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Chapter 7: Working With Diverse Audiences
Diversity is an essential part of being human. In one way or many ways, we are all different from each other. When we speak of diversity, we often think of ethnic diversity. Mindel, Habenstein, and Wright (1998) define an ethnic group as “those who share a unique social and cultural heritage that is passed on from generation to generation. . . . In America, the core categories of ethnic identity from which individuals are able to form a sense of peoplehood are race, religion, national origin, or some combination of these categories” (p. 6).
Yet ethnic diversity is not the only kind of diversity. It may not even be the most important kind of diversity for the work ...