Diversity can be defined as people coming together from different races, nationalities, religions and sexes to form a group, organization or community. A diverse organization is one that values the difference in people. It is one that recognizes that people with different backgrounds, skills, attitudes and experiences bring fresh ideas and perceptions. Examples of differences include nationality, belief, disabilities, physical appearance, race, accent, gender, age, educational background, sexual orientation, and work experience, social and family status. It means acknowledging that other people, other races, other voices, and other cultures have an equal claim on the world. Valuing diversity is the recognition that there are many ways of viewing the world, solving problems, and working together. When we are talking in relation to diversity, we talk about the group who possess individual qualities that are diverse from our traits. Diversity is the differences people bring in an organization. It encompasses learning and interacting with people who share different opinions, backgrounds from us and creating an environment with different people from different part of the world. Many people take diversity as a positive and important in the society as it give people the chance to learn and experience other cultures different from what they are accustomed to. In schools it is very important that there is a diverse group in the classroom, “It is important to encourage people to grow outside their boundaries and learn something new about a culture they may not be familiar with. By accomplishing this in schools child unawareness reduces and actually enlighten them about other things that go on around them with people they may be friends with or know. Students exposed to diverse cultures in the classroom learn to understand different points of view, which is an important part of education. Some people feel diversity is not being encouraged throughout America; in fact some people would rather have contact only within that family or race, or even that religion. Some people do not feel the need that their children need to be in a diverse setting or experience one. In today’s global society, without such pre-experience; when a person actually gets out into the real world their often stuck with a limited view of the world, and what to expect. In reality, the work place has every gender, ethnic group and religion. It is like saying if you say the wrong thing you may think it is funny and others will find it offensive, you have to understand why if effects someone else that is of a…
30 January 2013
Diversity in America
Never before in history has a society been as diverse as the U.S. is today. Never before have so many different people, beliefs and values been integrated into a single culture. Some say that America is actually less diverse than it was a century ago.
The main reason America is less diverse today than it was at the turn of the century is because of all the crisscrossing that has occurred in the intervening generations…
What is workplace diversity?
Workplace diversity builds on the principles of equal employment opportunity to include inherent differences such as gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural/linguistic background, sexual orientation and/or gender identity, intellectual and/or physical ability. Diversity also refers to other ways in which people are different, such as life experience, socio-economic or educational background, personality, marital status, religious beliefs and family responsibilities. Managing…
Understanding Culture Differences in a Workplace
SOCS 350 Cultural Diversity in the Professions
September 7, 2013
Cultural diversity is a work in progress every day in an organization or business. According to Bell (2012), diversity is defined as” real or perceived differences among people in race, ethnicity, sex, age, physical and mental ability, sexual orientation, religion, work and family status, weight and appearance, and other identity attributes…
Dr. Henry Williams
Since starting this course I was familiar with the topic of Diversity. I am in Law Enforcement and have taken courses in Ethics and Communicating Skills while in the Law Enforcement Academy. I do not want to say I did not learn anything from this course because I believe I learn something new every day. This course helped me remember my training when dealing with people. It is important to understand different…
hatred for a minimum of reason” - Abraham J Heschel
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By Shaurya Kumar Gautam and Anthony Ekwe
Sunday, 19 February 12
Education has become accessible all around the
The term ‘Diversity’ refers to the different ways in
which individuals are different from one another in
various aspects like cultural practices, beliefs, etc.
Over the years diversity has become a broader
topic, new characteristics being…
stratification challenges (Hill & Jones, 2012). The franchising program has ensured an increasing number of employee workforces that McDonald has a statutory responsibility to oversee their management. This is the main reason why McDonald’s Global Chief Diversity Officer Ms. Pat Harris found it necessary to propose an initiative within the Human Resource Department that is defined by a cultural information network (Hauser, 2013). The network is both physical and virtual with the ultimate goal of encouraging…
Cultural Diversity and Diet
Jacquelyn Denise Epson
Cross cultural interaction has increase in recent years. People from different ethnic background are nowadays trying different foods from other cultures. This paper will discuss the issue of cultural diversity and diet, from an African American perspective. It will address the three major sociological theories: functionalism, conflict theory and interactionism. Concluding with one own analysis…
September 17, 2012
Definition of Diversity
The word diversity mean so many things and differently to people. For me diversity means much more like a race and a place that full of different ethnicity or mixing culture. Diversity mostly happens in the school, especially during the college years. People all across the globe wants to go to a good university try to pursue their education. When it comes to the school with multiple cultural, people have a better chance to understand…
Culture Video Discussion
Identify the differences between race and culture. Discuss the distinctions between the two.
Race can be define as an outward appearance, and culture would be things that you value like your spirituality. Race cannot be changed, but as for culture your race can be white but if you are brought up in a black environment your culture would not be the same as someone who grew up in a white household.
Why are these…
DEFINING DIVERSITY: THE EVOLUTION OF DIVERSITY by Camille Kapoor
1. INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS DIVERSITY?
The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical ability, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. It is the exploration of these differences…