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America is experiencing a diversity and inclusion conundrum—which, in historical terms, has not necessarily been a good thing.
Communities Diversity in the united states tearing themselves apart over the statues of long-dead Confederate generals. Antifa street thugs clash with white supremacists in a major American city. The Society of American Florists hit the streets of Manhattan on October 19,handing out 4, bouquets to illustrate research that shows flowers improve peoples mood and bring people together.
Such diversity often caused destructive conflicts of ethnic and religious hatred. Europe for centuries did not celebrate the religiously diverse mosaic of Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant Christians, but instead tore itself apart in a half-millennium of killing and warring that continued into the late twentieth century in places like Northern Ireland.
In multiracial, multiethnic, and multi-religious societies—such as contemporary India or the Middle East—violence is the rule in the absence of unity.
Even the common banner of a brutal communism could not force all the diverse religions and races of the Soviet Union to get along. Japan, meanwhile, does not admit many immigrants, while Germany has welcomed over a million, mostly young Muslim men from the war-torn Middle East.
The result is that Japan is in many ways more stable than Germany, which is reeling over terrorist violence and the need for assimilation and integration of diverse newcomers with little desire to become fully German. History offers only a few success stories when it comes to diversity. Rome, for one, managed to weld together millions of quite different Mediterranean, European, and African tribes and peoples through the shared ideas of Roman citizenship civis Romanus sum and equality under the law.
That reality endured for some years. The original Founders of the Roman Republic were a few hundred thousand Latin-speaking Italians; but the inheritors of their vision of Roman Republican law and constitutionalism were a diverse group of millions of people all over the Mediterranean. Although the Founders are now caricatured as oppressive European white men, they were not tribal brutes.
Unlike present-day Mexico, China, or Japan, America never developed a fixed idea, either culturally or formally in its written constitution, that race or religion de facto defined citizenship. Despite a Civil War that took overlives, years of oppression and segregation, dozens of major riots, and thousands of court cases and legislative fights, our American exceptionalism held that America alone could pull off the bizarre idea that diverse peoples could eventually live together as a single people in brotherhood.
But the American experiment is not static, nor is it settled. A diverse America requires constant reminders of e pluribus unum and the need for assimilation and integration. The idea of Americanism is an undeniably brutal bargain in which we all give up primary allegiance to our tribes in order to become fellow Americans redefined by shared ideas rather than mere appearance.
Unfortunately, there are increasing signs that our political, religious, ethnic, and racial diversity is overwhelming our shared but fragile notion of national unity. Growing geographical separation into blue coastal liberal states and red interior conservative counterparts is starting to mimic the North-South regional divide of the Civil War, a split in national geography that is fueling political differences.
Not surprising, there is talk of a Calexit, or a Confederate-like secession of California from the United States—and during the Obama administration, there was news of a secessionist movement in Texas.
There is currently little real free speech on American campuses. Recent street violence in places like Charlottesville between extremists of the left and right resembled the brawling between totalitarian Stalinists and racist brown shirts of s Germany.The traditional motto of the United States encompasses the hope that different peoples can unite as one nation.
Every 10 years, mandated by the Constitution, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts a. United States. Also, 14% of the USA GPA is exported goods and services.
Not only is the USA workforce diversified but with globalization, most, if not all of the communication with global companies is benjaminpohle.com · 3 The Catholic Church is a global faith with nearly billion members.
Less than 6 percent of the world’s Catholics lives in the United benjaminpohle.com Mar 06, · A just-released Census Bureau report shows that by , whites will no longer comprise a racial majority in the United States.
By then, the nation — like today's Los Angeles — will be made up. The Diversity Visa (DV) Program annually awards up to 55, U.S. immigrant visas to people from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States.
We invite interested and qualified Tanzanians to apply for this immigration program before November 3, benjaminpohle.com › Home. W hat does it mean to be an American? Is the United States splintering into separate racial and ethnic groups? Is there a limit to the amount of diversity our society can tolerate?