Assignment: Race, Empowerment, and Cultural Competence

The ideas, attitudes, values, and beliefs with which people are surrounded as they grow up inform their perceptions about themselves and their place in the world. Family and religious systems are usually the first place that people get messages about themselves and others. Those messages can be positive and illustrate how important it is to embrace difference, or they can be full of hate and intolerance. For this Assignment, consider how your own ideas about race and ethnicity have been influenced by those around you.

  a 2- to 4-page paper that answers the following question: How does your family and religious systems lead to your ideas about your own racial ethnic group as well as the racial and ethnic group of others? Be sure to address the concepts of ethnocentric practice, empowerment and cultural competence. Please use the Learning Resources to support your answer.

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