as seen in sociology
and political studies
is the degree of differences in identifying features among the members of a purposefully defined group, such as any group differences in racial or ethnic classifications
, age, gender
, philosophy, physical abilities
background, sexual orientation
, gender identity
, mental health
, physical health
When measuring human diversity, a diversity index
exemplifies the likelihood that two randomly selected residents have different ethnicities. If all residents are of the same ethnic group it's zero by definition. If half are from one group and half from another, it is 50. The diversity index does not take into account the willingness of individuals to cooperate with those of other ethnicities. 
International human rights
which support the idea that diversity is valuable and desirable hold that recognizing and promoting these diverse cultures may aid communication
between people of different backgrounds and lifestyles, leading to greater knowledge, understanding, and peaceful coexistence.
For example, "Respect for Diversity" is one of the six principles of the Global Greens Charter
, a manifesto
subscribed to by Green parties
from all over the world. In contrast to diversity, some political creeds promote cultural assimilation
as the process to lead to these ends.
Use in American academy
This use of diversity
in this sense also extends to American academy
, where in an attempt to create a "diverse student body" typically supports the recruitment
from historically excluded populations, such as students of African-American
background as well as women in such historically underrepresented fields as the sciences
Business and workplace
Corporations make commitments to diversity in their personnel both for reasons of brand halo and competitive advantage, but progress is slow.
Wikiquote has quotations related to: Diversity
- ^ "Queensborough Community College". www.qcc.cuny.edu. Retrieved 2019-04-27.
- ^ "Mapping L.A..," Los Angeles Times website
- ^ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Article 3 "General Principles", (c)
- ^ Discovery, R. S. M. "Why Workplace Diversity Is So Important, And Why It's So Hard To Achieve". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-04-27.
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