Cultural diversity issues: racial and ethnic differences
Being a multicultural society, the US, since the establishment of democracy, has always been focused on satisfying the developmental community needs and preferences. In the US demography, the Under-Represented Minority (URM) group comprises Mexican Americans, Native Americans and African Americans in the US socio-economic environment. With a similar concern, every year, several private as well as public awareness programs are conducted by the US government concentrating upon these URM groups in order to promote higher degree of attentiveness regarding the resources which are available within the society.
According to the US census report, for the year 2010, 36% of the residents in the US belonged to a minority group. It has been observed that the US demography comprises huge racial as well as ethnic diversity, which further creates a significant influence on the work cultures within the national business context as well as the educational facilities and healthcare services sectors within the nation. In relation to healthcare facilities, issues concerning cultural diversity have been observed in repeated instances where majority of the health organizations were found to lack in terms of their competencies to deliver superior services to the community members.
It is in connection with these aspects that the US government has been enacting various strategies to ensure that racial as well as ethnic diversity within the public sector is managed with equity. ...