DIVERSITY, BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER?
In the world of human resources and personal relationships, we hear the term diversity. Diversity is a popular word in the vocabulary of millennials, academics, media, entertainment, government and corporate structures.
Merriam-Webster defines diversity: “The condition of having or being composed of differing elements.” Merriam-Webster also includes the synonym, “Variety.” In the body of the diversity definition. Variety as Webster want us to think is “especially: the inclusion of different types of people (such as people of different races or cultures) in a group or organization.
Alexander Hamilton in Federalist #60 had this to say about diversity. “There is sufficient diversity in the state of property, in the genius, manners, and habits of the People of the different parts of the Union to occasion a material diversity of disposition…”
Is the word “Diversity” innocuous or is it intimidating? Does “Diversity” bring us together or segregate people?
Note that in Hamilton’s description of diversity, none of the attributes he list are associated with sex or race.
Diversity, as used in the context of today’s culture, is entirely about sex and race. Diversity, as used by the Left, is a hammer against the common purpose of America, a vehicle to advance multiculturalism and identity politics, further dividing Americans.
As Matthew Continetti writes in the November 2017 issue of Imprimis, the left needs “an ethno-racial struggle, a ceaseless competition between victimizer and victim, oppressor and oppressed.” Add sexual orientation, and you have a powerful tool to beat the so-called victimizer and oppressor. Any doubt in today’s culture who the victimizer and oppressor represent? Conservatives and those who believe in an individual’s rights.
There are only two sexes and six skin colors. Compare that to the billions of human minds, the true measure of diversity. Lady Justice wears a blindfold, signifying impartial judgment. We should not peak under the blindfold; we should not seek a phony measure of diversity in the pop culture of academia, media, entertainment, government or corporate structures.
Say yes to the diversity of the human mind and a common purpose for America.