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Diversity Essay

By betheku2016 May 06, 2013 278 Words
 
 
 
  In
 my
 opinion,
 diversity
 is
 the
 mixture
 of
 different
 backgrounds,
 whether
  social
 or
 cultural,
 coming
 together
 to
 form
 one
 group.
 Diversity
 deals
 with
 being
  comfortable
 within
 yourself
 while
 accepting
 those
 who
 are
 unlike
 you.
 
 While
  diversity
 can
 be
 interpreted
 in
 many
 different
 ways,
 it
 is
 crucial
 for
 us
 to
 understand
  it’s
 importance.
 In
 order
 for
 society
 to
 function
 properly,
 diversity
 must
 always
  exist.
 
 
  I
 can
 contribute
 to
 the
 diversity
 at
 the
 University
 of
 Kentucky
 because
 of
 my
 

socio-­‐economic
 status.
 
 I
 come
 from
 a
 small,
 low-­‐income
 town
 in
 southeastern
  Kentucky.
 Being
 from
 a
 rural
 location,
 I
 haven’t
 had
 many
 opportunities
 to
 associate
  with
 people
 that
 differ
 from
 my
 same
 background
 and
 culture.
 Leaving
 my
 small
  town
 roots
 will
 allow
 me
 to
 put
 myself
 into
 the
 mixture
 of
 other
 various
  backgrounds
 and
 open
 my
 mind
 to
 different
 ways
 of
 life.
 
 
 Not
 only
 will
 I
 get
 to
 meet
 new
 people
 and
 get
 involved
 with
 many
 different
 

groups,
 I
 will
 also
 be
 able
 to
 contribute
 diversity
 through
 my
 cultural
 differences
  and
 compare
 my
 ways
 of
 life
 with
 other
 that
 are
 unlike
 me.
 
 I
 can
 showcase
 my
  Appalachian
 culture;
 which
 consists
 of
 attributes
 such
 as
 foods,
 arts
 and
 crafts,
 and
  music.
 
 My
 deep
 southern
 accent
 and
 religious
 views
 will
 set
 me
 apart
 as
 well.
 
 
  Whether
 I
 am
 learning
 about
 other
 cultures
 and
 backgrounds
 or
 exhibiting
 

my
 own,
 diversity
 is
 one
 of
 the
 main
 reasons
 for
 leaving
 my
 hometown
 and
 coming
  to
 a
 larger
 part
 of
 the
 state.
 Without
 diversity
 the
 world
 would
 be
 a
 very
 dull
 place
  to
 live
 and
 I
 look
 forward
 to
 experiencing
 the
 diversity
 at
 the
 University
 of
 Kentucky
  first
 hand
 in
 the
 upcoming
 fall
 semester.
 
 

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