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Old 10-29-2018, 10:33 AM
 
Location: 'greater' Buffalo, NY
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Irish and Black Americans are very similar culturally. But this could be because I think much of the black American culture was influenced by Ireland. Or both were historically oppressed by British people
Lol, quite a claim. I'm going to run this by my Irish relatives on my mother's side of the family and see what the consensus is.
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:58 PM
 
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I remember this issue being discussed in my old human resources department years ago. Strangely, personnel seconded to European or even Asian countries appeared to cope with the cultural differences better than those seconded to England or Australia. Where large cultural and language differences are expected, people are more prepared to accept those differences. In the case of England and Australia, the magnitude of the differences was greater than expected by those who were seconded. I am aware of some significant "failures" and the company started some training programs for those moving there.
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:27 AM
 
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Lol, quite a claim. I'm going to run this by my Irish relatives on my mother's side of the family and see what the consensus is.
I'm assuming he's talking about turn of the turn of the century. In which case, yeah he's kind of right.
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Old Yesterday, 04:08 PM
 
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One could say the same about the US, Australia, Canada.etc which have people from all over the world sharing a similar culture (depending on how integrated they are). The US is the best example of this I would say.

In Central Asia many Turkic people look more East Asian but their culture seems more aligned with the Middle East.
The Central Asian Turkic people in fact have a common bloodline with Mongols, hence their Asian appearance, but they get their Middle Eastern influence from having been Islamized.
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Old Yesterday, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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People walk differently according to what they have worn on their feet all their lives, whither flip-flops or Nikes or barefoot, which might even be influenced by a cultore's school uniforms or dress codes. A person who is used to different shoes will stand out in a crowd, but an observer will not be able to pinpoint it.
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Old Today, 06:50 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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I remember this issue being discussed in my old human resources department years ago. Strangely, personnel seconded to European or even Asian countries appeared to cope with the cultural differences better than those seconded to England or Australia. Where large cultural and language differences are expected, people are more prepared to accept those differences. In the case of England and Australia, the magnitude of the differences was greater than expected by those who were seconded. I am aware of some significant "failures" and the company started some training programs for those moving there.
Probably the hyper-visibility of Anglo culture makes it feel familiar to many places across the world so people expect to adapt more or less easily, i.e. way less preparation or thought is made and people are far less fearful than say moving to another less visible culture.

The reality tends to be different and adapting becomes more of a struggle than expected as you say.
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