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Explain the benefits of diversity to society

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Task 2 - Explain the Benefits of Diversity to Society There are two main reasons to respect the diversity of others these are: 1.It is unjust and unfair and can be illegal to treat people of minority groups differently or in a discriminatory way. 2.It is important to realise that there are positive benefits to society when diversity is respected. Valuing diversity can open our minds to new and exciting experiences and to new ways of thinking which can make our lives more interesting. Society can also benefit by respecting diversity, because by excluding minority groups we could miss their valuable contribution. Northern Ireland in recent years has seen many different cultures coming for a better life or because we have not enough appropriately qualified people to fill some jobs this very evident in the healthcare sector were staff from the Philippines, India, Africa and Eastern Europe have been employed to overcome our staff shortages, our health service could have been threatened without their help. Many things have changed in Northern Ireland since we have had so many different cultures bringing many benefits, which I will discuss below. ...read more.

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Another step towards diversity in our society is the establishment of Chinese schools in south Belfast - one in the holysland area and another on the Lisburn road in south Belfast. At Our Lady and St.Patricks College Knock there is now a citizenship class each week for all pupils, which covers issues of equality and diversity, this is to be commended, as when I was at school this was not on the curriculum. Tolerance Tolerance - Acceptance of other people's rights to their own opinions or actions. - (Collins English Dictionary) A recent news story by the BBC in 2005 reported the increase in racial attacks in the Northern Ireland. The PSNI conducted a survey of racist attacks and hate crimes and has found that these attacks have rose by up to 300% in the last year. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/4190514.stm In my opinion without the input of different cultures introducing us to new foods, clothes, music, northern Ireland wouldn't be were it is today. It saddens we when reading how people from different ethnic backgrounds are kicked out of their homes due to racist attacks, for example; on the 17th October 2003 muslin family were forced out of their home in the Craigavon area of Armagh, when a group of 'yobs' threw bricks at the families windows. ...read more.

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All walks of life interact under one roof looking for different types of food, for example, "We sell to people from all communities, but lots of Chinese people come looking for the ducks, while immigrants from east Europe want the lamb for meatballs and mousakka etc." http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/4190514.stm I took a trip down to St.Georges market for the first time the other day, to see what different stalls where there and if there where many ethnic communities there. Its amazing to think there are so many hate crimes in Northern Ireland as the atmosphere is friendly and many minorities such as Chinese and polish all interact while looking through hundreds of stalls ranging from, food, fruit, clothes and fish. - St.Georges market is a great place for restaurant owners to buy various foods in bulk for cheap prices. Social Cohesion Is the ongoing process of developing a community of shared values, shared challenges and equal opportunities for all. www.envision.ca/templates/profile.asp For Belfast to become a united city, equality amongst all needs to be tackled. Workers doing the same job should get paid the same regardless of their race or nationality. Social cohesion can bring less violence among others, less crime and people can learn from one another in a cohesive community. ...read more.

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