Every – An Individual student can participate wholly

Every individual
is diverse in one way or the other as we have differences, and these
differences are an important aspect for developing a society as a whole.

I personally
define an inclusive environment when people can easily express themselves, have
their own opinions and various point of views to a certain matter. An inclusive
or a diverse environment is where one can freely participate in working,
teaching other people and have a social mindset towards activities. It is where
one can feel safe from unfair criticism, abuse or harassment due to their
culture, ethnicity and color

A key term
is privilege. They are the benefits gained by a dominant group based on skin
color, gender, religion and trying to be an able-bodied individual. The American
University does include various things such as –

An Individual student can participate wholly in class,
can study better, aim to achieve good results with less stress.

The staff at the university can freely and fully
interact and express themselves with other staff and the students.

The University will benefit from cultural diverse
staff and students through different outlooks and experiences.

In the AUX Course,
Race, social identity, ethnicity, class, disability, gender and religion are often
discussed in an oblique way. I learnt that the AUX experience would want these debates
go forward and learn about them beyond the customs of the university.

The course
would help me develop, structure or be a building block before one learns about
various cultures.  It would make one be a
part of the community of learners whose members come from various types of
backgrounds and bring with them a range of experiences.

There is
pride within oneself when in a mixture of people, with different beliefs and values.
A diverse community not only encompasses various races, religions and ethnicities
but has different social backgrounds, different experiences, various countries each
individual comes from.