May 2018 article excerpt:
Why Diversity Matters But Inclusion Matters More
by Terri Quinton
Before you can discuss diversity and inclusion and why there needs to be intentional emphasis in this area, let’s clarify the difference. In the broadest sense, diversity is anything that is used to differentiate one group from another – age, gender, ethnicity, disability, religion, military service, size, etc. Because classifying groups allows us to segment the groups, it could also be utilized to exclude one group from another. Inclusion, then, is an act to include one group with another.