Individuality

All throughout my formal education I always felt uncomfortable with the tacit assumption that uniformity was acceptable or desirable. Why was the whole system structured so that every one studied all and the same facts and figures from all and the same textbooks in all and the same subjects? Why did choice have to be so severely restricted?

These days, we often talk about diversity. We say we value it because it exposes us to unique stories and perspectives; because it disperses power throughout society. But why do we treat diversity predominantly as a rare ore to be mined by enlightened institutions instead of something that can be actively nurtured and created? Continue reading Taking Diversity Seriously means Fostering Individuality

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