Paper

As I pondered on the topic to present it dawned me to do “How Culture Drives Behaviors.”  I have a “why’ and a “how” kind of a brain.  Consistently my curiosity is always rising, because we are discussing culture I thought to myself  “Why are there so many differences within cultures? And why does these diversities cause so much hatred?”  These questions will be answered later on this paper.  In the mean time I wish to covey what I considered…

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Intercultural Relationship

As I spoke to my sister about being married to someone who is half Indian there are questions that automatically come to my mind.  How was it adjusting to someone who has a different culture than you?  What were the biggest hurdles to jump over?  Are there difficulties that come with being married to a half Indian?  Did his father accept you?  These were questions that have been on my mind for about nine years.  That’s right! Nine freaking years!…

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Privilege

This class has completely changed my thoughts on privilege.  Before taking this course I thought privilege was an absurd idea, it was just an abstract way of thinking.  This was just an excuse for people to complain about their shortcomings.  Honestly, this idea made me exceptionally angry, but after learning about what privilege actually is, it dawned on me people actually have it rough. When I did the activity in the class Comm 319g where we went over a list…

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Activities for the week

This weeks activity was so much fun!  I learned so much from my presentation.  The most important lesson I learned from this entire activity is that racism is not handled correctly.  We as Americans need to be more sensitive to this topic and do everything in our power to put an end to racism completely. Will that happen anytime soon?  I do not believe so, but with dedication and it can and will end one day, at least I would…

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Privilege

How has white privilege impacted my life?  I have contemplated much about this inquiry.  Before this class I never really thought of white privilege or privilege as being anything to think about.  I guess that is because I have so much privilege.  When I took part in the privilege activity in my intercultural communication class something hit me, and it hit me hard.  The fact I don’t have to think about privilege means I am so privileged.  The fear of…

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Cultural Assessment

Introduction:  One of the things that has stuck to me the most has been the way different cultures communicate.  I now see the way each culture communicates.  For example, I relate more to high-context cultures because I surround myself with close friends and family.  I was unaware there were different names for these types of cultures.   Cultural Identity:  I am a white, middle class male that grew up in the suburbs of Las Angles, California.  My ethnicity is primarily…

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Wonderful Class

As I look back on the material taught in this course, there is so much information that comes to my mind.  Stereotyping is something that has stuck out to me.  This is a concept I was unaware that I took part in, but once it was taught, I realized I generalized races much more than I thought I did.  Another idea I was taught is how we all communicate so differently, even within each cultures.  Before taking this course I…

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English Only Laws and Service Learning

English Only Laws, In my opinion, we should attempt to accommodate to other languages.  I chose this stance because as a society, we need to understand everyone around us and their identity.  The base of our identity is how we speak, this is how one shows who he or she truly is.  To become unified as a nation we must truly understand one another, and that can start by understanding the various languages in our country.  An example of this…

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Chapters 3 and 4!

Chapter 3: What I found most interesting in chapter three was the unconscious competence.  It absolutely fascinates me how people can be aware of other cultures without having to think about it.  I am continuously having to consciously think  about my environment.  Even when I do, there are times when I don’t do the right action within a culture.  I envy those who can communicate with other cultures without having to think about it.  A perfect example os someone I…

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Chapters 1 & 2!

Chapter 1: Each culture has diversity.  This chapter helped me to realize how different each culture is and how many differences there can be within each culture.  I had no idea there were many diversities within a single culture. Reading this chapter has opened my eyes to seeing all the many cultures.  This has helped me see others in a completely different light. Chapter 2: What stood out to me in this chapter was the mention of P-time.  My family is…

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