Diversity 1Diversity works.

It leads to healthier, more productive neighborhoods, corporations, work groups, just about anything you can think of—social, biological, psychological.  Yet people tend to “stick to their own kind.”

Structural inequalities further encourage uniformity. Churches remain stubbornly un-diverse, keeping Sunday mornings still perhaps the most segregated time in America.  One of the hottest topics in education today is the RE-segregation of schools, so much so that it seems we have made little or no progress since Brown vs. Board in 1954.  Diversity works, but it takes work—first to recognize how un-diverse we are, then to encourage diversity in any way we can.  It is one of the major goals of this website.


He may be reached at this website or at rrguzman@noctrl.edu

Go to the main list of resources under TEACHING DIVERSITY.


Read DIVERSITY ESSAYS on this site:

 Read Graphic Inequality, about one of the structural issues—wealth distribution—that keeps us sticking “to our own kind.”

  Read about Emmanuel House, an organization that seeks to create more equality by helping lift the working poor out of poverty.  In 2016 it was named one of the “Top 100” most innovative social change organizations in the world.  It started as Bryan House, serving 5 families.  As Emmanuel House it served 25.  In 2018 it merged with long-time partner the Joseph Corporation, joined the Neighbor Works Network, changed its name to The Neighbor Project, and now serves over 3000 families and individuals…and growing.

 Read A Return to Plessy vs. Ferguson, about the re-segregation of schools.

 Look at essays on Black Writers and World Writers

2 Responses to Diversity

  1. Terri Pinder says:

    hello Dr Guzman
    Terri Pinder here. Thought of you with a couple of young men that I know doing a church plant in the midst of a pandemic in the Downers Grove area. They are John Jou and Carl Fisher – these are 2 young men with a lot of energy (oh, to be young again) … and I am worrying for them like I used to do for my 6 younger brothers (guess, way too much Irish female in me). John is Korean and Carl is African American … and they plan to kick off the year on diversity in God’s kingdom. They could use some prayer and practical help to encourage them. Oh, and in 3 months officially launch this new church. Check them out at 168cc.org

  2. Richard Guzman says:

    Terri — How has it gone for them? And for you? So nice to hear from you. If I can help, I will.

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