, 13. 8. 2020
As we know, different people continue to occupy different spaces. The ease of movement is continuously being reflected in our current space. In as much as people moved, it was quite hard for them to get to blend in and comfortably live with the members of the community in which they stay. But as time goes by, the issue of segregation in terms of anything including culture, social class, or race is continuously being dealt with. In as much as these vices are still being practiced by some people, they are not beneficial when it comes to building the cohesion of any society. Here are some of the ways in which one can work towards improving the state of living in a diverse community.
Always ensure that everyone’s values and culture have been represented. Through this, there will always be a feeling of inclusion hence making everyone feel secure and considered in an environment. In the event that any change is expected to be done, it’s important to ensure that everyone is consulted so as to put everyone in the decision making process. When one sees that he or she is welcomed to even help in decision making, it gives them the joy of continuing to get to relate with the other team for his or her idea is as important as the other group in the community. Lack of representation always implies that the person not represented is hated or isn’t valued at all hence he or she feels like he or she isn’t welcomed in a certain area.
Look for areas that form a necessity hence as a result, everyone needs to visit them and afterward, ensure that you have created an environment that is welcoming to all the people in a certain area. This includes things like parks, markets, playing spaces, etc. Strategic placement of these things is another important thing to ensure. The best place to physically locate these areas could be where every community can easily access the area. If possible, let it border the different groups. Afterward, ensure that the spaces are well made to be safe to the users, should have diverse cultural representation, should be affordable, and lastly should be accessible.
Another area of concentration should be the neighbors. It’s important to create for them and encourage them to get to interact and continue to form the bond that comes with living close to each other. One of the people who really need to be there for each other is the neighbors. This should be despite their culture or religion or race or any other thing that in some way brings diversity. In the event the perhaps one isn’t there, a good neighbor will be able to ensure that the house and property of the other neighbor are taken care of.
Creating awareness to people on the beauty of diversity. This can be through bringing people together and lead them towards a common coarse such as cleaning the environment with the aim of passing out certain information to others. Even if the people who will attend may be of a smaller number, the different communities they represent will be able to learn from them.