Diversity and Inclusion

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Diversity is a notion, when applied to the majority of circumstances, can create a positive conclusion. The trick to producing a positive outcome is often how the different aspects are brought together. Consider a classic dinner combination peas and carrots, the two colors look appealing and the two flavors comes together as one making a superb side dish. Now consider oil and water, these two substance are not often considered a good combination. Although, this is not always the case; olive oil and vinegar (which is water based) when mixed, come together into a delectable salad dressing. Diversity and inclusion should also apply to humans by bringing people together who are different it can creates a whole that is enhanced by the…show more content…
(Harvey, C. P., & Allard, M. J. 2009, p. 49).
In reviewing text book Racial and Ethnic Groups put forth the notion that socialites are made-up by a number of different groups and subgroups. The two main groups are the dominant or the majority, and the other is subordinate or the minority. It is also purposed as highlighted by Schaefer (2011) that “There are four types of minority or subordinate groups. All four, except where noted, have the five properties previously outlined. The four criteria for classifying minority groups are race, ethnicity, religion, and gender.” (Schaefer, R. T. 2011, p. 7). In the two text books there is a definite effort to try to bring order to cultural diversity by dividing the population into groups. This approach, although logically understandable and useful, needs to consider that these groups are made-up by individual people, and all people are unique. With what ethnic, cultural, or other groups do you identify?
When I considering the groups that I identify with there are a number of primary groups that come to mind family and friends, religious beliefs, American, work, student, male, and recreational activates. With these primary groups in mind there are certainly subgroups that fall under them. In terms what this means to me and who I am, these category’s truly part of my day-to-day life. But, I am not the categories, rather I view myself as an individual, and that the different aspects of who I am

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