Discusion Pold-01

Discussion one pold-01 ( two pages)

According to this week’s readings, What is the meaning of the concept of “diversity”? How does the concept of diversity inform our understanding of knowledge and American political life?

Required Reading


Healey, Joseph F. “Diversity in the United States: Questions and Concepts,” In Diversity and society: Race, Ethnicity and Gender, Thousand Oaks: Pine Forge Press, 2010.


Castania, Kathy. “What is Diversity?” Cornell Cooperative Extension, 1996, http://extension.usu.edu/diversity/files/uploads/diversity704.pdf (accessed August 15, 2012).


Nauert, Rick. “Diversity Defined in Part by Ideology. Psych Central (March 2, 2012), http://psychcentral.com/news/2012/03/02/diversity-defined-in-part-by-ideology/35517.html (accessed August 1, 2012).

Jonas, Michael. “The Downside of Diversity.” The Boston Globe, August 5, 2007, News section, http://www.boston.com/news/globe/ideas/ articles/2007/08/05/the_downside_of_diversity/?page=full (accessed August 1, 2012).

Course Objective(s)
To assess the role of diversity within the context of American Politics. Topic(s)


  Introduction: Diversity and American Politics
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