Eth/125 Assignment 1

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Diversity Worksheet

Answer each question in 50 to 150 words. Provide citations for all the sources you use.

1. What is diversity? Why is diversity valued?

Diversity is often used to refer to many demographic variables like race, religion, color, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, age, education, geographic origin, and skill characteristics. Diversity is valued, because it has given our country its own unique strengths and flexibilities. Without diversity, our world would be in way worse shape than it already is today.

http://www.doi.gov/pmb/eeo/what-is-diversity.cfm

2. What is ethnocentrism? In what ways can ethnocentrism be detrimental to a society?

Ethnocentrism is where a specific ethnic group is brought to attention and centered on, usually being one’s own group. Ethnocentrism can be detrimental to a society, because it can lead to false opinions about the differences with cultures which then can often lead to falsified communication between the majority human beings.

http://home.snu.edu/~hculbert/ethno.htm

3. Define emigration and immigration.

Emigration is defined as migration from a place (especially migration from your native country in Order to settle in another). Immigration is defined as migration into a place (especially migration to a country of which you are not a native in order to settle there). The two definitions are similar to one another.

wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

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

Groups of people are identified in many different ways. They can be identified by all of the following: race, religion, color, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, age,...
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