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Diversity and Equity Outside the U. S. Use your Racial and Ethnic Groups textbook to read the following: Chapter 16, “Beyond the United States: The Comparative Perspective,” pages 344–363. This chapter summarizes the diversity of people in Mexico; explores multiculturalism in Canada; analyzes the experiences of diverse populations in Brazil; explains the tensions between Israel and Palestine; and examines inequality in South Africa. Use the Capella University Library to read the following: Baker, A. (2019). South Africa’s dividing line. Time Magazine, 193(18), 42–47. Learn about inequality in South Africa, particularly in relation to the condition of most Blacks in the country. Topics include the residential segregation of Cape Town, the lack of home ownership and transportation access for Black South Africans, and conflict related to land expropriation. Golan, G. (2020). Obstacles and possibilities for peace between Israel and Palestine. Insight Turkey, 22(1), 33–46. The author explores obstacles to the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Topics include psychological obstacles and the settlements built by Israel in the occupied West Bank. The article also notes the important changes that have occurred, making resolution of the conflict possible. Halahackone, T. (2020). Anti-racism policies across Canadian cities. Municipal World, 130(12), 15–17. This article describes policies and legal structures related to anti-racism in Canadian cities, efforts made to address racism, and the ongoing issues related to racism in those cities. Palmater, P. (2018, June 8). Indigenous rights are not conditional on public opinion. Maclean's (Online). The author examines the legacy left behind by Canadian colonization of indigenous lands and resources and broken treaties made with First Nations in Canada. Tuyisenge, G., & Goldenberg, S. M. (2021). COVID-19, structural racism, and migrant health in Canada. The Lancet, 397(10275), 650–652. This article examines disparities in health care experienced by indigenous communities and migrants in Canada. In particular, it examines disparities related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Assignment Instructions REFLECTION Reflecting on the impact learning has had on your understanding, thoughts, and feelings can help solidify the effects of the learning. Take this opportunity to reflect on how your participation in this course has changed your thinking. Instructions In a 2–3 page paper, respond to the following: Describe the ways have you experienced changes because of your experience in this course. Describe parts of the course content you did not connect with or feel you did not make progress on. Discuss the areas covered in your textbook, media, and readings in this course that surprised you the most. What about them surprised you? Based on what you learned in this course, evaluate the elements you would want to include in any culturally competent plan of action that is related to diversity and inclusion for human services clients. Assignment Requirements Length: 2–3 pages in addition to the cover page and reference page. Contents: Include a cover page, page numbers, and a running head. Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12-point, and double-spaced. References: Cite at least three references published within the last 5–7 years that are related to your reflection. APA: Use current APA style and formatting for the entire paper and for citations and references. Evidence and APA can help with that. First person: It is acceptable to write in the first person for this assignment. SCORING GUIDE Your work will be evaluated using this criteria. VIEW SCORING GUIDE Competencies Measured By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and scoring guide criteria: Competency 2: Evaluate personal assumptions and beliefs about culture, diversity, and inclusion and how that may impact you as a professional. Describe personal changes that occurred as the result of the course. Describe course content that did not make a connection or did not result in progress. Describe course content that was surprising. Competency 4: Design a culturally competent plan of action for specific individuals, families, groups, or communities based upon their historical background, current community relationships, and anticipated future changes. Evaluate the elements you would want to include in any culturally competent plan of action that is related to diversity and inclusion for human services clients. Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others consistent with expectations for members of the human services profession. Adhere to the rules of grammar, usage, and mechanics. Apply APA style and formatting to scholarly writing.

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