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Crossing the Thinnest Line : How Embracing Diversity-From the Office to the Oscars-Makes America
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#blacklivesmatter #notthere #legalizelove #closethegap If Twitter virtually reflects the consciousness of the physical world, these hashtags capture a battle being waged across our country - on the streets of Ferguson and Baltimore, in the courts of California and Washington, on the campaign trail, and over the airwaves of cable news shows. It's a battle also quietly waged in living rooms, boardrooms, classrooms, and dorm rooms. At the heart of the conflict are fundamental questions about our values and identity as a nation. What does it mean to be American? Are women fully equal? Is the playing field really level for everyone? Should gays and lesbians have equal rights? Does racism still exist? What to do about immigration? As one of the most diverse nations on earth, how can we live together peacefully and productively? Can we find a way to make our multifaceted diversity an asset, economically and socially, or will it continue to be our deepest and most painful source of conflict?This book stands on two important ideas: First, that being in close contact with people from different backgrounds from our own confers economic, intellectual, social, spiritual, personal, and competitive benefits that are measurable and profound.Second, for diversity to add value rather than create conflict, we must learn how to cross the lines that divide us and find our common humanity. If we do, the possibilities are endless. If we don't, we're doomed to repeat the long painful history that has dogged our nation since its founding.
Number of Pages: 322
Genre: Political Science, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Political Freedom + Security / Civil Rights
Publisher: Grand Central Pub
Author: Lauren Leader-chivee
Street Date: September 20, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-19-8535
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