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Transcript of Diversity 101
Christianity: 1.9 billion people
Islam: 1.1 billion
Hinduism: 800 million
Buddhism: 325 million
Judaism: 13 million
Culture- Learned traditions, principles and guides of behavior that are shared among members of a particular group.
Ethnicity – groups in which members share a cultural heritage from one generation to another; one’s geographical origin, group image and a sense of identity derived from contemporary cultural patterns and a sense of history. Many people are of multiple ethnicities.
Race - a classification system based on physical characteristics and generalized conceptions of skin color. A political and social construct that is most often important in societies with a history of oppressing
Sexual orientation: to which sex a person is attracted
Homosexual orientation: primary erotic psychological emotional and social orientation is to same sex: gay males and lesbian females
Bisexual orientation: attraction to both same & opposite sex partners
Heterosexual orientation: attraction to opposite sex partner (aka straight)
Ableism: discrimination in favor of able-bodied people.
Able Bodied: physically strong and healthy; robust; not having a physical disability
Classism: prejudice against or in favor of people belonging to a particular social class.
Aademic models of class
Traditional middle class
Lower middle class
Presented by Victoria Snyder,M.Ed, MSLPA
Director, Multicultural Student Services
Examples of Christian Privilege
1. You can expect to have time off work to celebrate religious holidays.
2. Music and television programs pertaining to your religion’s holidays are readily accessible.
3. It is easy to find stores that carry items that enable you to practice your faith and celebrate religious holidays.
4. You aren’t pressured to celebrate holidays from another faith that may conflict with your religious values.
5. Holidays celebrating your faith are so widely supported you can often forget they are limited to your faith (e.g. wish someone a “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Easter” without considering their faith).
6. A bumper sticker supporting your religion won’t likely lead to your car being vandalized.
7. You can practice your religious customs without being questioned, mocked, or inhibited.
8. When swearing an oath, you will place your hand on a religious scripture pertaining to your faith.
9. You can go into any career you want without it being associated with or explained by your faith.
10. Your faith can be an aspect of your identity without being a defining aspect (e.g., people won’t think of you as their “Christian” friend)
And....You can be polite, gentle, or peaceful, and not be considered an “exception” to those practicing your faith.