Diversity And Culture Are Two Major Issues Facing Our World Today

712 Words Oct 14th, 2016 3 Pages
Diversity and Culture are two major issues facing our world today in colleges and in the work force. Although they bring problems to society, they also bring countless benefits to the individual in terms of education and work. The meaning of both of those words very often get twisted or people may even become confused with as to what they truly mean. Diversity is the quality or state of having many different forms, types, ideas, etc. It is the state of having people who are different races or who have different cultures in a group or organization. Culture as well as diversity gets misused in society today. Some believe it is just the way one dresses or eats, when in reality that is just a portion to the actual meaning. Culture is the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time. In a more in depth sense, diversity in my opinion, is the way one acts and identifies their race or ethnicity. It combines acceptance and respect. It is recognizing our individual differences being race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age or religion along with a lot more ideologies. Diversity is the exercise of understanding each other and moving past simple norms to embrace and celebrate the rich dimensions within each individual in a safe, positive, and nurturing way. Culture is the deposit of knowledge, experience, beliefs, values, attitudes, hierarchies, religion, roles, and material objects developed by a group of people in the course of generations…

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