It is not lost on us that globalization continues to shape the socio-political landscape in the entire world. However, despite the overwhelming impacts, cases are that people inevitably cling to their old beliefs and perceptions about original cultures of people. Despite the developments leading to globalization, culture stereotyping persists in our society due to the among other reasons, the fact that the developments by globalization in the context of politics bring on board the merging of different political ideas by persons with interests in a political process. Globalization necessarily fails to unite people in the diversities because of the essentially different political beliefs and conceptions of the meeting people.. As a consequence of the political situations on board, aspects of prejudicial and stereotypical views that people hold for others from a different cultural divide come into play.
At the same time, it should be realized that, the developments do not facilitate a position that ensures people are treated fairly and equally; rather the status quo entertains superior inferior dichotomies in interaction. Stereotypical attitudes tend to place other cultures highly at the expense of others. At the same time, globalization positions people from different cultures and divides to meet at a common point, for example, in learning institutions. Due to this aspect, people develop intellectually due to sharing of ideas and views that cut across the different cultures assumed by the respective parties in the context at hand. At the end of the day, a generation of unique and peculiar ideas is inevitably eminent.
The ideas as referred to in this case are those that are strongly inclined and focused towards the view that identifies a particular ethnic group or persons as more learned or more intelligent. In essence, it is these ideas and ideologies that later lead to situations that facilitates cultural stereotypes.
Globalization provides for a platform that makes it possible for people to access information without due limitations. In such cases, it is an expected phenomenon that people will be more enlightened and aware of the way of lives of other people. At this instance, cultures are understood and given the appreciation and regards they deserve. In this case, the global world makes it discretional for a person to come up with a decision that is along elements of free choice in deciding what he or she wants to know about any culture he or she is interested in knowing.
Despite the above position occasioned by globalization, it follows that misinformation persists nonetheless. In this case, most people hold on to their prejudices, myopic perceptions and beliefs . The singular reason for such stands and positions can be attributed to the rather selective nature of human beings. The basis of the same conclusion draws back to the sociological theories as proposed by most sociologists; that is, that human beings have a tendency of selecting and clinging to what they believe.
Despite overwhelming evidence that may be adduced before them in rebutting what they believe in, attitudes and attributes of conservativeness manifest themselves in their daily interactions. In the long run, the information ages and to some extent sticks to their mindset making them unable to enjoy the diversities occasioned by the interactions facilitated in the globalized economies.
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