I understand what you mean. After all, you honestly want the best for everyone, right? Of course you do. Thing is, when people aren’t aware that something’s a problem, then they can’t adjust for that problem. Look back at history — a lot of people down south wanted the best for their Black neighbors but at the same time didn’t think anything was wrong with Jim Crow and segregation. I know this because I lived it to an extent.

Same goes with people everywhere — they can’t fix a problem they don’t recognize to be a problem. In a truly multicultural and multiracial society (which is what America is, despite what a certain segment of the population seems to think), refusing to address a lack of diversity is not just unfair but also counterproductive to the function and growth of that society.

So our multicultural and multiracial society faces a choice — either we do what’s necessary to embrace and encourage diversity…or we don’t, thereby perpetuating the perception that only those of a certain demographic are “real” Americans. While that choice may seem over-the-top to you, I assure you it’s anything but over-the-top to most nonwhite Americans today.

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Retired Navy. Inveterate contrarian. If I haven’t done it, I’ve usually done something close.

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