Week 1 (Diversity Worksheet) Appendix a

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Associate Program Material 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 can be differences in race, heritage, customs, belief systems, physical appearance, mental capabilities, etc. Diversity should be respected and valued for many reasons. If for no other reason, simply because the world as we know it would be a boring and bland place where everything looks, smells, tastes, feels and sounds the same. Regardless of our origins, we all share the same planet and the same species. 2. What is ethnocentrism? In what ways can ethnocentrism be detrimental to a society? Ethnocentrism is the belief that one’s own set of values and beliefs is superior to others. I think that a very generalized example of how it can be detrimental to a society would be the affect that Hitler and the Nazis had on Germany. A large amount of the human population is filled with followers. These types of people seek out people like Adolph Hitler and Charles Manson (broad examples) for guidance. With people with beliefs like this, it’s very likely that they will accumulate followers. Once you have followers, your group’s message starts to poison a larger group of people 3. Define emigration and immigration. Emigration is the act and the phenomenon of leaving one's native country to settle in another country. It is the same as immigration but from the perspective of the country of origin. Immigration is the movement of people from one nation-state to another. While human migration has existed throughout human history, immigration implies long-term permanent residence (and often eventual citizenship) by the immigrants: tourists and short-term visitors are not considered immigrants. 4. What are some of the ways groups of people are

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