Monday, November 8, 2010

Is This Good Or Bad?

As I was preparing my initial discussion post for my Cultural Diversity class this week, I was hit by a feeling of sadness. On one hand, it shows the awareness of the educational institutions of the need to work with all different types of people. On the other hand, it is sad that it has to be given as a class in college. I’m not sure what this says about our society.

Shouldn’t we already be at a place where everyone is accepted? I would have hoped that to be the case, but as we all know it doesn’t happen. There is still too much prejudice in the world to miss a teaching moment. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, we need acceptance, not tolerance. There is a huge difference between the two.

6 comments:

  1. agreed hun. One day it will Happen i just dont get how this point in time people even see people as differently or less of a person than them.. some people raise their Kids Making them think that way too!

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  2. Here from the hop again, and recognise lots of faces here :)
    and following along,and I even come back inbetween!
    My tolerance level for some people has been at a low lately, this week I'm fed up with tv!
    Just moved your button to the bottom links instead of the side - ugh!!! But I have been here awhile!
    Love - Nicole

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  3. I love that you actually have taken the time to acknowledge the difference between those two words.

    Sometimes I feel like all the attention placed on tollerance has made it harder to be accepting. My kids and I don't really think about race or sexual orientation one way or another, and there have been times that because we don't we have been called racist..

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  4. I think we (as a society) have come leaps and bounds..but there's still so much progress to be made.

    By the way, I find myself constantly refraining from saying tolerance now thanks to you! ;)

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  5. I don't think it will every FULLY happen. I think we've made leaps and bounds and will continue to break molds...but there's just always going to be that closed minded group that just can't let go.

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