Unit 1 Individual Assignment Culture

Unit 1 Individual Assignment Culture - Culture 1 Cultural...

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Culture 1 Cultural Background Phil Sumner Professor Cavazos Cultural Diversity May 1, 2010
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Culture 2 Cultural Background As we go through life’s trials and tribulations we are faced with roadblocks that are out of our norm. Often times these roadblocks include different races, faces, and personalities. It’s these defining moments that help to develop our cultural background. Culture is defined as the “integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior that depends upon the capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations” (Merriam Webster Online, 2010). Within this paper this writer will walk the reader through the different sources that attributed to his cultural background. The writer will also include in this paper how his current identity has been molded. Childhood In 1978 this writer was brought into a diverse world of many different races, creed, and beliefs. It wasn’t until later in life that he would realize that so many people could have so many different beliefs. This writer was born into a Caucasian family with two parents ready to guide him through life. This writer was now from a small town in western Pennsylvania that was predominantly white, and mostly of the Catholic faith. Until the age of five this writer had never met a person of a different race, or religious belief. At age four this writer’s mother passed away and his father decided it was time to relocate. This is where the writer’s cultural diversity training began. Virginia This writer was now five years old and being brought into a mass of confusion. He was being taken out of this slow paced sheltered town and being relocated into the fast lane of city life. What an eye opener this writer received as we pulled into the apartment complex and there
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Culture 3 were African American, Latinos, Asians, and Hindus. This was an experience that this writer had never seen before. There was not much his father could say to teach this young writer about the
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This note was uploaded on 10/08/2010 for the course PSY/428 psy/428 taught by Professor Sunday during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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