The Importance Of Diversity In Education

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When you think about the word diversity the first thing that comes to mind is a general definition concerning different cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. If you narrow this idea down in terms of universities, diversity can now encompass a whole new set of meanings ranging from intellectual, gender, and racial diversity. The different types of diversity at universities have a major impact on the education experience and who is admitted into it. Despite the concern for diversity, the government should be allowed to enforce laws for pushing diversity when they regard to intellectual diversity, however not in terms of racial, and gender diversity.

In order to promote racial, and gender diversity many educational governance propose the idea of affirmative programs which creates unfairness at the universities overall. Across many universities the same trend occurred regarding the gender ratio between men and women with “most campuses averaging 43-57, Female to Male” (Source A). Many colleges tried to fix this problem by introducing affirmative action as a way to lessen the big gap between the number of females in college compared to males by balancing it out. This policy seems ideal and fair, however due to the preferences of males “It is entirely possible that a better qualified girl has not gotten into a school because admissions officers were trying to create an more even ratio” (Source A). It is completely unfair when an individual isn’t
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