What Is Diversity? Racial/Ethnic Religion Exceptionality Cultural Age Gender Sexual Orientation Family Structure Socioeconomic Status Learning Preferences Language
Who am I? What are my preferences? What is my culture? Who are my friends and family? Who are my colleagues? Who do I associate with?
How do other people view me?Do they see the true me or astereotype?
Do I think Diversely? What am I comfortable with? Can I change myself? Am I quick to judge? Can I go beyond tolerance? Do I reach out to others who are different?
Do I make these assumptions?1. Americans don’t have a culture.2. If it is different, it is wrong or deficient.3. One should not talk about cultural diversity.4. One should not admit to being biased or prejudiced. Hogan-Garcia (2003)
Who Me?Yes Me! In my community In my profession In my school building In my classroom