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Cultural Diversity All 6,000,000,000 + of us are in this world together, right? All 6,000,000,000 + of us are in this world together, right? And we’re.

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1 Cultural Diversity All 6,000,000,000 + of us are in this world together, right? All 6,000,000,000 + of us are in this world together, right? And we’re all different, right? And we’re all different, right? Let’s think more about how we’re all the same! Let’s think more about how we’re all the same! Source:

2 Race, Ethnic Groups and Culture Race: group with similar inherited features. Race: group with similar inherited features. Ethnic group: group that shares language, national origin or religious tradition. Ethnic group: group that shares language, national origin or religious tradition. Culture: behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group Culture: behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group

3 The Diverse U.S. Population U.S. is the only nation in the world where virtually every group represented has its origin in another country. U.S. is the only nation in the world where virtually every group represented has its origin in another country.

4 A Century of Diversity Total U.S. Population, 2000, by race

5 What does the future hold for you, me, & us? If the present rate of change continues, minority groups will make up 50% of the U.S. population by If the present rate of change continues, minority groups will make up 50% of the U.S. population by 2030.

6 Broaden Your Diversity Vista Make all people and groups feel welcome, including those with differences in sexual orientation, age or ability. Make all people and groups feel welcome, including those with differences in sexual orientation, age or ability.

7 Appreciate Diversity Respect culture and diversity Respect culture and diversity Understand gender issues Understand gender issues Respect different sexual orientation Respect different sexual orientation Improve your relationships with diverse others Improve your relationships with diverse others Different isn’t bad, it’s just different Different isn’t bad, it’s just different

8 Diversity on Campus College campuses are among America’s most diverse settings, including both students and faculty. College campuses are among America’s most diverse settings, including both students and faculty. Despite opportunities to mix, people often associate with their “own kind.” Despite opportunities to mix, people often associate with their “own kind.” Fear of the unknown may keep us close to those with a similar background. Fear of the unknown may keep us close to those with a similar background. May prevents us from taking advantage of the rich opportunities on campus to meet and learn about people who are different from us. May prevents us from taking advantage of the rich opportunities on campus to meet and learn about people who are different from us.

9 Discrimination and Prejudice on College Campuses In addition to being morally and personally repugnant, discrimination is also ILLEGAL. In addition to being morally and personally repugnant, discrimination is also ILLEGAL. Respect & tolerance, on the other hand, are both legal and Respect & tolerance, on the other hand, are both legal andenlightening!

10 Ethnicity, Stereotypes, and Prejudice on Campus Many of us sincerely think that we are not prejudiced, but experts believe that every person harbors some prejudices. Many of us sincerely think that we are not prejudiced, but experts believe that every person harbors some prejudices. Stereotypes lead us to view others in limited and limiting ways. There is so more to people than the social roles they play, or the groups to which they belong. Stereotypes lead us to view others in limited and limiting ways. There is so more to people than the social roles they play, or the groups to which they belong. We tend to identify with others who are like us, and fear people who are different from us. We tend to identify with others who are like us, and fear people who are different from us. We tend to be ethnocentric—favoring groups we belong to and tending to think of them as superior. We tend to be ethnocentric—favoring groups we belong to and tending to think of them as superior. Some of us are also egocentric – thinking we are superior to everyone else. Some of us are also egocentric – thinking we are superior to everyone else.

11 Diversity Attitude Scale: Where are you? Celebration “We need each other.” Affirmation “I’ve got something to learn from you.” Civility “I respect your rights.” Tolerance “You have a right to be here.” Intolerance “I’ll work to keep you out”

12 International Students Most colleges have students from a wide range of countries. Most colleges have students from a wide range of countries. They bring customs, values, and behaviors that may be different from those of American students. They bring customs, values, and behaviors that may be different from those of American students. If you are an American-born student, consider getting to know one or more international students; it will expand your education. If you are an American-born student, consider getting to know one or more international students; it will expand your education. If you are an international student, adapting to college in America may bring some confusion and problems; for help, read your text and ask your instructor. If you are an international student, adapting to college in America may bring some confusion and problems; for help, read your text and ask your instructor.

13 Don’t Put Up with Sexual Harassment About two million women enrolled in college will experience some form of sexual harassment as students. About two million women enrolled in college will experience some form of sexual harassment as students. Sexual harassment includes several behaviors. Sexual harassment includes several behaviors. –Gender harassment - sexist remarks and behavior that insult and degrade women, a problem apart from harassment for sex. –Seductive behavior - unwanted, inappropriate, and offensive advances. –Sexual bribery - harassment for sex, with the threat of punishment for refusal. Quid Pro Quo "a favor for a favor” – making a good grade, passing a class, etc contingent on providing a sexual favor (male or female) Quid Pro Quo "a favor for a favor” – making a good grade, passing a class, etc contingent on providing a sexual favor (male or female) Every college is required by law to take action against sexual harassment. Every college is required by law to take action against sexual harassment.

14 Homosexuality and Bisexuality It is estimated that about 2–5% of people are homosexual, and about 1% are bisexual. It is estimated that about 2–5% of people are homosexual, and about 1% are bisexual. Sexual orientation is not necessarily a fixed decision that is made once in life—forever. Sexual orientation is not necessarily a fixed decision that is made once in life—forever. People sometimes experiment with homosexual behavior in adolescence, but not as an adult. People sometimes experiment with homosexual behavior in adolescence, but not as an adult. In most ways the college goals of homosexual and bisexual students are no different from those of heterosexual students. In most ways the college goals of homosexual and bisexual students are no different from those of heterosexual students. These students do have some difficulties due to their minority status. These students do have some difficulties due to their minority status.

15 Improving the Lives of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual College Students Many campuses have organizations for students who are gay, lesbian, or bisexual. They not only involve the students, but their friends and families as well. Many campuses have organizations for students who are gay, lesbian, or bisexual. They not only involve the students, but their friends and families as well. If your campus does not have an organization consider starting one. Check with your student activities office for correct procedures. If your campus does not have an organization consider starting one. Check with your student activities office for correct procedures. Be tolerant of the sexual orientation of others. Take a course on human sexuality to learn more. Be tolerant of the sexual orientation of others. Take a course on human sexuality to learn more.

16 Improve Your Relationships with Different Kinds of People Honestly assess your attitudes Honestly assess your attitudes Put yourself in perspective with others Put yourself in perspective with others Seek personal contact Seek personal contact Respect differences but don’t overlook similarities Respect differences but don’t overlook similarities Search for more knowledge Search for more knowledge Treat people as individuals rather than stereotyping them Treat people as individuals rather than stereotyping them “Include, don’t exclude” “Include, don’t exclude”


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