1. What is meant by diversity?
Diversity is the word used to describe how people vary and differ. Some personal differences may be: age, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, interests, social class and values and beliefs.
2. Describe the community you live in. Highlight some of the variations you may observe in terms of:
Birmingham is the most culturally diverse city in the UK. In the local community there are people of both genders and of all ages. People come from all over the world to live here which bring different nationalities, religions and cultures to our community’s. According to the 2001 census Birmingham is home to White, Mixed Race, Asian, Black and Chinese people. We have welcomed different religions by building mosques so people who are worshipers of Islam can pray and we have Church’s for Catholic and Christian people. Additionally there are people who are Buddhists, Hindi, Sikh and Jewish. The local council organise different events and festivals to celebrate different beliefs and interests such as Chinese and Asian culture as well as poetry, film, television, jazz, comedy and literature. Birmingham Pride is a popular festival that enables the gay and transgender community to celebrate their sexuality along with hetrosexuals. We also hold a St Patricks day parade which is a big part of Irish culture. Birmingham is also home to some Irish travellers and gypsys. There is a large Asian music industry in Birmingham as well as being the base for a South Asian Music Performance and Dance company. Birmingham is also the UK centre for garage music. There are many homeless people in Birmingham but with the majority of people being working class. There are many schools and further education colleges that specialise in working with people who are disabled of have additional needs. There is access to many different sports in Birmingham some of which are gymnastics, running, netball, tennis, indoor athletics, judo, archery and dance.
3. Explain how the variations in question 2 contribute to the diversity of the community.
4. Give some examples to explain how diversity:
Enhances your life
Diversity enhances my life by allowing me to experience living around a vast variety of different people and groups. (race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age, etc.) Growing up in my local community has opened my eyes to this and I am benefiting from a better quality of life because I am aware of what is going on around me and I am able to deal with different situations that may occur. Enhances the local community
Diversity enables people in the community to develop the own opinion. This enhances my local community because the opinions which have now been formed may have previously been prejudice and discriminatory. As my community is so diverse we will all have different attitudes and personal characteristics, which can only add to the community now and in years to come. Enhances this country
5. Describe what it means to respect people’s differences and why it is important to respect differences.
6. For a person you know, describe the individual factors that make him / her who they are.
Name: Jason Smith
British white male, blue eyes, dark brown wavy hair, slim build and approx 5”8, tattoos on arms, legs and chest, stretched ear lobes. Emotions
Caring, friendly, helpful, thoughtful, funny, reliable,
Likes and dislikes
Likes; Metal music, playing guitar, spicy food, shopping
Values and beliefs
7. Describe yourself in terms of:
My personal interests are baking and sign language. I enjoy travelling as I love to experience different countries and their culture ( beliefs, food, lifestyles etc). Religion / culture
I am a non practising catholic, who was christened very young by my parents. Upon growing up and having the freewill to make my own decisions I decided I...
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