Benefits of Diversity
Diversity is important because, our schools, jobs, and everything else have different people with different cultures, religious views, races, and genders. These articles state that everyone is not going to have the same point of view on everything. In the article ¨ Diversity makes us Smarter¨, two professors studied the effect of gender diversity. They had more women on top of managing teams for companies. The professors seen that having more women presented increased in value for the business and they came up with more ideas and methods. They also put people with different political views in a groups to solve a murder mystery. Now, they put the ones that had the same views in a group and they all thought they would have the same point of view, but then they seen that they didn't think the same. In the article it says, ¨… being with similar people leads us to think we all hold the same information and ideas.¨ This proving that people who are alike think they think alike.
In the article called, ¨Schools and Business Should Promote Diversity¨, the article it states that schools would be better off having both races in schools. Putting more races in schools together can bring people together and spread each others thoughts along others. The article says, ¨… encountering a range of racial, ethnic, and cultural perspective on campus enhances students preparation for full participation in a democratic society. Doing this could help students learn and understand more of what the meaning of diversity truly is. In the very last article called, ¨Refugees can be an economic engine for small countries¨, this one talks about how refugees come and settle in our countries to get away from horrible things that are happening in their country. It's stating that no matter what race/culture you are, you will always be equal. The article says, ¨the group is awaiting approval from the U.S. State Department and the refugees could begin arriving in November, said Stacie Blake, director of government and community relations for USCRI¨. It might not seem like they aren't equal to us because they are basically immigrants, but they are still human beings and need to be treated the same way as us. Diversity is very important. You may not see it, but it's all around us. It's even in our own homes!! Respect the ones who you want to respect you.