Diversity has influenced the humanities in several ways
Why do you agree or disagree with the peer’s post and why?
How does the peer’s interpretation of the influence of diversity differ from your view?
Diversity has influenced the humanities in several ways. As we continue to evolve, diversity includes different thoughts, cultures, art, music, and literature, to name a few. Diversity is a part of who we are—diversity in the workplace, groups, and other congregations. Diversity should never be about race but about thoughts and differences that will ultimately add value.
Some of the main contributions of diverse cultures that are creative expressions in the humanities are the ability to remove barriers such as discrimination and biases. Most public and private organizations support diversity goals to ensure fairness in hiring, schooling, and other human interactions.
- Enriched our understanding of the human experience. Diverse cultures have different ways of understanding and expressing the human experience. This enriches our own understanding of what it means to be human. For example, the concept of “ubuntu” in African philosophy emphasizes the interconnectedness of all people. This is a very different way of thinking about the world than the Western concept of individualism.