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Diversity is Our Greatest Strength Against Republicans

Chip Franklin



A Republican congressman says “diversity” is not a strength. He says it’s “common sense.” Well, what do you expect from a white, middle aged man from the mid-west? Actually, all of evolutionary science says the opposite. The only thing to survive a nuclear war will be cockroaches (and possibly my my student debt,) and that’s because we are not evolving anymore, but systematically de-evolving. Instead of welcoming the world’s greatest minds, we enact travel bans. We are stagnant. And that is dangerous.

Adaptation is not a compromise, as politicians might have you think. No, adaptation makes us stronger and more likely to survive. This congressman’s fear and ignorance is doing his constituents and himself a disservice. Were it not for diversity, we could not have built this nation.

From Native-Americans to African-Americans, to the Spanish and the French, from the Chinese to Mexicans, we are the classic pot luck. Our whiteness is a sign of our failure to adapt, to become one nation. But that whiteness is slowly fading. So I say to the Congressman; Get on board. America will forgive you.

Franklin is a 25 year veteran of talk radio, beginning his career in Washington DC during Clinton’s first term. He currently hosts the afternoon show at KGO radio, San Francisco. Chip is also an award-winning filmmaker, comedian, and scribe, garnering seven Edward R Murrow awards, including the National Murrow award for writing. He’s also won The New York Festival honors for his unconventional coverage of The Democratic and Republican conventions, as well as more than 30 AP awards for broadcasting. Chip has made numerous appearances on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and CNN.

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