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Inclusion Breakthrough by Judith Katz, Frederick Miller

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Chapter 1Diversity in a Box

Each person is a unique individual who also belongs to several different social identity groups. A wide range of differences can exist even among people who look, sound, and act alike. This Paradox of Diversity is a way of framing diversity that captures one’s similarities and differences.

We are like all people: As human beings we share similar needs and wants—to experience joy and love, to be safe, etc.

We are like some people: We share culture and experience.

We are like no other people: We are each unique unto ourselves.

The aspects of ourselves that are like some other people constitute our connection to specific social identity groups, those with which we share similarities, such as age or living in a particular ...

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