Saturday, February 20, 2021

In Diversity is our strength.


The world we are entering is going to be far more diverse than ever before, with ever more types of ideas, industries, jobs, companies, and people. And these people are going to be of all backgrounds, races, colors, and creeds, believing in all kinds of gods or none at all. To succeed in this world, we will have to learn to manage diversity and gain strength from it, rather than feel threatened by it. Cities do that better than anyplace else. They are built to be factories of assimilation and amalgamation.

Zakaria, Fareed. Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World (p. 143). W. W. Norton & Company. Kindle Edition. 

By now smart people have figured out that “Make America Great Again”, MAGA, the slogan of Trumpism was code to 30% of Americans who want to make America white again. Problem is that ship sailed a long time ago and in five states non whites outnumber whites and in most American cities.

  1. What do you think about this browning of America?
  2. Will whites come to embrace it and value it or continue to feel threatened and resist  it?
  3. How will the coronavirus pandemic affect the way we view our diversity?
Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and justice, equity, and compassion in human relations.

How does Make America White Again align with UU principles?

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