In U.S. society, the
elderly tend to be less and less visible in mainstream activities, in
organizations, and in the workplace. One theory assigns this to ageism. Do you
think that is the best explanation for this phenomenon? If yes, why do you
think so? If not, what do you think is the best alternative explanation?
Person-centered thinking places people and their capabilities, interests,
and gifts before their diagnoses or treatments. For example, a child diagnosed
with cerebral palsy would not be called “the child in the wheelchair” but
instead would be recognized by the same traits that any other child might be:
“Tommy likes trains and always remembers everyone’s birthday.” Could this
practice of person-centered thinking be beneficial to other areas of diversity
as well? Why?
During his campaign for
President, Barack Obama used the phrase “post-racial America,” which was
understood to mean that race and other identity groups would cease to be
targets of prejudice. Although such tolerance has come a long way since the 1950s,
what more could be done to bring us to a completely “post-racial” society?
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