University of phoenix
Multiculturalism is the study of how individuals from different ethnic, minority, or rural backgrounds receive, analyze, and respond to information that is presented to them. The principle of cultural diversity takes multiculturalism a step further, changing the mainstream approach so that the different ways of receiving, analyzing, and responding to information are all seen as being "culturally competent."(Pinnock, 2009). Cultural diversity has been among us from the ancient time. For example the chinese silk were all in the rage in Roman Centuries ago and before Christ,Eygypt was the ideal modern universal city. Coming to America one can see that it is not new here as well due to having diverse culture with chinese restaurants, Indian docotors and Lebonese grocer. The blending of many cultures is something more than being mere cosmopolitan; it is a fundamental recoloring of the complexion of society. Cities like Paris or Hong Kong have always had a chic, international air, and have served as magnets for exiles, but now many, much smaller places are multinational, too. In the world of today we are all directly or indirectly involved in the cultural socialization. It could be simple as going to the supermarket or having a dinner at a local restaurant. Living together in such a diverse culture it is common for one to hold a preconceived notion about the other but at the same time one culture influences the other as well. In a setting of a diverse culture it is not uncommon to find reactions from the other culture leaving each other feel little odd. The feeling of awkwardness can also impact on ones behavior trying to blend in the current culture. At times one is so much engaged in trying to blend in that one forgets to be a real “self”.
I clearly remember my first multi- cultural experience which was a wedding of my husband’s boss. Despite of being in United...