Diversity is one of the defining issues of our time.
Incorporating such emotionally and politically charged themes of race, religion and lifestyle, diversity has proved time and again to be a root cause of divisiveness in our communities, our region, our nation and the world.
Our connected world enables this readily, with digital communities of bias and hate being easily convened and exploited.
The natural counterbalance to this is to re-establish the sense of community-based geography. In other words, diversity is possible when members of the community integrate rather than segregate.
Government has a role to play. We saw it last summer with the seven dialogues on race. Indeed, the Sun has advocated in the past for continuing the dialogues.
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