Before taking this course, I didn't fully see the value of diversity in our culture. People
from all different ideas, religions, races, and ethnicities make up the world we live in, and
diversity is vital because it enables us to appreciate and/or value each person's uniqueness. This
class has enhanced my comprehension of the value of diversity in modern society and how
evaluating diversity improves relationships with individuals in a variety of situations. "Learning
about and from diversity better prepares you for today's work world. America's workforce is now
more diverse than at any other time in the nation's history, and it will grow increasingly diverse.
Moreover, work today takes place in a global economy characterized by greater economic
interdependence among nations, more international trading(imports/exports), more multinational
corporations, more international travel, and almost instantaneous worldwide communication."
We need to pay more attention to our preconceived notions about things like age, gender,
sexual orientation, etc. within the topic of diversity. It helps protect us from unintended bias in
how we interact with people and assumptions. It promotes polite dialogue as well as fairness and
By carefully examining diversity, we may strengthen the value of our relationships
with others and promote a respect for everyone's individual strengths.
Despite not feeling the need to try to seek out diverse perspectives and inclusion in
everyday life, I was "available" to diversity. My understanding of the significance of diversity
and inclusivity has changed because of this knowledge. I now see that when we don't live
inclusively, we unconsciously create ingroup and outgroup differences., and that bias and
discrimination are not limited occurrences. In Butler's 2017 We cannot be protected against
implicit bias by our "transparency" alone, as this could unintentionally induce us to act contrary
to our convictions. (Butler, 2017) IDS 400 has provided me with useful tools that will aid me in