A Reflection On Diversity

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Webster university | Diversity | Reflection | | Alonna J Scott | 8/26/2012 | This reflection is about diversity and my experiences with different people of many backgrounds, cultures and beliefs. This paper describes I how I dealt with diversity while I was growing up, in college and my working life. | Alonna J Scott HRMG 5000 Dr. Kim Scanlan August 26, 2012 Diversity can be defined as differences in human characteristics and composition in an organization (Mathis, 2011). While growing up, I was not exposed to many diverse groups. I grew up in a small town where everybody knew everybody. The community was the same people I went to church and school with. I was surrounded by the same type of people for the first 18 years of my life. My parents were not the type of people to travel and doing different things. We mostly stayed at home. After I graduated from college, I moved back to my home town and things were still the same. There has not been any type of diversity and the people are still the same.…show more content…
It was new to me and little overwhelming. I believe that was a result of my lack of exposure to diversity growing up. If I was exposed to the different types of people and things when I was younger, it would not have shocked me as much. It would have prepared me for working with different groups of people while I was in college. My college made sure that the students were exposed to many different cultures, backgrounds and beliefs by requiring students to attend 24 cultural events before graduation. It was a really great experience for me and that was really my first taste of
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