Diversity in the World

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Universities are an exhibition of difference; different lifestyles, ideals, beliefs, and even different skin color. When walking from class to class, building to building we notice the difference in people, the way they appear in our eyes. Some of the diversity cannot be seen with the naked eye, the only way to know they are any different is to dig deeper and get to know them. When I hear the word diverse the first thoughts that come to my head are those of skin color, the clothing worn, and difference of native tongue. However there are a multitude of differences just waiting to be discovered. Diversity in American universities consists of religious differences, native languages, clothing, lifestyle and food. Until we dig deeper into the lives of those that differ from us, how will we know what the true meaning of diversity is? Diversity benefits our students by educating them, and opening their minds to accepting new ideals, and lifestyles. Without diversity our world would just be black and white, without the splash of color and brightness brought by all the different cultures; everyone radiates their own colored light. College is a great place to observe the bright lights shone by the multitude of students. The Supreme Court even started hearing cases of ethnicity being a factor in the admissions process. This has helped many colleges reach their goals of diversity on their campuses, and in their classrooms. The case Fisher v. University of Texas is challenging this process, if the Supreme Court bars the use of race in the admissions process it will erase fifty years of progress. Conservatives hope that this will overturn the Court’s 2003 ruling in Grutter v. Bollinger which started the process of universities getting to us... ... middle of paper ... ...es." American Progress. Center for American Progress, 09 October 2012. Web. 11 Apr 2014. .ous_differences>. Nathan, Rebekah. My freshman year: what a professor learned by becoming a student. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005. Print. New York University, . "University Life." NYU. New York University, n.d. Web. 11 Apr 2014. . Taylor , . "Looks on Campus ." College Fashion. Belmont University . Web. 11 Apr 2014. . Wons , Ed. "DCEC Looks at Language Diversity in 2012-13." ED. Penn State College of Education, n.d. Web. 11 Apr 2014. .
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