What does diversity mean?
Although diversity has existed since the beginning of mankind, it is only recently that media has begun to address it at all. Diversity can have a very vague meaning, but Merriam Webster defines diversity as the condition of having or being composed of differing elements; or the inclusion of different types of people (such as people of different races or cultures) in a group or organization. In recent years, there has been a push to include more diversity in media and journalism, and to provide a more accurate representation of what diversity looks like within the United States and the rest of the world.
After all, the U.S. is not just made up of straight, white men and women. The U.S. is a melting pot of various races, sexualities, ethnicities and identities. Each and every person comes from a different background - whether it be poor, rich, middle-class.