Respect diversityThe prerogative to respect diversity, often said to "begin with biodiversity" of non-human life, is basic to some 20th century studies such as cultural ecology, Queer studies, and anthropological linguistics.
In various forms it is promoted by many political movements, most notably feminism, gay rights, green politics and the anti-globalization movement. It means somewhat different things in each of these, but the common theme is that no central perspective is the "right" one from which to assess behaviour, lifestyles or lifeways. Thus it is a common political response to the subject-object problem in philosophy of science and ethics.
Prescriptions to respect (non-biological) diversity are common in
- community-based economics, i.e. no one policy for all regions, especially all ecoregions
- workplace diversity programs that are designed to eliminate racism and clique relationships in the workplace that can direct blame to specific people for lack of conformity
- consensus decision making support
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