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Cultural diversity

Updated: Feb 10, 2022

Cultural diversity is the quality of diverse or different cultures, as

opposed to monoculture, the global monoculture, or a homogenization of

cultures, akin to cultural evolution. The term cultural diversity can also

refer to having different cultures respect each other's differences.

Moreover, it is often used to mention the variety of

human societies or cultures in a specific region, or in the world as a

whole. It refers to the inclusion of different cultural perspectives in an

organization or society. The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance

and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and

recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the

dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic

status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other

ideologies. It is the exploration of these differences in a safe, positive,

and nurturing environment. It is about understanding each other and

moving beyond simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the rich

dimensions of diversity contained within each individual.

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