The conversation will only be cyclical and breed resentment until we all fully understand this:
by Shane Thomas
“People like the idea of diversity. They just don’t like being around different people”
Diversity. One of those idioms that’s been widely established as a good thing. Like “world peace”, or “green energy”. However, this appeal remains superficial, with only society’s powerful having the option to implement it; an option they often refuse to enact.
Kavita Bhanot wrote about this at the end of last year, saying we needed to “decolonise not diversify”. The issue remains a perennial part of our news cycle, with David Cameron – probably after being reminded by his Chief of Staff that he needed to try and offset his recent statements about migrants – stating his displeasure with the lack of opportunities for people of colour in British society.
Kavita’s piece was outstanding, but my quarrel isn’t with the idea of diversity, it’s with the defenestration of the concept. Much like…
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