We live in a diverse world. Some differences are visible, like skin color, gender, height or weight, physical challenges and age. Others may not be visually apparent, but still affect how individuals feel or are treated: ethnicity, socio-economic position, sexual orientation, virginity, use or non-use of alcohol, allergies, intellect, depression and other emotional diseases.
The Diversity Thumball is a fun training tool that tackles a difficult topic with smarts and sensitivity. This Thumball 32 panels pre-printed with questions suited for adults and teens.
- Share a situation when you were in the minority
- What makes you different?
- How do your thoughts about diversity differ from your parents’?
- Where do you see prejudice?
- How do you respond to jokes that are demeaning or derogatory?
- An instance when someone went out of their way to make you feel included?
- Describe a time you felt lonely in a big group of people
- What would be hardest about having an unseen difference or disability?
- What would be hardest about being transsexual?
- Name 2 ways in which men and women are treated differently?
- What gives you hope that people are becoming more accepting of diversity?
- What’s your generation's biggest challenge when it comes to acceptance?
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