Why is the US the only country in the world that the world demands to be culturally sensitive?
Other countries have mixed cultures, but no one demands they have to be culturally sensitive. Just us.
- PaulLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
It's not. You're just not culturally aware enough to know this. The US is very easy-going in terms of cultural sensitivity.
Well, it is as long as you are, or appear WASP or African American. It is actually at the opposite end of the spectrum if you are Native American, Asian, Middle Eastern, Romany or, for the most part, Latino. As far as most of the US is concerned those cultures can take their culture and shove it. They don't have a lobby or a voice loud enough to fight for people to be sensitive to their culture and they deal with appalling stereotyping and racism daily - but I digress.
In most countries in Europe, cultural sensitivity is actually and vigorously legislated in a way that would make the average redneck's head explode.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
We are a democracy... & we value the rights of people... freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom to pursue happiness, freedom to enjoy peace (right to live) etc.
With our nation's media & colleges moving radically far away from the roots we once stood on (even promoting great resistant of them) we are a mighty nation "up for grabs" so to speak.
& everyone wants their own influence to be what this nation is swayed by & it is possible as long as we have no more national roots, we are like a wave of the sea, that's tossed back & forth by every teaching...
Such a mighty nation being so fickle, of course everyone is going to try to influence it...
Today's politics is a business of "trying to please everyone"
Those who have beliefs hope we'll promote those things which promote their cause & of course different values = different results.
Since the US responds to the many demands, there are many who make demands of the US. Being a mighty nation & a democracy without roots / who forgets her roots... the US is open to all the different interests of the world.
Other nations, why waste their energy? They aren't so easily swayed... So they just accept it is the way it is.