Imagine you are a member of a newly developed diversity team in your workplace. Your team is considering how individual identity contributes to cultural diversity. Your team leader has asked each member to take time to reflect on the personal identity and the aspects of cultural diversity you represent and how understanding your own traits affect your perspective of cultural diversity. Keep in mind that identity is more than what people “see” when they look at you.
Write a 525- to 700-word reflection, completing the following:
- Using what you learned in the reading assignments for Weeks 1 and 2, describe what cultural diversity means to you. Include identifiers of cultural diversity such as race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, language, age, disability, religion, and so on. (Remember, there is a variety of characteristics of and contributors to cultural diversity.)
- List 4 cultural identifiers that you identify with most (e.g., Asian American, female, and so on).
- Reflect on your identified cultural traits. Based on your reflection, how might understanding your own traits affect your perspective of cultural diversity in and outside of the workplace?