The Oxford Dictionary of English defines ‘diversity’ as the state of being diverse and ‘diverse’ as showing a great deal of variety; very different.

Yet, even without a qualifier such as ‘cultural’ diversity, the word is often used in a non-diverse way, and limited to ethnicity. Very often diversity conferences and awards focus solely on heritage and ethnicity, therefore excluding the very people whom they should be including.

The same is true of the terms inclusion and e...


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