The term diversity means something which signifies a range of different things, an assortment, a mixture etc. When we speak of diversity, we are referring to respecting the individual, we are referring to the uniqueness of each individual, we are referring to our individual differences but most importantly we are referring to acceptance of the individual. This acceptance also entails respecting and valuing the individual.
Diversity, equality and equity are interlinked. We are almost two decades into the 21st century but diversity, equality and equity still needs discussion and addressing. These are complex issues and there are no easy answers because we have only scratched the surface of the issue and haven’t even formulated all the questions yet. The best way to promote and celebrate a diverse society is through education and to do this, the profession needs to start by promoting diversity within itself.