We got ourselves in a knot with the current divisive political version of diversity. Sure, we are a widely diverse nation, hopefully bound together by the freedoms our Founders gave us.
From a human standpoint dividing us by race, creed, gender and sexual urge misses the point that humans are an infinitely diverse lot - bound together by blood and the ability to pass along knowledge. I prefer to call them gifts and talents. Every population group everywhere is so endowed. We humans need widely diverse capabilities just to make a pencil. Have you ever seen this wonderful video, "I, Pencil?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYO3tOqDISE
The difference for Americans, thanks to our Founding Fathers and their documents, we have long had the ability to rise above our station in life, to fail and get up and try again. Our mindset must be for exploring, discovering, exploiting, creating, designing, building and caring for our end products whether buildings or widgets.
With an attitude of good stewardship we can create the environment where we learn from our differences and enjoy them together.
Divisive diversity demands whatever race, creed, color or sexual urge that floats our current boat must be honored and given a special place in society. As Americans, we should be able to recognize that our contributions to society and humanity are what counts.
Like they say in show biz, "You're only as good as your last performance."
Jerry is a retired engineer with strong experience in environmental innovation which he still applies today with 2 clean water and energy saving technologies. His life avocation in writing and study of philosophical and biblical themes as they apply to the body politic's spiritual warfare. He survived stage 4 Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2006; now in excellent health. A graduate of the University of Illinois (1958, Industrial Engineering), Jerry had post graduate studies at both the University of San Francisco and the University of Santa Clara in California between 1961 and 1963 (Logic, Marketing). As co Founder and seminar presenter he was awarded a Ph.D. in Philosophy at Valley Christian University operating under California private-post secondary statutes for mid career student, VCU was the pioneer external degree school for mid career students. Its course structures were picked up by several well known Christian colleges. Hosted local broadcast radio and TV shows, "Religion on the Line" and "The News Firm" (jointly with wife, Joanne), respectively. Jerry has published several books that are available at Amazon. Jerry is available to speak as a visiting lecturer at the high school, college or community organization level. Jerry is married 55 years to Joanne Dean Todd – 3 children, 8 grandchildren.