Cultural Background Summary
Using the UOP Material "You as a Culturally Diverse Entity,"(see Attachment) prepare a 700-word Cultural Background Summary of your personal cultural background.
My Cultural background Native American, 49 year old male, married(wife is Hispanic) 4 children, youngest child of 3 boys, 26 years in the military retired, and trying to finish my degree, christian, traveled around the world,parents have been married for 53 years, middle class, disable Veteran, loves sports, went to public schools, father retired truck driver, mom homemaker,grew up in North Carolina, and extended family.
This paper should highlight the different sources that have contributed to your cultural background. Additionally, speculate on the extent to which your current identity has been molded by assimilation, acculturation, and/or a climate of pluralism.
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Thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below is simulated - meaning, from the information that you have provided above, I shall try to 'create' a Cultural background summary that 'fits' you. It is only a sample; you will have to create something more personal as only you know the necessary details of your own socialization - your own life experience. I can assume a general view of what these are however for the purpose of providing this assistance. It seems to me that you have lived an inspiring life, having seen a lot of the world and experienced events and situations in the military and the cultures you have interacted with from all your travels - a number of Americans can only ever imagine your life experience with many not travelling beyond the borders of their very own town. I have divided the cultural experience into 5 - your own Native American Culture & family situation, the assimilated mainstream American culture you have imbibed via life experience and being part of the US citizenry, The military culture (yes, the military, as a specific social group follows its own set of rules separate from that of civilians), The cultures you have encountered from your travels and the Latin culture inspired and influenced by your wife - a Hispanic Lady. I shall be writing as if 'I was you' at a first-person viewpoint, as this is going to be a self-reflective paper. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to send me a message. I have lengthened this solution beyond 700 words just so you have enough material to use in making your own. A word version is attached for easy printing.
OTA 105878/Xenia Jones
My Cultural Diversity Experience: A Reflection Paper
A Quick Word on Cultural Diversity
Diversity in its simplest terms refers to the differences that are many and varied. In a social setting, this refers to the following: Race, Culture, National Origin, Region, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Age, Marital Status, Politics, Religion, Ethnicity, Disability, economic differences, Family structure, Health, Values, etc. In most cases, diversity is seen to connote multiculturalism (also known as cultural diversity), referring to racial, cultural and ethnic diversity within the population/membership of a specific place or group, whether primary, secondary or referential like in a university, a corporation or business, a town, city or a country. ...
The solutions provides a quick explanation on cultural diversity and proceeds to present a 'simulated cultural diversity experience' from the viewpoint of a 49-year old military veteran (see original question). The solution looks at the varied cultures the subject has experienced and is experiencing and has this has influenced and affected his continued growth and socialization affecting his views, perspectives and life-choices - the product of assimilation, acculturation and a pluralistic cultural experience. The solution is presented as a 1,387-word essay following the APA format. References are provided. A word version is attached for easy printing.