Diversity Worksheet Essay

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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 refers to ones demographics: ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, age, education level, veteran status, etc. Diversity is important and valued for the respect and acceptance of one. One recognizes and appreciates the different characteristics which makes an individual unique from others, we are not the same as another person. Valued diversity can expand ones growth and lead by example, if not valued one may be recognized for acts of violence or dislikes.

2. What is ethnocentrism? In what ways can ethnocentrism be detrimental to a society?
In what ways can ethnocentrism be detrimental to a society? Ethnocentrism is when on judges another by its cultural values or religious beliefs. Ethnocentrism can be detrimental by ones behavior, as one presents himself to others as being better than the rest. Despite ethnocentrism we are still human and an average person can be ethnocentrism without realizing it. A simple example of ethnocentrism is commenting on what some is wearing, “why is she wearing that?”.

3. Define emigration and immigration.
Emigration is when one leaves a country to settle in another. Immigration denotes one from coming into the new country. Change happens, and when one migrates its by choice and not always voluntary. One may migrate due to better living arrangements, religious factors, economic factors, or maybe because ones family has migrated.

4. What are some of the ways groups of people are identified?
Some ways that groups of people are identified are through race, ethnicity, cultural backgrounds, or religious beliefs; all of which come from minority groups. Minority groups have less control of their lives. Other ways…