Words at Play : Big Words on Campus

#8: Diversity

Definition:

: the inclusion of different types of people (such as people of different races or cultures) in a group or organization

Example:

"Despite claims by news organizations that they value and promote diversity, the numbers in this year's study show 90 percent of newsroom supervisors from participating news organizations were white." — Riva Gold, TheAtlantic.com, July 9, 2013

About the Word:

Although diversity is sometimes considered a buzzword, the term first appeared in the 14th century. Between 1970 and 2000, when it became associated with multiculturalism, its use in print nearly tripled.

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