Cultural Relativism Is The View That All Beliefs, Customs, And Ethics

2104 Words Oct 18th, 2016 9 Pages
S. Michael Houdmann states that “Cultural relativism is the view that all beliefs, customs, and ethics are relative to the individual within his own social context(Houdmann, S. M.).” This means that only a person from particular culture can critic their culture, everyone outside that culture can only respect or tolerate another culture but not critic it. I believe our culture should allow any kind of cultural up bringing as long as the child feels loved, safe, secure and has parental guidance. The nature of cultural relativism in the article article “Culturally Diverse Childrearing Practices: Abusive or Just Different?” is that every cultural is different and has a different way of raising or disciplining children, but just because they are different doesn 't make one more right than the other. Some objection against cultural relativism are that we can not criticize other cultures, we can not make moral judgements and without God everything is permutable. Educators tend to be ethnocentric to their own culture and normally find different cultures than their own inferior. This leads to invalid reports being filed for abuse and neglect of children of other cultures. I believe all cultures should be tolerated for childrearing as long as the child is getting all their needs fulfilled. Cultural relativism is the view that all beliefs, customs, and ethics are relative to the individual within his own social context (Houdmann, S. M.). The main points from this article on Cultural…

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