Cultural Diversity

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Appendix A

Part I

Define the following terms found in Week One and Week Two readings:

Term| Definition|
Diversity| The state of being diverse, different, or unlike.| Ethnocentrism| The tendency to assume that one’s culture and way of life are superior to all others.| Melting pot| Diverse racial or ethnic groups or both, forming a new creation, a new cultural entity.| Minority group| A subordinate group whose members have significantly less control or power over their own lives than do the members of a dominant or majority group.| Emigration| (By Emigrants) Describes leaving a country to settle in another.| Immigration| (By Immigrants) Denotes coming into the new country.| Culture| The quality in a person or society that arises from a concern for what is regarded as excellent in arts, letters, manners, scholarly pursuits, etc.|

Part II

Answer each question in 250 to 350 words:

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

People of different groups can be identified in many different ways. For example, religions. People’s religion can be identified by the church or worship center they attend, the entity in whom they praise, the clothes they wear, or sometimes just they’re personalities. This is just an example, as stated before, a person’s group can be identified in many different ways, this can range from the language or the way they speak, the clothes they wear, the people they hang out with, the music they listen to, the sports they play, the schools they attend, straight down to the people they hang out with. I personally, along with everyone else, try to identify a group a person belongs to on a daily basis, sometimes we may not even realize it, but we do it every day. It’s just what we as humans do. Another example would be, a construction worker. Very often every time we see a construction worker, we automatically put him or her into a Hispanic group. Not saying that is right or wrong, it’s...
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