Diversity Worksheet

Answer each question in 50 to 150 words. Provide citations for all the sources you use.

1. What is diversity? Why is diversity valued?

Diversity can be described as the qualities and unique traits that vary from person to person, or from one group to the next, that make us different. Diversity is valued because there is a great deal of knowledge to be gained from one culture to the next because of the different ways in which we see the world, and the different approaches we take in solving our problems.

2. What is ethnocentrism? In what ways can ethnocentrism be detrimental to a society?

Ethnocentrism is the belief that your culture or way of doing things is better than another culture’s. This can be bad because it ultimately can lead to racism and prejudice. This is why racial and cultural tolerance is so important. We must also realize that our own way is not the only way.

3. Define emigration and immigration.

The definition of emigration and immigration can sometimes be confusing because of the similarity. Emigration is the act of leaving your home country to reside in another. Immigration is the act of coming to live in a foreign country. To the people in your original home country you are an emigrant. To the people in the foreign country you move to, you are an immigrant.

4. What are some of the ways groups of people are identified?

There are several ways in which groups of people are identified. People are generally identified by their associations. They are identified by, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, political affiliation, and sexual orientation. However, the first four mentioned are the most common ways to identify groups of people. These four identifying groups also have sub-groups or classifications to further differentiate them.

5. Why do people label and group other people?
Labeling and grouping other people I believe is a natural part of being human. We generally label and put...