MTDS Terms and Phrases
Diversity sensitivity involves understanding the unique characteristics of each individual. Some differences among people include race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, age, physical or academic abilities, talents, religion, and cultural backgrounds. It includes physical characteristics such as height, eye color, hair color, etc. that make each person unique. Each person has a very different combination of attributes that form who they are. Diversity sensitivity is the awareness of differences and understanding and valuing of uniqueness of each person.