<a href="http://bp3.blogger.com/RcwHpax0Ens/RkLnEbIKQkI/AAAAAAAAAHk/SB8iE4zftBc/s1600-h/iStockstraws.jpg"><img src="http://bp3.blogger.com/RcwHpax0Ens/RkLnEbIKQkI/AAAAAAAAAHk/SB8iE4zftBc/s200/iStockstraws.jpg" border="0"></a> "Diversity…is not casual liberal tolerance of anything not yourself. It is not polite accommodation. Instead, diversity is, in action, the sometimes painful awareness that other people, other races, other voices, other habits of mind have as much integrity of being, as much claim on the world as you do… And I urge you, amid all the differences present to the eye and mind, to reach out to create the bond that…will protect us all. We are all meant to be here together." William M. Chase, "The Language of Action"