Pluralism And Diversity

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1: Acculturation is the process of learning bout and adapting to a new culture other than what one is used to. These adjustments could include daily living, work, housing, and health care. Acculturation is different from assimilation is that the latter involves becoming completely absorbed into the culture and the former involves simply dealing with it and a adapting to the new society.

2: According to the Declaration of Independence, the government is in place to protect the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In order to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among men. If the Government doesn't meet this obligation, it is the right of the people to abolish it. The document states that governments are instituted among men, which means that the government is the people, and likewise, the people are the government. We have a right to change things that are unsatisfactory, and we choose the officials who are elected into office to make important decisions for us.

3:Race is the judgment that people with the same skin tone, hair color, and facial traits should be grouped together. These ideas are superficial and are not confirmed with deeper analysis to remain in these groups. The article scientific failure of the concept of human races states that most reliable genetic traits are recently dated, and due to recent evolution, climate, and sexual selection. Through analysis, clusters can be found within population, but these clusters cannot be identified as races, since every level of clustering would determine a completely different partition of classification. This fact is also proven in the statement that genetic variation within clusters is larger than variation betweenclusters