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Diversity Definition Analysed

Define diversity. Critically analyze this definition.

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Diversity is perceived in many different ways. The merriam-webster online dictionary definition is "The quality or state of having many different forms, types, ideas, etc.
The state of having people who are different races or who have different cultures in a group or organization."

Diversity came about in the 1960s from affirmative action and from the law to comply with equal opportunity employment objectives. Diversity in the beginning included race, ethnicity, and gender. The idea of social justice stated that individuals in the minority groups should be given opportunities within the workplace, not only because it was the law but because it was the right thing to do. This expanded the scope to include age, sexual orientation, and physical ...

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Diversity in the workplace is becoming more accepted in organizations and therefore looked at in more detail by organizaitons. Here diversity is defined and analysed in 442 words with references.