To truly embrace diversity, we need to go above and beyond just ethnicity and gender statistics, looking at our differences in other dimensions as well. Otherwise, we run the risk of optimizing for the perception of diversity at the cost of actual diversity itself.
…oundings and poverty produce pain; while, if a man is more than well off, he is bored. Accordingly, while the lower classes are engaged in a ceaseless struggle with need, in other words, with pain, the upper carry on a constant and often desperate battle with boredom.”
In Barbara Bush’s summation — the poor Black people — who just went through the unfathomable were not only threatening to clog up her city with their diseased and woefully hapless dispositions — but they also needed to be gratified by their plush surroundings — since it was a remarkable step up from their former shacks.