Society is unity in diversity. ― George H. Mead
That's one of the best and most popular quotes defining 'diversity' that you will ever come across. Large-scale migration has changed the demographic picture all over the world. The diverse culture of the United States now includes several races, religions, and cultures, which together thrive to make the nation what it is. The situation is no different in other parts of the world, as the nations have realized that the need of the hour is to walk together―not run leaving others behind.
Diversity as Some Famous People See It
Gone are the days when a nation could boast of being built only by the sons of the soil. In fact, George H. Mead's quote about 'unity in diversity' has never been as relevant as it is today. Given below is a compilation of some famous quotes about this concept coming from some renowned people across the globe.
I love the diversity of America. I love the plain, normal sense of humor Americans have. It is not wicked, like in some countries. And I also love how new America is. ― Antonio Banderas
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race. ― Kofi Annan
Diversity has been written into the DNA of American life; any institution that lacks a rainbow array has come to seem diminished, if not diseased. ― Joe Klein
We are of course a nation of differences. Those differences don't make us weak. They're the source of our strength. ― Jimmy Carter
America is not like a blanket - one piece of unbroken cloth. America is more like a quilt - many patches, many pieces, many colors, many sizes, all woven together by a common thread. ― Rev. Jesse Jackson
The wave of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed but the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men. ― John F. Kennedy
Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world as we see today. ― Hu Jinato
Our cultural diversity has most certainly shaped our national character. ― Julie Bishop
We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders. ― Maya Angelou
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today. ― Martin Luther King, Jr.
Since the 1960s, we have seen the failure of the melting pot ideology. This ideology suggested that different historical, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds could be subordinated to a larger ideology or social amalgam which is "America." This concept obviously did not work, because paradoxically America encourages a politics of contestation. ― Edward Said
It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse races. ― Mark Twain
All these quotes hint at one thing in particular, without the presence of all the races, religions, and cultures, the world wouldn't be what it is today.