Equality and Diversity

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1. What is meant by diversity? Diversity means differences and variations, within in people for example different races, beliefs, physical appearances, age, capabilities, customs and gender and class. 2. Describe the community you live in. Highlight some of the variations you may observe in terms of: • Interests • Beliefs • Ages • Lifestyles • Personal, social and cultural identities. The community I live in is very diverse, I live among various different cultures and lifestyles ranging from lower class to upper class. My street has different age groups living here from families with young children to pensioners. There are a range of interests within my village from sports clubs to various music/ dancing groups with…show more content…
12. What is meant by stereotyping and labelling? Stereotyping and labelling is when a person or a group of people are seen or described in a particular way due to sharing a specific characteristic such as a person’s race or age. In a lot of circumstances stereotyping and labelling are not based on facts and are often linked to negative opinions. 13. Explain why some people stereotype others. Some people stereotype others as they feel they need to fit in within their social groups or make themselves feel better about themselves. Some people believe it makes them make sense of the world. 14. Provide two examples of the damaging effects that stereotyping and labelling can have on people. Stereotyping and labelling can have damaging effects on people as individuals who are being stereotyped might start to accept the negative labels and damage their self-esteem .Stereotyping and labelling also can damage people and society by causing conflict between individuals that may not have existed if it wasn’t down to people being stereotyped or labelled. 15. Provide at least two examples of the way stereotyping is perpetuated in society. Stereotyping continues to exist in society due to many factors the main ones being that the media continues to stereotype and label people within its target audience, people feel inclined to agree with their friends or peer groups opinions in order to fit in and also that parents and families are bringing

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