Associate Program Material
Answer each question in 50 to 150 words. Provide citations for all the sources you use.
What is diversity? Why is diversity valued?
Diversity is the difference by race, age, ethnicity and culture. Diversity is valued because the it is what makes everyone and everything unique. If we were all the same this would be a boring world we live in with no room for growth. With diversity everyone has something to offer society in their own unique way.
What is ethnocentrism? In what ways can ethnocentrism be detrimental to a society? Ethnocentrism is judging another culture or way of living solely based off your own culture or way of living. This can be detrimental to society because it is border line racism. To judge someone because they do not believe what you believe or live the way you live is wrong. It is almost like not giving someone a job because they don't believe what you believe.
Define emigration and immigration.
Emigration is when Mexican's leave Mexico to settle in American illegally and immigration when someone from another country leaves their country to become a permanent resident of America.
What are some of the ways groups of people are identified?
Groups of people are identified by race, gender, age, religion, social status i.e. Rich, middle class and poor.
Why do people label and group other people?
People label and group other people out of habit and in order to give them a distant identity in society.
Define culture. Is culture limited to racial and ethnic backgrounds? Explain.
Culture is your way of life. Your beliefs on how you think you should live and conduct yourself. Culture is not limited to race or ethnic background because several groups of people regardless of race can be from the same culture.
Source for all answers:
Racial and Ethnic Groups, Thirteenth Ed. Richard T. Schaefer. Merrill Prentice Hall. 2012
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