DEI: Dimensions of Diversity & Identity

Dimensions of Diversity & Identity

Diversity means variety and is all about what makes us unique.

What are some of the dimension of diversity? They can be anything that has been historically used to differentiate groups, such as ethnicity, gender, religious beliefs or socio-economic status.

Some of these dimensions are more visible than others, and some are more salient in the United States than in other parts of the world, given our history of discrimination and exclusion. Dimensions of diversity can be broken down into two categories – primary dimensions, which can’t be changed, and secondary dimensions, which we have some control over.