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Diversity Profile Analysis for AutoZone and Walgreens - Diversity in the retail marketplace is something that is significant to the company’s success. Retailers are comprised of people selling things to people. Thus, the people that do the selling must be a good representation of the people that are doing the buying. Companies that are well diversified in their hiring practices, as well as organizational goals, are well recognized by the public. Likewise, companies that are unjust in the functioning of their company will be viewed in a negative light, which could lead to decreased sales and company accountability....   [tags: Business Management ] 869 words
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The Diversity of Life by Edward O. Wilson - ... He specifically focuses on bacteria and plants, each of which contains potentially millions of undiscovered species. He spends a lot of time presenting all the difficulties that taxonomists face when trying to discover/classify new species. After this, Wilson discusses ecosystem structure. He says that maintaining biodiversity is important because the removal of one species (specifically the keystone species) from a community can cause it to no longer function properly. In the next chapter, he mentions a very interesting fact: diversity is at an all time high....   [tags: species, adaptation, habitat disruption]
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Learning Community: Diversity - Introduction Diversity has become an important topic of conversation among members of the education profession, as well as an issue that presents great concern within other areas, professions, and fields of study. While diversity is a multi-tiered entity with multiple elements including but not limited to socio-economic, gender, sexual orientation, religious, physical differences, and cultural intricacies, perhaps the most inclusive of the composition of diversity is that of race and ethnical diversity in regards to a variety of aspects, but none so dramatic as that of the educational process and educational system in general (Jorgan & Ross-Vega, 2010)....   [tags: racial, ethnicity, monorities]
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The Lack of Diversity in Higher Education Institutions - This essay will be arguing that colleges and universities should promote more efforts to diversify and create equal representation of all students. Attending higher education institution for minorities has been an uneasy struggle and one that few minorities accomplish. The dilemma of African American enrollment for example, in a college lecture hall at Texas A&M containing 250 seats, only a maximum 4 out of 250 seats will contain African American students. Unfortunately, many institutions are similar to Texas A&M University, they have an underrepresentation of minorities their on campus in relationship to white students....   [tags: Importance of Education Essays]
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The Importance of Cultural Diversity Within Organizations - When discussion is raised in relation to diversity, society talks about the group who possess individual qualities that are diverse from other individual’s traits. Diversity is the uniqueness, which every employee brings to the workplace in an organization or establishment. Examples of differences include nationality, belief, disabilities, physical appearance, race, gender, age, educational background, sexual orientation, and work experience, social and family status. At the workplace, valuing diversity means creating a work environment that respects and includes various individuals, by maximizing the potential of all employees or in which every employee feels integrated within the organizat...   [tags: Multicultural Structure]
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Improving Education through Cultural Diversity - In today’s society, cultural diversity is important as it was many centuries ago. According to dictionary, cultural diversity is the coexistence of different culture, ethnic, race, gender in one specific unit. In order, for America to be successful, our world must be a multicultural world. This existence starts within our learning facilities where our students and children are educated. This thesis is “changing the way America, sees education through cultural diversity, has been co existing in many countries across the world....   [tags: education, culture]
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The Diversity and Abundance of Understorey Avifauna in Bormeo - One of the four major islands of the great Indo-Malayan Archipelago is a Borneo that located along the Sumatra, Java, and Sulawesi. According to the Das (2006), Borneo is situated between coordinates 040 S to 070 N and 109 to 1190 E. Approximately 743,380 km2 the third largest tropical island land area in the world was covered by Borneo (Darison and Fook, 2001). The most largest and familiar groups of vertebrate are birds with some 9672 species known worldwide (MacKinnon, 1991). MacKinnon and Phillipps (1993), states that Borneo has 66% of the residents land birds of the region or 358 species....   [tags: habitat, air quality, forest blocks]
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Female Gender Diversity - Table of Contents Page Introduction 3 Research Articles, Overview & Opinion 3-7 Bibliography 7 Introduction to Female Gender Diversity In some of the most male-dominated professions on the globe, the numbers of females entering these professions or even taking up academic studies in these fields remain very low. The author intends to look at they why this is and offer insights and opinion on ways to improve this by critiquing 2 articles in this field....   [tags: Gender Roles, Women, Academic World]
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Nursing Workgroup Diversity and Performance Analysis - The study aims to examine relationships among nursing workgroup diversity, workgroup processes and workgroup performance. According to the article, research is needed for a better understanding of the implications of diversity (age, race, unit tenure, RN experience and education) on nursing work group performance (patient falls, satisfaction and medication errors). The authors explain that diversity of the nursing workforce has increased over the past 10 years, supporting statistical evidence is reported and relevant literature is included to warrant study....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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Human Resource Management Workplace Diversity - Introduction This literature review will examine areas of HRM’s part in dealing with a diverse labour force in associations to attain continuous economical benefit and government legislation that encourage, motivate and mandate diversity management in South Africa. This will be done by analysing articles and works in relation to the company Sasol and its subsidiaries in the country. Diversity was indicated to be the outline of variances that make persons who they are and their joint abilities to give towards organisational goals (Arthur & McCombs, 2008)....   [tags: organizational efficiency, underrepresented groups]
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Diversity: Indigenous Communities - Many indigenous communities in today’s society are not being included in the day to day aspects of life including health services and education, due to their cultures beliefs and values. In an early childhood centre it is important to create an environment that is inclusive of all children and their families. The Victorian government is in the process of developing and implementing an Aboriginal Inclusion Framework, which aims to improve the practice of universal services for Aboriginal children, young people, and families with particular focus on promoting participation (Barrot Borran)....   [tags: learning, development, victorian years]
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Understanding Cultural Diversity - Valuing and understanding cultural diversity is an important step in being able to understand the customs and histories of a society. Culture itself is a key feature in a society’s identity as it enables people within the society to identify how they view themselves and other groups in which they identify with. Every culture, community, or ethnic group tends to have its own beliefs, values, and notions of how to lead one’s life. Every society relies on cultural expression in order to continue to keep its communities strong and its traditions alive....   [tags: societies, language, cherokee]
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Cultural and Linguistic Diversity: Issues in Education - Teaching is a very rewarding career if you learn and understand how to work with the diversity of the classrooms we teach in. As teachers, we need to be more vigilant of where are students come from. Before we can teach we need to know who we are teaching and what background, knowledge, and customs they bring with them to the classroom. We must also be aware of the factors that are relevant to the academic achievement of the students we currently teach. There are many of these factors, but I want to focus on two; teacher quality and low teacher expectations....   [tags: teaching, learning, students]
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Theory of Culture Care: Diversity and Universality - A nurse walks into a patient’s room, quickly noticing that the room has been completely rearranged from the typical layout. The oxygen outlet is on the opposite side of the room, the call light barely reaches the patient; the nurse begins to feel very uncomfortable due to the differences in the unusual room set-up. Unaware of why these changes occurred, the nurse begins to move things back into their respective places, without asking the patient for the reasoning behind the changes. As the shift changes over, the oncoming nurse goes into the patient’s room and notices that the patient seems very uncomfortable, and there is quite a change in the patient’s affect....   [tags: nursing, healthcare, Madeleine Leininger]
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Racial Diversity at Rocky Mount Academy - Over the semester I have done a great deal of listening, reading, reflecting, and a good bit of talking as well. I realized early on in this course that in order to look toward the future, I had to dig through the past. I began by examining myself and the looking into the history of the independent school movement. I examined my own feelings about race and privilege, the founding of Rocky Mount Academy (RMA), and spoke with Tony Shanks, RMA’s first Black student. I came to the conclusion that in order to shape the future of RMA, I must accept who I am, examine the history of the school, and proactively transform who we were into who we can become....   [tags: Racial Issues]
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Diversity and Cultural Competence in Family Therapy - Diversity and Cultural Competence in Family Therapy A therapist will face problems, issues and client troubles everyday. The professional must understand how their client relates to the world around them. These feelings and ideas affect how the client sees the problem and how they respond to their situation. Their actions, in turn, have bearing on individual thoughts, needs, and emotions. The therapist must be aware of the client's history, values, and culture in order to provide effective therapy....   [tags: Psychology]
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Diversity within the Criminal Justice System - The US Justice Department statistics 2003 and onwards demonstrates significant disproportion in the incarceration rate of minority African American and Hispanic men between the ages of 25 and 29 years as compared to the rate associated with White men of the same age. Bell (2007), proposes that as minority groups grow in numbers within the dominant group they will experience greater equality. However, rate of incarceration among minority males remains alarmingly high and as compared to their White counterparts....   [tags: Racial Prejudice, Over-Incarceration]
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Impact of Media on Diversity in the 21st Century - INTRODUCTION A decade into the 21st century and the United States is still plagued with the prejudice, oppression, and discrimination that have dominated since its founding. Despite the advances in technology and education, there remains an archaic practice of communication and interpersonal relationships. In fact, the prejudice, oppression, and discrimination practiced today is far worse than that of years past because of the advances in technology and education. People have learned to camouflage their notions with plausible excuses, infusing these ideals into news, film, music, and publications....   [tags: Media]
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Workplace Diversity and Work/Life Balance - Organizational behavior is a field of study that investigates the impact that individuals, groups and structures have on behavior within an organization for the purpose of applying such knowledge towards improving an organization’s effectiveness. Organizational behavior is dependent upon many variables. It incorporates many areas of study such as psychology, sociology and anthropology. These disciplines are important in trying to manage new and existing challenges in the workplace. Two examples of current workplace challenges are workplace diversity and the constant struggle to balance work life and home life....   [tags: workplace challenges, organizational behavior]
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Health Care Provider and Faith Diversity - The world is full of diversity. You can find this diversity in nature, along with people their cultures and belief systems. The following paper will describe three of these belief systems in order to familiarize the reader with a small example of how a belief system shapes their response to healthcare. The three religions that will be covered will be Baha'i Faith, Islam, and Buddhism. In the Bahá'í faith they believe in an universal consciousness, teaching that there is only one God, that there is only one human race, and that all the world’s religions represent stages in the revelation of God’s will and purpose for humanity....   [tags: Health Care ]
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The Diversity Myth - The Diversity Myth The idea that "diversity" is one of the country's great strengths is now so firmly rooted that virtually anyone can evoke it, praise it, and wallow in it without fear of contradiction. It has become one of the great unassailably American ideas, like democracy, patriotism, the family, or Martin Luther King. The President of the United States glories in diversity. In May, 1995, in a message recognizing the Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo, William Clinton said, "The Fifth of May offers all of us a chance to celebrate the cultural diversity that helps to make our nation great." A few days later, when he designated May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, he said, "With t...   [tags: History Argumentative Political Science Essays] 5525 words
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Oppression in Diversity - Oppression in Diversity Diversity has caused problems ever since the first Europeans landed in the West Indies and up in till present day. Every Meeting between different races, different cultures, and different skin colors has made people see diversity among each other. Diversity has caused people to kill, to conquer, and to destroy. The fact that diversity is apart of the United States of America has made this country as great as it is today. Diversity in America started in 1492 between the newly arriving Spaniards and the native Americans....   [tags: Papers] 1395 words
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Command Zulu’s Diversity Program - Command Zulu’s Diversity Program Command Zulu is a dynamic and diverse organization that consists of employees from many different organizations. The employees of Command Zulu come together to manufacture, repair, and deliver widgets to the United States Navy submarine fleet. Employees are contractors, government civilians, USN Sailors, USMC Marines, and government civilians that are part of a collective bargaining unit (union). The focus of this paper is to explore Command Zulu’s diversity program in regards to the policy, groups, and management....   [tags: equality, discrimination prevention]
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Diversity in Management - Diversity in Management Diversity in management, or lack thereof, is having the same mixture of women, blacks, and other minorities in management positions as there is in that local population. What this paper will talk about is some of the facts that business will have to face in regards to diversifying there workforce and there management. Also, it will discuss that while our workforce is becoming more diverse, the upper and middle management of many companies are not. We have to remember that having diversified workforce is not something a company should have, actually it is some thing that has happened or is soon going to happen due to the fact that we have a more diversified populati...   [tags: BTEC Business Marketing GCSE Coursework]
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Strength in Diversity - The idea of multiculturalism in our schools is not a new one. School districts all over our country have been "teaching" some sort of multiculturalism in the classroom for quite some time now. However, as a student, I have always seen any study of multiculturalism as an add-on. We had Black History Month, Spanish Heritage Day, and a Chinese New Year celebration. These activities often required some sort of project work. I had felt that sometimes the celebration of these ethnic holidays did not really provide a true learning experience....   [tags: International Education] 667 words
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Diversity of Education - Diversity of Education Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once stated, “Most…think that education should equip them with the proper instruments of exploitation so that they can forever trample over the masses. Still others think that education should furnish them with noble ends rather than means to an end.” What Dr. King was getting at in The Purpose of Education is that education holds many different values for many different people. How can we go about determining one standard value of a college education for a country so recognized for its diversity....   [tags: College University Education Essays] 1755 words
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Diversity - By the year 2050, nonwhites will represent close to half of the U.S. population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau projections. By 2005, the ethnic minority share of the workforce is expected to grow to 28 percent, up from 18 percent in 1980 and 22 percent in 1990. Although the African American population is now the largest minority group, the Hispanic and Asian populations are growing much faster. In 1994, the African American population was estimated to be 33 million, or 12.7 percent of the total population, up from 11.7 percent in 1980....   [tags: essays research papers] 585 words
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Is Diversity The Solution to Affirmative Action? - IS DIVERSITY THE SOLUTION TO AFFIRMATIVE ACTION Equal employment practices, in many organizations, have been established through affirmative action programs. These programs were created by government mandate to create a fair and non-discriminatory working environment in organizations. The need for affirmative action was recognized as early as the 1940’s, as a concept, based on the racial diversity of our country. The goal was the redistribution of opportunities on the basis of race. Now as we approach the 21st century, affirmative action seems to be a dying issue, legally and otherwise....   [tags: Equality Racial Papers]
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contemporary diversity in the structure of the family - Q: Examine the sociological evidence concerning the idea that there is contemporary diversity in the structure of the family. The family is often seen as the corner stone of society. In pre-modern and modern societies alike it has been regarded as the most basic unit of social organisation and one that carries out vital tasks, such as the socialisation of children. Functionalists’ approaches to the family are based on the assumption that society operates on the basis of consensus and that there is a balance between various parts of society so that they work together harmoniously....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Diversity in Types of British Families - Diversity in Types of British Families Britain has changed in many ways in recent years, not just by advancing in technology but in social ways too. One of these ways is the diversity in types of families. Fifty years ago, in would be extremely unusual to have a divorced family, a un cohabiting couple with children or lone parent families. Nowadays, Britain has the highest divorce rate in Europe and 40 percent of marriages end in divorce. There are a few reasons for this and here are a few of them....   [tags: Papers] 592 words
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Diversity - Diversity      Diversity can be defined as a situation that includes representation of multiple and ideally all groups within a prescribed environment, such as a workplace (University of Maryland, 2000). The success of an organization depends on the workforce of the organization. A workforce made up of diverse individuals from different backgrounds can bring the best talent to an organization. There are many types of diversity and demographic characteristics and each one has an impact on individual behavior....   [tags: Ethnicity Race Anthropology Diverse Essays]
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A Threat To Wildlife And Bio-Diversity - A Threat To Wildlife And Bio-Diversity Thesis Statement: The acceleration and diversification of human induced disturbances upon natural ecosystems during the past decades has contributed to wildlife habitat fragmentation. The changes in land use have driven wildlife managers to reconsider the benefits previously attributed to the Edge Effects on wildlife diversity. Habitat fragmentation has been recognized as a major threat to the survival of natural populations and to the functioning of ecosystems....   [tags: Nature Natural Animals Essays]
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Exploring Diversity in Age, Gender, Ability and Attitude in the Workplace - Our surrounding environment influences many people’s behaviors and that environment is not only their living or working conditions but other people that they must interact with in that environment. On more times than not those interpersonal interactions come with diversity challenges, problems and issues that must be addressed and resolved before a good long term mutual relationship can be realized. The working or organizational environment seems to be more important in most people’s lives than their personal environment, whereas most people have a regular job to sustain a reasonable living, and if those people are not able to peacefully interact with other people in the workplace they may n...   [tags: jobs, business, management] 1921 words
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Diversity - Diversity      America’s workforce is continuously changing. Businesses today hire and retain culturally diverse employees to compete in the globalize market. Companies are developing ways to tap into and capitalize upon the talents of their workforces. They are discovering how to value the diversity of their workforces and the potential that diversity brings in flexibility, ingenuity and problem solving are helping them achieve their goals. Diversity can be differences in age, gender, ethnicity, and religion....   [tags: essays research papers] 1000 words
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Examining Four Types of Diversity - While diversity is often a term used to refer specifically to cultural differences, diversity applies to all the qualities that make people different. From a management perspective, the key to diversity is to understand how different types of diversity and different demographic characteristics can impact human behavior. The four types of diversity that will be examined are: occupation, differences in skills and abilities, personality traits, and value and attitudes....   [tags: demographics, culture, professional, workplace]
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Diversity - Abraham Lincoln once said, “The strongest bond of human sympathy outside the family relation should be one uniting working people of all nations and tongues and kindreds.” For an organization to work well it has to have a diversity of people, good communication with all the employees, and to be organized in a way that is effective and efficient to function properly. I currently work at the Turlock Junior High School (TJHS). It is an organization that is composed of the administrative staff, teachers, classified staff and students....   [tags: essays research papers] 453 words
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The Biology and Diversity of Extant Reptiles - The Biology and Diversity of Extant Reptiles The word reptile itself does not describe a monophyletic group of vertebrates, like the mammals or birds. It is used to classify a polyphyletic group of animals that are a subset of the larger group of Amniotes. The term is best described through a cladogram: [IMAGE] The reptiles first appeared in the early Carboniferous, having evolved from labyrinthodont amphibians. They had several distinct advantages over the amphibians that allowed them to flourish during the cold, dry Permian period....   [tags: Papers] 1622 words
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Cloning and the Decline in Genetic Diversity - Cloning and the Decline in Genetic Diversity *Missing Works Cited* One of the biggest problems with the use of cloning is the decline in genetic diversity, continued use of cloning would lead to inbreeding, wide scale, conformity. Humans would be taking nature into their own hands. Over the past billion years, life has grown into a fascinating structure. Of the 300,000 kinds of plants and more than a million kinds of animals that are known today, no two are exactly alike – yet within families there are marked similarities (Monsanto 18)....   [tags: Papers] 1081 words
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Latitudinal Gradient of Species Diversity - Latitudinal Gradient of Species Diversity The latitudinal gradient in species diversity is one of the most striking patterns in the distribution of organisms on the planet. Simply put, the average number of species per unit area increases dramatically the closer the area is to the equator, almost entirely regardless of the type of organism being considered (Pianka, 1994). Researchers investigating the gradient have formulated a wide variety of hypothesis explaining the higher level of species diversity in the tropics....   [tags: Geography Geology Nature Papers]
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Diversity in Video and Computer Games - Diversity in Video and Computer Games Ever since the Pong and Atari 2600 consoles became commonplace items in the American household in the 1980s, video games have been part of the world culture. One may be challenged to find a college dorm room without at least one (if not all three) “next generation” video game systems. Yes, video games are common methods of entertainment among college students regardless of race. So it seems logical that, since the games are played by all races, they should have content featuring all races, right....   [tags: Technology Entertainment Essays]
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Analysis of Three Non-Western Cultures on Diversity Leadership - INTRODUCTION Globalization, and the need for an improved economic integration, has led to increased cultural diversity of organisations’ fundamental values and also among individual employees of an organization. Globalization can be defined as a process by which national and regional economies, cultures and societies become integrated through a world network of trade, communications, transportation and immigration (Beck, 2000). For organisations to succeed in the increasingly competitive global stage there must be diversity leadership; a change is necessary from the traditional leadership values and norms....   [tags: Globalization, Management Styles]
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Diversity and the American National Identity - Diversity and the American National Identity Greed is good, get get get, I want what you have, don't touch mine." This is what a friend of mine said when I asked for his conception of the American national identity is.1 Although this statement seems informal and absurd, it accurately reflects the dog-eat-dog world many people believe to be the American capitalist culture.2 Whether my friend said this with the intent of comic relief is inconsequential. Whether he knew it, the informant reflects his cultural identity....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Diversity Statement - The Appalachian Mountains - Diversity Statement - The Appalachian Mountains I was raised in an ultra-conservative Pentecostal Holiness church in the Appalachian Mountains. There were snake handlers in our church. It was thought that it tested one's faith to pick up a poisonous snake -- God wouldn't allow it to bite you if you had faith. However, I was always afraid that to pick up a snake would greatly increase God's propensity to smite me via death by snakebite. I did not have enough faith. I've never encountered a miracle -- I've never had a dream come true....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 390 words
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The Internet Promotes Cultural Diversity - The Internet Promotes Cultural Diversity When one thinks of the internet, what sorts of worlds and images do you suppose come to his mind. First of all, the hardware such as a computer screen and keyboard come to mind, followed by letters and picture and maybe even a the web-like structure to portray the information super highway. Ideas of search engines and then internet mailing and messaging systems should then occur. In the end, the overall idea is one of mass communication and informational transferences....   [tags: Exploratory Essays] 779 words
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Diversity and Distribution of Eucalyptus - Diversity and Distribution of Eucalyptus Eucalyptus is a genus of hardwood evergreen forest trees, and is the most conspicuous element of Australian vegetation. Its members constitute 95 percent of the continent's forests and are the dominant trees of Australia's woodlands (Kelly 1969). It is an extremely diverse group, with approximately 500 named species and subspecies and nearly 200 described hybrid varieties (Blakely 1965). The genus is overwhelmingly endemic to the Australian mainland and Tasmania....   [tags: Ecology Forestry Eucalypts Botany Essays]
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Hispanic Diversity in the United States - The Hispanic diversity of the United States has been well documented in immigration and population numbers for many years. In 1994, there were 26.4 million Hispanic Americans living in the Continental United States.In 2005 that number had ballooned to over 35 million.Now in 2008 the number is over 45 million people.(US Census 2008) The four main groups of Hispanic citizens are the people from Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Central America.Our Hispanic population has given the United States many contributions to politics, economics, family traditions and bilingual advancement in the world....   [tags: Immigration Latino Hispanic Immigrants]
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Diversity, Ideology, and Teaching Writing - Diversity, Ideology, and Teaching Writing People come from many different environments which brings or doesn’t bring many different opportunities. These two essays highlight the multicultural, multiethnic, multiclass salad bowl that this world and this country possess. The first essay discusses the social demographics in the college classroom. The second essay is from a person who was not able to attend college, probably because of the lack of opportunity to do so. When I read these two essays it helps me realize the reason that I have chosen my major....   [tags: Maxine Hairston College Education Essays] 1015 words
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Cultural Diversity In Local Politics - Cultural Diversity in Local Politics Overview This paper explores the limits and potentials of ethnic and racial coalition building in Los Angeles. The demographic changes that have occurred in Los Angeles during the past twenty years have been extraordinary, both in scope and diversity. The area has witnessed a literal boom in population growth, increasing from 7 million in 1970 to 8.8 million in 1990. (US Bureau of the Census) However, it is the dramatic change in ethnic and racial diversity of the population which has caught most observers attention....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Educational Benefits of Increasing Diversity on College Campuses - Debate on race becoming more heated many believe that precise action needs to be taken before the twenty-five year timeframe, especially with minority populations becoming larger in areas were racial issues still persist. It is safe to say that Grutter enumerated five basic questions that would determine whether race conscious admissions policies are constitutional. “(1) Whether the program offers a competitive review of all applications without quotas or separate tracts that isolate minorities, (2) Whether the program provides flexible, individualized consideration off applicants to ensure race is only one of several factors being considered, (3) Whether the institution considered workable...   [tags: minorities, reducing discrimination, race]
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Diversity Statement - African American - Diversity Statement - African American When people hear the word 'diversity', they often think in terms of black and white. I believe the true meaning of diversity is not simply about skin color, economic background or the face value of any other characteristic, rather it is the increased knowledge and sensitivity gained from unique experiences. The strength of diversity then comes from having many points of view and trying to reconcile them by finding common truths or resolving differences amongst people....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 882 words
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Unity and Diversity of Indonesia - Unity and Diversity of Indonesia From "Sabang ‘till Merauke" is the name of a song dedicated to Indonesia’s many islands and it’s diversity. It’s numerous chain of islands contained in the thirty-two thousand miles dividing two oceans, the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. Sabang is a small island just off the coast of Sumatra; Merauke is a small village near the border of Papua New Guinea. Indonesia’s 13,677 islands inhabited by 350 different ethnic groups, and more than 200 different languages....   [tags: Conflict History Bond Papers]
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Diversity in Outdoor Adventure Recreation - Diversity in Outdoor Adventure Recreation People with disabilities in the past have commonly been limited to experiencing outdoor programs that were segregated to only include the disabled. According to Sugerman (1996), this has historically been the only solution for overcoming "environmental barriers such as transportation, architecture, economics, and public attitudes" (p. 44). Diversity within an adventure program can present new challenges for the participants as well as opportunities for growth....   [tags: Papers] 673 words
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MMP: Improving Politcal Diversity and Contrasting FPP - It is evident that the diversity of New Zealand Parliament has increased both socially and politically since the introduction of the Mixed Member Proportionality (MMP) electoral system in 1996. The first part of this essay will focus on the mechanisms of how MMP significantly improved the political diversity in different areas. I will explain this by examining the key differences between MMP and its predecessor, First-Past-the-Post (FPP). The second part of this essay will explore the reasons why social diversity and minority representation in parliament has improved under MMP, with reference to the interesting effect of ‘macrocontagion’....   [tags: Political Science] 1469 words
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Diversity, Ideology, and Teaching Writing - Diversity, Ideology, and Teaching Writing Throughout history people as well as animals have found ways to make life, as we know it simpler. With this ease comes a greater level of technology, which requires humans to once again adapt to this ever-changing society. In result, communication, understanding and knowledge plays key importance to how our society grows. Through trial and error we have learned how education works and the best method of teaching, but we still sometimes wonder what is the absolute best way....   [tags: Education School Essays] 1203 words
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Cultural Diversity and Defining Abnormality - Cultural Diversity and Defining Abnormality All ways of defining of abnormality are limited to a certain extent by cultural variations. This makes it difficult for psychologists to be sure that their definition technique would be effective and accurate in diagnosing all cases of abnormality. The main issue for psychologists regarding cultural diversity is that what may be considered normal in one place may be abnormal in another and therefore psychologist must consider this fact before making a diagnosis....   [tags: Papers] 594 words
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Intervention Study: Classroom Diversity and Environment Theory Application - Introduction The title for the Title I section of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 is Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged (http://www.ed.gov/esea). In this context, a more suitable term for disadvantaged is diverse. This paper explains how concepts of diversity and environment apply to the Intervention Study conducted previously. The study details a one-to-one intervention program specifically designed for a 10 year old, 4th grade, female struggling reader. This theory application will explore the specific diversity situation presented, a plan to advocate, appropriate instructional practices, and the environment that will help promote success for the diverse st...   [tags: Students' Needs, Child Development]
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Diversity Impact on Individual Behavior - Diversity Impact on Individual Behavior Behavior refers to the actions or reactions of an object or organism, usually in relation to the environment. Behavior can be conscious or unconscious, overt or covert, and voluntary or involuntary. Behavior is controlled by the nervous system; the complexity of the behavior is related to the complexity of the nervous system. Generally, organisms with complex nervous systems have a greater capacity to learn new responses and thus adjust their behavior. Human behavior is the collection of activities by human beings and influenced by culture, attitudes, emotions, ethnicity, gender, ethics, religion, authority, persuasion, and/or coercion....   [tags: Sociology Sociological Ethnicity Essays]
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Strength Through Diversity and Multiculturalism - How many times has the world seen efforts to prove the value of uniformity. I suppose Hitler's racial purity campaigns could be considered one of the most recent and visible examples. And some might say that, due to the ease of transport in this shrinking world, it won't be too many more generations before the world does see one homogeneous race on this planet. It is likely to come about just through cross breeding. There are other examples of this philosophy in less grandiose forms. Take companies that only hire from within their own industry....   [tags: international education, multiculturalism] 481 words
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Rules That Matter: Political Institutions and the Diversity-Conflict Nexus - Introduction and Summary Many political studies on civil war have focused on the role that institutions play in ethnically divided societies. While 'constitutional engineers' have claimed that certain rules and institutional arrangements, like proportional representation or decentralization, help divided societies to maintain peace (Lijphart 1977, 1999; Fearon/Laitin 2003; Reynal-Querol 2005), political sociologists have argued that they only reflect the cleavage lines within such societies (Lipset/Rokkan 1967; Collier/Hoeffler 2004)....   [tags: Political Science]
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Is Death Responsible for Diversity? - Is Death Responsible for Diversity. Some of the hardest questions we struggle to answer in life surround the phenomenon of death. What happens when we die. Is there something beyond death. Is one way to go better than another. Is it possible to escape death. Why do we die, anyway. Why couldn't we just live forever. One explanation for death may come from the story of evolution. To explore this question, let us imagine a hypothetical situation, a world in which nothing dies. (We will imagine also, for now, that organisms would continue to evolve along the same trajectory as they do at present.) Every organism that has ever existed in the past would exist now, along with every organism present...   [tags: Philosophy Essays]
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Successful Organizational Diversity Management - Successful Organizational Diversity Management Why is organizational diversity important. Historically, diversity in the workplace has been recognized as an employment equity issue. Now, however, diversity in the workplace is being recognized as a benefit that will contribute to an organization's bottom line. Increased employee and customer satisfaction end up as increased productivity, all of which are measurable outcomes (Goff, 1998). Diversity goes beyond employment equity to nurturing an environment that values the differences and maximizes the potential of all employees, one that stimulates employee creativity and innovativeness (U.S....   [tags: Workplace Employment Business Essays]
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Diversity of Species Found in Tropical Rainforests and Temperate Forests - Introduction While looking at tropical rainforests and temperate forests, one will notice a wide diversity of: species, location and values. Tropical rain forests are located along equatorial regions of the globe, while temperate forests tend to shy away from the planets waistline and reside in areas north and south of the equator. Temperature and rainfall has a profound effect on the control of temperate and tropical rainforests. Diversity of species is influenced by the type of forest where the species is located....   [tags: Ecology]
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College Application Essay Highlighting the Importance of Diversity - As I was working on the daily crossword a few months ago, I came across the clue "Egyptian beetle." I pondered over this clue for a few seconds, staring at the small black and white boxes on my computer screen and thinking back to all of the Egyptian documentaries and The Mummy movies I watched as a child, and yet I could not think of any six letter word to satisfy this clue, but fortunately, I knew who could. I quickly instant messaged my Egyptian friend and asked him if he knew the answer. I excitedly shifted back to the crossword puzzle and typed in his answer, "scarab," and sure enough, his answer was correct....   [tags: admissions essays] 594 words
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Using Diversity and Science to Effectively Educate Students - Diversity is when individuals differ in race, ethnicity, gender, class, language, religion, ability, geography, and/or age. Teachers will be required to teach in diverse classrooms with a variety of inclusion students, gender, and cultures. Each and every person learns differently and at different rates. According to Culyer and Ebert (2008), “There is no age which all people are on the same intellectual level either at a starting point or as a level of attainment. Thus, you can expect that all students in your classroom will represent a range of intellectual ability” (p.84)....   [tags: Education, teachers, teaching]
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Importance Of Diversity Training - Diversity training has become a necessity in businesses today. Diversity training is necessary because of people’s differences in our work force. Some of these differences are race, gender, culture, age, and disabilities. Because our organization is so diverse, this program will help educate, sensitize and prepare people to get along in our workplace. If done right, I feel that the training programs will bring our company promising results. One study by Katrina Jordan on diversity training in the workplace from the perspective of organization/human resources diversity practitioners and diversity consultants showed positive results....   [tags: essays research papers] 417 words
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What about Doug: Understanding Student Diversity - ... 47). It is a imperative that teachers make reasonable adjustments in order to cater for the engagement of students with additional needs in classroom activities. In the video Doug’s teacher did not make any changes for him seating wise and restricted his right to education by not allowing him to ask questions and not giving him a chance, instead she was continually yelling at him out of frustration. Although Doug did struggle with many of the Aetiologies of an acquired brain injury such as developing extreme emotions resulting to anger and also regressing to a child like mind, did not give the teacher the right to treat him the way she did and disregard the implementation of inclusive pr...   [tags: teaching, individualizing]
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Diversity: Individual Behavior Impact - Diversity: Individual Behavior Impact      Individual behavior is the pattern of behavior, thought, and emotion, unique to an individual, and the ways he or she interact to help or hinder the adjustment of a person to other people and situations (The Columbia Encyclopedia, 2001). Within organizations, diversity can positively or negatively impact the behavior of individuals. Organizations are responsible and held accountable for making the overall work environment conducive for all within the diversified setting....   [tags: Work Diverse Behavior Essays]
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Diversity is about Change - Diversity is about Change Changes in population, changes in attitude, and changes in education. As this world continues to grow, meeting the challenges of diversity will also grow. Demographers across the world estimate that world population will increase to 10-11 billion by year 2050. United States makes up 4% of this total. The United States' population percentage of the world's total will grow because many people will immigrate to the U.S. As the immigration population of the U.S....   [tags: Papers] 606 words
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Equality, Diversity and Rights - Equality, Diversity and Rights Consecutive Governments have sort to bring about Frank Dobson’s vision for equality, diversity and rights in an early years setting through passing laws about peoples rights. For example children’s act 1989. The children’s act 1989 is a far reaching legislation affecting children and their rights. Some of the points of this act are: * the well being of the child is paramount * parental responsibility stressed * partnership with parents * services designed to meet the need of individual families * children’s own feelings taken into account * parents and extended families continue to play a role in child’s...   [tags: Papers] 529 words
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Cultural Diversity in Business - In their eagerness to avoid the courts and editorial pages, most firms in America, and increasingly in Europe, now pay close attention to the sex and race of the people they recruit and promote, For example, Harvard Business School has just announced that they will go out of its way to include women in its case studies, which are used in business-school classrooms around the world. In other words, schools and businesses, in order to stay out of trouble, are taking the easy way out, quotas. (Kole, MacDonald.1997.1) Although some women and minorities are hired to fill quotas, the majority of them are needed to create a cultural diverse workplace....   [tags: essays research papers] 835 words
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Societal Needs:Diversity and Equity - Societal Needs:Diversity and Equity The purpose of this paper is to examine diversity and equity issues regarding education. More specifically, this research paper will take an in-depth view of affirmative action and its policies. A non biased view was enacted to present the pros, cons, and hotly debated issues regarding affirmative action at the university level. Additionally, the paper will examine the validity and possible biases in alternatives to affirmative action that have recently been issued....   [tags: essays papers]
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Terrorism, Peace and Diversity - Terrorism, Peace and Diversity Acts of terrorism underscore the urgent need to promote peace. Yet, this is also an opportunity to promote diversity. Indeed, peace and diversity are related. --It is a good time to look at ripple effects and connections. --More than 1/3 of the people killed in the World Trade Center on September 11 were not Americans. They were citizens of 70-80 other countries. Hundreds were Muslims. --More than 40% of residents of New York City are foreign-born. --The dead and missing and 6,000+ treated at hospitals in New York City, and several hundred more at the Pentagon and in the Pennsylvania crash, have families and friends--if each one has only 10 family and...   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 632 words
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Othello’s Diversity of Imagery - Othello’s Diversity of Imagery        The diverse imagery found in Shakespeare’s drama Othello represents a world all by itself. And this world of imagery contributes to the prevailing sentiment of pain and suffering and unpleasantness.   There is no shortage of imagery in the play; this is for certain. Critic Caroline Spurgeon in “Shakespeare’s Imagery and What it Tells Us” sorts through the plethora of imagery in the play:   The main image in Othello is that of animals in action, preying upon one another, mischievous, lascivious, cruel or suffering, and through these, the general sense of pain and unpleasantness is much increased and kept constantly before us....   [tags: Othello essays]
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Diversity of Online Communities - Diversity of Online Communities The article in U.S. News & World Report called "Go Play-On the Web" represents a community of virtual gamers on the Internet. These games are a lot more complex than the online gaming of the past. When these people that belong to this particular community log on to the net they are interacting with each other in huge 3-D virtual worlds. Some of these games focus on a particular subject like playing virtual game shows with others on the net. Some of the new games that are just recently being released are far more complex....   [tags: Technology Internet Games Essays]
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