Diversity on College Campuses
The concept of diversity among various groups emerges from culture, nationality, gender, ideologies and even political stands. Realizing the deep connection of the issues that trend at international institutions involves examining the way people interact and how they treat the occurrence of scenarios within the environment. Issues of unrests in college campuses have emerged from time to time on the basis of differing religious opinions, culture diversity, race, gender stereotypes and other factors that contribute to conflicting issues.
The reality of the society includes exploring the dynamic features each group of individuals exhibits and realizing the need to embrace one another in the unique ways each exists. Natural diversities cannot be ignored across gender, race, culture, nationality and religious grounds since they have been in existence for years and years since human society came into existence. College campuses comprise of students who possess different backgrounds and faiths in relation to various subjects. The recent years experienced issues about culture appropriation where some groups assimilate practices from the minor composition of fellow learners in terms of traditional ways of living in various contexts. It has caused a lot of issues including riots, personal life adjustments to fit in the environment as well as low self-esteem where appreciation lacks on culture norms. The subject of campus life and culture diversity raises concerns and explores more than what many people imagine and experience in other locations. The world has changed so much with culture diversity embracing forums run in many organizations.
Respecting the beliefs and customs of fellow students while on the campus has associated with a lot of factors. There exist different opinions on the far that diversity has disrupted personal and group peace of mind within college zones in many nations. Global missions to talk and expand the knowledge about culture richness and sovereignty has reached some substantive level where many individuals understand and respect dynamic traditions and norms (Eze 15). However, among scholars there exists elements of disagreements on why some individuals abstain from particular lifestyles claiming their culture does not spell or cordon such habits. The lack of courtesy has gone ahead to victimize for instance Muslim girls who detest certain dress code due to their traditional veils and hijabs all the seasons. Culture appropriation engages dignity and personal identity as key values to cultivate on matters of culture unique features but at times lead to controversy. The concept of cultural appropriation has remained key in campus life so as to fit in groups and societies that possess a given attribute.
In the enlightenment about maintaining an original characteristic for embracing unique components, it has not worked that easy for university learners considering the social groupings and alienation one faces for living a different kind of life (Matthes 344). The pressure to fit in organized social classes ends up robbing indigenous morals and practices to accommodate the urge to resemble or please fellow friends. Issues of fashion and regarded fit lifestyle exists as major contributors to isolation and rejection on terms of original values maintenance while on the campus.
The practice and adherence to culture appropriation concepts affect diversity considering the attributes lost or misinterpreted in the process of assimilating a particular group’s lifestyle values. The incident of Muslim American raised girls in campus explains the simple but copied lifestyle habits that distort extend valuable marks accepted and adhered to as Muslim followers among friends. In the booklet entitled “Muslim American Women on Campus” explores the context that the ladies exhibit in order to express their identity as much as possible. Maintaining identity in the large campus environment draws attention from both fellow Muslim followers and the diverse university community. In the elaboration of the issues encountered, the discussion considers the focus the outside community pays on the elements of dressing and unique interaction schemes (Mir 708). The scenario of being watched by their family followers of Muslim religion and different religion campus fellows places the ladies at a viewing like a tower where every group tries to realize any misalignment in culture or copied lifestyle traits.
It involves a wide case analysis with new students embracing the head covering skills and acting as they belong to the few American Muslim females in the environment where only a few individuals practice such lifestyle values. The act of cultural appropriation raises concern globally with criticisms and appreciation occurring on diverse grounds. The author concentrates on common issues that happen in college including dating, drinking, attending night clubs and even dress code and discusses on the assimilation and cope factors the members utilize in such environments. The useful nature of learned habits can easily exhibit in complex environments like college where inferior perceived concepts or those still associating with ancient modes and negate reaction on upcoming fashions and styles get misrepresented.
The inclusion of all races and tribes constitutes one challenging zone to outstand and explore the traditional manifestations of religion and culture associations as much as possible. For instance, growing up in America and encounter with powerful pop songs builds trust that everybody should have taste and preference in such music a situation that alienates those which counterarguments and value different form of entertainment. The impact on diversity depends on the intention of appropriation. The association of a particular dress code all in the name of showing how beautiful that culture has been extending the act of supporting diverse values. The campus lifestyles of copying minority groups have at times raised questions where such individuals do not mean to support the wellbeing of the original members of the certain artifact but add on some discriminatory comments which hurt and deter the goodwill of diverse nature of societies and communities (Eze 11).
The impact created among fellow learners when one adopts a certain costume could raise concerns by misrepresenting a group of minority society. Dominant cultures have for long perceived other minor societies with negative and contempt views which hurts the diverse ways of embracing unique identity. The habit of organizing parties among College students and painting blackface has a lot of significance to the black origin students (Josh 2). Despite the usual celebration mood of acting to endorse the black community, such instances trigger emotional sensitivity due to the longtime struggles that black community struggled to regain position, especially in the American nation. The habits at the time seem simple but trigger disparity with ridicule and mockery to the black society raising concerns even in learning institutions where sense and respect to diversity are expected to dominate. The occurrence of such scenes distracts diversity goals with particular nationalities extending the long hatred trend about culture and ethnicity discrimination. Dress code adoption like with resembling Diwali attendees without reason limits the appreciation notion expected about positive appreciation. Associating a particular dressing, lifestyle and type of food in various parties in college campuses bring up debates and it can end up in conflicting arguments on the importance of such items and practices which demean diversity goals.
The issue of appropriation has enclosed a lot of concerns since not all individuals assimilate aspects of a minority group to mock them or appreciate. On diverse zones like workplace or campus, a lot is expected on ethical standards requirement. Making slight comments that hurt the well-being of fellow student from a different culture in making funny memes from their songs, dress code or food types raises questions on negative appropriation attempts. The subject explores both positive and negative implication on the line of how and what is assimilated (Young 308). Adoption of a particular style in an environment where multicultural aspects are represented evokes different meaning on reasons of selection and was applied regarding timing and action in progress.
Ethical standards involve an important factor among learners which does not apply in most scenarios. Showing off intolerable tendencies to crack jokes about brands of products based on the country of origin constitute regular behavior among students. Associating certain styles, music, and product with the country of origin intensifies the culture diversity concerns especially certain clothing designs which aligns with a specific nation or region and gets structured in an unappreciative manner. Culture appropriation increase has not solved diversity demands implying that in many scenarios those tolerating such engagements do so according to the stereotypes dominating the society in regard to superiority and dominance by major culture representations.
The positive nature of appropriation in regard to culture depends on the impression created by the one coping a certain group’s cultural practice, artifact or dress code for it to be bad or good. The issue of cultural appropriation on college campuses has occurred in many scenarios. Protecting identity and originality among students raises the questions of copied lifestyle and other values. In terms of cultural appreciation, diversity needs to get support. However, different scenes present students who just copy culture acts and materials to signal some element of identifying a certain group’s weaknesses which leads to controversy and conflicts. Limiting the negative implications created in some instance will serve as one best practice to support diversity in learning institutions.