Ethical Multicultural Experience

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Ethical multicultural experience Worldview Paper Marilyn Wilson University of Arkansas at Little Rock February 28, 2013 Abstract The purpose of this paper is to show the means by which I grew up and my cultural background. The means in which I grew up had a strong effect on my individual cognitive ability and how I now function as an adult. By writing this paper, I will provide the opportunity to show the way African Americans grew up in the city of Osceola, Arkansas. The culture that I grew up in was very outstanding and interesting. I found out things about my cultural that did not reveal to me until I grew up. My culture was influenced in many ways which I had to face with my family and…show more content…
Culture identity is one's own sense of culture. It is the influence one gains by belonging to a certain group or culture. It also refers to the traditions, customs, and practices that affect a person. In my life, culture identity is very important because it is who I am. It has shaped me into the person I am now. My culture of origin is African-American. Within some African American families, the formation of a household begins not with marriage, but the birth of a child. African Americans tend to be strict and hold demanding behavioral standards. Grandparents, aunts, or uncles tend to play a major role in the maintenance of African American families. When mothers and sometimes father are not able to fulfill their role, grandparents, aunts, or uncles step in to parent children. This person controls the living arrangements in the household and finances. Older siblings play a key role in African American households. Older children, especially females, are often pressured into helping take care of household needs, such as caring for younger siblings, cleaning, and cooking. When I think about the times reflecting my culture of origin,…show more content…
When I do become a Mental Health Counselor, I want to try to advise clients to do their best. I want to try to guide them with their issues and let them realize that I have their best interest at heart. My life is revolving around many beliefs which possess I have as a great influence as a counselor. Ever since I was a child I was taught to have respect for self and others. My family’s motto was “Do unto others as they do unto to you”. Prejudice/discriminate didn’t exist in my home because we were taught that there is only one race and that is the human race. I have never discriminated against anyone of another culture and I plan to be non-judgmental towards my clients. I feel that my cultural values will carry me a long way in life as I become a
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