Unit 1: Exploring Equality and Diversity
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Name: Julianna Kurise
1. What is meant by diversity?
Diversity can be differences in religion, race, beliefs and so on. We all are different, there is no the same person in the world, so we should respect each other’s differences and cooperate.
2. Describe the community you live in. Highlight some of the variations you may observe in terms of: Interests
Personal, social and cultural identities.
We live in mixed community. All people are different. On our street lives three black families, few retired couples, some of our neighbours have dogs and cats. Our closest neighbour is disabled lady. There is a Baptist church within 10 minutes’ walk and a lot of pubs and restaurants and a theatre in our area.
3. Explain how the variations in question 2 contribute to the diversity of the community.
The variations in question 2 shows us that our community is diverse and definitely there is no two people who are the same.
4. Give some examples to explain how diversity:
Enhances your life
Enhances the local community
Enhances this country.
The example of how diversity enhances my life is that it teaches me to be more tolerant and I can learn how to live in society with so many different people. Diversity allows people to revaluate their own beliefs and values, sometimes even attitude, which maybe was discriminative. This gives our community opportunity to become better and more loyal. People from around the world live in UK, they have different traditions, beliefs and cultures. Every person, who is originated from other country, but lives here, brings us a little bit of his country, so we can learn something new from them.
5. Describe what it means to respect people’s differences and why it is important to respect differences.
It means not to judge people about how they look, what is their skin colour, religion and beliefs. It is very important to respect other people’s differences. Each of us is an individual person. We do not have to agree with somebody if it is not what you think, but we should be loyal and open minded, otherwise our community will be full of discrimination and racism.
6. For a person you know, describe the individual factors that make him / her who they are.
Defining factors | Brief description |
Physical characteristics | Disabled. Does not have left hand. | Emotions | Is very emotional person, likes to laugh. | Likes and dislikes | Likes animals, nature. |
Values and beliefs | Catholic. |
7. Describe yourself in terms of:
Religion / culture
I am 25. Like sports, nature and animals. Love classic music and theatre, love my yoga class, it allows me to relax. My parents are Russians, so my religion is Orthodox.
I was born in capital of Latvia – Riga, but spent all my childhood in Ukraine with my grandmother while parents were working in Latvia. So I can call myself multicultural person.
8. What is meant by having multiple identities? Give three examples in relation to people you know.
Multiple identities -
Example 1: A friend of mine has a daughter, so she defines herself as a parent of her daughter, she also studies, so at the college she is a student.
Example 2: My driving...