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Cultural Separation

This past weekend, I watched a film that inspired me to reflect on the issue of cultural separation. It's an issue that has been gaining a lot of attention lately, and it's a topic that needs to be discussed. My thoughts tell me I'm stuck in a world of hatred, selfishness, and racism, while my heart says something different - love conquers all. As a black woman with traditional beliefs, I have been caught between two worlds — the one that society expects me to conform to and the other that my heart tells me to embrace. But what does God say? There are many different ways to look at this issue, and people have varying opinions on it. So, what does cultural separation actually mean, and how is it affecting our society today?

Cultural separation is defined as “the process by which cultures become distinct from one another over time as they evolve in different directions” (Wikipedia). In other words, cultural separation is the idea of separating people based on different cultures or backgrounds. This occurs when people are judged or treated differently because of their ethnicity or nationality. Though this has always been an issue in our society, it has become more pronounced in recent years due to the increased focus on diversity and inclusion. As a result, many people are now aware of cultural separation and its negative effects on our society as a whole.

The proliferation of social media has been a major factor in amplifying cultural divisions, fostering an environment of discord and animosity among some members of society. With such a massive influx of new voices and opinions, social media has, undeniably, created cultural divisions. This can be seen through the rise in tribalism, the increased spread of misinformation, as well as the polarization of opinions through the use of algorithms that cater to particular viewpoints. As these digital networks offer an unprecedented amount of information at our fingertips, it is therefore not difficult to see why they have become so influential in aggravating existing distinctions between cultures. These platforms can create echo chambers where people are only exposed to information that confirms their pre-existing beliefs and biases.

Cultural separation can be both beneficial and detrimental to our society. On one hand, it allows us to gain insight into other perspectives which can help us become better-informed citizens who actively seek out solutions that benefit everyone involved. On the other hand, if taken too far it can lead to the opposition where people become so entrenched in their stances that they no longer feel they need to listen or even consider alternate points of view. This type of behavior leads to animosity between groups which only serves to further divide us instead of bringing us together as one human race with shared goals for a better future.

With a deep sense of urgency, let's stand together in solidarity against the cultural barriers that have stymied our progress for far too long. It's a tragedy that cultural separation has become so entrenched in our society. But together, we can make sure this doesn't define us forever! It is time to move beyond prejudice and discrimination, so everyone has an equal chance at success. Through understanding and open conversation across religious boundaries and racial lines, we can bridge any gap between cultures — ensuring all voices are heard, respected, and valued as part of this collective journey toward unity. This critical moment demands us to come unitedly with the strength of purpose; now more than ever before—our future depends on it!

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Candice w/an i
Candice w/an i
03 feb 2023

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