W1 Diversity Worksheet Essay

Submitted By Dennis-Hughes
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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?
The term "diversity" is used broadly to refer to many demographic variables, including, but not limited to, race, religion, color, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, age, education, geographic origin, and skill characteristics. America's diversity has given this country its unique strength, resilience and richness. (http://www.doi.gov/pmb/eeo/what-is-diversity.cfm)
Diversity is valued because it allows each individual the ability to share their experiences free from being ostersized.

2. What is ethnocentrism? In what ways can ethnocentrism be detrimental to a society?
Ethnocentrism is an idea that one’s own group or ethnic group is better or more important than any other group. When a ethnic group thinks this way on a wide spread basis, they tend to want to do away with infererior groups to make their group stronger. This is dangerous and happens in parts of the world where ethnic cleansing is being performed.

3. Define emigration and immigration.
Emigration is the act of leaving ones country to settle in a different permanant location. Immigration is the relocation of people to a different country of region that they are not native to, immigration can happen for several reasons including economic, political or even families being reunited and natural disasters.

4. What are some of the ways groups of people are identified?
Groups of people can be identifed through many indicators including skin color, dress, foods, and worship. In the town I live there are various groups of what is called East Indians. There are many cultures with the East Indian community including Hindu and Sihk. It can be hard to distiguish without knowing their