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Eastern Oregon University - Diversity

Eastern Oregon University - Diversity | Diversity | Scoop.it
In-depth student reviews of diversity at Eastern Oregon including campus representation and acceptance of minority groups.
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I thought it was interesting to see the statistics on diversity at our very own university.  As you can see, the statistics show that we are largely White here at EOU.     African American-2%

 

Asian-2%

 

Hispanic-6%

 

International-1%

 

Native American-2%

 

White-78%

 

Unknown-7%




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Oregon State Hospital – Diversity Walk (Photos) - Salem-News.Com

Oregon State Hospital – Diversity Walk (Photos) - Salem-News.Com | Diversity | Scoop.it
When given this assignment to cover the fourth annual Diversity Walk at the Oregon State Hospital, I had no idea what to expect. I was very pleasantly surprised. It was a diversity walk through different countries via booths set up with food, .....
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I think this is a great step towards creating a better community.  I would love to have taken my children to this.  I think knowledge is power.  Understanding where others come from and why they are who they are creates an opportunity for building common ground.  I hope they are able to continue this and make it bigger each year, as they stated in the article.  

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WWU’s president criticized over language in push for diversity

WWU’s president criticized over language in push for diversity | Diversity | Scoop.it
Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard says he was trying to “provoke some attention” to the issue of attracting minority students, but some find his comments insensitive.
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children and diversity

children and diversity | Diversity | Scoop.it
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Growing up in a small town I wasn't exposed to much diversity of race, religion, or other cultures.  I think it is important for kids to be exposed to different cultures and learn about different religions.  I remember as an adult, visiting family in Tennessee and being exposed to people of different races on a daily basis was unusual to me.  I simply had not been exposed to people of other races very much.  I wondered if others felt like I was staring at them.  I was very conscious of every interaction.  I hope that it is different for my children.  I feel like it is crucial for children to learn that diversity is important at a young age to better prepare them for our changing world.

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Mozilla CEO resigns over anti-same-sex-marriage controversy

Mozilla CEO resigns over anti-same-sex-marriage controversy | Diversity | Scoop.it
Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich has resigned after sparking controversy over his donation to an anti-same-sex marriage campaign.
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Diversity has many different meanings.  Social media displays it using race, economic status, sexual orientation, etc.  If we are going to be pro diversity, then I believe we must not discriminate based on what we do or do not like.  In our effort to protect our own rights, we should remember that we must try to not take away the rights of others.  It would be hypocritical.  In order to live in diversity peacefully, we have to find middle ground.

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Diversity in Healthcare

Diversity in Healthcare | Diversity | Scoop.it
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I was speaking to my sister about diversity and she told me about the diversity training she had at her work.  She worked for a healthcare company.  The purpose of their training was to gain respect and understanding of varying cultures, religions, races, etc.  She gave an example of someone coming into the emergency room.  In the midst of being a healthcare provider, trying to save lives a person has to be able to step back and respect those whose beliefs may contradict the means whereby you might save them.  For example, some religions do not believe in blood transfusions or prolonging life past a certain point in order to preserve pride.  When your sole purpose and oath is to save someone's life, you may find it very hard to respect the diversity that comes through that emergency department door each night.  This is why diversity training is essential/crucial in the workplace and especially in healthcare. 

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Weighing Free Speech in Refusal to Photograph Lesbian Couple’s Ceremony

Weighing Free Speech in Refusal to Photograph Lesbian Couple’s Ceremony | Diversity | Scoop.it
Elaine Huguenin says a New Mexico law violates her right to free speech by making her celebrate something her religion tells her is wrong.
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When does the protection of diversity infringe upon our rights as citizens?  What do you guys think?  Where is the line drawn?  When can we refuse to do something we don't agree with versus treating other fairly?

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Pastors accuse Mayor de Blasio of lack of diversity in appointments

Pastors accuse Mayor de Blasio of lack of diversity in appointments | Diversity | Scoop.it
More than a half-dozen African-American pastors and about 70 supporters gathered outside City Hall Thursday to protest what they described as a lack of diversity in Mayor de Blasio’s top appointments.
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I definitely believe that diversity is important, but in this case, I think that sometimes it is more about who is the best person for the job than trying to insert diversity into the situation.  I think politics are a way that these people are pushing diversity.  

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Lake Ave. Baptist’s growing diversity of worshippers

Lake Ave. Baptist’s growing diversity of worshippers | Diversity | Scoop.it
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Bringing racial diversity into our religious congregations will be a force for good.  It is a positive move in the direction of having a united society. Religion itself can cause a great divide, but when you bring people together regardless of race or culture to join in positive affirmations, agreement on this deep level will bring our world to a higher level of moral living.

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Honey Maid: This is Wholesome :30 TV Commercial | Official - YouTube

No matter how things change, what makes us wholesome never will.
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This is the commercial that I used last week in my discussion.  I agree with Honey Maid that diversity is important in our society.  I think that we are able to learn and grow from each other in ways that we wouldn't be able to without diversity.

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