are a country that promotes multiculturalism and cultural diversity, and people are free to express their distinct beliefs and values. In many cases, people are honored for being extraordinary- in sport, talented players are nationally recognized and have prizes and medals bestowed upon them. The nation also holds festivals in recognition and celebration of a broad spectrum of backgrounds, such as Mardi gras, Chinese New Year, and St Patrick's Day etc. Unique social groups such as truckies, politicians, and rugby players pride
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In Hannie Rayson’s complex play ‘Inheritance’, there is an affray over the family farm, Allendale. The contemporary drama gives an insight of how rural Australia can be an extremely dark place, full of hardship and financial strain, leaving farmers unable to cope in their current situations. It proves time of abhorrent tragedies can tear away a family bond. The prologue was set in 1934, when ‘multiculturalism’ wasn’t heard of, homosexuals were discriminated against and aboriginals were denied the rights other Australians were benefiting. The play depicts a prejudiced and racist community, language emphasises this: Aborigines are "coons", Greeks are "wogs", and homosexuals are “poofters or
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America has long been called "The Melting Pot" due to the fact
that it is made up of a varied mix of races, cultures, and ethnicities. As more
and more immigrants come to America searching for a better life, the
population naturally becomes more diverse. This has, in turn, spun a great
debate over multiculturalism. Some of the issues under fire are who is
benefiting from the education, and how to present the material in a way so as
to offend the least amount of people. There are many variations on these
themes as will be discussed later in this paper.
In the 1930's several educators called for programs of cultural diversity
that encouraged ethnic and minority students to
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identity closely tied to prominent figures displaying high reputations. The Canadian identity is a set of unique characteristics which are centered on all Canadians who value peace, unity, multiculturalism and take pride in their countries achievements in embracing various number of distinct people into themselves under one law and government.
The Canadian identity’s background consists of the Aboriginal, British and French who helped to create an independent Canada and a unique identity which values freedom, peace and prosperity. Canada has the image of a strong and free country. The name “Canada” comes from an aboriginal word meaning “village”. There has been three main founders of
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Exploring the Roots of Islamophobia in Great Britain with a Special Regard to the Educational Sector
Table of Content
2. Islamophobia in the Multicultural State Great Britain …..………………………2
3. Islamophobia and the Education Sector….……………………………………...4
4. What to do against it .…..………………….………………..…………………….8
I have been interested for many years in multiculturalism and have strengthened this interest and gained some useful insight by choosing the Seminar “Multicultural Britain
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special incentives and recognition to its diverse environment. With a good majority of Macy’s employees descending from Muslim countries, special areas have been distinguished for prayer to create an area in respect for the need to pray. Another unique way Macy’s has influenced multiculturalism among employees and its customers is the recognition of ethnic celebrated months. For the past Asian/Pacific month, Macy’s invited local Asian chefs to share their country’s culinary history through the use of cooking demonstrations. This past weekend in honor of the new Martin Luther King memorial on the National Mall, Macy’s incorporated local history and experience with the invitation of guests
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developed their own, localized versions of this art form (Watson, 2007, p. 4). Music, even after being transformed, is launched much different from the original one. Even we can bring in our mind the rock and roll music, which was formed by mixing up blues and country music; and it still sounded like a unique kind of music (Watson, 2007, p. 4). Globalization is leading the cultures to the process called multiculturalism, which means no boundaries between the cultures of different nations.To sum up briefly, globalization is a natural phenomenon that is affecting everyday life in large dimensions and in different directions. First of all, we can assume from its own interpretations that
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Assessment Task 1: Argumentative Essay
Name: Farhan Ahmed
Tutorial: Wed- 2:00 to 3:00
Word Count: 1555 words
Table of Contents
Cultural Convergence Is Far From Reality And Differences In World Cultures Are Increasing 3
Barriers at Workplace 4
Barriers of Employment 4
Convergence and Divergence in Development 5
Effects of Multiculturalism 6
We can see traces of cultural convergence in our everyday lives such as English being established as an International language, revolution in IT and multicultural societies, differences in cultures are still strongly evident and present as pointed out by
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and inventions.In addition, by opening its door to immigration, Canada has promoted and retained multiculturalism.. Due to immigration, Canadians are exposed to different cultures and have a better understanding of those cultures.. People of Canadian society accept different cultural values and lifestyles. Living in a multicultural society makes people to be open-minded. Various cultural events, for example celebration of Greek festival in Toronto, promote tolerance and participation of all people, irrespective of their backgrounds, There is a relatively low degree of racism and discrimination in the society, because people have learned to accept and tolerate each other. Immigration not only
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Australia's relations have changed over the past half century. From The White Australia Policy and the Immigration Restriction act. Some changes include the multiculturalism, changing links with Indonesia, china, and Asia in general.After the WWII Australia's relations with Asia changed rapidly. During the war Japan swept through South-East Asia. The British were defeated in Malaya, Borneo, Singapore and Burma. The French fell in Indochina, the Dutch fell the in the East Indies, and the Americans lost power over the Philippines. This was a tremendous blow the western colonial powers. The Japanese success at the start of World War II encouraged Asian nationalism. There were nationalist
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3 reasons why Secularism developed:
Replacement of science on religious practice/belief
Multiculturalism through immigration that embraced variety of religions and relative religions
Modern society began to refuse authoritarian organisations
The increase of Secularism is evident through:
Low number of people attending to church (approximately 12% attends church every Sunday)
Society’s laws are no longer depended on religion but on ‘human rights’
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accommodate their needs to the best of our ability by making them feel welcome and accepted in our country. Allowing individuals from different nationalities practice their customs in our country will not only help them adapt into our community with other individuals but it will also create a positive image upon Canada as a country that accepts immigrants needs.
In conclusion, in source one, the speaker is stating that the immigrants should be preparing themselves to adapting to Canadian cultures in order to become a citizen here. In source two, the quote is explaining that immigrants should have the right to freedom of culture in our country as long as there is a limit and it respects Canada’s standards. In source three, the photo of the woman is representing immigrants as individuals willing to adapt to our countries customs and beliefs but still recognize her own traditions. These sources all have one thing in common; they share the same interest of Canada becoming a better country based on multiculturalism and monoculturalism.
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television license fee has caused much controversy over the years, and failure to pay for a license can result in a fine. There are a number of channels available to watch on British television, but only the BBC has the right to charge for theirs. It is not strictly thought of as imperialism, as the content of the BBC is mainly British, though some may argue that it may not represent the multiculturalism present in the country.
Especially as new technology allows more people from around the world to make their voices heard, there are an increasing number of critics who argue that media imperialism is not the threat it once might have been. Access to social media tools has allowed groups who
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it hard not to join in with others. Over time Alex has overcome his fear of been teased, and is sticking up for his Asian peers, but he still finds the peer pressure hard.Ultimately then I think living in a multicultural country like New Zealand, the youth are the way of the future regarding the Asian issue. Many teenagers have generated their opinions based on those of their parents who were born in a world where there was far less multiculturalism. Perhaps we need to try from both sides, the Asians to try to fit in better and the Kiwis to try to accommodate the immigrants better. After all what Kiwi Kid does not like two minute noodles and what Asian Kid does not like Kiwifruit.
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• The campaign doesn’t focus intently on the product • The message could be perceived as fake (the aim is to sell beauty products above all • Non-stop diversity, multiculturalism and encouraging messages could become tiresome for some (example of United Colors of Benetton campaigns)
Move away from confronting beauty stereotypes and promote Dove as an exclusive brand to “feel and be your best”.
Go beyond the success of « The campaign for real beauty » by emphasizing the exclusivity of Dove’s health and beauty products.
• Mitigate some of the risks associated with « real beauty » campaign (about « women as an object ») • Pursue democratic approach to beauty embraced online and in traditional media • Differentiate Dove by emphasize on functional qualities • Build upon authentic and positivity of “Real campaign” • => Open it for product extension (as men range) • => Maintain connection to consumer through social media and engagement strategy
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looks more at how the environment dictates how people behave.
Both fields attempt to explain human behavior and how it interplays with the world, and the world of people. Social, and cultural influences help to determine how people will behave in a given situation, and both fields are vital to explain the complicated and variable human behavior, emotions and thought.
Fiske, S. (2010). Social beings: A core motives approach to social psychology (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: J.
Lott, B. (2010). Multiculturalism and diversity: A social psychological perspective. Chichester, U.K.: Wiley-
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person works. Lawmakers are faced with different rules and regulations as it pertain to the law.
Gov. McDonnell accused of accepting lavish gifts in exchange for profit for another individual. Although there were no rules to state if he broke any laws, is what makes this a unique case. The rules of ethics for any lawmaker would be the difference between what is right and wrong. As a result, the Ethical guidelines for lawmakers will be changed to reflect what is acceptable gift taking and what is not. According to McNamara, Burns Multiculturalism in the Criminal Justice System (2009), “Because of the harm of African Americans have suffered by the criminal justice system, jury
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This paper examines how Hispanic struggles within the workplace to negative factors such as discrimination, unfairness, injustice and harassment. It also places emphasis on historical and comptemporary antedecants, multiculturalism, and oppression.
In an ideal world, every person is treated equally when it comes to getting a job, advancing in their career, and being treated fairly in the workplace. However in reality, we know this is not the case. Racial discrimination does still exist in hiring, firing, and promotions and unfortunately discrimination against Hispanics in the workplace is on the rise. As the economy worsens and job losses mount in America, there is an
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society.One sole governing body cannot account for the interest of global polity due to the diverse cultures and behaviors of international states. Naturally, the willingness of independent states to conform under one governing body is not only interpreted as an attack on sovereignty, but an infringement on individualism and culture. The notion of one single government must and will result in the creation of one massive melting pot of many lost cultures. The ramifications of such a conformed governing body can be seen at a grassroots level when Peter Schwartz writes,Instead of encouraging students to question their assumptions and the assumptions of their parents and society, multiculturalism demands
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international plazas – other than hostels, of course – obviously because about the entire country is populated with Iranians. Observing such places were not the only experience I have had in regards to comprehending multiculturalism in Canada.
When the subject of going to school was mentioned on the next day of arrival, I was genuinely anxious that I felt like I never wanted to go to school whatsoever. My English was not obviously as good at that time; therefore, I was truly frightened about the possibility of being made fun of by the school kids. Interestingly, my first day of school was not as bad as what I had previously expected. Luckily in the school that I went to, there were many Iranian
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U.S. Census Bureau suggests that America will still remain predominantly "white" but that other groups will continue to increase disproportionately (Kreinter, 2008).
Unlike the growing age population, differences due to race will begin to decline in the United States by 2050, because of the continued acceptance of diversity. The concept of multiculturalism will be realized. The rate of loss of a minority group's distinct identity and the assimilation of its members into the majority population has depended on a number of historical and social factors. It has been relatively easy for most European immigrants to assimilate within 1-2 generations due to their similarity in physical
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"Immigrants' Lament: Have Degree, No Job." Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources. Ed. K. Lee Lerner, Brenda Wilmoth Lerner, and Adrienne Wilmoth Lerner. Detroit: Gale, 2006. 353-355. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 11 Apr. 2014
Malkin, Michelle. "Lawmakers Should Reject the DREAM Act." The Children of Undocumented Immigrants. Ed. David Haugen and Susan Musser. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2013. At Issue. Rpt. from "Harry Reid's Illegal Alien Student Bailout." Michelle Malkin.com. 2010
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Henson, Kenneth T. (2006). Curriculum planning: integrating multiculturalism, constructivism, and education reform. (Ed. 3). Long Grove, IL. Waveland Press, Inc.
Jung, W. (2007). Preservice teacher training for successful inclusion. Education, 128(1), 106-113.
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, sine 9/11 people have started to treat many Muslims differently because they think what had happened with the Twin Towers was the fault of all Muslims. Just because some people made a bad decision every person of that religion has to suffer. Its wrong of people to just judge others by there appearance or there culture. They have to understand that not everyone is the same. Every person has there own train of thought. Whatever the reason might be for those people to do such a thing people should try to understand and find the reason why maybe those people did what they did.
Multiculturalism can also be seen through marriage and various relationships. Through out my life I have seen a
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explain the strategies he/she used while reading to select, interpret, decipher, and flag key words, symbols, devices, and passages
actively listen by acknowledging the speaker through eye contact, appropriate body language, taking notes, and seeking clarification when necessary
speak clearly and enthusiastically at an appropriate volume and pace
avoid dominating the discussion and frequently interrupting others by patiently waiting to speak in turn and being mindful of respect for and inclusion of all members
use appropriate diction and speak according to the conventions of Standard English
select vocabulary that is sufficiently mature
make relevant and sophisticated references to the contemporary world:
television, film, documentaries, Internet, theatre, and visual art
corporate power and advertising
news and current events
politics, government, foreign affairs/relations, and war
multiculturalism, prejudice, and religion
*Courtesy of: Bur Oak SS Eng. Dept.
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In today’s global economy many companies have been feeling the necessity or the pressure to compete overseas with other companies not only to expand their market share but to obtain higher profits. While there are substantial opportunities in expanding globally, privately owned companies also face significant challenges in selling, purchasing, and setting up operations in foreign countries. PPQ Parts is one of the companies that have decided to expand globally over the next several years, but in order to do it managers must be properly trained in multiculturalism and diversity management. The company executives need to be aware of the many challenges and obstacles that going
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footy ball or cricket back comes out for a friendly (can get competitive) game. Australia hosts many sporting events for example the Australian Open which my grandparents were lucky to go to and raved about for days, the Australian Grand Prix and Cricket. We are home to the greatest range of restaurant cuisines from every corner of the globe because of our multiculturalism. We have great shopping, fabulous art galleries, operas, live theatres and festivals etc. You name it, Australiaâ€™s got every aspect of entertainment covered.
In conclusion, I canâ€™t wait for you and your family to come to visit Australia so I can show just how spectacular this land â€˜Down Underâ€™ actually is. Trust
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The building of the Canadian Pacific Railway, an immense expensive and challenging project, demonstrates the uniqueness of the Canadian way of life. The railroad played an essential role in connecting such a vast land as Canada. It brought together various cultures, connected the dispersed population, and protected Canada's unique political system.The CPR was a great contributor to Canada's multiculturalism. With the construction of the CPR, Canada did not have enough workers to complete the job; therefore, people from other countries came to help. Many Americans looking for work came to Canada to work on the CPR, as well as many people from the European countries. At one point during the
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Lorne Foster, the author of Turnstile Immigration: Multiculturalism, Social Order & Social Justice in Canada holds a Ph. D. in sociology from New York University. He currently works as a research consultant and writer in Toronto Ontario. Turnstile immigration simply means that select persons gain entry into the promised land only on foot one by one (Foster, 14). In his book, Foster discusses the past and present immigration policies, and the impact that immigration will have on out future as Canadians. He argues that immigration should be a means for building and strengthening Canadian society, and it should be promoting social justice within Canada. The underlying thesis of this book
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should decide together the information that should be disclosed and to whom, as well as who is responsible for making decisions. The patient has the opportunity to become informed but is allowed to decline the offer (Cooper, 2000).
Healthcare providers working with culturally diverse backgrounds must recognize the role families play in all aspects of the healthcare process (Cooper, 2000). In the assessment phase of health care, families contribute much of the medical history that is analyzed for a diagnosis. Healthcare provider attitude toward families is another area for consideration and intervention (Cooper, 2000).
Cooper, E. (2000). Multiculturalism and Informed Consent: Challenges and Questions. Retrieved from http://www.phen.ca/materials/intouch/vol3/intouch3-06.html
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the Clarence Thomas and Tailhook cases.
Debates over sexuality remained divisive.
Following the Stonewall riots of 1969, gay and lesbian activism increased markedly.
The controversy over AIDS has spurred further activism on the part of homosexual people, as has the issue of homosexuals in the military.
Multiculturalism became a major issue within American society at the end of the century.
Debates within African American culture raged between those who supported pride in racial identity (known as Afrocentrism) and others who sought more integration into broader American culture.
Controversies over gender issues underscored divisions within the African American community.
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looks natural putting down barriers of not having to put piles of make to be defined as beautiful. Chanel promoting the illustration of beauty now can be characterized as natural gives consumers confidence and creates buying intentions. Not much improvement to be made as it already creates its point of view towards consumers. But in saying that I would make the brand more visible in the picture and show other shades in the line as well to promote multiculturalism as not everyone is just one shade everyone comes in different shades of colours around the world.
Advertisement 2: YSL
YSL is a globally recognised brand in the world especially for representing bold and vibrant colours on
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For all participants, a patriotism score was computed by averaging responses
to the five patriotism items (a = .83). A nationalism score was computed by averaging responses to the six nationalism items (a = .72). In addition, two different
indices of tolerance for cultural diversity were generated. A multiculturalism score
was computed by averaging participantsâ€™ responses to the four items on multiculturalism (a = .45). A lifestyle tolerance score was computed by averaging
responses to the three items on acceptance of diverse lifestyles (a = .83). For all
of these measures, higher scores indicated higher levels of patriotism, nationalism, and favorability toward diversity (tolerance
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, but there are things we can be helped to think about positively by reflecting on medieval experiences. Here, then, is another set of three bonuses.First, multiculturalism. Novelist Peter Ackroyd recently called the English a mongrel race (race is the right word). The Middle Ages is the story of successive migrations and immigrations that made them so. It was not always nice. The Vikings were certainly not cuddly--not to start with, anyway. But they impacted on all of these Isles to some extent; and, in the longer run, became part of them. The English conquests of Wales and Ireland make the very reverse of comfortable reading: in the Statutes of Kilkenny (1366), a population of colonists
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and the meeting is not going well.
The introduction of European trade and religion allowed the Japanese to have a better economy and encouraged the expansion of multiculturalism across borders. Shinto is the indigenous religion in Japan. As a belief system founded on myths and legends, and during World War II, the Japanese government used it to advocate fascist orientation. Shinto was restructured as a state-supported religion after a period known as the Meiji Restoration in 1868, but the institution was abolished after World War II.
In the mid-sixth century Buddhism was officially introduced to Japan by Korea, and in the eighth century, it was adopted as the national religion. Buddhism has
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ten girls was targeted by the stereotypical, club “player”. My group was comprised of eight “white” girls and two Hispanics. What I found interesting was that the dance hall Casanova, culturally categorized as “white”, asked each white girl to dance before asking one of our two Hispanic friends. After noticing this, I then observed that the couples on the dance floor seemed to be racially paired as well, white with white and Hispanic with Hispanic. This racial stratification seems to support assimilation, knowing how to two-step and wearing western attire associated with white culture, as well as maintain multiculturalism, through the matching couples.
One’s class is generally
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consciousness and identities which embodies cultural diffusion, the desire to increase one's standard of living and enjoy foreign products and ideas, adopt new technology and practices, and participate in a "world culture". Some bemoan the resulting consumerism and loss of languages. Also see Transformation of culture.
o Spreading of multiculturalism, and better individual access to cultural diversity (e.g. through the export of Hollywood and Bollywood movies). Some consider such "imported" culture a danger, since it may supplant the local culture, causing reduction in diversity or even assimilation. Others consider multiculturalism to promote peace and understanding between peoples.
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Paula Hess, Carriss Austin, Natasha Porter, Sarah Wyatt, LaToya Baskerville
CKA 344/Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice
December 19, 2011
Race-based jury nullification is a controversial topic. The arguments both for and against the practice are enough to get one thinking about the entire process. Recent history has given us some interesting examples of how race-based jury nullification can affect the outcome of a criminal trial. Based upon all information presented, choosing a position about race-based jury nullification is difficult.
What is Jury Nullification?
According to Multiculturalism in the Criminal Justice
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) Racism is now a common occurrence in Western Society, and has been throughout history, for example, Nazism and the segregation of South Africa. These prejudices are just one difficulty found in the Western World today.Although today's society does include many flaws and problems such as prejudice, crime and violence, it consists of many moral and ethical values including justice and multiculturalism, held in high regard by most citizens. These problems and values are all demonstrated within the play Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose, through developing a diverse range of characters, their opinions and dialogue.
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protestant groupings. Christian constructionists believe that Jesus will not return until a theocratic state is built. They believe that natural disasters like hurricanes, floods and earthquakes are divine interventions and punishment for our errant ways. The different factions of protestant Christian faith are united in their efforts to restore in American life the sanctity of family and what they consider as appropriate rules of sexual conduct and belief.
The increasing diversity in both racial and religious identity continues to to complicate this issue even further. Anderson (2004) reported that whereas multiculturalism as an educational movement has given attention to gender, ethnicity
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Language Practice 3
28. November 2006
The Need for a Multicultural View on History
In his essay Ronald Takaki explains how many misconceptions we have according to our view of history and minority groups. He challenges some ideas that are present in most peopleâ€™s mind and are thought to be democratic or tolerant, even some made by Asian Americans. I am going to examine how right Takaki is when he calls for a more inclusive, multicultural view of history that would allow us to understand each other.
Ronald Takaki starts his essay with an example that shows a clear view of the lack of multiculturalism or inclusiveness in most peopleâ€™s way of