List and explain examples of diversity in the United States.  

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mkoren eNotes educator| Certified Educator

There are several examples of diversity in the United States. In our country, we have religious diversity. We do not have a state-sponsored religion. People are able to practice their religion however they want. They also don’t have to believe in any religion. People aren’t punished because of their religious beliefs and practices.

We also have racial diversity. We have people of many different races living together. We have Hispanic-Americans, African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Native Americans, and Caucasian-Americans living in our country. People from these backgrounds have made valuable contributions to our country.

We also have ethnic diversity. We have people from many different ethnic backgrounds living in the United States. Many immigrants came from Europe, Africa, and Asia in the 1800s and 1900s. Many immigrants have come from the Americas in the 1900s and 2000s. In many major cities, there are ethnic neighborhoods representing the different ethnic groups living in our country. People from many different ethnic backgrounds continue to come to our country.

There is a reason why the United States has been called the melting pot.

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

There are many ways in which the population of the United States is quite diverse.  Here are some examples:

  • Racial diversity.  There are, of course, Americans who come from all racial backgrounds.  In addition, there are many Americans who are of mixed racial heritage.
  • Ethnic diversity.  Within the various races, there are many different ethnicities.  For example, there are "black" people who are from the Dominican Republic and there are "black" people who have recently come from Africa.  These different people will have very different cultures and ethnicities.
  • Rural and urban diversity.  Americans can differ from one another a great deal depending on where they live.  Values and political opinions tend to differ between rural and urban areas.
  • Religious diversity.  America has a broad array of religions as well as a number of people who believe in no religion.

All of these are examples of ways in which the US is a diverse society.

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