Diversity IS our Strength

As a mother of a biracial child, I was appalled to hear Tucker Carlson’s comment on Diversity . It saddened me to hear that he feels that Diversity is not our strength. According to the United States Bureau of Statistics, by 2020, fewer than one-half of children—49.8 percent—are projected to be non-Hispanic White. The changing racial makeup of the United States is most visible among children. By 2020, a majority of children are projected to be a race other than nonHispanic White (Table 4). That figure is expected to rise in coming decades, so about two in three children are projected to be a race other than non-Hispanic White by 2060. The fact is that the nation is browning and some people are simply beginning to panic because they will no longer be in the majority. But what are they afraid of? Afraid to compete in this environment? Afraid that they will no longer be able to take advantage of white privilege? Tucker Carlson is a crude talk show host who needs to read about the history of this country and why the founders welcomed all people (including his people). Everything that is great about this country has to do with our diversity! #DiversityIsOurStrength