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"We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color."
"Diversity: the art of thinking independently together."
Malcolm Stevenson Forbes
"Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day."
Infinite diversity in infinite combinations...
symbolizing the elements that create truth and beauty.
Commander Spock, Star Trek
M & M's and Diversity
I have always liked M&M's. The most diverse multicultural integrated candy in the world. You have your red ones,youryellow ones, your orange ones, your brown ones, your green ones,and your blue ones. All in one package, all co-existing TOGETHER.
One color doesn't think that it is superior to the other. One color doesn't discriminate against the other. All colors are the same size, shape and weight. All colors look different on the outside but have the same ingredients on the inside. M&M's all have the same flavor, and they all taste G-O-O-O-D.
Not all M&M's are perfect though, some have Nuts!!! In the real world we call them racists, and bigots. Would it be nice if like M&M's our prejudices, melted into the abyss like chocolate melts in our mouth? And all people were judged by what was inside rather than outside??? If candy can be prejudice free WHY CAN'T WE?
Adapted from Dr. Marilyn Kern-Foxworth
"Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them."
"There is a blue one who can't accept the green one
For living with a fat one trying to be a skinny one
And different strokes for different folks
And so on and so on: We've got to live together
I am no better and neither are you
We are the same whatever we do"
Lyrics by Sly & The Family Stone
"We could learn a lot from crayons; Some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull while others bright, some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have learned to live in the same box"
"I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stifled. I want all the cultures of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any."
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."