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Alissa Thompson Ms. Nelson Research & Writing II August 4, 2018 Cultural Sensitivity Communication within one culture can often be difficult, convoluted and result in many misunderstandings. This process can become significantly more complicated when communicators are from different cultures. Cultures are converging all around the world; communications and cultures are drastically evolving and becoming more complex every day. The United States of America is a great example because it is known as the world’s melting pot. Throughout history as people from around the globe made America their new home, they have had to address and overcome the looming issues of intercultural communication and acculturation. According to acculturation is defined as the “cultural modification of an individual, group, or people by adapting to or borrowing traits from another culture; also: a merging of cultures as a result of prolonged contact” (Webster). Through the process of
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