1) What is diversity? Why is diversity valued?
Diversity is the variance of every culture, race, sex, religion, or group. Which it us leads to accept and respect of every individual. We come to understand that each individual is different and unique and to accept our own differences from others. This is because there are different ethnicity, genders, cultures, sex orientation, socio-economic status, and religion among everyone in this country.
Diversity is valued because the multicultural education is a big asset to this country. It highlights the contributions of every culture, group, religion, sex, or race from around the world. Accepting the individually of a person also allows us to understand that we are all different and similar at the same time. All of these things is what make American today.
2) What is ethnocentrism? In what ways can ethnocentrism be detrimental to society?
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Immigration is when a person from another country or place or origin comes to a new country to live in. An example of this is when a person from Mexico leave this their country and come to live in America. Leaving Mexico is a result of emigration and coming to American is a result of immigration.
4) What are some of the ways groups of people are identified?
Groups are identified in different ways. All groups are defied as one by being called minorities. They become singled out by race, ethnicity, religion and gender. A racial group for example African Americans are identified by obvious physical appearances such as skin color. Ethnic groups such Latin Americans are identified by origin and cultural beliefs. Subordinate groups are identified by disabilities, sex orientation and other factors people use to distinguish them from other or themselves.
5) Why do people label and group other people?
They simply label groups and people to identify which groups are dominant and subordinate. Identifying who belongs in these groups let people know who will have the better opportunities. This could mean what neighborhood you would live in, what school you could attend, and even what kind of job setting you will have. Labeling or grouping people also allows people to know where people come from and their background. Not always do they give the character of an individual person but often stereotypes everyone.
6) Define Culture. Is culture limited to racial and ethnic backgrounds? Explain?
Culture is a person’s beliefs, origin, customs, religion, language, and social habits. Culture is not limited to racial and ethnic background. This is because all of these characteristics apply to everyone no matter where they come from or what culture they are from. If culture was to be limited there would be very little difference in all the culture of the world. All cultures have different races and ethnic background nonetheless they also have different social habits, and language. All of these characteristics self-identity them from what makes them so unique.
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Margaret L. Andersen, Howard Francis Taylor (2006). Sociology: Understanding a Diverse Society. Wadsworth