The “Saris and Samosas” Approach
Visible cultural differences are interesting and doable. We can accept and try out clothes, foods, dances, arts etc.
Norms and values are trickier and tend to be prescribed rather than described. We get upset about the wrong distance, handshake, greeting, time orientation etc.
• Core beliefs are left unexamined. We don‟t ask, “What is a husband/wife/child? Who taught me to think this? What is the race/power situation? Who holds the cultural imperative? Am I privileged because I am white/female/straight/tall etc?” 26