AT&D #45. The Usefulness of (Diversity) Blogging

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Google the phrase “diversity blog” and join the conversation in one of the links that is displayed. Then answer the following questions:

• Provide a one paragraph summary of the blog site picked

• How do you think your comment impacted the conversation?

• Do you seeing blogging as an effective way to develop your diversity consciousness? 

The blog I found concerned the significant role that diversity plays in the educational environment. Specifically speaking, the blog site stressed the importance of how having and maintaining students of all races/ethnic backgrounds in the same institution of learning strengthens the awareness and acceptance of how all people can be different (whether based on religion, langauge, or custom).

Furthermore, the blog talked about how diversity and being exposed to it while in school (among many other places in life) is learning beyond the books and materials. To elaborate, what is perhaps more important than being socially involved with other people of various backgrounds is actually getting to know of their lifestyles and culture. Knowing these different takes on life through the perspectives of diverse people can help broaden the perspective of the life of the learner, one blogger says. Of note, when I posted my opinion of this matter, (I said that there should be a school that unifies primary, secondary, and teritiary education so that diversity is reperesented age-wise), the impact of the conversation was met with interest.

One comment said that establishing such a school would be great for promoting friendship and camaraderie among various age groups but realizing this project would be expensive and somewhat controversial. Another commenter agreed but said that just as long as the size of the school was reasonable, the effect on the student body could potentially work as smaller numbers of students entices faster and stronger bonds as opposed to time consuming and more selective relationships that often happen in much larger settings.

Overall, I see that blogging is a great activity to pursue in to garner opinions and even support and constructive criticism from virtually anyone capable of being relevent to the subject in question. Regarding diversity consciousness, I see that blogging is very effective in maintaining that as there are many proponents in spreading the acceptance and shattering the discrimination of diversity; the fact that strangers are the one being involved only makes this message stronger as it can be equally felt by anyone, anywhere, anytime.

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