For those of us who are not bi-lingual or multi-lingual the headline reads “Diversity is everywhere, but inclusion is not”. We only have to watch the constant Cable chatter to know that we are a LONG way from being an inclusive society. The nomination of Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court this week has unleashed a veritable tirade of racist comments from some predicable and not so predictable sources.
It is the 21st Century; we are the most advanced and the most diverse society in the world and yet we are deluged daily by the espousal of divisive rhetoric in the interest of publicity and television ratings. Being inclusive does not always mean we have to agree with each other, but it should mean that we can come to the table in civilized and respectful dialog without the need for negative labels and name calling.