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Does diversity mean me, too?

2 Jun

Although I do a lot of reading on the topic, I’ve generally shied away from issues of race on this blog because they’re difficult to talk about.  But, I read this article the other day that’s really got me thinking.  I’m just posting this to share it without too much commentary of my own.  But here’s the one thing I’ll add: at some points I have felt that diversity and multiculturalism are code for “and not you”.  I don’t know if that’s wrong, but it is how I’ve felt.  That’s faded a lot as I’ve gotten older and realized that everyone (yes, even a middle-class white girl from the Midwest) has a culture and that all of those cultures (even mine) are welcome in a truly multicultural society.  But, it’s taken me a while to get here and it’s something I’m still working on.

So, without any further comment, here’s an excerpt from and link to Salon’s piece on white Americans struggle to find their place in multiculturalism. Continue reading

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