Whence all this passion toward conformity anyway?—diversity is the word.

Ralph Ellison

Diversity is our strength. It does us no good to separate the conservatives from the liberals, the integrationists from the separatists, the bankers from the griots. Why not pool our wealth of ideas, talents, and resources, and from them build up our community so that all will prosper.

Call to Action:  On this day, I will take five minutes to remind my child that, although as African Americans we may be playing different positions in the great game of life, the vast majority of us ultimately have the same goals: true financial empowerment, true political empowerment, and real education and freedom. And what kind of team would it be anyway, if everyone played one position?

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