OPINION: Diversity died today
By Michael Lechowicz
Chameleon Staff Writer
I don’t know about you, maybe it is just me, but it seems like we are slowly sacrificing our unique diversity as a culture in America.
Where our parents and grandparents espoused the idea of uniqueness and individuality, we, the younger and less rebellious generation, seem to be collectivizing social interactions at an uncomfortable pace.
Maybe it is the fact we now have one of the the lowest social mobility rates of any developed nation.
Maybe it is just Loyola, proud of its wealthy and homogeneous Catholic heritage.
Or perhaps it’s Marxism and the internet.
Who knows? At any rate, homogeneity of any sort is repulsive.
Does our LGBTQ community truly feel welcome?
Can the College Republicans freely debate them if they want to?
I am not taking a specific stance or arguing for any one of these issues. I am simply taking issue with the unspoken-of silence of seeming tolerance.
Our tolerance should be informed. The “other kids” should not feel like they have to conform.
All of us worry about establishing our careers, building relationships and entering the working world.
Let’s not forget that this is college, though, and we are allowed to have a cornucopia of complex ideas.
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