This week, I had to ask three different people their definition of culture and diversity. I asked my sister, sister in law and co-worker of mine. We had to ask one person who is culturally different than ourselves and that is my co-worker. Regardless of the different cultures all three basically said the same thing.
(sister) Culture: Groups of people--like people from Spain--following specific traditions/rules
(sister-in-law) Culture: People of the same group following the same rules
(co-worker) Culture: Beliefs people have--one group of people believing the same thing
(sister) Diversity: Different kinds of people like different races.
(sister-in-law) Diversity: Different genders, races--just different people.
(co-worker) Diversity: Different types of people.
I thought their answers were pretty good. I asked them informally and wanted the first answer that came to mind. I think they all did a great job explaining what we have been learning in class. The beliefs people have is a simple way to describe culture. Different types of people is a simple way to describe diversity. When one group follows one belief that is a culture. I don't feel anything was omitted from their definitions. Their definitions were solid definitions that we have been reviewing in class. If I were asked to define these words I would have to agree with each answer--their answers influenced me to understand that the people I surround myself with view diversity and culture as I do. Even my co-worker, who is of a different race, answered the questions similar to my sister and sister-in-law, who are of the same diversity as me.