Thinking About Diversity and Inclusion Paper

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Thinking About Diversity and Inclusion Paper Marquillia Wiggins SOC/315 February 25, 2013 Dr. Dixon Thinking About Diversity and Inclusion Paper Cultural diversity, or multiculturalism, is based on the idea that cultural identities should not be discarded or ignored, but rather maintained and valued. The foundation of this belief is that every culture and race has made a substantial contribution to American history. However, many people remain opposed to the idea of multiculturalism, or cultural diversity awareness, while others often support it and yet have no clear idea of how it should be taught. The diversity of the United States is truly astounding, as many different ethnic and racial groups have contributed to the social,…show more content…
I do think that being from a military family, I found myself in another circle that shares common traditions and beliefs. I am a Christian and I believe that God is the creator of all. I think that my ethnicity plays into my culture and traditions. For example we all think that we have to prove ourselves to others just because we need to prove a point. Really we are equal in front of god. In addition I am mother of one so the other circles, the circles of moms. I think that African American people are fun to hang around and easy to sometimes talk to. I like that African American people can have fun but at the same time be serious when the time permits it. The word diversity represents a large group comprised of different people with different experiences. These differences include race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or citizenship. However, “diversity” does not address how these different people function or work. Inclusion enables us to strive to have all people represented and make all members, partners and employees feel welcomed and valued, not only for their abilities, but also for their unique qualities and perspectives. The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the
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