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  • Diversity, Tolerance & Respect Section 11.1: Appreciating Diversity & Practicing Tolerance in Your Personal Life Taking Charge: Chapter 11
  • Diversity
    • Diversity has always existed in the United States
    • Some areas of the country hold stronger biases toward race & religion
    • Tolerance is crucial
  • Embracing Diversity
    • Don’t be afraid of what you don’t know or aren’t familiar with
    • Recognize that backgrounds different than your own—either economic, geographic, cultural—are equally valid
  • Tolerance
    • Definition of tolerance:
    • Toleration and tolerance are terms used in social, cultural and religious contexts to describe attitudes and practices that prohibit discrimination against those practices or group memberships that may be disapproved by those in the majority
  • Practicing Tolerance Daily
    • Eliminate ignorance!
    • Do unto others as you would have them do unto you
    • Tolerance can open you to new friendships and cultural experiences while easing tensions and avoiding conflict
  • Practicing Tolerance
    • Do not bring up any controversial topics in unfamiliar social situations and don’t allow yourself to be drawn in to any heated conversations
  • Practicing Tolerance
    • Be polite and courteous to everyone
    • If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all
    • Think about the potential impact on all involved of what you’re about to say or do
  • Practicing Tolerance
    • Avoid biased conversations
    • Don’t tell ethnic, sexist, political or otherwise stereotype jokes
  • Further Reflection
    • When have you witnessed intolerance? What were the effects on the victim and the offender?
    • When have you seen tolerance? How was the situation handled properly?
    • Have you been discriminated against? How did you feel?
  • Additional References
    • Practicing Tolerance http://www.tolerance.org
    • Legal Advice http://www.letswrap.com/legal/harass.htm
    • Appreciating Diversity http://www.diversity-books.com/