Thinking About Diversity and Inclusion

Thinking About Diversity and Inclusion - 1. What are the...

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1. What are the dimensions of cultural diversity? Identify and briefly explain the dimensions by referencing both textbooks. Cultural diversity is the variety of human societies or cultures in a specific region, or in the world as a whole. (The term is also sometimes used to refer to multiculturalism within an organization. This article does not currently cover that alternative meaning.) There is a general consensus among mainstream anthropologists that humans first emerged in Africa about two million years ago. Since then they have spread throughout the world, successfully adapting to widely differing conditions and to periodic cataclysmic changes in local and global climate. The many separate societies that emerged around the globe differed markedly from each other, and many of these differences persist to this day. As well as the more obvious cultural differences that exist between people, such as language, dress and traditions, there are also significant variations in the way societies organize themselves, in their shared conception of morality, and in the ways they interact with their environment. 2. With what ethnic, cultural, or other groups do you identify? Describe what members of your social circle have in common. An ethnic group is a common origin and shares their language and a history. Racism is based on
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2012 for the course GENERAL soc 315 taught by Professor Wilk during the Fall '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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