Diversity is a Beautiful Thing

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The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique,recognizing and respecting individual differences.

Diversity is multi-demensional.  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. Being or becoming diversity aceptable or culturally competent begins with 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 culture and uniqueness of diversity, contained within each individual.

Being "Self-Aware" is part of the New Normal.   Take a look-see at Project Implicit. Take the test, become more socially cognitive,  read more here!