Becoming and Staying Culturally Woke: My Path to Global Citizenship -…
Becoming and Staying Culturally Woke: My Path to Global Citizenship
What are the culture? Culture Identity
Culture Identity: Cultural differences can cause us to stereotype certain groups of people. In the article "who I am", "black people always say they are black"(Tatum, 2000) This type of self-identity shows they notice how people treat them with visible culture. And also, Meyer said in her video "When Japanese look straight to you which means they are free to talk" (Meyer, 2014)
Culture: The article highlights the idea that “Culture” is not observable but it does relate to people's behavior and their environment because of their belief or value. Which means Culture is more likely to be an abstract value, and we need to find it in people’s daily life. (Hofstede,2013)
The "culture shock" is more likely to relate to social psychology and education and it is not related to medicine. (Zhou, 2008) The culture shock comes slowly. Only through the own observation and research can people find out which part of the profession is more suitable for the study of culture shock
avoid misinformation and be critical
Educators have a responsibility and power to help students or teenagers to have a great mind when they read misinformation about racist posts on social media or racist comments. Because in the article of Speaking up against racism around the new coronavirus said "As many students spend a lot of time on their mobile phones, they may be easily influenced by misinformation." (Dillard, 2020) We need to be care about the internet and treat the information in critical, in the article of intersection of digital shows "The key concepts for media literacy – that media is constructed." (2018)
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People have a hard time accepting LGBT people in the public eye because of their behavior, and there is not any law that can protect them. At the Big Earl restaurant in Texas, a gay couple was told to stay away. " The waiter said: 'We don't serve gays here.” (Oliver,2015)
During Hofstede's Culture dimension, Sharedness is an important part for us, "Sharedness is the culture that seems simple happen with collective people"(2013). Sharedness can help people learn a lot from each other.
Intersectionality is multiple forms of Inequality or disadvantages compound. (Crenshaw, 2018)