As I was preparing my initial discussion post for my Cultural Diversity class this week, I was hit by a feeling of sadness. On one hand, it shows the awareness of the educational institutions of the need to work with all different types of people. On the other hand, it is sad that it has to be given as a class in college. I’m not sure what this says about our society.
Shouldn’t we already be at a place where everyone is accepted? I would have hoped that to be the case, but as we all know it doesn’t happen. There is still too much prejudice in the world to miss a teaching moment. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, we need acceptance, not tolerance. There is a huge difference between the two.