Reflection Essay

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Communication Across Cultures
Lecturer: Ms. Gandhi
Divina Daryanani
JCU ID: 13261749
New Class 01




Everyone has a different idea on what the actual meaning of prejudice is.
When they hear the word prejudice, they might think that we’re only talking about people’s skin colour or their race, whereas, it actually talks about many other things than just their skin colour or race. Prejudice generally describes one’s negative or unfair feeling towards gender, ethnicity, religion, culture, geographical background and many more. I recently discovered that I am, as a matter of fact, strongly prejudiced against indian people from India, focusing more on the men from India.
Not the multicultural Indian men who live overseas, just the ones born and brought up in India. There are a few reasons that explains why I’m prejudice against them. The reasons are as follows: it is because of their unendurable odor, their menacing stares, unjustifiable actions against women, their unhygienic way of living and their unfathomable way of bad-mouthing anything and everything. It took one trip which consisted of 15 days to confirm my prejudice against them.

It is unrealistic to not keep one’s self clean when it is of complete necessity to interact with other people on a daily basis. People around may think that if they have similar features of famous soccer players or actors, the odor won’t matter. But that’s where they go wrong. How? In several tests amongst college students, “girls consistently ranked ‘how a guy smells’ as the most important feature for determining whether or not she’d be sexually attracted to him. So in short, when it comes to initial attraction, how you smell is more…...

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