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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?

“The term "diversity" is used broadly to refer to many demographic variables, including, but not limited to, race, religion, color, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, age, education, geographic origin, and skill characteristics. America's diversity has given this country its unique strength, resilience and richness,” says the United States Department of the Interior. Diversity is valued because we are able to educate one another on the various variables each one of us cherish. There is not one of us that are 100% completely the same, if we did not value diversity, what would this world be?


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

“Ethnocentrism is the tendency to believe that one's ethnic or cultural group is centrally important, and that all other groups are measured in relation to one's own,” says Princeton University. I personally think that ethnocentrism may be detrimental to society if one thinks they are absolute. This may lead to terrorism and hatred towards others.


3. Define emigration and immigration.

When you say these two worlds they sound the same but have very different meanings. “Emigration is described as leaving a country to settle in another, where as immigration is defined as coming into a new country as a permanent resident,” says 2012 Racial and Ethnic Groups by Richard T. Schaefer.

Racial and Ethnic Groups, Thirteenth edition, by Richard T. Schaefer. Published by Merrill Prentice Hall. Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.

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

As described in Racial and...

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