April 30, 2011
Integration and Diversity -- Mutually Exclusive Concepts?
When I attended college in the sixties, the mantra was integration. MLK and the liberals told us to judge people by the "content of their character, not the color of their skin." Good advice. They got it right.Unfortunately, integration hasn't been a prevalent word lately, possibly because we've come a long way towards achieving it, but also because it has been usurped by "diversity" and "multiculturalism." This, too, is pushed by liberals. This time, though, they got it wrong.Or maybe not. Everyone has an opinion on multiculturalism and integration, yet very little real discussion takes place about the relationship between the two. Regardless of one's feelings about these concepts, however, it's hard to escape the fact that they are, practically speaking and by definition, incompatible.This is a problem for most liberals I've talked with. These people push both ideologies and say that both goals should be...(Read Full Article)