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Diversity is…?

August 4th, 2008     by Jessica Yee     Comments

We are in the age where words like “diversity”, “multiculturalism”, and Canada being a “mosaic” are being thrown around quite a bit, often without a full explanation or understanding as to where people are coming from using this kind of terminology.

Personally, as a woman of colour, I’ve always had a little trouble reconciling myself to use these words and feel like I’m doing them justice (especially that multiculturalism one, since when I look outside of Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal I don’t really see it and that’s only 3 cities in all of Canada). For me, it’s actually more important to comprehend the vast dynamics of power and privilege and how that has historically and is presently playing into everything we do.

I came across this interesting Youtube video which is one person’s interpretation of what diversity really means.

What does it all mean to you?

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