Coral Ann Rogers
University of Phoenix
Diversity Issues in Communication
Comm / 315
Dr. Tatyana Thweatt
August 07, 2011
My Place - The Place for Diversity Multimedia Analysis
Diversity, a term that affects every person, group, and culture, is simply the ways that all of us are different. Diversity consciousness is our knack of distinguishing and adjusting to these differences (Bucher & Bucher, 2009, Chapter 1). The “My Place” multimedia was a great tool in showing how people tend to put a label on others on the way they look. But after working the simulation, you learn very quickly that when given a brief bio of someone do not always allow you to match a person with to the bio. On a few occasions I did match the person, but it was only a guess. I was not able to actually read the brief bio and determine for fact that the person I chose was the correct person I was reading about. Throughout my life, and as I have aged and experienced life, I have realized that you can never know a book by its cover. In order to know who a person really is takes getting the information about their culture, religion, background, and their way of life. Without this, there are no differences and we would all be alike. Fortunately, we all are different. The first person I chose was Peter (University of Phoenix, My Place, p. 1). His bio says that he liked to travel, and was the first person in his family to live outside of the United States. He was not in any cliques in high school and he was not popular. He did not go straight to college after high school because he wanted to make a career as a professional golfer. Peter spent two years in Japan, teaching English before returning to Durango, CO to obtain his first bachelors degree in international relations from Fort Lewis College. Soon after obtaining his first bachelors degree he married,...