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September 4, 2012

Diversity

Filed under: Culture,Issues,Politics — Mike Kueber @ 3:38 pm
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As I visited throughout North Dakota last week, I was struck by the absence of brown-skinned people and the prevalence of people of German and Norwegian heritage.  Although some parts of America may be preparing for a minority-majority country in a few decades, that issue is not on North Dakota’s radar.

As a child of North Dakota and a transplanted Texas, I have always questioned the conventional wisdom that diversity is the preferred way to go.  In many ways, North Dakota homogeneity is more successful than Texas diversity.  To me, that diversity strategy sounded more like political correctness than informed analysis.  That would explain why the diversity strategy is propagated primarily by politicians (public and private) and is rarely supported by objective analysts.

Regardless of whether diversity is an asset or a liability for a business, a state, or a country, it is increasing, and America might prove again to be the world leader as a role model in how to deal successfully with diversity.

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1 Comment »

  1. As I observe, diversity seems to create more difficulties than it resolves.

    You are correct: It is a major PC initiative which adds little value to the conversation.

    Like still prefers like, whether purple, green, 9 feet tall or 6 inches short. While my standard for the world is: You must prove to me that I don’t like you, some attempt to do exactly that. And often, it is the one who holds the diversity banner high while dissing the white man.

    You may be incorrect @ America successfully handling diversity. The ‘melting pot’ works. Retaining cultural barriers AND requiring mixing is a recipe for a nightmare=diversity.

    Comment by Bob Bevard — September 4, 2012 @ 4:25 pm | Reply


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