Culture Diversity And Diversity

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In today’s society the words culture, diversity and multicultural environments are used to support the idea of an inclusive organization. Adhering to federal and state mandates, in addition to maintaining a politically correct appearance with regards to culturally diverse organizations is the new normal. The purpose of this paper is to examine the definitions of culture, diversity and multiculturalism as well as provide some insight into the current standings around these topics as a nation and within an urban public school system. First, definitions of culture, diversity, and multicultural perspectives will be presented. Followed by personal reflections on some current issues in public schools organizations culture and its impact. Prior…show more content…
Diversity is the inclusion of different types of people (such as people of different races or cultures) in a group or organization (“Diversity”, 2017). Historical events such as The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Acts as well as others caused organizations to examine their culture, hiring practices, and overall functionality to ensure they meet not only the legal parameters of a diverse workforce.
One aspect these laws failed to address was the lack of ability to mandate a persons feeling around the idea of integration. By definition integration is the incorporation as equals into society or an organization of individuals of different groups (“Integration, 2017). The nation has yet to reach the place were incorporation as equals into society for all cultures, or true integration, leaving the idea of diversity and integration in question. While society may demanded and legislation may address the demands of ensuring a inclusive and diverse workforces, it is truly the members of the organizations that provide the culture were all members feel included, wanted, and valued as a part of the organization.
Multicultural Perspectives
Legislation involving diversity forced organizations to legally establish policies that ensure the different culture groups have equal opportunities for employment; within organizations. Multicultural perspectives by definition means relating to or including many

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