Class Lecture On Diversity : The Fundamental Understanding Of Race, Class, And Gender

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Our class lecture on diversity was overall very informative and shared a lot of the values that I hold myself. The lecture went over the fundamental understanding of race, class, and gender as well as social interactions. Understanding differences in one another helps us all to recognize and appreciate the intercultural dynamics. Understanding that we have similar interests or beliefs can encourage cooperation and cohesion. Diversity can be defined as people coming together from different races, nationalities, religions and sexes to form a group, organization or community. A diverse organization is one that values the difference in people. It is one that recognizes that people with different backgrounds, skills, attitudes and experiences bring fresh ideas and perceptions. Diverse organizations encourage and harness these differences to make their services relevant and approachable. Diverse organizations draw upon the widest possible range of views and experiences so it can listen to and meet the changing needs of its users. In society today, most people view diversity as a good thing because it gives people the chance to experience different things outside of what they are normally accustomed to. Diversity in America is openly viewed as a beneficial bacterium, so many backgrounds and not knowing which ones are good and which ones are bad. Diversity as a wide component is a tricky thing to use and understand because it has both negative and positive effects on society such as…

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