Cultural awareness is something that is both important and even detrimental it seems in our culture today. With our culture becoming increasingly more diverse, and the Midwest becoming more and more multicultural it would seem that creating awareness about this and informing the populace at large more would seem a great necessity.
Social media is one excellent manner in which one can bring attention to the issue of cultural awareness and diversity. Finding groups on Facebook and YouTube that support and allow for this and wish to improve on it are some ways to support and make steps forward in this regard. Also addressing the challenges one faces with integrating or attempting to integrate into a new culture would be another effective method of bringing about and creating cultural awareness. Also searching for other blog pages that address this issue in detail, both locally and nationwide, is another effective way to go about addressing the issue of cultural awareness and diversity.
Two groups on Facebook that it would be noteworthy to look up would be The Many Faces of Metro and Humans of New York. These groups are mainly about informing the public about cultural awareness and depicting it in a more benevolent fashion. Numerous blog sites addressing diversity in American culture would be worthwhile looking into more as well.
While it is good to address the reality of this issue and want to see it in a positive light, this may not also be healthy. It is good to look at sites, groups, and blogs that may view this topic in a more critical light and may possibly see the flaws or possible misconceptions that may arise if one does not look at this in a panoramic manner. Issues such as racism, sexism, negative stereotyping, and harm committed to either the majority or minority cultures are issues that one should always be aware of. It would seem that when looking into this topic the issue of primary importance should be having respect for differing viewpoints than one is used to hearing.