Diversity And Diversity Of Diversity

923 WordsNov 30, 20154 Pages
Diversity is engagement across racial and ethnic lines consist of a broad and varied set of activities and initiative (Milem, Chang, and Antonio 2005). Diversity is about recognizing that each individual is unique and have differences. These differences include the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs or other ideologies. Diversity is meant to bring respect, understanding, and tolerance, accepting, embracing the different dimension of diversity. Student’s that report frequently hanging out with persons of a different racial/ethnic background are more likely to report that their understanding of people different from them has increased. Three type of diversity 1) structural diversity (student body racial composition). 2) curricular/co-curricular diversity (programmatic efforts that expose students to content about race/ethnicity). 3) Interaction diversity (informal student-student cross-racial contact) (Denson and Chang 2009). Racial Diversity is the student body interacting with someone of a different race and ethnicity and engages in a conversation about racial or ethnic issues(Antonio et al. 2004). As the United States become a more racially and ethnically diverse nation. Schools are becoming more diverse, and students need to learn how to interact in a diverse environment. Discussion between the different perspectives of minority and the majority opinions can enhance
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