Diversity and Inclusion

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What are the dimensions of cultural diversity? Identify and briefly explain the dimensions by referencing both textbooks. There are four dimensions of cultural diversity. The first is racial groups. The term racial group is reserved for minorities and the corresponding majorities that are socially set apart because of obvious physical differences. For example an obvious trait would be the color of one’s skin. A physical trait would be the presence of more body hair. The second group is an ethnic minority group. Ethnic minority groups are differentiated from the dominant group on the basis of cultural differences such as language, attitudes toward marriage, parenting, or food habits. The third group is religious groups. Association with a religion other than the dominant faith is a religious group. Gender groups are another dimension. Males are the social majority; females, while numerous, are relegated to the social minority. Age, disability status, physical appearance, and sexual orientations are among some other factors that are used to subordinate groups of people. (Schaefer, R.T. 2011, Racial and Ethnic Groups, 12th edition, pages 7-10) . With what ethnic, cultural, or other groups do you identify? Describe what members of your social circle have in common. I identify with the gender group since I am a woman. I feel that as a woman, everything is more torn in different directions and not as clear cut as it would be if I were a man. Since I had children it has been a battle of what to sacrifice and when. It is a constant struggle between work, school, being a wife and mother, and the other roles women play in society. The members of my social circle and I have many thing in common. We are almost all mothers and wives, and some of us career women. We are always walking this rope of when to be each role and the inner struggles we

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