Diversiteit in die Verenigde State van Amerika

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Diversity means a mixture of different things. It means people of all kinds from different backgrounds, of different ages, and with different beliefs. But Americans often use word diversity to mean people of different races. Learn about diversity in the United States today.

Diversity means a mixture of different things. It means people of all kinds from different backgrounds, of different ages, and with different beliefs. But Americans often use word diversity to mean people of different races. Learn about diversity in the United States today.

Race

Race

When you move to the USA, jy sal mense van baie rasse ontmoet. The term race is generally used to refer to a person’s skin color or ethnic background.

When you move to the USA, you will meet people of many races. The term race is generally used to refer to a person’s skin color or ethnic background.

wit, non-Hispanic people are the majority in the USA. People of other races are often calledminorities.” Hispanics en Latino Amerikaners is die tweede grootste groep, followed by African Americans and Asians. Other American racial groups are Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Many Americans are of mixed race.

White, non-Hispanic people are the majority in the USA. People of other races are often called “minorities.” Hispanics and Latino Americans are the second largest group, followed by African Americans and Asians. Other American racial groups are Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Many Americans are of mixed race.

Race is a controversial topic in the USA because of the terrible history of slavery in this country. African Americans have been oppressed through history, and it was a very important historical moment when Barack Obama was elected as the first black president.

Race is a controversial topic in the USA because of the terrible history of slavery in this country. African Americans have been oppressed through history, and it was a very important historical moment when Barack Obama was elected as the first black president.

While it is illegal to discriminate against people based on their race, Die realiteit is egter dat daar nog baie probleme met rassisme in die VSA.

While it is illegal to discriminate against people based on their race, the reality is that there are still many problems with racism in the USA.

Sommige mense voel ongemaklik praat oor ras. Dit is soms moeilik om te weet wat om mense uit verskillende rasse noem. Byvoorbeeld, some Americans of African heritage like to be defined as African Americans, but others prefer the terms swart of person of color. Dieselfde geld van mense uit Suid-en Sentraal-Amerika. Some may consider themselves Hispanic, sommige wil Latino of Latina genoem te word, and others may say white or prefer another term. If you need to describe someone in terms of their race for some reason, and you are unsure how to describe, jy kan hulle vra.

Some people feel uncomfortable talking about race. It is sometimes hard to know what to call people from different races. For example, some Americans of African heritage like to be defined as African Americans, but others prefer the terms black or person of color. The same is true of people from South and Central America. Some may consider themselves Hispanic, some like to be called Latino or Latina, and others may say white or prefer another term. If you need to describe someone in terms of their race for some reason, and you are unsure how to describe, you can ask them.

Jy mag vind dit vreemd dat jy dikwels gevra jou ras. As jy vul papierwerk, you may be asked to check a box that says whether you are Asian, swart, Spaans, white, etc.The primary reason for this question is to monitor whether government programs are adequately meeting the needs of minorities. As jy nie wil hê om te antwoord, jy kan altyd verlaat die vraag leeg of merk die blokkie wat sê “Choose not to reply” of “Verkies om nie te antwoord.”

You may find it strange that you are often asked your race. If you are filling out paperwork, you may be asked to check a box that says whether you are Asian, black, Hispanic, white, etc.The primary reason for this question is to monitor whether government programs are adequately meeting the needs of minorities. If you do not want to answer, you can always leave the question blank or check the box that says “Choose not to reply” or “Prefer not to reply.”

As jy ervaar rassisme in die werkplek, wanneer jy soek vir behuising, of op enige ander tyd, jy kan e-pos ons en ons sal probeer om jou te verwys na 'n bron om jou te help. of, if you simply have questions or want to tell us about a cultural experience, voel asseblief vry om ons te e-pos sowel.

If you experience racism in the workplace, when looking for housing, or at any other time, you can email us and we will try to refer you to a resource to help you. Or, if you simply have questions or want to tell us about a cultural experience, please feel free to email us as well.

immigrasie

Immigration

Die VSA is ook soms na verwys as 'n “slaaibak” of “smeltkroes.” This means there are people from many different countries and backgrounds living in one country. histories, the USA is calleda nation of immigrants,” although there were Native Americans living in North America long before European immigrants first arrived in the 1600s.

The USA is sometimes referred to as a “salad bowl” or “melting pot.” This means there are people from many different countries and backgrounds living in one country. Historically, the USA is called “a nation of immigrants,” although there were Native Americans living in North America long before European immigrants first arrived in the 1600s.

vandag, some Americans have negative opinions about immigrants. Most of these opinions are based in fear or mistaken perceptions. Immigrants offer many strengths and benefits to the USA. ook, Americans who are prejudiced against immigrants have fear of or bias against different races.

Today, some Americans have negative opinions about immigrants. Most of these opinions are based in fear or mistaken perceptions. Immigrants offer many strengths and benefits to the USA. Also, Americans who are prejudiced against immigrants have fear of or bias against different races.

The elderly

The elderly

In die VSA, ouer individue is dié 65 en ouer. By 65, Americans can stop working and receive a pension, of klein aftrede salaris, van die regering.

In the US, older individuals are those 65 and older. At 65, Americans can stop working and receive a pension, or small retirement salary, from the government.

America is different than many other countries because older Americans often live alone or in institutions. oor 29% van Amerikaners oor 65 live alone., en 47% percent of women over 75 alleen lewe. Many others live in senior housing or nursing homes.

America is different than many other countries because older Americans often live alone or in institutions. About 29% of Americans over 65 live alone., and 47% percent of women over 75 live alone. Many others live in senior housing or nursing homes.

Jy kan voel soos Amerikaners, veral Amerikaanse jeug, nie die bejaardes in die dieselfde manier as ouderlinge respekteer soos behandel in jou kultuur. In die VSA, this is sometimes referred to as ageneration gap.Young and old people may have different opinions, like they do in other countries, but American media tends to focus on youth.

You may feel like Americans, especially American youth, do not respect the elderly in the same way as elders as treated in your culture. In the USA, this is sometimes referred to as a “generation gap.” Young and old people may have different opinions, like they do in other countries, but American media tends to focus on youth.

Elder Americans often face financial and health difficulties. These difficulties are true for older immigrants and refugees too. If you are an elder, you may have thought the USA would provide more care for you than you are receiving. But you may need to find work to support yourself in the USA, as many seniors do. But there are special programs to help seniors, and if you need help to find one, e-pos ons.

Elder Americans often face financial and health difficulties. These difficulties are true for older immigrants and refugees too. If you are an elder, you may have thought the USA would provide more care for you than you are receiving. But you may need to find work to support yourself in the USA, as many seniors do. But there are special programs to help seniors, and if you need help to find one, email us.

diskriminasie

Discrimination

Diskriminasie is wanneer jy sleg behandel as gevolg van jou persoonlike agtergrond. Mense kan teen gediskrimineer word vir baie redes, soos hul ras, velkleur, geslag, ouderdom, of godsdiens. Discrimination is illegal in the USA. This means people must be treated equally and given the same opportunities no matter what their background is. Byvoorbeeld, 'n besigheid is nie toegelaat om te diskrimineer teen die bejaarde. Selfs indien 'n persoon is oud, hulle moet dieselfde kans om 'n werk te kry as 'n jonger persoon het as hulle anders bevoeg is om die werk te doen. Die Amerikaanse gelyke werksgeleenthede Kommissie beskryf baie verskillende tipes van diskriminasie. As jy dink jy is teen gediskrimineer wanneer jy aansoek doen vir 'n werk, jy kan 'n lêer 'n aanklag van diskriminasie. Dit kan jare neem vir 'n saak aan sy manier om te werk deur middel van die stelsel, so plan to find other work while your complaint is being considered.

Discrimination is when you are treated badly because of your personal background. People can be discriminated against for many reasons, such as their race, skin color, gender, age, or religion. Discrimination is illegal in the USA. This means people must be treated equally and given the same opportunities no matter what their background is. For example, a business is not allowed to discriminate against the elderly. Even if a person is old, they must have the same chance to get a job as a younger person if they are otherwise qualified to do the work. The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission describes many different types of discrimination. If you believe you have been discriminated against when applying for a job, you can file a charge of discrimination. It can take years for a case to work its way through the system, so plan to find other work while your complaint is being considered.

onvanpaste gedrag

Inappropriate behavior

Wanneer jy leer 'n nuwe kultuur, it can sometimes be hard to know if someone’s behavior towards you is because of a cultural difference or if the person is just being rude or behaving in a bad way. If you are ever in a situation where you feel uncomfortable, vra die ander persoon om hul gedrag te stop. As iemand nog steeds 'n gedrag wat jou ongemaklik maak, please ask a trusted American friend for help.

When you are learning a new culture, it can sometimes be hard to know if someone’s behavior towards you is because of a cultural difference or if the person is just being rude or behaving in a bad way. If you are ever in a situation where you feel uncomfortable, ask the other person to stop their behavior. If someone continues a behavior that makes you uncomfortable, please ask a trusted American friend for help.

Dit is veralgemenings oor die Amerikaanse kultuur - nie feite, just ideas to help you better understand why an American may be acting in a way that is different to what you are used to. Amerikaanse maniere en kultuur is nie beter of erger as ander maniere nie-net verskillende.

These are generalizations about American culture – not facts, just ideas to help you better understand why an American may be acting in a way that is different to what you are used to. American ways and culture are not better or worse than other ways – just different.

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