How to Improve Intercultural Sensitivity : Overcome Ethnocentrism Through Avoiding Judgments

How to Improve Intercultural Sensitivity : Overcome Ethnocentrism Through Avoiding Judgments


Alright, the last thing that we have to do
when we’re trying to work on overcoming Ethnocentrism is we have to avoid judgments. And what that
means is making blanket statements that are negative about another culture, judging them.
“Well, they’re bad, they’re stupid, they’re evil”. “Well, they are corrupt, well, they
are…”, and you know, and we do it about every culture. Not only do we do it about
cultures with regards to other countries, but we tend to do it within cultures within
our own communities. We tend to judge gay people. We tend to judge people of other color
scan. We tend to judge people who drive different cars than we do. We tend to judge people who
wore different clothes or in different clubs, anything. What we do is we make negative statements
about them and that there?s no way we can improve our Ethnocentrism until we stop judging.
You have to know. If you know, then you can make the proper, you can, you know, then you
have the information, you can make an inform decision. But a judgment is having no information,
and making a blanking negative thought, statement, concept. So no more judging.

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