Attitudes are learned, as clearly demonstrated by the openness that this young child has displayed before regressive societal pressures have interceded. Let us all learn from the progressive views of this child and mother, who are less worried about racial designations and more focused on confidence, intellect, ability, and compassion.
Wonderful, sage advice for all of us: become self-aware; live life fully; cherish your memories; safeguard your circle of concern to include people who genuinely love you; and never forget the kindness of others--no matter their rank or file.
As we remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today, his daughter Bernice King reminds us of his sentiments:
"People hate each other because they fear each other, ...and they fear each other because they don't know each other. They don't know each other because they are not communicating, and they don't communicate because they are not connected."
"As we go into the future, we have to continue to recruit and retain the best young people that America has to offer... We're in a war for talent, just like eve...ry corporation across America, so you want the widest pool of people to be able to choose from... Having diverse backgrounds, different ways of approaching problems, the way that you've grown up differently--innovation springs from that diversity of thought. If you want the best Armed Forces...make sure that you have a diverse Armed Forces going into the future." - Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the U.S. Air Force
Happy Veteran's Day, America! We celebrate our veterans and the diversity that makes them great.
A few favorite comments from kids’ letters to the Future President of the United States:
• Dhruv, 12 years: …to be welcoming to other people
• Matty, 10 years:... I hope that America is a very peaceful country, and I also hope that nobody is discriminated against.
• Olivia, 4 years: I [would like for] America to have has lots of love.
• Griffin, 10 years: I want all kids to have a good education and to be treated well.
• Selah, 11 years: I would like you to treat other countries with the respect [that] they deserve, even if that sometimes means putting down pride.
• Jaden, 12 years: I would like you to build relationships with other countries.
They are wise beyond their years!
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“I think that diversity is the American superpower. That is why we’re great: so many different people from so many different places, adding their ideas, their inspiration, and their influences to this beautiful American gumbo. For me, at its best, Hollywood represents and then creates the imagery for that beauty.” - Will Smith, Actor
Dear Citizens of the World,
You may have heard views from the USA recently regarding Muslims that are hurtful, close-minded, and ignorant. Please understand that most Americans do not agree with these statements. Those of us who are informed know that Islam is derived from “salam,” which by its very definition means “peace.” Our nation is one that respects differing ideas, ways of life, and faiths. We value fairness, yet unfortunately, some American individuals are speaki...ng without full knowledge on the topic and they are not being reasonable or open in their assessments of others.
The world is full of good people. There will always be radicals, but they are in the minority. The comparative few who are evil cannot be categorized by religion. Bad people can have any faith. Stereotyping any group is counterproductive and does not allow for consideration of the unique characteristics that make us thinking and feeling individuals.
Please do not assume that the majority of Americans hold hurtful religious prejudices. We also hope that you can help those who are uninformed learn more about your culture and faith so that we better understand and appreciate you. Finally, if it is not too much to ask, please try to be open in your thoughts about us and not assume that all Americans harbor the hostility that a few vocal individuals may communicate.
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Gender and racial stereotypes, in addition to others, continue in some fields. It's time to fully embrace diversity and inclusion in today's workforce.
"Thank you… to every woman who gave birth to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation. We have fought for everybody else’s equal rights. It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America.