Diversity for the 21st Century

We now have to contend with issues of diversity. The world is becoming a village. New means of transport and communication have ensured that people are moving closer together. The competition also ensures that people from different backgrounds are competing for the same resources and opportunities. This has highlighted the differences that exist between people even more. There seem to be differences with regards to gender, physical ability, race and so on. There is a need to manage this diversity therefore for the best results to be achieved in the workplace, classrooms and other areas. This is what this paper shall labor to do. I shall seek to make the case for more diversity.The best beginning point for this paper shall be on the issue of racial diversity. I chose to explore this subject first because of the feisty nature of the race argument. It is after all early in this century when racism was very much alive. There was even a slave trade that resulted in the racial mixes that we see in many places today took place. The United States is a case in point. Slaves from Africa were transported there to work on large farms in the south (Lee amp. Bean, 2010).This case indeed proves that to a large extent, the black people we see in the United States did not get there from their own consent. Therefore they should at the very least be afforded the opportunities that they yearn for. It has, however, to be accepted that racial diversity has made huge steps forward. Today, the president of the United States is a black man. This could not have happened if the voting population had not embraced racial diversity. In the end, they decided to give the job to the most qualified candidate, regardless of their background.Therefore, racial diversity is a concept that has to be embraced. There are several gains to be derived from this. The first gain is that racial diversity reinforces equality in society.