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.