Diversity Worksheet

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Associate Program Material

Diversity Worksheet

Answer each question in 50 to 150 words. Provide citations for all the sources you use.

1. What is diversity? Why is diversity valued?
Diversity is the blend of different cultures into one location i.e city, state, country or region of any sort.
These cultures are made up of significant and subtle differences. Major ones such as religion, ethnicity, and language are usually supported by the minor ones such as food preference, daily routines, and family values. All of these ingredients are what make a community diverse. Diversity is valuable because without it we wouldn’t have all of the knowledge and resources each ethnic background has to offer us. Despite the fact that there are stereotypes and majority/minority issues in almost every community diversity is still a huge part of what makes us thrive as a country.

2. What is ethnocentrism? In what ways can ethnocentrism be detrimental to a society?

Ethnocentrism is the belief that your own culture is better than everyone else’s and that other cultures should bend their own towards your belief and lifestyle. This can be detrimental to a society because this type of attitude can lead to violence, hate crimes and a stop to the resources and contributions that that culture has in that particular society. Ethnocentrism is also detrimental in the fact that it involves superiority issues and sometimes that leads to even bigger issues such as war between more than just the conflicting society’s cultures, it has the potential to become nationwide or international.

3. Define emigration and immigration.

Emigration- the act of moving from ones country of birth to settle into another, done so by an emigrant Immigration- Actually entering into the new country. Done so by an immigrant.
An example, if a Mexican were to move to the US, his perspective would be that he were an emigrant. Our perspective as the US would look at that Mexican as an immigrant.

4. What are some of the ways groups of people are identified?

People are identified in many ways. Most people are identified by first impressions.
These are usually made by physical traits such as skin color, eye color, eye shape, and even the texture of their hair. An example of this is you may assume someone with thick course black hair and a dark skin tone is likely of African descent. We also identify people by their daily lives on a more in depth level such as religious practice. For example you might assume that if you saw a white woman reading a