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Cultural Diversity: Attitudes & Prejudices

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In order to appreciate cultural diversity we must understand our own attitudes and prejudices. Why is this issue important and how have you dealt with situations in which you later learned or realized that you might have inadvertently offended someone by something did or said?

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular task asks you to make a reflection on the topic provided. I suggest this simple outline:

1. About cultural diversity & social reality - 100 words
2. About attitudes & prejudices - 100 words
3. Relate your own experience - 100 words

This outline should yield 300 words which should cover what you need.

Cultural Diversity for Practice

The world, the social world as we know it is not made of one singular culture, one race, one ethnicity. The richness of the social world is in the many cultures that make up humanity. In our planet people and families make up towns and communities that become cities, states and nations in varied geographical settings. To communicate we as human beings are equipped with language and over time our technology has gotten so that the internet and advances in information technology allow us to communicate in real time, despite the distance. But distance these days is not necessarily an issue - advances in transportation technologies allow us to travel from one end of the planet to the other in less than 24 hours, journeys that would have taken explorers of the 16th century years. In America alone, our many metropolitan city centers represent a diverse populace whose ancestry can be traced not just in Europe but in Africa, Asia and South America. New York City of r example had ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of cultural diversity as it relates to attitudes and prejudices based on socialization and ethnocentric tendencies. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.