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Religious Differences in the United States
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Cultural Differences
The predominant religions of Northern and Western European American and Southern and Eastern European Americans are Protestantism and Catholicism. Prior to the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century, Europe as a whole was Roman Catholic. That unity of religious expression was shattered when Luther, Calvin, Knox, Henry VIII and others revolted against the Church and preached their own new religious ideas. The aristocracy got behind them in many cases, particularly in the Northern and Western portions or Europe (England, northern Germany, pockets of France), while Southern and Eastern Europe remained attached to the Catholic Church (Italy, Spain, Hungary, Poland, southern Germany). The Protestants aligned with Jewish groups, who saw an opportunity to get out of the ghetto by working with the new Protestant aristocracy (Jones, 2014). Jews were welcomed back into England (they had been kicked out for centuries), and they settled in parts of Germany and France.…

Diller, J. (2015). Cultural Diversity: A Primer for the Human Services, 5th Edition. Cengage Learning.
Jones, E. M. (2014). Barren metal. Fidelity Press.
Kottak, C. & Kozaitis, K.  (2012). On Being Different: Diversity and Multiculturalism in the North American Mainstream, 4th Edition . McGraw-Hill Higher Education (2012).

African American Cultural Background
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My Cultural Background
As an African American my culture of origin is connected both with the culture of America and with the culture of Africa. My ancestors came to America as part of the slave trade. During that time, they adopted Christianity as their religious culture; so ultimately, the culture of my people is a mix of European, American and African ideas and values. Predominantly, though, the culture of my people is American and Christian. In the 20th century, some people in my community took to practicing Islam as a way to further develop their sense of their African ancestry. Overall, the culture is diverse and depends on many different inputs. This paper will describe some of those inputs, how they impact my community, and show how they are social, cultural, political and economical.
The circumstances under which my people’s culture migrated to the U.S. were not positive: slavery was…

Hoel, H. (1999). Personal Names and Heritage: Alice Walker’s ‘Everyday Use’. American Studies in Scandinavia, 31(1), 34-42.
Walker, A. (1973). Everyday Use. Retrieved from

Race and Ethnicity in the US Military
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Taking a Knee and the Cultural Problem at the Heart of Race
The recent riots over the death of George Floyd has stemmed not so much from the killing of an unarmed black man by police but rather from the perception that the black community in general has been marginalized and oppressed for years. High profile celebrities like LeBron James, Steph Curry and Colin Kaepernick have supported the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, as have many black communities across the nation. However, for blacks and other races and ethnicities in the military, the desire to speak out against oppression while at the same time honoring and respecting the flag and the rule of law has presented a paradox of sorts. On the one hand, taking a knee during the National Anthem became a sign of protest for oppressed voices, spearheaded by Kaepernick and later endorsed by Nike, other celebrities…

Clash of Civilizations
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In Huntington’s (1993) essay “The Clash of Civilizations?” the political scientist posited that whereas nation states had been aligned previously on cultural terms in the past, in the coming years of the modern world these terms would become disjointed as various cultures emerged or re-asserted themselves. Along these cultural lines, the discourse of modern politics would be situated. In other words, Huntington (1993) viewed the cultures of various civilizations serving as the source of conflict in the coming era. Conflict would not be driven by economics or geopolitical aims but rather by the cultures of the world’s civilizations. This paper will compare and contrast Huntington’s thesis with thesis by Inglehart and Norris (2003) who, in the wake of 9/11, re-assessed Huntington’s idea and found it be half-right; it will argue that Huntington’s thesis remains the correct one and that Inglehart and Norris (2003) are too focused on the minutiae and…

Huntington, S. (1993). The clash of civilizations? Foreign Affairs, 72(3), 22-49.
Inglehart, R., & Norris, P. (2003). The true clash of civilizations. Foreign Policy, 135, 63-70.

aging and ethnicity demographics america
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Demographics are changing rapidly and dramatically in the United States. People are living longer, but the ethnic composition of the senior age cohort is not the same as it is for the young. While the young generations are becoming more ethnically diverse by the minute, the older generation remains more proportionately white. This demographic shift is being referred to as the “gray and the brown,” with seniors and young brown segments of society having different values, needs, and expectations.
The implications of the grey and the brown phenomenon include changes to public policy, education, healthcare, and political culture in general. Generational differences have perennially affected the different voting patterns among seniors and young people. The differences are not just due to different ideas of how taxpayer funds should be allocated, but also to social norms and institutions. Older age cohorts were raised in a different generation with different values, attitudes,…

Amos, J. (2010). The Gray and the Brown: The generational mismatch.
Brownstein, R. (2015). Brown and grey dynamics. The Atlantic. 9 July, 2015.
Kottak, C. & Kozaitis, K. (2012). On Being Different: Diversity and Multiculturalism in the North American Mainstream, 4th Edition. McGraw-Hill.


Cross Cultural Service
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According to Illich (1968), hypocrisy is, perhaps, an instinctive trait shared by majority of Americans. They are mentally prepared to accept that the motives of potentially legitimizing the 1963 international volunteer action are not applicable when it comes to performing the very same act five years later. “Mission vacations” involving the poor people of Mexico was the trend among wealthy American students during the initial half of the decade. Emotional concerns for the just-found poverty beyond the nation’s southern border, together with utter thoughtlessness to the far severer state of the domestic poor, warranted this benevolence. Intellectual understanding of the challenges linked to successful volunteer action failed to dull the spirits of the soi-disant volunteers, papal volunteers, and Peace Corps (Illich, 1968).
Illich (1968) believed the presence of institutions such as the Conference on InterAmerican Student Projects was actually insulting to the Mexican nation. He claimed he felt revolted by…

Brinkmann, J. T. (2018, May). The Spirit Catches You: Cultural Collisions and Cooperation in Medical Encounters. Retrieved March 1, 2019, from
Fadiman, A. (2012). The spirit catches you and you fall down: A Hmong child, her American doctors, and the collision of two cultures. Macmillan.
Illich, I. (1968, April). To hell with good intentions. In Conference on Inter-American Student Projects. Cuernavaca, Mexico. Retrieved from
Laws, T., & Chilton, J. A. (2012). Ethics, Cultural Competence, and the Changing Face of America. Pastoral psychology, 62(2), 175-188.

Calle Ocho festival miami
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Miami is the de facto gateway to Latin America, and Calle Ocho has for decades served as the hub of the city’s Cuban culture and community. When it first began more than forty years ago, the Calle Ocho street festival was almost exclusively Cuban in character. Now the Calle Ocho festival reflects shifting demographics and the greater diversity of Latin American people in South Florida. I selected the Calle Ocho street festival as an example of what the overall area has to offer. The festival typically takes place in March. Even during the rest of the year, though, Calle Ocho retains a unique culture, identity, and aesthetic. Landmark establishments like Ball and Chain have recently experienced a revival as younger generations recognize the historical value and worth inherent in preserving such iconic places. The Calle Ocho area has become world renowned, and one of the top tourist destinations in the…

Intercultural Situations
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Intercultural Situations: Describing a Person from a Different Culture
My friend Pio is an information technology consultant who was born and raised in India. He spent ten years in a Catholic seminary in India before leaving and getting a job in IT. He had always been good at math, and after leaving the seminary he enrolled in IT courses. After completing his courses, he was recruited by American headhunters who were in Chennai, where he lived, looking for Indian IT workers. The headhunters asked him if he would come to work for a major banking firm in America. Pio’s father insisted that he take the job and Pio complied with his father’s wishes. His father’s reasoning was that Pio would earn good money in America and would be able to provide financial support for his family back home in Chennai, especially since his father could not depend upon Pio’s brothers…

Lessons about cultural differences
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Multi-Cultural Competence
The author of this brief reflection and response has learned a great deal when it comes to multi-cultural competence and learning about the same. This brief reflection serves as a recitation of what lessons were learned, why they are important and what the author must and will keep in mind as the learning continues to evolve and thrive. Among many other things, the author has learned that the learning never stops and there are a number of reasons for this. While it is possible to become well-versed in cultures and what makes people different, it would be a mistake to think that there is a point where the learning is no longer necessary or that the changes to culture stop happening.
Learning Explained
The author of this response has learned a few things about culture as part of the learning that has been completed thus far. First, there…

Smith, K. (2015). A massive, silent cultural revolution has changed America. New York Post.
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Waters, A. (2013). Reflections on cultural humility. Retrieved 9 August
2017, from

Analyzing The Piranha River Story
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1. Who do you think is the most horrible person in the story and who do you think is the least horrible? Why? You may want to rank order the characters from “1” being most horrible to “5” being least horrible.
The following are the rankings of the characters in the passage from “1” being most horrible to “5” being least horrible:
i. Beyonce – 5
She could have waited for the bridge to be formed back again or sought out another alternative. The fact that she was laughing at Pat being beaten made her all the more horrible
ii. Pat – 1
Pat was heartbroken and could not believe that his love had sex with another man. He did not deserve being beaten
iii. Gilligan – 5
He is the most horrible person for the reason that he demanded sex in order to provide passage to the other side…

How to End Conflict
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I think was Einstein means is that when we create problems we are thinking in a certain way, at a certain level. If we try to solve problems by thinking in the same way or at the same level, it is not going to work. It would just be the definition of insanity all over again—doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. The fact is that if we want to solve the problems we create, we have to do something different than what got us in the problem in the first place. As Chapter 6 (n.d.) shows, people who want to settle religious differences by violence are trying to solve the problem in the same way it started, which was through violence. And as Huntington (1993) points out, the clash of civilizations is coming: it will be focused on culture and nothing else.…


Chapter 6. (n.d.). Digital File.

Huntington, S. P. (1993). The clash of civilizations. Foreign Affairs.