5.10 Key Terms

culture: like ethnicity, refers to shared characteristics, language, beliefs, behaviours, and identity. We are all influenced by our culture to some extent. 5.3

diversity: the great variety of human characteristics, ways that we are different even as we are all human and share more similarities than differences. 5.2

ethnic group: a group of people who share a common identity and a perceived cultural heritage that often involves shared ways of speaking and behaving, religion, traditions, and other traits. 5.3

multiculturalism: involves an attitude of respect for the feelings, ideas, behaviours, and experiences of others who differ from oneself in any way. 5.0

race: what we generally think of as biological differences; often defined by what some think of as skin colour. Such perceptions are often at least as much social as they are biological. 5.3


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