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Culture

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on 3 February 2014

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Transcript of Culture

Culture
What is Culture?
The behaviors, belief, and characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group.
Cultural Competence
The ability to serve people in a respectful way.
Showing Competence
In Japan it's impolite to fill your glass first.
In India and Muslim countries it's rude to eat with your left hand.
How to become competent
We think it's important to learn a cultures religion, dress, and food but the most important thing is to first manage PREDJUDICE.
WHO CREEPS YOU OUT?
Admit it to yourself
Learn to manage your feelings by being around these people and trusting them
First step
Second step
WHY YOU FEEL THIS WAY
There's no such thing as a first impression.

Strangers constantly remind you of someone you know.

That connection can lead to a reaction based on your experiences with the same kind of people.
Getting Over It
BIG MONEY
WORD

DICHOTOMY
FALSE DICHOTOMY
division into 2 mutually exclusive groups
dichotomy not jointly exclusive
RACE
group of people united on the basis of common history, nationality, or geographic placement
RACISM
belief that shows differences among human races involving the idea that one race is better than another
ETHNIC
ETHNICITY
ethnic traits, background, allegiance, or association
a characteristic of an ethnic group sharing a common and distinctive culture, religion, or language
HISPANIC
CHICANO
GRINGO
MOJADO
LATINO
Latin American culture or Spanish speaking
Mexican-American
English foreigner
racist term used by English towards Mexican foreigners
Importance of Culture in Society
Individualism
Collectivism
(we)
(I)
or
How Race Affects
Us Every Day

Weight
Our View of Humor
Insult
Individual
Collective
your
stupid
he
dresses weird
Mexicans
are stupid
Muslims
dress weird
she
is a nerd
Asians
are nerdy
HUMOR
one of the most challenging forms of
communication across culture
because its language bound instead of visual
Why?
Association
False Associations In Our Society
black=bad
white=good
mexican=illegal
chinese=smart
german=drunks
America
Mexico
fat
beautiful
ugly
lazy
obese
healthy
curvy
unique
WHY?
America
Mexico
Its all we know!
Its a part of our everyday life!
RESOURCES
dictionary.com
american psychological association
youtube.com-what would you do
what would you do-muslim
muslim-terrorist
what would you do- barber shop
WHY?
YOUR memories are made from YOUR past
black- Obama
german- Mr. Locher
chinese- Grace
white- Hillsdale
muslim- Osama bin Laden
mexican- A.J.
ginger- ditzy
ginger- Adrianna
SURVEY
we surveyed 30 people and asked who they thought of when they heard different words
our results were very surprising because the responses were mostly the same
environment
religion
people around us
media
experiences
racial slurs are a common part of our society that we think is funny
when people get offended we can simply say "didn't mean to offend you" or "just kidding"
the standard has been set in our society in the US that racial humor although offensive it's considered ok
people answered with who they knew best of that particular race or group of people
*ever heard of the black death in literature
*taken from Hillsdale students
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