Cultural diversity- individual differences based on ethnic, racial, or cultural factors 

Culture- values, customs, beliefs, languages symbols and rituals shared by one group of people passed from one generation to the next

Inclusion- the act of creating involvement, environments, and empowerment where any individual or group feels welcomed, respected, and valued to fully participate

Ethnicity- a social construct that divides people into smaller social groups based on values, behavioral patterns, language, political and economic interests, history, and ancestral geographic base.

Race- a social construct that divides people into groups based on physical appearance, ancestral heritage, cultural affiliation, cultural history, ethnic classification, and political needs of society.

Bias- a preference that prevents impartial or  objective judgment

Stereotyping- classification of people based on physical and biological characteristics 

Sensitivity- the ability to recognize and appreciate characteristics of others.



Diversity Education – Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) – University of Houston. Accessed 20 Oct. 2019.