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Post-Diversity – What Does It Mean?

Pensive 7K0A0079   Essayist D.J. Waldie, describes Los Angeles a number of ways. One way in particular caught my eye...     "It's a post-diversity city," he wrote, "where 'diversity' talk is both a sign of Anglo anxiety about the new people living next door and a word of self-congratulation about not being too anxious." In contrast, Santa Monica columnist, Steve....
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Separation of Culture and State – Cultural Neutrality

GW 2012_08_11_EOS_0189 Does the United States benefit from new laws to deal with the new realities of its multi-layered pluralism? A look at one significant facet of America's "diversity of values" may suggest an answer. Intense religious conflict rages in hot spots around the world. The global challenges with managing religious diversity (expressed as "differences") are reflected....
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The Diversity Paradigm – A Detective Story

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What's in a name?  A paradigm by any other name would smell as sweet...

  FORWARD I was mildly surprised by the notion that anyone could believe “the diversity paradigm” didn’t exist. Ineffective? Probably. Missing in action, maybe. But nonexistent? No such thing? I’d never heard that before.  Yet, the provocateurs in the conspiracy of this....
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Child Experimentation – Has D&I Finally Gone Too Far?

Hands Children csm_Copy_of_iStock_000013695021Medium_01_7df3533d0c Children are being forced to choose sides in America's racial culture wars. Diversity in the context of identity is a subject that can fill the average-sized library’s total shelf space, at the very least.  Racial differences, perhaps the most complex and combustible topic among all the related topics, may be a subject appropriate for curriculum investigation at graduate....
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When Should We Stop Telling Each Other How Different We Are?

missionAre you hearing about "Diversity Programs" more, but enjoying it less? Top global thinkers are seriously questioning whether the traditional "Made in America" Diversity Paradigm has created more conflict than it has resolved in tandem with multiculturalism. Increasingly, both domestic and international experts are insisting that there must be new viable alternatives to....
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Unconscious Police – A Questionable Take on Questionable Killing

Pensive 7K0A0079   There is no shortage of opinion and rationalization regarding the spate of questionable killings in recent weeks and years by law enforcement officers. Few would argue that they are, in any case, tragic losses of life. The most recent incidents have shaken the sensibilities of Americans of all backgrounds. Government and....
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