Diversiteit in de Verenigde Staten 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 diversiteit 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, je zult kennismaken met mensen van veel rassen. 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 Amerikanen zijn de 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, de realiteit is dat er nog steeds veel problemen met racisme in de VS.

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 mensen voelen zich ongemakkelijk praten over ras. Het is soms moeilijk om te weten wat bel mensen van verschillende rassen. Bijvoorbeeld, some Americans of African heritage like to be defined as African Americans, but others prefer the terms zwart of person of color. Hetzelfde geldt voor mensen uit Zuid- en Midden-Amerika. Some may consider themselves Hispanic, Sommigen willen wel Latino of 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, u kunt hen vragen.

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.

Misschien vindt u het vreemd dat u vaak gevraagd uw race. Als u papierwerk invult, you may be asked to check a box that says whether you are Asian, zwart, Hispanic, white, etc.The primary reason for this question is to monitor whether government programs are adequately meeting the needs of minorities. Als u niet wilt om te beantwoorden, u kunt altijd de vraag niet invult of Vink het vakje dat zegt “Choose not to reply” of “Liever niet beantwoorden.”

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.”

Als u racisme op het werk ondervindt, bij het zoeken naar huisvesting, of op enig ander tijdstip, U kunt email ons en we zullen proberen u verwijzen naar een bron om u te helpen. Of, if you simply have questions or want to tell us about a cultural experience, Gelieve te voelen vrij om ons e-mail evenals.

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.

Immigratie

Immigration

De Verenigde Staten wordt soms aangeduid als een “slakom” of “melting pot.” This means there are people from many different countries and backgrounds living in one country. Historisch, 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.

Vandaag, 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 de VS, oudere mensen zijn die 65 en ouder. At 65, Americans can stop working and receive a pension, of kleine pensioen salaris, van de overheid.

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. Over 29% van de Amerikanen over 65 live alone., en 47% percent of women over 75 woon alleen. 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.

U kan voelen als Amerikanen, vooral Amerikaanse jeugd, Respecteer de ouderen niet op dezelfde manier als oudsten, zoals behandeld in uw cultuur. In de VS, 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. Bent u een ouderling, 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 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.

Discriminatie

Discrimination

Discriminatie is wanneer u slecht zijn behandeld vanwege uw persoonlijke achtergrond. Mensen kunnen om vele redenen worden gediscrimineerd, zoals hun race, huidskleur, geslacht, leeftijd, of religie. Discrimination is illegal in the USA. This means people must be treated equally and given the same opportunities no matter what their background is. Bijvoorbeeld, een bedrijf is niet toegestaan om te discrimineren de ouderen. Zelfs als een persoon oud is, zij moeten dezelfde kans om het krijgen van een baan als een jongere mensen als zij anders gekwalificeerd om het werk te doen. De Amerikaanse gelijke werkgelegenheid kans Commissie beschrijft vele verschillende vormen van discriminatie. Als u van mening bent u gediscrimineerd bij het solliciteren naar een baan, u kunt het bestand een beschuldiging van discriminatie. Het kan jaren duren voor een geval aan het werk zijn weg door het systeem, 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.

Ongepast gedrag

Inappropriate behavior

Wanneer u een nieuwe cultuur aan het leren bent, 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, vraag de andere persoon om te stoppen met hun gedrag. Als iemand een probleem blijft maakt dat je ongemakkelijk, 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 zijn generalisaties over Amerikaanse cultuur – niet feiten, 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 manieren en cultuur zijn niet beter of slechter dan andere manieren – gewoon anders.

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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