What Is Diversity

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Elisha Nance HRM-582 Managing Global Diversity Professor Huddleston 1/13/2014 Understanding Diversity, What it means to me? When thinking of diversity I think of different people, cultural, ethnicities and genders all in one community. In trying to understand diversity, first you must understand the differences that make each person unique. In this paper I am going to answer these three questions. What is diversity? What makes a person unique? And how does diversity reflect on my life? Understanding diversity in today’s world and what it means to me is, understanding others personality outside my own environment or what I have become a custom to. What is diversity? According to Luther College (2014), diversity is define as encompasses complex differences and similarities in perspectives, identities, and points of view among members of an institution as well as among individuals who make up the wider community. Diversity includes important and interrelated dimensions of human identity such as race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, socio-economic status, nationality, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, ability and age. What makes a person unique? There are many things that make a person unique such as personality, signature style, ones’ beliefs, aspirations, and talents. Also, describing the similarities and differences that people have. These qualities separate us from one another and keep us diverse. I find it very interesting in being apart of a diversified world. United States is a diverse country and I can appreciate the differences in this world to help enrich my life. There are unique individuals and organization from race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, socio-economic status, nationality, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, ability and age; all the words that make of diversity.
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