Diversity Bites… (short phrases from
The inescapable reality is that more diversity is coming and there
is no turning back.
My inescapable reality is that the whole world is in this together
so accommodation is the only option. You can’t just shove accommodation
down our throats and say we have no choice but to accommodate to incoming
It is just as risky to “unreasonably” force Canadians
to accommodate newcomers as it is to force newcomers to “unreasonably”
conform to some narrow established model.
I want to be different. I want my difference to be accepted, and I
don’t want to pay a price for that difference.
Reasonable accommodation does not mean accepting intolerance.
Do we have the makings of a winning model, or are we just not facing
our precarious future?
There are human limits to accommodating diversity, and Canada’s
rate is unsustainable, unless…
“Us” plus “them” equals “we.” Maybe
“we” just need to get on with it.
“Get on with it” hides the essential step of agreeing
on what the problem is. We disagree on whether we even have a problem.
That’s part of the problem.
I want to be part of the “we”, to be Canadian, so will
someone tell me how to act Canadian, or when I am being un-Canadian?