In What Ways Can Ethnocentrism Be Detrimental To A Society

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Diversity Worksheet

1. What is diversity? Why is diversity valued?
Diversity means differences. Such as, People from different cultures live in my community, making it a diverse place to live to become more happier.
Diversity is valued because it can be differences in race, heritage, customs, belief systems, physical appearance, mental capabilities. Diversity should be respected and valued because nobody is completely the same as anyone else, even within the categories above. People tend to reject what is different. Our differences/diversities can lead to growth as a society or it can lead to violence and hatred. We must value our diversity in order to work together for the common good of our society.

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

Ethnocentrism is the tendency to look at the world primarily from the perspective of one's own culture. It is defined as the viewpoint that one's own group is the center of everything, against which all other groups are judged. Ethnocentrism often entails the belief that one's own race or ethnic group is the most important and/or that some or all aspects of its culture are superior to those of other groups.

3. Define emigration and immigration.
Emigration- Is when someone is leaving a country to settle in another country of their choice because they feel that the other country can provide a better life for them so they pack up all of their stuff and move.

Immigration- Is when someone is coming into a new country from their home country to be known as a permanent resident

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