Loden’s Wheel, also called the Diversity Wheel, is considered an important theory in considering factors of diversity. Used in diversity trainings across the nation, the wheel provides a foundation for thinking about potential conflicts and identifying our blind spots. There are numerous versions and adaptations of Loden’s Wheel; the one selected for use in this course is the most extensive, so that we can analyze the complexities of the topic.
We’ve all witnesses discrimination in some form or another. Often, we focus on how we might react to that discrimination; however, in this assignment, you will identify which of the factors in Loden’s Wheel are most related to the central issue that caused the discrimination.
For this journal assignment, think about a time when you witnessed or heard about discrimination. This can be a time when you, a close friend or family member, or a stranger witnessed discrimination, or even something you’ve seen in the media.
To begin this journal assignment, briefly describe the incident. Include a reflection on three to five factors on Loden’s Wheel that are most related to the incident you described. Include two to three possible historic factors (from the outer level of Loden’s Wheel) that may be related.
Specifically, the following rubric criteria must be addressed:
- Describe the incident of discrimination.
- Explain how factors on Loden’s Wheel may have created the conflict noted in incident.
Guidelines for Submission
This assignment must be 200–350 words in length and include references cited in APA format. Consult the Shapiro Library APA Style Guide for more information on citations.
Note: For this journal assignment, you can receive a Proficient, Needs Improvement, or Not Evident score on each of your rubric criteria. There is no Exemplary score for this assignment.
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