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Posted By: Toledo, 8/31/2023 6:50:18 AM

Our world in 2023 is filled with different cultures, and we are familiar with the individuals from these diverse nations. This is a wonderful connection and one of the reasons I loved growing up in Manhattan and being exposed to so many people from other countries. As a woman of color who had grown up in the 1950s, my exposure to what constituted American culture was exclusively White although at the time it wasn’t labeled as such. It also made no difference to me that the idea of diversity in culture was even necessary.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Strike3 8/31/2023 7:12:37 AM (No. 1546480)
If diversity occurs naturally, it's fine. There are competent and intelligent people in all races. If government imposed, we know how that's going.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lawsy0 8/31/2023 7:14:35 AM (No. 1546483)
First time ever Colon gets a Yawn.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Are You Serious 8/31/2023 7:58:28 AM (No. 1546520)
The forced busing and open housing fiascos should show us that diversity is NOT the natural order of things. One other thing.....when minorities moved into white neighborhoods, it was applauded by the left....when whites move into a minority neighborhood and fix up the homes they buy, it is called "gentrification" and is looked down on.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rumblehog 8/31/2023 7:59:54 AM (No. 1546521)
It's just another attempt at "QUOTAS," under a different name. Same old evil, just called something else.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: stablemoney 8/31/2023 8:01:23 AM (No. 1546522)
I discriminate against bad in everything. The government wants me to take both good and bad in pursuit of diversity.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: abuela10 8/31/2023 8:07:15 AM (No. 1546525)
Yawn? I think not. I totally agree with what she writes about the Pickett disgrace. Obviously #2 didnt read whole article
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Reply 7 - Posted by: lanika 8/31/2023 8:09:12 AM (No. 1546528)
Besides blacks in everything. all shows have to show gay couples. including all commercials. propaganda
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Clinger 8/31/2023 8:10:49 AM (No. 1546532)
Funny how all the intelligent people espousing their thoughts on "diversity" seem to simply accept some unwritten definition in which "diversity" means differences in pigmentation or racial makeup. I'd start by asking diversity in what? What really matters is values. People who have no interest in following the same set of rules as others in a society cannot live in harmony with them without the use of coercion to establish order. If you value individual liberty you had better stick with others who also wish to live free of coercion and you had better agree on core values. We have sacrificed harmony, and association based on common values on the alter of diversity in what should be entirely irrelevant characteristics. When you're in the business of selling your services to control the lives of others, getting people to mix who have no desire to play by the same set of rules creates a demand for the control you're pushing.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Laotzu 8/31/2023 8:20:47 AM (No. 1546538)
The word diversity is not in the Constitution . . . or the Declaration of Independence . . . or the Gettysburg Address. Because diversity is not a unifying value. It is a condition. A valueless condition.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: bpl40 8/31/2023 8:43:57 AM (No. 1546557)
Diversity is neither good nor bad. But a deliberate misuse of coercive state power to impose diversity as a public policy (in order) to further the goals of a specific ideology is the real evil. Especially if that furtherance is being sought because the voters have rejected it at the polls.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: felixcat 8/31/2023 8:44:18 AM (No. 1546559)
Diversity certainly isn't mentioned anywhere in the Left's twisted interpretation (y'all come on in - no limits) of the Lazarus poem The New Colossus on the Statue of Liberty. Shove all the commercials featuring black and bi-racial couples in our faces and it means those are items I will have not and will not be buying. I do love it when white conservative pundits are interviewing someone like Larry Elder and the white pundit keeps saying African-Americans and Larry keeps saying black Americans.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Avikingman 8/31/2023 9:03:52 AM (No. 1546582)
God Bless Ms. Alicia Colon. With the most assuredly presumption that He already has.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rinktum 8/31/2023 9:20:58 AM (No. 1546598)
The author touches on a pet peeve of mine. If you come here learn our language! We should not have two languages on any of our government forms. This is the United States, learn English. It offends me when I have to press 1 for English. I consider it a matter of respect. If you want to live here and access all the benefits, speak the language. Another thing, if you speak Spanish there is no need during a completely American sounding conversation with no accent to suddenly revert to Spanish when a word or name that is Spanish comes up. We get it. You are Spanish but there is no need to reinforce it. I don’t spring into an Irish brogue or Scottish accent when I am speaking. I am an American and I speak English. Are we all going to start wearing some silly thing on our clothing that will indicate our heritage? So let’s just stop all this and identify as Americans. E Pluribus Unum.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: chillijilli 8/31/2023 9:45:38 AM (No. 1546615)
Here's the problem. In the civil rights 60s Boomers like moi were taught to see NO color. The idea was if everyone was a Person of NO Color we would all be seen as equal. It seemed to be an effective strategy. But then, one day Oprah announced, "If you don't see color, you don't see ME." Oops. Game change. Everyone pivoted and now those of us who used to see color and were taught NOT to see color suddenly were told to see color again. Just make up your mind what you want and let us know so we can make you happy and end this divisive hostility toward each other. Or maybe that's not the point?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: padiva 8/31/2023 9:53:07 AM (No. 1546620)
In the name of diversity, don't expect me to shop at Target. I can choose based on my value system.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Phantomll 8/31/2023 10:01:32 AM (No. 1546627)
Two words I cannot stand: "diversity" & "green."
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Reply 17 - Posted by: privateer 8/31/2023 10:56:49 AM (No. 1546683)
If diversity is so great, why do we have a Pure Food and Drug Admistration? It's time to end the White Supremacist policies against the adulteration of foods and drugs. Contaminants will make them better and stronger.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Zigrid 8/31/2023 11:10:30 AM (No. 1546703)
Our beloved country is full of diversity...that has happened over hundreds of the rats commandeering the word..."diversity" and making it a rallying cry for the rats is a foolish mistake...I am a blue blood from LEGALLY....but my children are all Half breeds...and proud of their sing another song....WE are all American!!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Strike3 8/31/2023 4:15:53 PM (No. 1546873)
#8, diversity has been defined by the government, academia and people of color for us. The religion of DEI, as applied to their policies, education and rules, includes the word "diversity" and pertains to skin color exclusively.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: berthabutt 8/31/2023 4:31:46 PM (No. 1546880)
When? The same time B L M started shaking down the corporate overlords. Every cable channel looks like BET used to.
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