13 | Diversity

Today you will learn 5 new English words related to "Diversity"

TODAY’S TOPIC: “Diversity”

“Diversity” is a crucial topic for ESL learners, like yourself, to study and comprehend. As classrooms become more multicultural, understanding various forms of diversity—such as race, ethnicity, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, and language background—becomes essential. Learning about different perspectives and backgrounds fosters acceptance and enriches their overall educational experience, and today’s vocabulary words will equip you with the tools needed to discuss such perspectives. Let’s jump right in!


1 | Intersectional

  • Part of speech: Adjective

  • Definition: Relating to or considering the combined effects of different forms of discrimination or disadvantage; recognizing the overlap and interconnectedness of various identities.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. The activist spoke about the intersectional nature of oppression, acknowledging how race, gender, and class can intersect to create unique challenges.

    2. The workshop aimed to build awareness of intersectional feminism, acknowledging the diverse experiences of women within the movement.

    3. The film explored the intersectional experiences of LGBTQ+ immigrants facing discrimination.

2 | Representation

  • Part of speech: Noun

  • Definition: The act of depicting or portraying someone or something; the presence of people from different backgrounds in positions of power and influence.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. The importance of representation goes beyond tokenism; it requires meaningful participation and inclusion.

    2. The company is working to increase representation of women in leadership positions.

    3. The film lacked proper representation of diverse characters, leading to criticism.

3 | Stereotype

  • Part of speech: Noun

  • Definition: A fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing; a generalization about a group of people that is often inaccurate and harmful.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. Recognizing and confronting our own unconscious stereotypes is an ongoing process.

    2. We should challenge stereotypes and be open to understanding individuals on their own merit.

    3. It's crucial to avoid perpetuating harmful stereotypes about different cultures.

4 | Tolerance

  • Part of speech: Noun

  • Definition: The ability or willingness to endure or accept something different from oneself, especially a belief or practice one disagrees with.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. Tolerance shouldn't mean condoning harmful beliefs or practices but fostering understanding and respectful dialogue.

    2. Building a diverse society requires tolerance and respect for different perspectives.

    3. True tolerance goes beyond mere acceptance; it means actively creating a welcoming and inclusive environment.

5 | Xenophobia

  • Part of speech: Noun

  • Definition: Dislike or fear of people from other countries or cultures.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. Combating xenophobia requires education, intercultural exchange, and promoting understanding and appreciation for diversity.

    2. The rise of xenophobic policies is concerning and harmful.

    3. Xenophobia can lead to discrimination and social division.


Imagine a world where cultures blend, not clash. Where everyone, regardless of background, has a seat at the table. That's the power of diversity. It's crucial to move beyond mere tolerance and strive for true inclusion, acknowledging the intersectional realities of individuals. We must challenge harmful stereotypes and fight against xenophobia, ensuring fair and equitable representation for all. It's more than just accepting differences, it's valuing them. It's about smashing harmful stereotypes and fighting against fear of outsiders. We need fair representation for all, not just tolerance. A world rich with diverse voices, working together, hand in hand. That's the true picture of inclusion.

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