Diversity at home

From the moment I was taught the word “diversity” I always automatically associated it with predominately racial and ethnic differences; however, I have begun to notice that knowledge and practice of understanding and acceptance of diversity should be extended into the home as well as while families might have many similarities, the differences are even more important. Every individual is different in one way or another in a family, be it a small difference in that they may have red hair or that they may be transgender, but that difference is the very thing that adds to the identity of that individual. Identity in a collectivist nature is important in that for everyone to be able to accept each other, they themselves need to accept their own identities and doing that becomes hard if others voice that your characteristics aren’t ideal. Doing this in the family is beneficial to every person as it creates a support system for its members in situations where one would need support.

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