Hey all! I am looking for people who can answer 2 questions for one of my classes for college. Everything will be kept confidential. All I need is your age, race/ethnicity, and gender.
The questions are…
a. How do you define diversity?
b. Please give some examples of diversity.
Please send me a message on here if you can (plus it will give me a reason to check my Facebook messages for once!), this is not meant to be political, so please do not make it that!
I would define diversity as a quality of individual uniqueness or distinction among a definined set containing some sort of commonality.
Some examples that come to mind first are of the obvious… A group of people (the defined set) could include an infinite amount of qualities of diversity: gender, sexual orientation, cultural background, etc. It could also include dissimilarities in personality, opinions, lifestyle, and general preferences that makes one divergent from another person, even if they have much in common.
There is an immense diversity of choice we face constantly in our day to day lives. Even when we are just grocery shopping, we must choose between 14 different brands and varieties of peanut butter.
Nature, by definition (and due to evolution), contains endless amount of variety and diversity. There are over 12,000 different species of ants in the world, and over 350,000 known beetle species with more being discovered all the time.
On a much larger scale, the Milky Way alone contains between 100 and 400 billion stars and at least 100 billion planets. The observable universe is estimated to contain 200 billion to two trillion galaxies, none of which are exactly similar to another.
In summation, I suppose diversity, to me, is a quality that makes one thing particular, distinguishable, special, or otherwise notable from another, and there is an incalculable amount of diversity in every facet of existence.