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Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 11.1

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Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 11.1

  1. 1. Diversity, Tolerance & Respect Section 11.1: Appreciating Diversity & Practicing Tolerance in Your Personal Life Taking Charge: Chapter 11 © 2010 TSTC Publishing
  2. 2. Diversity <ul><li>Diversity has always existed in the United States </li></ul><ul><li>Some areas of the country hold stronger biases toward race & religion </li></ul><ul><li>Tolerance is crucial </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  3. 3. Embracing Diversity <ul><li>Don’t be afraid of what you don’t know or aren’t familiar with </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize that backgrounds different than your own—either economic, geographic, cultural—are equally valid </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  4. 4. Stereotypes, Prejudice and Discrimination <ul><li>Making decisions about people based on stereotypes is prejudice </li></ul><ul><li>This is prejudice, which can be both positive and negative </li></ul><ul><li>When you act on prejudice, it is discrimination </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  5. 5. Tolerance <ul><li>Definition of tolerance: </li></ul><ul><li>Tolerance and toleration 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. </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  6. 6. Practicing Tolerance Daily <ul><li>Eliminate ignorance! </li></ul><ul><li>Do unto others as you would have them do unto you </li></ul><ul><li>Tolerance can open you to new friendships and cultural experiences while easing tensions and avoiding conflict </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  7. 7. Practicing Tolerance <ul><li>Do not bring up any controversial topics in unfamiliar social situations and don’t allow yourself to be drawn in to any heated conversations </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  8. 8. Practicing Tolerance <ul><li>Be polite and courteous to everyone </li></ul><ul><li>If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all </li></ul><ul><li>Think about the potential impact on all involved of what you’re about to say or do </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  9. 9. Practicing Tolerance <ul><li>Avoid biased conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t tell ethnic, sexist, political or otherwise stereotype jokes </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  10. 10. Further Reflection <ul><li>When have you witnessed intolerance? What were the effects on the victim and the offender? </li></ul><ul><li>When have you seen tolerance? How was the situation handled properly? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you been discriminated against? How did you feel? </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  11. 11. Additional References <ul><li>Practicing Tolerance </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.tolerance.org </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Advice </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.letswrap.com/legal/harass.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciating Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.diversity-books.com / </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing

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