Equality and Diversity Essay

Submitted By mariaequality
Words: 1600
Pages: 7

1. What is meant by diversity?

Diversity means different and varied. Diversity characterises the society that we live in through race, belief, culture physical appearance, mental capabilities…

2. Describe the community you live in. Highlight some of the variations you may observe in terms of: • Interests: .There is a wide variety of interests as sports, cinema, reading, watching tv, travelling. • Beliefs : There is a Christian Church, a Methodist Church, an Anglican Church and a Evangelical Church, • Ages: Ages range from new-borns to 80. • Lifestyles: Most people are professional and middle class. • Personal, social and cultural identities. The community that I live in has a high percentage of cultural identities i.e., British, Australian, South African, Italian.

3. Explain how the variations in question 2 contribute to the diversity of the community
It can give people a wide range of experiences and opportunities. The diversity brings new and different products and services. There is also scope for a wider variety of friendships and relationships.

4. Give some examples to explain how diversity: • Enhances your life : Diversity gives me the opportunity to explore different kinds of foods, music and cultures can be educational and fun • Enhances the local community: Diversity allows people to adopt and change their own attitudes, which may have been previously prejudice and discriminatory • Enhances this country. Many people have originated from different countries and ethnic backgrounds, so they bring aspects of their culture to enhance the country

5. Describe what it means to respect people’s differences and why it is important to respect differences.
Respecting other's differences means to appreciate the beauty in different lifestyles, races, and religious beliefs even though we may not always agree with it. You see, we often want to be around people who are just like us and often look down on people who are not like us. Diversity is a good thing in society .

Respect is important because it allows people to communicate and live in harmony

6. For a person you know, describe the individual factors that make him / her who they are.


|Defining factors |Brief description |
|Physical characteristics |She is tall and slim |
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|Emotions |She is kind and helpful |
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|Likes and dislikes |She loves her profession and her family as well. |