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Old 06-10-2008, 06:50 PM
Location: Apex, NC
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Originally Posted by bill545 View Post
Well duh.

Again it really depends what is meant by the term. To say "after white and black" for many isn't necessarily saying much - eg an area that's about 50% white and 50% black is considered extremely "diverse."
Chill Bill, I was just trying to make a point. I personally don't consider a population of 50% black and 50% white to be diverse. My wife grew up in a very small county in Southern VA which had those demographics and that place was anything but diverse. Let me put it this way, when I was working at a community college in Northern VA our 65,000 students spoke a total 76 different languages. That to me is diverse, and to answer the OP's question he will not find that anywhere in North Carolina. I do think areas are getting more diverse, especially in Raleigh where I live, but it has a long way to go to be on tier with your major American Cities. I love NC though and the Triangle area does offer more diversity than most in NC.
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Old 06-10-2008, 07:11 PM
Location: The 12th State
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Thank you guys for sharing your opinion on diversity but lets try to help the orignal poster with her questions in regards to her ethnic heritage and her family.

The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect.
It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences.
These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs,]political beliefs, or other ideologies. It is the exploration of these differences in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment.
It is about understanding each other and moving beyond simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual.

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Old 06-11-2008, 12:22 PM
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? wb526, I am quite "chilled." You might not consider that as such, but a great many people would. As I have said, the term "diverse" can mean diff things to diff people. There is no "this is THE definition" - and quite often it simply refers to race, ie the % of minorities (mostly black) in a given area.

But I think we can all agree iIt would be most helpful if the OP clarified. Maybe she meant both.
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