To scorn diversity…

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To scorn diversity is antithetical to egalitarianism.  However, to fetishize it, while perhaps seeming progressive, can be equally elitist.  Do we celebrate people as interesting in studied ways- “Wow, you really feel the length and thinness of sticks!”; “Gee, you’re really hip to the differences between whether you saw something or only heard it!” -ultimately because we can’t quite feel that they are our equals just in being human?

John McWhorter
-The Language Hoax

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