Cultural Diversity Flashcards

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Define what it means to recognize other cultures.
To recognize other cultures means to learn about and notice the nuances of non-dominant cultures.
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Underrepresentation
Underrepresentation happens when the Hegemonic Culture becomes too powerful and seems to exclude minority cultures. This can lead to feelings of resentment and can make minority cultures seem strange.
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Hegemonic Culture
Hegemonic Culture controls the social norms of a culture. The Dominant Culture, being large and powerful, often shapes the Hegemonic Culture. Those not in the Dominant Culture can thus feel excluded by the Hegemonic Culture.
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Dominant Culture
The Dominant Culture is the largest (and often the most powerful) culture within a diversity of cultures.
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The majority of people in the U.S. share a language, history, and values. Having a shared language makes _____ easier.
communication
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Culture can be difficult to define. One way could be to define it as the traditions, practices, and _____ beliefs of a group of people.
religious
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Cultural Diversity
Cultural diversity is the presence of many different cultures within a larger culture.
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People who live in a diverse place can often encounter people from many different cultures. This cultural diversity exposes people to different traditions, foods, and beliefs. These flashcards will enable students to understand how the dominant, or most powerful, culture defines many social norms. They also help students understand the challenges of being in a minority, or underrepresented, culture.

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Cultural Diversity
Cultural diversity is the presence of many different cultures within a larger culture.
Culture can be difficult to define. One way could be to define it as the traditions, practices, and _____ beliefs of a group of people.
religious
The majority of people in the U.S. share a language, history, and values. Having a shared language makes _____ easier.
communication
Dominant Culture
The Dominant Culture is the largest (and often the most powerful) culture within a diversity of cultures.
Hegemonic Culture
Hegemonic Culture controls the social norms of a culture. The Dominant Culture, being large and powerful, often shapes the Hegemonic Culture. Those not in the Dominant Culture can thus feel excluded by the Hegemonic Culture.
Underrepresentation
Underrepresentation happens when the Hegemonic Culture becomes too powerful and seems to exclude minority cultures. This can lead to feelings of resentment and can make minority cultures seem strange.
Define what it means to recognize other cultures.
To recognize other cultures means to learn about and notice the nuances of non-dominant cultures.
Describe the dominant culture of the United States.
The dominant culture of the U.S. is largely made up of white, English-speaking people of European descent. The religion is largely Christian.
Describe the example the lesson gives of recognizing other cultures.
Learning about the specific beliefs and practices of particular tribes of Native Americans, a large and diverse group of people.
Name the top three largest ancestries in the U.S. (Consult Figure 2)

1. German

2. Irish

3. African-American

As of the year 2000, more than _____ % of Americans were of European descent:
60%
When people _____ (move from one country to another) to the United States, they often bring elements of their own cultures with them.
Immigrate
A more narrow definition of culture is one that describes the creative _____, like painting or music.
Arts
Members of _____ cultures might not see themselves reflected in characters in TV or movies.
Underrepresented
As of 2000, American Indians made up _____ % of the U.S. population.
2.8%

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