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  • Distinctive Culture And Hawaii
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    Hawaii's political economy went through some major changes. The development of plantations and tourism paved the path for how Hawaii's economy is today. I will discuss how tourism, ethnicity, gender and education both constrain and enable opportunities in contemporary Hawaii. Captain James Cook and his crew came to Hawaii in 1778. Bringing along many diseases such as, syphilis, gonorrhea, tuberculosis, and viral hepatitis. (Blaisdell, p. 44) Native Hawaiians were not immune to these diseases, th...
  • Diversity Issues Into A Physical Education Class
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    Mark Shaffer James Banks James Banks believes that there should be more multicultural education taught in schools. Education about ethnic diversity treats cultural pluralism within a nation-state by studying different traits from different groups, which determine one group from another. He believes that a major goal of education in a free society is acceptance of cultural pluralism as a national strength and not an obstacle. Individuals of various minority groups may maintain their ethnic identi...
  • Cultures And Ethnic Backgrounds
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    With the commencement of the millennium one might think that what is known as the melting pot of the world would interact more smoothly than what is portrayed in the media. We have long lived in a society that is segregated, not because it has gone unopposed, but because no one wants to take on the responsibility of breaking the "Berlin Wall" of segregation. We have, however, come a long way from the kind of segregation that was imparted in our country's fledgling stages, slavery being the numbe...
  • English And Spanish 2 Way Bilingual Education
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    Multicultural Education: (Amer. Educators Encyclopedia) curricula designed to recognize the integrity, contributions, strengths, and viability of different cultural, language, and social groups in society. -Its about creating structures and process's that allow for the expression of many civilizations, communities and individuals we are. -Each group has a different history of why they immigrated and their experience. US is an intellectual and fast paced country, its a melting pot, each culture c...
  • Similarities With My Classmates From Different Nationalities
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    ! ^0 Birds of a feather flock together.! +/- Most everyone knows this cliche. Animals are inclined to be with other animals based on commonality, and tend to exclude animals that have different appearances. This principle is also applied to people. In the United States, a country with a highly diverse population, a perfect unity is impossible. But, finding similarities regardless of skin color and language would narrow the racism gap. It is true that one ethnic group is different from another et...
  • Past Her Skin Color To A Person
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    Cultural Awareness in the U.S. Classroom In the commentary on the case study of the seventeen year old European American Vanessa Mattison, the author of our text, Sonia Nieto, states, "Vanessa took the approach that cultural and racial differences are not significant, that 'it couldn't matter less to me. ' In this, she is simply reflecting the value of being color-blind, which we all have been led to believe is both right and fair. In this framework, differences are seen as a deficit rather than...
  • American Culture
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    THE CULT OF ETHNICITY Many years ago immigrants in the United States were eager to accept the opportunity to start over, to begin anew to create their own future. Most of our recent immigrants are still eager to accept that opportunity. However, each new influx of immigration to the United States also triggers new social and political tensions that threaten to split apart many of these new ethnic groups from the descendants our earlier immigrants. At the root of these tensions lies the philosoph...

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