Essay about 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 having a good mix of everything in a situation. Being diverse is valuable to most because the fact that all cultures, races, ethnicities have something valuable to offer. Diversity allows us to be surrounded by people who can give us a different insight on matters that we may not even think of.

2. What is ethnocentrism? In what ways can ethnocentrism be detrimental to a society? Ethnocentrism is the act of judging another group or culture by your group or culture’s own standards. Ethnocentrism is inevitable for some people because when a person believes something it is usually a strong belief. Ethnocentrism can be detrimental to society if a person extends a positive belief of his/her culture to someone of a different race or culture. An act like this could contribute to tearing down racial barriers.

3. Define emigration and immigration. Emigration occurs when a group of people leave one country and settles in another country. The land that is settled is usually previously undiscovered or land that has not been developed. Immigrations occurs when a person or group of people leave a country with the intent of moving into another country and staying there permanently.

4. What are some of the ways groups of people are identified? Groups of people are identified in many different ways. Groups of people are labeled, stereotyped and segregated by race, ethnicity, religion, age, or physical handicaps. Groups of people are identified by labels such as nerds or jocks. They are identified by…