Saturday, January 19, 2013

Dealing with Diversity

In the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr., I have a dream that one day we can accept people for who they are regardless of their race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. He dreamed that we would live in a world of equality and civil rights. Yet, as Dr. King's birthday passes us, I think about how far our country has come and how much further we have to go. My mother always told me to live by the golden rule: “treat people how you want to be treated.” Yet, racism, sexism, and ageism still exist in our country today, so it is safe to say that not all of our citizens follow this same belief.

Diversity makes this county a fascinating place in which to live. It enriches the experiences you will have in both academic and professional settings. Through diversity, we are able to learn from others’ personal beliefs and experiences. So, I challenge you this entire month and every month for that matter, to think outside the box and get to know someone who is different than you. Dr. King would have turned 84 this year. If we begin to acknowledge our differences and celebrate diversity, Dr. King’s dream may come true after all!

by Dr. India Rose, Project Manager, SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

1 comment:

  1. this is such a great article. i enjoy myself here. thanks.