Primary and Secondary Dimensions

A fundamental error that some people make is thinking diversity is synonymous with the word culture. They think diversity focuses on “what Hispanics do in their culture” or “what women want.” This approach is inherently flawed because it reinforces stereotypes, which those who truly value diversity are trying to eliminate.

People come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. This variety is what differentiates us from one another. While we share the important dimensions of humanness with all members of our species, there are biological and environmental differences that separate and distinguish us as individuals and groups. It is this vast array of physical and cultural differences that constitutes the spectrum ...

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