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
In the real world, we have diversity, and this diversity gives us strength. The Latino group, which is the biggest minority group in the U.S.A, is changing and enriching American society and culture. Hispanic ethnicity is growing slightly in the nation employing a strong effect on all areas, from politics to business, adding their traditions, creativity, introducing different foods, music, arts, carnivals, and new thoughts. They fill some highest positions in the congress, including Supreme Court…
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 cultures…
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…
Diversity- the promotion of multiple ethnic cultures.
Melting pot-different elements "melting together" into a harmonious whole with a common culture.
Subordinate group- a lower level or an object ranked at a lower level gathering of people.
Migration- physical movement from one area to another.
Lableling Theory- how the self-identity and behavior of individuals may be determined or influenced by the terms used to describe or classify them.
Culture- objects and processes which we respect as…
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 that affect…
INTB 311 Diversity & Intercultural
Chapter 1: Culture
B AC K S TAG E , O N S TAG E , C U LT U R E S H O C K , R E V E R S E
C U LT U R E S H O C K , G E N E RA L I Z AT I O N S , S T E R E O T Y P E S ,
BIAS, PREJUDICE, ETHNOCENTRISM, ASSUMPTION OF
SUPERIORITY, ASSUMPTION OF UNIVERSALITY, SELFR E F E R E N C E C R I T E R I A , C U LT U RA L I N T E L L I G E N C E .
INTB 311 Diversity & Intercultural
Why is understanding culture important…
“If we cannot end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity” – John F. Kennedy. Instead of ending all differences, America and the world are doing their best to embrace diversity rather than conformity. In today’s society, the United States of America is moving toward a new standard in which diversity and individuality are encourages as more than uniformity and conformity. As immigrants, such as Asians, African Americans, Mexicans, and those from other countries come…
Diversity in Organizations
BUS 610 Organizational Behavior
Monday April 9, 2012
Most people agree that cultural diversity in our workplaces utilizes our country’s skills to its fullest, and contributes to our overall growth and…
Cultural diversity in the work place has been an increasingly popular subject over the past couple decades. The thought behind have a culturally diverse company is to have a more productive company. Hiring people of different backgrounds creates a larger knowledge base. People of different races and cultures can bring a different perspective on the way business is handled. Cultural diversity goes beyond affirmative action or equal opportunity employment; it is about having diverse people with diverse…
Associate Program Material
Answer each question in 50 to 75 words. A college level reference is required (refer to Course Syllabus on acceptable sources) and provide both in-text citations and a reference page to identify all sources that you use.
1. What is diversity? Why is diversity valued?
The "Diversity" (2013) website defines diversity as “the condition of having or being composed of differing elements.” Diversity is valued because it brings different perspectives…