Cultural Diversity Definition

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“We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community - and this nation.”
Cesar Chavez
America is often described as a melting pot. For example, you can find Americans enjoying Mexican or Italian food. What is considered a family today is radically different than it was fifty years ago. Families are becoming more diverse with interracial marriages becoming commonplace. One of the benefits of immigration is the exposure to different cultures. Culture can be defined as a set of ways, attitudes, or habits that can be associated with a group of people. Diversity is a deviation from what is normal or acceptable from the majority. Culture also includes the way people communicate, solve issues, and live out their daily lives. I have researched cultural diversity and I will share what I have found on: the definition of cultural diversity, challenges involved in cultural diversity, and how you can face cultural diversity.
“Diversity is nothing more than a difference from the majority. In any culture there is a majority and many minorities. Culture is a set of norms that sets standards for a society of what is acceptable behavior.” Ethnoconnect.com
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However, what cultural diversity means can differ. For example, single parent families versus two parent families or low income families versus privileged families. Families that speak one language versus families that are bilingual. Also there is variation in religious practices for different cultures. Because there are so many cultures, there are just as many ways of handling life’s problems. You can imagine how this easily creates challenges when trying to bridge the cultural gap and facing the challenges that come with cultural

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